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DISH Reviews

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
1,792 Reviews

2.8
1,792 Reviews
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DISH Director, President and CEO Joseph Clayton
Joseph Clayton
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Review Highlights

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.  

    stuck on sales stats versus doing your job

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Service Technician IV
    Current Employee - Field Service Technician IV

    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
  2.  

    Has improved greatly since I first started

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst/Developer II  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Analyst/Developer II in Denver, CO

    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
  3.  

    Senior Analyst/Developer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst/Developer
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst/Developer

    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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  5.  

    Decent company and getting better.... just please Joe C - keep your politics to yourself!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Engineer  in  Englewood, CO
    Current Employee - IT Engineer in Englewood, CO

    Pros

    Always on the go! I really never get bored, which is a great thing. I love being challenged and challenged I am! DISH is truly trying to improve! The new technology never leaves me bored, always something new! The Work life balance is ok... they do get pretty picking on being at work for 8.5 hours.. then they let up... for me, I work through lunch... try to enforce it, labor laws say other wise :) The compensation is pretty good, can't complain there! My direct management is pretty good, can't say that for everyone else's though.

    Cons

    The political blame game from the CEO... come on Joe, stop blaming the President for the poor health insurance DISH has... it's not his fault, it's yours and Charlie's! The benefits are pretty poor, 50% 401K matching? Really, from a multi-billion dollar company?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Decent pay good bit of overtime but terrible health insurance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Decent pay for my area. All the overtime you can handle

    Cons

    Health insurance is absolutely terrible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person 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

    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
  8.  

    Love the job, and the incentives!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Bluefield, WV
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Bluefield, WV

    Pros

    Being able to come into work with a positive mindset and reach your daily goals, and being rewarded for reaching them.

    Cons

    The only thing that I dread about the job, is that while you have a very positive and optimistic attitude, others (customers) may feel a little different.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try not to set goals too high. Some customers deserve better attention than others.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great being Remote Technician

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    Current Employee - Field Service Specialist IV  in  Bellingham, WA
    Current Employee - Field Service Specialist IV in Bellingham, WA

    Pros

    It has good pay, plus room for advancements.

    Cons

    Always work at least 1 weekend day each week. Takes a lot of time to accrue time off.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    The work is alright, the people are good, the pay is really lousy

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst/Developer II  in  Englewood, CO
    Current Employee - Analyst/Developer II in Englewood, CO

    Pros

    if you work hard & do good, you'll be noticed.

    Cons

    there aren't too many cons. it'd be great if one can wok at home on snow days.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The sudden shift to company outings is a laugh. keep it & give fair pay!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    so far so good

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

    Pros

    pretty good for the new graduates

    Cons

    would be nice to have more PDOs

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