Whitney Orellana

P&C Systems Analyst

What do you do at Viasat?

I currently work on the P&C Systems team, focused specifically on Workday administration. This includes partnering with employees, managers, and our P&C leadership to provide day-to-day system support as well as working with our greater systems team to ensure data integrity and continual process improvement to meet the ever-changing needs of our population.

What unique challenge or problem have you worked on here at Viasat?

In 2016 I worked on the implementation of the then Viasat Onboarding Portal. Having supported onboarding administration since I started at Viasat, I was brought onto the project to automate our onboarding forms process. I had little experience with systems, so this was an exciting challenge and an exceptional opportunity to turn a manual process into a totally efficient workflow. It’s been awesome to see the transformation and automation of the new hire onboarding experience!

How would you describe Viasat’s culture?

To me, Viasat’s culture is flexible and fun while also being focused and driven. It’s like everyone here has a not-so-secret “work hard/play hard” pact and we’ve all bought in 100%! I love that our culture is unique, and I truly take pride in being a part of it.

What do you like about People & Culture and the Systems team?

On a functional support team like P&C, it might be easy to lose track of how your role impacts the bigger company strategy, but our group is always evolving to meet Viasat’s goals so it’s easy to keep the big picture in mind. My systems teammates are so smart and excited about the work we do. We work across multiple systems and partner with other departments to continually improve the transfer and security of data across our organizations. In a time where strong data and analytics are critical to any company’s success, this means we do high impact work all the time.

What makes working at Viasat different from your other experiences?

Pretty much everything! I’m consistently excited and challenged, which makes the work endlessly rewarding. With Viasat, I’m confident that I’ll get out what I put in and that I’ll learn something really valuable along the way.

What excites you most about your job?

I love doing something different every day and Viasat’s growth lends itself well to that. As someone who thrives in a changing environment and enjoys creating efficiencies, I’m basically a kid in a candy store at work. Above everything, I’m most excited about where Viasat is headed. What a crazy, fun adventure we’re on!