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Globecomm New York City Reviews

Updated 21 June 2017
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  1. "Software Engineer"

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    Former Contractor - Consultant in Hauppauge, NY (US)
    Former Contractor - Consultant in Hauppauge, NY (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Globecomm as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent work environment, great co-workers and many perks which were also available to contractors, as well as permanent employees

    Cons

    Senior Management is not always in sync with engineering personnel and management regarding the priorities.


  2. "It's a shadow of its past. Too much of politics"

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Hauppauge, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Hauppauge, NY (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It used to be a great company started by Engineers but not anymore. May be a good place for a short while for someone trying to learn satellite communications before moving on to reputable firms

    Cons

    Too much of politics and too many incompetent leaders
    No strategy, no vision, no roadmap, no 401k, no pay hikes. Stay away.There is no place for loyalty.

    Advice to Management

    None


  3. "If you want a career, don't work here."

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    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Hauppauge, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Hauppauge, NY (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent commute and free pizza once a month.

    Cons

    Too many to list- already told no raises or bonuses, many cuts have caused every department to be understaffed and over-worked, cuts in other departments causing more work to fall to ours, can't trust upper management, will tell you "life work balance" as long as you live to work, everyone out to save their jobs so no teamwork.

    Advice to Management

    Tell the truth. Of note -Keith Hall is no longer CEO, he was smart, took his money and ran!!


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Company will be sold - don't even think about joining now."

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    Former Employee - Ex-developer in Hauppauge, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Ex-developer in Hauppauge, NY (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Globecomm (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    An abundance of open desks and chairs because so many people are being let go.

    There's an outside chance that DH be in the wings.

    Cons

    Common knowledge the owners are shopping this company to another buyer - so they are snipping costs whenever possible. The core cadre at the top have circled their wagons to cover each other - the rest are expendable.

    Advice to Management

    It sends a bad message when all the VP's with car allowances are pulling in with high end Audi's and Mercedes - and the rest of the ee's are looking to lock up at the bike rack. Sell the place already. Tear off the bandaid. Get it over-with and move on.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Uncertain times"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hauppauge, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hauppauge, NY (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, nice friendly people. Many of the employees have strong skill-sets at what they do. Leaders int he industry, and are often sought out as subject matter experts in the industry.

    Cons

    Managers are often too burdened to effectively lead. Work with a very lean staff, and some employees that are very good at what they do can become burnt out; while other employees are left sitting around with little to nothing to do.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more opportunities for Managers to take time management workshops, as well as invest more in the benefits packages. Cutting too much cost with benefits will eventually lend to significant losses of the stronger employees.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Could be worse. Could be better."

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    Former Employee - Sales in Hauppauge, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Sales in Hauppauge, NY (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Globecomm full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent balance between personal and work life. Definitely some fire drill deadlines, but that happens everywhere. Some good managers/executives. Decent benefits - not great.

    Executive Mgmt has done a good job of keeping the VC dogs "at bay". But, not a lot of clear top-down direction.

    Cons

    Great public company that was taken private when purchased by a venture capitalist. New owners have stayed at arms length, and out of day to day mgmt. But there's a feeling that the other shoe can drop at any second and the company "consolidated". For now - good employer, but don't look at it as a long term situation. Other than the teleport, NOC and some support people for the antennas, there's no real reason the company needs to be on Long Island. The owning company has a history of selling off it's assets a few years after buying them - which puts the sell-off of GCOM at late 2016-early 2017.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize there are other hiring companies with better benefits out there, competing for the same candidates.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Poor management"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Hauppauge, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Hauppauge, NY (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Globecomm full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits,
    Flexible schedules,
    Convenience location.

    Cons

    Poor management , especially in the software department. Since this is not a software company, it lacks many essential things from software development cycle.
    You dont know what you should work on or how your work gets evaluated.
    There are couple senior developers that never delegates what they know and complain that they are busy all the time while the rookies sits there useless.
    Very long cubicals, very little sunlight and everything in whole place is gray that makes the place very depressing.

    Advice to Management

    Keep track of your engineers, challenge them more.


  9. "nice"

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    Current Employee - Software QA Analyst II in Dix Hills, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Software QA Analyst II in Dix Hills, NY (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Globecomm (Less than a year)

    Pros

    it is a Great place to work

    Cons

    nothing bad to say about globecomm

    Advice to Management

    nothing


  10. Helpful (3)

    "lies lies and more lies"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hauppauge, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hauppauge, NY (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Globecomm full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good people in the working trenches

    Cons

    management lies to everybody to keep them working
    was there 3 years and never a pay raise to anybody
    promotions rare unless your upper management
    HR does not represent the workers at all
    Health insurance was extremely more expensive each year
    40 people where let go last year with out any warning
    25 people let go this year
    they would rather cut employees to show money rather then make and or collect the money owed to the company
    loyalty is demanded to the CO. but the they are not loyalty to the employee, they will let you go for anything.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Software"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ronkonkoma, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ronkonkoma, NY (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Globecomm (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great teams, work well together

    Cons

    Poor management, no support, no goals aligned, no plans. Not a safe company to work for.

    Advice to Management

    Improve communication. Focus on employee. Very talented folks left company for money.


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