DISH Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
1,753 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 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. 6 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. 3 people 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.

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  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    My experience as a summer intern with DISH.

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    Former Employee - Program Manager  in  Englewood, CO
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Englewood, CO

    I worked at DISH as an intern for less than a 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.).

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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Best job that I've ever had!

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Supervisor
    Current Employee - Customer Service Supervisor

    I have been working at DISH full-time for 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.

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  6.  

    I have really enjoyed the large impact of the decisions I make and I work with some great people.

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Get to be one of the main decision makers on initiatives that have multi-million dollar impacts. The hours are very standard and are usually flexible.

    Cons

    The compensation is not the best. I could go somewhere else and immediately be making more. I also do not feel that the management realizes the value of their employees sometime, but this is starting to improve.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be a more realistic view on compensation for top employees if you expect to retain them.

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  7.  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    There's always something to do.
    Room for advancement.
    Every one works together.
    Even upper management tends to help out from time to time.

    Cons

    I really don't have any cons. I enjoy what I do. The only thing I can think of if there full time hours for the warehouse team and perks like the techs tend to get

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  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent Opportunity

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    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

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  9.  

    awesome experience

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    Former Employee - International Customer Service Representative  in  Flushing, NY
    Former Employee - International Customer Service Representative in Flushing, NY

    I worked at DISH full-time

    Pros

    It was my second job coming out of college... and I did not know what to expect.
    From the start, the training was excellent the best I have ever received in my professional career. I won the trainers choice award. And I was good at taking calls thanks to the training I received.
    Lots of bonuses
    If you perform well and do good, a lot of good things happen. I got a chance to sit in most of the corporate meetings, got to meet the EVP of the company and did many good things.
    Before applying I read a lot of negative stuff here but here is the thing, dish will help you if you put in hard work and make an effort. The job is tough for everyone but if you work hard then the company does go out of their way to help you a lot. I have had numerous occasion where I was dead wrong and if I was in other companies I would have been let go, but Dish let me work through my mistakes and improve.
    Chance to develop sales and marketing skills. Honestly, before Dish, I was not the sales person or have the business sense that I have today. You do get a lot of things going your way. Keep a positive attitude and you will make it. The negative reviews here are from people who didn't work hard enough. Yes there are some challenges, but what job is not challenging. before job I worked the easiest job in America (tutoring) and got paid 22 dollars per hour but even that was challenging at times so there is no such thing as an easy job. The training staff at Queens is world class and probably the best in the country so if you are in nyc you are in good hands.
    Really fun environment and diverse and some of the coolest and funniest people you will ever meet.

    Cons

    N/A because I worked hard there I got numerous chances to be put and sit in the corporate meetings where I gave feedback a lot of times and my voice was heard so I feel like my voice has already been listened to,
    Def apply there, and once you go there don't treat this as a job but treat it as a career, work on your stats and you can move up because dish promotes a lot from within and many jobs do open up. I literally know an agent that went from agent to corporate straight because of his prior experience. Will that happen to everyone? Probably not, but the point is, if you go in there with a right mindset then you can do a lot. Also, be willing to accept feedback. it's meant to help you grow from people who have walked the same path.

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    N/A

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  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Overall good work enviroment

    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Columbus, OH

    I worked at DISH part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very flexible with me while I was going through Chemotherapy. Generally coworkers were nice and the company had a decent incentive program

    Cons

    Some of the customer's were very rude, but you had to learn to deal with it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a part time CSR position. I loved it

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  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    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.

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