DISH Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
1,813 Reviews

2.9
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DISH Director, President and CEO Joseph Clayton
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Pros
  • Pay is good for these parts, especially if you stick with it for a few years (in 72 reviews)

  • Good work life balance: people in our office arrive around 10am and leave by 7pm (in 36 reviews)


Cons
  • As far as the work life balance they change schedules dissolve schedules for all types of reasons (in 40 reviews)

  • Unless your friends with upper management, you have no chance of advancement (in 100 reviews)

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Has been a great company to work for.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DISH

    Pros

    Great pay....easy job and great bonus monthly. Also..our site manager has been tremendous to our success. I can honestly say if it wasnt for him and his great work ethics..I would not be where I'm at today.

    Cons

    No conns for me...You can't expect to work for a place with no obstcales... Make you own path to success and be the solution..stop complaining to stand up and say something if you dont like it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand your role and understand how you got there. One thing I would say for them is...would you be a coach and want to work for yourself? If so then keep doing what your doing...if not begin to work on yourself before your work on others.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dish Network As a Whole

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    Current Employee - Dish Tech l  in  Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Dish Tech l in Tulsa, OK

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

    Pros

    Good people and good benefits. I have no complaint about anybody that keeps you busy and helps me keep my family fed and housed. Dish treats me fairly and compensates based on what I give back in performance. I couldn't ask for any better. Every company has rules put in place to protect you and them, Dish is no different. Work is for those who want to work.

    Cons

    I cannot at this time think of anything that would require a negative comment about Dish. They are in line with any corporation or company in business today that is customer driven and based on home installs in regards to policies and rules for safety and quality.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    I had an amazing team.

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst
    Current Employee - Business Analyst

    I have been working at DISH full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I worked at Dish for one year and had an enjoyable experience. My team was okay but my managers and VP were amazing! They were very supportive, the work was challenging and I found most departments to be helpful. The pay was decent but nothing to brag about and the benefits were about what you expect anywhere.

    Cons

    Many other teams were absolutely miserable and just sticking with the job until something better came along. One huge negative, they do not trust their employees. They used to run a badge report checking your hours. For those that need to be monitored fine but for those of us that work hard don't appreciate the distrust.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Excellent Opportunity

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Loyalty Representative  in  Bluefield, WV
    Current Employee - Loyalty Representative in Bluefield, WV

    I have been working at DISH full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Gives people that wouldn't normally have an opportunity a chance to make good money for their family. All that is needed to apply is a high school diploma. Varies opportunities to earn extra money with incentives, bonus, contest. Very giving, employees can win things like cars, vacations, tvs, etc. also keeps you well feed. Barbecues galore, pizza parties, nachos, ice cream. I can go on and on. They do not micro manage and allows agents to develop their own style on their calls. Oh, free tv., 401k match, stocks. That adds thousands per year to your salary.

    Cons

    I can't think of any. A lot of people complain of things they should expect and already agreed to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Refresher courses would be nice. Especially for people that have been working for dish a long time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Capacity for internal customer service will NEVER be met!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Hilliard, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hilliard, OH

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

    Pros

    Great pay, feedback constantly solicited for improvement, amazing performance incentives for frontline agents, positive atmosphere!!!

    Cons

    Employees are given so much that appreciation is replaced with a sense of entitlement a need for more.. MORE...MORE. Impossible to satisfy your internal customer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue the path of soliciting feedback to ensure all concerns are addressed. Continue to recap improvements that you have made.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Lack of growth opportunities.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst  in  Englewood, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Englewood, CO

    I have been working at DISH full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The people I work with are very good and are really good at what they do. I really like working with.

    Cons

    There are serious lack of growth opportunities. The opportunities that are there are limited to aspecial few.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more growth opportunities to anyone interested.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work but "kool-aid" spreading supervisors & managers are starting to infest the highly potential El Paso.

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Group Lead  in  El Paso, TX
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Group Lead in El Paso, TX

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

    Pros

    Very challenging but rewarding work. Working in a production cell gives me the chance to earn bonuses for hitting highly achievable quality and efficiency targets.

    Cons

    Recently there has been a few supervisors and even some managers that won't stop spreading their "kool-aid" about other leaders of the plant. They are jealous and being selfish and will be the downfall of this plant if they don't stop blasting the team. They're only making themselves look bad. I will continue to do my best as a cell lead and hope they don't burn me too like they did our Director. Since I can't mention them by name, if HR were to do a survey, the same names would come up for sure...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire these 5 "salaried" employees or watch the ship sink in El Paso.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    stuck on sales stats versus doing your job

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    Current Employee - Field Service Technician IV
    Current Employee - Field Service Technician IV

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

    Pros

    always work to be done

    Cons

    not everyone has the same strengths and weaknesses. senior management needs to understand this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    not all technicians are great sales people. some of us enjoy our jobs because we are helping people. also we are the face of the company. Sales does not always mean higher CSAT scores.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Has improved greatly since I first started

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    Current Employee - Analyst/Developer II  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Analyst/Developer II in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    The team I work for is awesome! We are like a family and all get along really well. Our manager rocks and I couldn't ask for a better situation.

    Cons

    Medical benefits are not the greatest and within my specific expertise/role, there isn't much room to move up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Senior Analyst/Developer

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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst/Developer
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst/Developer

    I have been working at DISH full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Large company, lots of friendly people. The Satellite TV industry is amazing and DISH now has it's finger in other business types such as Satellite Internet, B2B/Commercial cable systems, Blockbuster Online, Sling Box, and also owns a lot of potential Cell phone bandwidth. The future possibilities are very interesting with this corporation. We also have the best and coolest technology out there with the Hopper/Sling/Dish Anywhere and the new commercial Smart box!

    Having been with DISH for almost 15 years, I can say, the last 3 or so have been the best, we have seen a ton of improvement internally, some benefits were made to better suit the employee, some policies became a lot friendlier and more logical. I give Joe Clayton, our new CEO credit for this.

    Cons

    Only two real complaints here, yearly salary increases are a bit on the low side overall, sure the company wants to stretch it's dollar, but come on, a very good /great yearly review should gross a raise greater than the rate of inflation. Secondly, and this is my largest complaint, health insurance, a family of (4) four, expect a deducible/co-pay that is well into the (5) five figure range. Come on, I could almost pay cash in full for a new Harley-Davidson for this amount! Here is an example, I went to pickup an allergy medicine, the pharmacist asked do you want to pay with insurance or cash? Naturally, I was thinking insurance, but I asked, what is the price difference? $72 with insurance, $12 with-out insurance the pharmacist told me. The good news, both yearly performance raises and the insurance issue should be easy fixes and I believe Joe Clayton and his team of uppers will get them worked out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Health insurance, make it affordable to see a Doctor please.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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