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KVH Industries Reviews

Updated February 17, 2017
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KVH Industries Chairman, President, and CEO Martin A. Kits van Heyningen
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  1. Featured Review

    "One Amazing First Year"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Middletown, RI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Middletown, RI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Provides a sense of contributing to a worldwide solution, enabling communications to never thought of places and guidance to those in all types of vessels and arena's.

    Creative working environment and exposed to intelligent associates that strive and push the boundaries.

    Cons

    For the time none come to mind; just a great place to work at.

    Advice to Management

    .Continue to strive to hire more associates that will help continue to drive the business to even bigger heights.


  2. "Innovation that enables a mobile world!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KVH Industries full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    KVH is an innovative technology company providing solutions in global satellite communications, navigation, and stabilization systems, for commercial and military application, as well as subscription services for charting, weather, news, and entertainment, for seafarers moving goods across the Earth's oceans. How cool is that?

    Space, technology, innovation, customer and employee experience initiatives, all in a compact, nimble global company.

    If you love playing on the water, KVH is surrounded by the ocean, with beautiful beaches, historic Newport, and the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd largest cities in New England a short drive away.

    Despite being global in size, KVH has a very "family" feel to it. Life-work balance, and community involvement make KVH a great place to work.

    Cons

    Battling for talent with other tech companies can be a challenge. Rhode Island has not traditionally been recognized as a "technology" state, like Massachusetts or California, but Rhode Island was named the 16th most innovative state in the nation in 2016. Considering the size of the state, R.I. is punching well above its weight class in innovation.

    Advice to Management

    Like every other technology company, continue to balance innovation with process improvement.


  3. "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KVH Industries full-time

    Pros

    I am in my first year at the company, and have loved it so far. The products we offer are compelling and innovative, the people working here are great to work with, and the leadership of each department all seem to be on the same page.

    Cons

    The only difficulty I have encountered is trying to learn the business in a short period of time. We offer a very technically advanced product and it sometimes is challenging to follow along during conversations with experienced, long term employees.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to recruit talent from all across the country and being an awesome place to work! Products continue to improve and so does our "customer first" mentality.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Not the best"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Providence, RI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Providence, RI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at KVH Industries (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture, everybody is very nice.

    Cons

    Far too many meetings and managers become micromanagers.

    Advice to Management

    You really need to re-evaluate Scrum - it's not for everyone.


  6. "Excellent company with family values"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Middletown, RI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Middletown, RI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KVH Industries (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent teamwork and communications for success

    Cons

    None that are worth mentioning, it is a great company

    Advice to Management

    Thanks for all your support


  7. "Network Administrator"

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    Current Employee - IT Systems/Network Administrator in Encinitas, CA
    Current Employee - IT Systems/Network Administrator in Encinitas, CA

    I have been working at KVH Industries (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Need more of a growth opportunity.


  8. "Good place needs to revisit promoting from within"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at KVH Industries full-time

    Pros

    great monthly luncheons, awesome positive CEO

    Cons

    Company only promotes from within if you are in sales or an engineer, everyone else stays "idle" in the same position. Don't have any special training's established for team members nor do they have a "step up the ladder" outlook. Once your in a position your basically stuck unless you know someone. ??? :(

    Advice to Management

    Foster an environment of growth for your existing employees encourage growth from within the company.


  9. "Good place for tech, not for anyone else"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at KVH Industries full-time

    Pros

    Always willing to push innovation boundaries. Investment in R&D is very high compared to similar companies. Friday social hour and monthly luncheons are nice perks to bring the company together.

    Cons

    Company is unfocused, constantly in search of the next breakthrough technology which results in numerous projects being altered or abandoned. Pie in the sky focus also results in critical day to day operations receiving no attention. Politics run very deep for such a small organization.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Assembler"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Middletown, RI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Middletown, RI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at KVH Industries full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    great perks and company luncheons pay sucks

    Cons

    very clique and expect a lot from u

    Advice to Management

    pay better


  11. "KVH - I really like this company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You get a hi tech startup feel in a company that's well established plus you get to work with cool products! It's a global company but it's not too large where you get lost in the mix . You can be recognized for an achievement or a contribution that you were responsible for . Coworkers are also really smart and engaging and it is fun to go to work everyday. Benefits are really good and employee functions are fantastic, we get a full catered lunch every month and there are social gatherings every Friday. Its a good time to talk with your peers that you may not see that often during the week. CEO attends these gatherings and doesn't hide in an office.

    Cons

    Not too much to say here but parking lot at main building is still tore up from last winter :(

    Advice to Management

    Continue to work on upgrading systems.



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