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Updated Jun 30, 2022

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Viasat President and CEO Rick Baldridge
Rick Baldridge
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great Environment

    Jun 30, 2022 - Project Planner 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great work home life Challenging work

    Cons

    Upward movement Low wages in the marketplace

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Great company with Work life balance

    Jun 27, 2022 - System Integration and Test Engineer in Carlsbad, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - Structured company and proven technology - Work life balance - Nice office space with plenty of amenities - Easy commute (for me) - Retention rate

    Cons

    - Hard learning curve for someone who's new to the field - Working mostly remotely makes it harder to build personal connection - Long meetings, even though they are fewer than other companies I've stayed - Security clearance required for certain gov't jobs

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  3. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Great Company, Great People, Great Benefits

    Jun 23, 2022 - Planner 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - Entrepreneurial, not bureaucratic - Kind, capable, and collaborative colleagues - Benefits are generous (highly subsidized medical/dental coverage, $10k/year tuition reimbursement, 5% 401K match, flexible "unlimited" time off, company-paid life insurance, etc.)

    Cons

    - Salary not great - Systems and processes are immature (though the flip side is that there's a lot of low-hanging fruit for people who enjoy creating and improving)

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  4. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    A Healthy Culture of Trust

    May 6, 2022 - Systems Engineer 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Viasat empowers their employees and consistently demonstrates the trust they have in them with the motto "Do the right thing, all the time." I have been tremendously impressed with the company so far. The culture is unlike any other I've been a part of and I look forward to the future here. My manager and teammates are some of the best I've worked with. They are bright and motivated and collaborative in their approach. The company is unique in that it actually does what it says in terms of the culture and expectations of employees. It is central to the ethos here.

    Cons

    My impression of the company has been very positive so far. Only minor bumps as I've come up to speed.

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  5. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Great company to work for

    Jun 25, 2022 - Senior Financial Analyst 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    If you like tech and defense this is the job for you. The FPA group is awesome and very knowledgeable good working team. Feels like a flat organization and can easily talk to leaders.

    Cons

    Need a little background in defense/technology/aerospace to further your career. This might not come as easy if you are not an engineer.

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  6. 4.0