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  1. "Senior Program Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in La Plata, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in La Plata, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Intelsat General (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great People, Great Location, Liberal Telework policy

    Cons

    No major downsides noted by me


  2. "IGC in decline..."

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    Former Employee - Proposal Manager in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Proposal Manager in McLean, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Intelsat General full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great group of coworkers, interesting job, dedicated sales team; IGC is showing some longer-term thinking in trying to open non-traditional business segments.

    Cons

    For such a small team, there have been too many layoffs and re-orgs, often targeting the wrong people. Every department is understaffed, with some areas critically so, especially the proposal shop and Solutions Engineering teams. Solutions Development is down to just the manager and the illustrator, and is missing the Capture Manager, Proposal Manager, and several Engineers.

    Advice to Management

    Everyone knows that the Gov't SATCOM market is tight, but if you want to support your current customers and attract new business, you have to staff-up to appropriate levels. Doing more with less is popular among managers, but not sustainable for employees who will eventually burn out, leave, and publish reviews like this.

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    "Failure"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly CoWorkers,
    Great Benefits, vacation, sick leave, and 401(k) are well worth it.
    Beautiful Location

    Cons

    Little to no room for growth.
    Illegal disclosure of coworkers medical issues by management (Major HIPAA no no)
    Management with Zero Management skills

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees and stop promoting people into management who lack even a modicum of social and professional skills.


  4. "Intelsat General"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Wonderful atmosphere to work, comfortable and clean

    Cons

    Very little upward mobility, advancement


  5. "Not what it used to be...by far"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Intelsat General full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits but dwindling by the day. Interesting industry. Lots of smart folks in the "Engineering and Business Development jobs" and most are good to work with. Big on Customer service.

    Cons

    Very little chance for advancement, Very understaffed especially in back office. Was a very ethical organization - now not as much. Work life balance? They don't want you to put in over 50 hours per week but don't miss a deadline and they take "other things as assigned" very seriously. Constantly trying to lower pay grades by restructuring. Management has no issue in telling consistently good performing employees of 10 to 15 years or more that they can take a demoted of 3 grades or take a hike. So much for loyalty. Very low moral.


  6. "Company is average, very little room for promotion due to size."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Intelsat General full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to start working.

    Cons

    Very little room for promotion.


  7. "IGC is changing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Intelsat General full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits, President is a Top Notch professional. Challenging work environment with excellent chances to excel.

    Cons

    Mid Level Management is lacking. Recent departures of key VP's has hurt the company. Some of the new "Directors" have minimal experience but have been given authority to make crucial decisions which are impacting the bottom line of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Re-think who you put in charge of the big three areas- Business Development , Marketing and Sales. Now under one person with one of his key directors lacking experience in corporate America and managing like he is still in the Army.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Disorganized"

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    Current Employee - Operations Tech in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Operations Tech in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Intelsat General full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work atmosphere. Nice facilities.

    Cons

    twelve hour shifts, no lunch breaks

    Advice to Management

    do your job