Viasat Reviews

Updated Aug 3, 2020

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4.1
83%
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92%
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Viasat Chairman and CEO Mark D. Dankberg
Mark D. Dankberg
474 Ratings
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  • "Carlsbad is an expensive area to live(in 24 reviews)

  • "There are no cons, in my opinion(in 22 reviews)

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  1. "great company, solid vision"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Viasat full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    great overall teamwork, they respect family/work balance, and overall a fun place to work

    Cons

    Like anywhere else, there are cliques. Somehow this feels more like a technical highschool on superman steroids.....

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  2. "Good Company"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Corporate Quality Manager in Carlsbad, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Viasat full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good company to work for.

    Cons

    Some growing pain. Your direct boss might not work in the group your are assigned to. This creates very little support.

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  3. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to visit."

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Carlsbad, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Viasat full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Laid back work environment with great company culture.

    Cons

    Engineers hit ceilings if they dont switch to management

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good company to work for"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Data Analyst 

    I worked at Viasat full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    casual dress code, flexible working hours

    Cons

    Some managers were incompetent and control freak

  5. "None"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Systems Test Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Viasat full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good work life balance and culture

    Cons

    Less growth opportunity in the group

  6. "Great Place to Work"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Viasat full-time

    Pros

    The people are great and very outgoing. Good blend of work and play. Laid back environment

    Cons

    Higher COL than other places

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer 

    I worked at Viasat full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits like health insurance, 401k, casual work place

    Cons

    no Business processes in place.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Great people, ok benfits."

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Viasat full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Most people are nice and knowledgeable.

    Cons

    Random layoffs; Not keeping top talents.

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  9. Helpful (2)

    "Waste of time for career growth"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Developer in Englewood, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Viasat full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits Easy work Free snacks Food trucks Free coffee

    Cons

    Management don’t care about you Management lies to you Easy work Won’t learn anything to help grow your skills

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  10. COVID-19

    "Good Company to work for"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Planner in Carlsbad, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Viasat full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    positive campus atmosphere and setting.

    Cons

    hit with a negative pandemic business impact

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