DISH Reviews

Updated October 23, 2014
Updated October 23, 2014
1,798 Reviews
2.8
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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 80 reviews)

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


Cons
  • Management uses strong arm tactics while telling you about work/life balance (in 46 reviews)

  • Upper management don't keep to their word, will Lie thru their teeth in your face (in 110 reviews)

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    "The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena..."

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Site Manager in Hilliard, OH
    Current Employee - Site Manager in Hilliard, OH

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

    Pros

    99% of the people I have had the privilege to work within the past 7 years are some of the most honest, hard-working, caring, and humorous I've ever met. Dish gives us the opportunity to make this a career and not just a job. From Agents to Managers there are opportunities to travel, give personal feedback for improvements, and participate in changes. On every salary level this is a fast paced and tough job with challenges daily. Top performers are rewarded monetarily and/or through career opportunities. The Hilliard CSC is consistently ranked the top site in Dish and it's because of the hard work and dedication of its employees.

    Cons

    To the 1% of the current and past employees who hide behind an anonymous website to criticize, spread rumors, and blatantly lie....from Teddy Roosevelt's speech commonly called 'The Man in the Arena' I will say this to you: "It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat." So to those who are not in the ‘arena’ with the rest of us to make Dish, Hilliard, and this team better; I 'm really not interested in your criticism. Come talk to me face to face - you know where my office is.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Our culture is ever changing and improving. We need to keep focus on the positive, recognize those who do well and those who try their hardest. Continue to improve the site from the suggestions we get from our employees. There will always be the ‘naysayers’ but those are the minority. Keep your heads high and keep working hard to make this a great place to work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Interesting place to work, could be worse

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Dr Dish in Hilliard, OH
    Current Employee - Dr Dish in Hilliard, OH

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

    Pros

    The people, my team gets me through the days, the free TV, there always seems to be something for free. sick time. Paid time off

    Cons

    Shift bids, the customers (but that's really any customer service job right?), starting pay could be more, but in reality it could be worse.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep trying to improve, seen a lot of improvements over the past few years! Keep trying.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    It is a great place to work, for people willing to put in actual work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DISH full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Dish is a company that is fast paced and hard charging. It has an EXCELLENT track record of identifying hard working employees and rewards them. I have been with Dish for almost 3 years, and in the time I have been here we have undergone massive cultural shifts. Dish is identifying opportunities for improvement and working diligently to improve the employee experience. Dish is a company that is good for people looking for a career and not afraid to work their tail off, do that and you are rewarded. I have a family and so long as I focus on work, while at work I have plenty of free time to spend with my family because I don't have to worry about taking the job home with me. I receive timely and quality feedback, I am paid a fair wage and I get to be part of an organization that mirrors my values.

    Cons

    The company can be abrasive at times, but ultimately this is something I LOVE about the company. If you can't handle the honest truth about your performance at work then you don't need to work here. You are held accountable for results and if you don't deliver then yes the company takes action against you, this doesn't seem to sit well with a lot of people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to make improvements and effect change for employees as you have done over the last 2 years. This is a good company that embraces good values such as a strong work ethic. Don't ever lose sight of that.

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Very good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DISH

    Pros

    Independent work and positive attitude

    Cons

    Long hours and drive times

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company, hard work but good compensation.

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    Current Employee - Field Service Specialist I
    Current Employee - Field Service Specialist I

    I have been working at DISH full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    So far the experience has been a positive one. Managers are always helpful and on hand to help if the need arises. You get to meet new and interesting people everyday and you get to work outside. People love TV which means 90% of the time they are very happy to see you. The starting pay is good and there is usually an opportunity for overtime. There are a lot reward systems in place for techs that are quick and do quality work. Over all it is a good company to work for as far the installer side of it is concerned.

    Cons

    You are required to sell a decent amount of stuff, the market is saturated so dish has to make money elsewhere, not apposed to this but the quotas per office can be high. Some of the ways in the matrix system are backwards, in other words basically you have no control yet you get a negative point on your matrix.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would like to see more stuff to sell because as stated before I'm not apposed to selling. The items we sell are good quality but the limited selection of items make it hard to hit quotas. Android tablets are pretty cheap these days, would be cool to see a tablet to sell maybe with some custom software on their like control of the hopper system ( remote, access to live TV on the tablet in the home,easy access to bill view and maybe something to report problems) just some ideas.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Internship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DISH

    Pros

    Learned a lot about the business and the overall complexity of it

    Cons

    Could be boring at times as work load was not enough for an 8 hour a day work week

  8.  

    Excellent

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DISH

    Pros

    Great support and culture. Dish is not for the faint of heart. It is s fast paced and changing company. If you are up to the challenge then dish is for you.

    Cons

    None, unless you see change and challenges as cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Never lose sight of your most valuable asset, your team.

  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    My experience as a summer intern with DISH.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Englewood, CO
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Englewood, CO

    I worked at DISH as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    DISH has a great company culture in a very exciting industry. I enjoyed the people that I worked with a lot and thought that upper management did a lot to make working at DISH fun and exciting.

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be a little lopsided at times but most of the time that is dictated by how efficient you are at managing your time and getting your work done during the day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I hope management continues to improve upon what they are doing with their attempts to increase their employees experience working at DISH (i.e. World Cup celebrations, summer concerts, 14er hikes, etc.).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Best job that I've ever had!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Supervisor
    Current Employee - Customer Service Supervisor

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

    Pros

    Everyone is great to work with. The site is full of energy, laughter and over all fun. The Director and SOM/ management staff are super friendly.

    Cons

    I don't have any issues with the company. There might be some changes here and there but what company doesn't go through them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work. Let's keep getting closer to our goals and succeed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Dish Network As a Whole

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Dish Tech l in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Dish Tech l in Tulsa, OK

    I have been working at DISH full-time (less than an 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

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