DISH

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DISH Reviews

Updated Jul 28, 2014
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2.5 1,671 reviews

52% Approve of the CEO

DISH Director, President and CEO Joseph Clayton

Joseph Clayton

(1,067 ratings)

38% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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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    Interesting place to work

    Senior IT Manager (Current Employee) Englewood, CO

    ProsNew challenges daily, fast pace, career advancement

    ConsBenefits need some help and pdo is lacking

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease keep trying to improve the changes are helping

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Change to make an impact

    Marketing (Current Employee) Englewood, CO

    ProsCompany has a startup feel where you can make a big impact if you want to. Compared to other places I have worked where every email/presentation/document needed several levels of approval, at DISH I regularly send my plans immediately to a General Manager or VP. In meetings they also listen to my opinion and I don't have to hold back on what I think.

    ConsTo work at DISH you have to be ready for a crazily fast pace of work and that processes aren't always streamlined. Sometimes it feels like a constant scramble to get things into market.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFaster isn't always better.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Continuing to improve employee focus. Lots of opportunity for those who want to have a career.

    Operations Manager (Current Employee) Englewood, CO

    ProsDish is a great place to work if you want to be able to build things. As a company, doing projects in-house is almost always preferable to hiring an outside firm. This means plenty of opportunity to build your skills in areas of interest.
    The people are outstanding - fun to work with and dedicated to good results.

    ConsVacation time is relatively limited (2 weeks until 5 years).
    Due to the nature if the industry things change often. If you like things to remain status quo for long periods you may find this frustrating.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up with the employee events at Corporate - they are fun and provide a nice outlet for the hard work people are putting in.
    Consider sharing department profit/loss responsibility downward within management. Currently maintained at the highest levels does not allow growing managers to gain experience managing a budget on a small scale.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Phenomenal career and personal/professional growth opportunities

    Operations Manager (Current Employee) Englewood, CO

    ProsLOTS of opportunity to learn and grow. I can't stress this point enough. Access to middle and executive leadership coupled with challenging, cross-functional work enables growth and experience.
    Recent leadership additions (in the past 5 years) are great and drive positive cultural changes.
    Some of the best people I've ever worked with are my coworkers.
    A lot of investment in cultural issues over the past few years (credit to CEO for driving much of that change).
    Work-life balance is a priority for my managers.
    Profit sharing.
    Excellent Tuition reimbursment program.
    Recent investments in leadership training.

    ConsRemnants of the older culture still around (bad middle managers, not adapting to changing workforce).
    Benefits are so-so. Would like more time off, smaller deductible.
    Lots of red tape to get things done. Much of it seems like it's done because that's how it's always been done.
    Workplace is getting a little outdated (older furniture, conference rooms could use a facelift, etc.).

    Advice to Senior ManagementMuch less micro-management in Operations. COO is involved in WAY too many things. Leadership in his org should have more leeway to make decisions and move on their own. Focus on strategy vs. implementation.
    Continue with the cultural changes. They're much appreciated.
    Be more competitive with benefits.
    Continue to invest in leadership training.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Opportunities abound!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Denver, CO

    ProsI earn good money and I have so many opportunities to learn new things. I applied for and got a new position internally after only a year with the company. There are countless training opportunities and management encourages me to learn new things and to tackle new challenges. The 401(k) has a generous match, the company contributed to our profit sharing this year and there is tuition reimbursement and an employee stock purchase plan.

    ConsThe medical benefits aren't great, but I think most company benefits changed this year. 2 weeks paid time off is not competitive in today's work environment. Not centrally located.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRevamp the paid time off policy and consider either allowing telecommuting or open an office that is more centrally located for those that don't live in the extreme southeast metro area.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    IT Manager II (Current Employee) Englewood, CO

    ProsI've been with DISH for a little over a year now and I am completely satisfied with my job. The people are fantastic and very helpful. The environment is fast paced and everyone is very friendly and extremely helpful. The work is challenging and there are lot of opportunities. Management keeps us engaged and we are very well informed.

    ConsBenefits and PDO time could use some attention.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up with the improvements, it is making a difference!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Awesome opportunities, good people, if you're good they take care of you

    Senior Manager (Current Employee) Englewood, CO

    ProsThe pros at DISH are : 1. great, exciting products to work on. Major media company in Denver, don't have to move to NY or LA! innovative, disruptive and out in front of everyone else.

    2. The people here are fantastic. It's amazing how many smart, funny, outgoing people work here.

    3. If you are good and get identified as high-potential or a star, you get WELL taken care of. Not everyone fits this mold obviously, but for those that work hard and are smart, the sky is truly the limit. Good salaries (six-figures for good senior managers), stock options, etc. are all on the table for high-achievers.

    ConsCan be really fast-paced, so those who like a easy 9 to 5 without any excitement need not apply. Lots of alpha types. Not super competitive between employees, but definitely competitive in terms of ideas and all-around pace. Gets hundreds of e-mails a day. Great for high achievers with energy.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThings are getting good but don't take foot off gas pedal in terms of improving quality of life for employees. Lots of really smart talented people who deserve to be fairly compensated. not just high achievers. Health benefits still below industry standards.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place for Career Growth!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsDISH offers unparalleled opportunity for career growth; in my time with the company I've been promoted several times and encouraged to take on projects that have challenged me and allowed me to improve my competency within my field. DISH recognizes and rewards great performance.

    ConsDISH at times seems to view their employees as an expense rather than an asset; the benefits plan includes significantly high premium and out-of-pocket costs, though costs are lower than I would be able to find via the government's healthcare exchanges.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good company, poor management

    Worker Bee (Current Employee)

    ProsHours, Pay, Time-off, Great co-workers

    Cons-Zero advancement opportunity without degree (was literally told by a superior that without a degree you cannot and will not advance)
    -Poor office culture (due to poor management, some employees abuse the system and lack of authority)
    -Management (no accountability and allow employees to essentially do what they want without consequence)
    -Work imbalance (the mindset seems to be overwork your good employees and let your lesser employees skate by with same pay)
    -benefits are absolutely terrible

    Advice to Senior ManagementFor senior management, please visit without notifying the office and see how much different things are handled. You would be surprised to see the lack of work being done if they didn't know you were in town.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Love Working for DISH

    Customer Service Manager (Current Employee) Thornton, CO

    ProsI have worked at DISH in excess of 10 years and have really enjoyed it. There are endless opportunities for upward mobility. As a leader at DISH, we continue to strive to make DISH a great place to work.

    ConsBe prepared for change. We are in a very competitive market and that competition leads to a lot of change.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to re-evaluate compensation and benefits. In some of our more Customer Care Center markets, we risk losing excellent employees for these reasons.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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