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ViaSat Reviews

Updated February 20, 2017
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ViaSat Chairman and CEO Mark D. Dankberg
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  • Some government projects command long hours (in 11 reviews)

  • Middle management could use work and many folks in somewhat construed leadership posts (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Human Resources"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition Coordinator in Carlsbad, CA
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition Coordinator in Carlsbad, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing company culture, supportive team members, tons of room for upward mobility, free on site gym membership to Crunch Fitness...It does not get any better.

    Cons

    No cons. If I had to think of one thing, it would be that living in San Diego can get rather expensive but ViaSat takes that into consideration best they can.


  2. "Facilities Maintenance Mechanic"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Facilities Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Facilities Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great benefits packages, amazing chain of command

    Cons

    No cons at this point in time.


  3. "A good place to work!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Professional
    Current Employee - Software Professional
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    - Good place to work.
    - Friendly coworkers and Managers.
    - Opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    - Needs process improvement for Quality.


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  5. "Great Place To Be"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Being a high tech company, this is one that flies below the radar. The company culture is emblematic of San Diego. Very casual atmosphere accompanied with sharp technical know how. The sand volleyball and basketball courts do get used during the week. They're not just for show. A big emphasis on collaboration and team work. The company is over 30 years old and still being led by the founders (which is awesome). They still put an emphasis on employee work experience.

    Cons

    Viasat operates within a matrix environment, so it maybe confusing to some. This is typical when it come to an engineering focused company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep moving fwd and doing what you do.


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    "Supply Chain"

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

    I have been working at ViaSat full-time

    Pros

    Culture, people, interesting work, positive challenges

    Cons

    fast paced and every changing


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

    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

    I have been working at ViaSat full-time

    Pros

    -Benefits are outstanding
    -Compensation is competitive
    -Lots of room to learn new things
    -Company really encourages you to learn things outside of your own organization
    -Gym re-imbursement
    -Wellness program is great
    -Fun office environment
    -"Start-up" feel. With so much going on you'll find plenty of opportunities to advance.

    Cons

    -A little chaotic (bring your entrepreneurial spirit)

    Advice to Management

    This is a great environment!

    ViaSat Response

    Feb 1, 2017 – Company Representative

    Thanks so much for taking the time to share your perspective. It sounds like you really value the same things that we do - a "start up" feel, opportunities to learn, advance, and have do great work ... More


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Who Knows
    Current Employee - Who Knows
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at ViaSat full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Every now and then you can actually concentrate on some really fun and interesting work.

    Cons

    Fear of proper organization - this goes all the way to the top. The start-up feel they try to spin overall disorganization is in reality, an enabler for the many general miscommunications, limited cross department institutional knowledge, missed deadlines, finger pointing, inter-employee angst, inter-site angst, large inefficiencies, and in many cases vastly overworked contributors, and a boat load of coasters who get away with doing very little. There are almost what could be described as several 'factions' within headquarters who think they are the decision makers as well due to this lack of organization and accountability (they actually call this culture too, which is extra an aggravating cherry on top). The company can't scale like this.

    Advice to Management

    Get with it - It is ok to have some organization. It seems like you are not even aware you are at a major scale limit with the current "culture". This is a change that needs to occur from the top down or I fear your success in the future will be much more limited and much harder fought to achieve then it needs to be.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Receptionist/Administrative Assistant in Bryan, TX
    Current Employee - Receptionist/Administrative Assistant in Bryan, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is by far the best company I've ever worked for. Reading these negative reviews I don't see much of that here at the TX location. The benefits are fantastic, management is fine, and oboarding is easy. I should know, I'm the one who handles onboarding here.

    Cons

    I have no cons. I only see some of the same clashes of character that you see everywhere else, but better here because there is a culture of professionalism.

    ViaSat Response

    Feb 1, 2017 – Company Representative

    Thanks so much for the review! Your high praise means a lot to us and knowing that we have such a great ambassador for ViaSat helping to onboard our new employees is fantastic.


  10. "Great place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Very dynamic and fast pace, great culture, family oriented company, always trying to keep employees happy

    Cons

    No formal organizational structure communicated company wide, sometimes makes it difficult for communication and accountability

    Advice to Management

    It would be nice to have an organization chart to better understand different groups and corresponding leaders

    ViaSat Response

    Feb 1, 2017 – Company Representative

    Thank you for taking a moment to write a review for us. We are in fact working on a few tools that should help all of us find who we're looking for. In the meantime, if you have a question your ... More


  11. "Company will take your heart and soul"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accountant in Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Accountant in Carlsbad, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some fantastic people on personal side of things and some very bright folks. If you can find the right department to work for, can be great place.

    Cons

    Weight of the world placed on people day after day. Unprofessional communication by management. Frequent firings and lay offs. This is a cut throat public company, don't let the image of what they are trying to convey fool you. Very few are able to play basketball or bike ride at lunch despite what they tell you. It's a full grind.

    Advice to Management

    Needs to remove some managers or provide some training and or therapy for their lack of people skills. Understaffed in most departments which offers little work balance life.



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