EchoStar

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EchoStar Reviews

Updated Jun 24, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

2.6 135 reviews

34% Approve of the CEO

EchoStar President, CEO, and Director Michael T. Dugan

Michael T. Dugan

(58 ratings)

37% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Values work/life balance and is a place where I feel appreciated(in 7 reviews)

  • Awesome work environment, Challenging work, Lot of opportunities to grow(in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Low pay no advancement, upper management that simply doesn't care about their employees(in 14 reviews)

  • Use to be good in health benefits but now they have reduced(in 11 reviews)

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    Cautiously Optimistic

    Engineer I (Current Employee)

    ProsThe company's history serves as an anchor to weigh it down. Relatively recent operating changes are helping to aim things in the right direction and I am cautiously optimistic that the path the company is taking, in regards to engineering at least, is moving to improve communication & processes. Pay is not highly competitive, but it is competitive and in line with the Denver area's averages based on skills, years of experience, and education level, and it turns out that our benefits package is much better than some of my friends' who are also engineers. This is not a silicon valley company, to be certain, but the office environment is casual and open with decent-sized cubicle spaces in several engineering dept locations. The grounds in Englewood back up against a golf course and the weather in Colorado is fantastic a good chunk of the year (even winter, surprisingly). We have a hockey team, the holiday party is a great time, and the upper management of engineering has strong supporters of philanthropy. All of the good press regarding our recent product releases & quarterly profits has helped to launch stock prices to record highs.

    ConsThe coffee is terrible. There's no ball pit. The cubicles are gray. The operating changes mentioned in "Pros" aren't fully cemented and so there are quite a few kinks to work out. There are far too many Broncos fans. Documentation is a real sore spot in that I've been told one learns the code via "tribal lore" (though this is also slowly changing).

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it up. Make changes slowly, one by one, in order to ensure they are firmly adopted before moving on.

    Get better coffee. Some real creamer would be nice, too.

    And a ball pit. With a slide.

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

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    Great company

    Director (Current Employee) Germantown, MD

    ProsChallenging work environment. Great co-workers. Deep engineering background of the company with blend or service provider culture.

    ConsUse to be good in health benefits but now they have reduced. Competitive compensation package.

    Advice to Senior Managementkeep up the great work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good people!

    Program Manager II (Current Employee) Cheyenne, WY

    ProsEchoStar is a great company. Good people to work with and very skilled at their jobs.

    ConsWages are low compared to Colorado

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeeds more attention to people and their efforts.

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

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    it was a good place to work/

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosthere is unlimited overtime normally, which is not normal now days. money could be good if you take advantage of that.

    Conson the other hand much of the time OT can be manditory, and normally they decide when, with no way to change it to work around your life

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

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    Good company to Intern

    Software Engineering Intern (Current Employee) Denver, CO

    ProsThey are the best in Satellite communication.

    Consthey are not much innovative. So we must know what we are particularly interested in.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great team of people!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe company is constantly introducing new products so we're always challenged. Very intelligent and competent senior management team. If you do your job well, management will support you. There are great employees throughout the organization.

    ConsSalaries are not up to industry standards. Health insurance is expensive and high deductible scares a lot of people away.

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

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    Excellent place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsValues work/life balance and is a place where I feel appreciated.

    ConsCould improve their benefits especially their insurance benefits.

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    Good Internship Program

    Engineering Intern (Former Employee) Denver, CO

    Pros- Work on bleeding edge technologies
    - Good Mentorship
    - Good Intern Benefits [ Accomodation, Tours,etc]
    - Overall good .

    Cons- Should invest more on research projects.
    - Micromanagement at some levels.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    satisfied

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

    Prosflexible schedule, friendly peers, approachable managers, smart people. innovative technology

    ConsSalaries are not very competitive, not many resources to grow.

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

     

    Fun, dynamic. Great place to start a career

    Software Engineer (Former Employee) Englewood, CO

    ProsThe atmosphere is fairly laid back and everyone is willing to help. There is always something going on, so your work is never boring

    ConsSome aspects of code review and implementation can be a little lax. More organization would be helpful in finding exactly what the expectation is.

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