EchoStar – Why Work For Us?

EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS) is a premier global provider of satellite operations and video delivery solutions. EchoStar’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Hughes, is the world's leading provider of satellite broadband services, delivering network technologies and managed services for enterprise and government customers in more than 100 countries.

Headquartered in Englewood, CO, with additional business units world-wide, EchoStar is a multiple Emmy award-winning company that has pioneered advancements in the set-top box and satellite industries for over 30 years, consistently delivering value for customers, partners and investors through innovation and outstanding quality. For more than three decades, EchoStar’s contribution to video technology continues to have a major influence on the way consumers view, receive and manage TV programming.

EchoStar’s consumer solutions include HughesNet®, North America’s #1 high-speed satellite Internet service, Sling Media's Slingbox® products, and EchoStar’s line of advanced digital video set-top box products for the European free satellite and terrestrial viewer markets.

EchoStar is able to offer a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. Our programs are designed to provide you the ability to customize your benefits to best meet the needs of you and your family. Our philosophy for these programs is to support and encourage healthy living and wellness. Our benefits package covers it all—from health care to savings plans to educational assistance and more!

Health Care

Health Care benefits are available the first of the month following the start of employment and offer four coverage tiers.

Medical and Health Savings Account

The Consumer Choice Medical Plan is a High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) offered through CIGNA, along with the Choice Fund Health Savings Account (HSA) for you to set aside pre-tax dollars to use on eligible health care expenses.


Choice of Dental PPO High or Dental PPO Low through CIGNA.


Vision Service Plan (VSP)

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)

FSAs allow the employee to set aside pre-tax dollars to pay for eligible expenses.

Health Care FSA –up to $2,500/year, eligible if not enrolled in medical plan or are enrolled in medical plan but ineligible for HSA.
Limited Purpose FSA – up to $2,500/year for eligible dental and vision expenses; eligible only if enrolled in Medical Plan.
Dependent Care FSA – up to $5,000/year.
Transportation FSA – up to $130/month for transit and $250/month for parking.

Employee Assistance Program

Confidential resources and referral services provided to you, your dependents, and all members of your household at no cost to you. Counseling, legal services, and financial services are samples of the online and phone resources provided through CIGNA EAP—available 24 hours a day.

Life Insurance

Company-paid basic life insurance at two-times benefits base salary to a maximum of $500,000 for employees. Additional coverage options available for employee, spouse or same-sex domestic partner, and child(ren), if applicable.

Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D)

$50,000 company-paid AD&D benefit. Additional coverage options are available for employee, spouse or same-sex domestic partner, and child(ren), if applicable. Employees traveling for company business are also covered on the Business Travel Insurance (BTI) policy, as a company-paid benefit.

Disability Insurance

Company-paid Short-term Disability (STD) with a 60% benefit. Option to increase benefit to 70% available with employee-paid premium. Company-paid Long-term Disability (LTD) with a 60% benefit for the first five (5) years of disability. Option to extend benefit to normal social security retirement age with employee-paid premium.

401(k) Retirement Savings Plan

The EchoStar 401(k) plan offers a convenient way to save for your future through pre-tax payroll contributions. Hughes will match 50 cents on the dollar for the first 6% of your salary that you contribute to your 401(k) for a total of 3% match. Maximum company match of $7,500. Company match is calculated per pay period. You are vested in the company match at 20% per year over a 5-year period. In addition to company match, profit share is determined each year by the Board of Directors. Potential company contribution is 0–8% of salary (averaged at ~4% in recent years.) A maximum dollar amount may apply.

Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)

Employee Stock Purchase Plan allows for employees to contribute up to $21,250 per year ($25,000 less the 15% discount) to purchase EchoStar (SATS) Class A common stock.


All eligible employees receive nine (9) company paid holidays.


EchoStar provides vacation benefits on an accrued basis. For 0-4 years of service, accrue 10 days per year. For 5-19 years of service, accrue 15 days per year. For 20 or more years of service, accrue 20 days per year.

Other Leave

EchoStar provides five (5) sick leave days per year, along with provisions for bereavement leave, jury duty and military leave.


DISH Network, Slingbox® and HughesNet® Services
Cellular Phone Services
Discounts for Retailers, Movie Theaters, Theme Parks and Museums

Special Functions & Events

Quarterly Employee Events
Holiday Dinner Dance
Health and Wellness Fair
Summer Employee Celebration
Take Your Child to Work Day


EchoStar commits itself to acquiring the best and the brightest for full-time selection and our summer internship program is one of our most promising ways to transition into the full-time team. Internships primarily take place at headquarters in Englewood, Colorado; however, some students will have the opportunity to work at our other offices. Our program encourages both professional and personal development of the intern, while exploring intense training opportunities and various social activities!

The 12-week journey allows you to gain knowledge about the EchoStar’s role in the fast-paced technology industry, strengthen your teambuilding skills, and explore breathtaking Colorado. Some of our interns have specific value-based projects, while others will work on daily assignments with our teams. Interns will be exposed to all levels of employees, from recent graduates to the executive team.

Internship requirements differ from job type to another, but all candidates must provide proof of their eligibility to work in the United States and pass both a background check and drug screen. Internships are paid but do not include health benefits.


US Locations

Englewood, CO

Global Headquarters

100 Inverness Terrace East
Englewood, CO 80112

Englewood, CO


90 Inverness Circle East
Englewood, CO 80112

Englewood, CO


94 Inverness Terrace East
Englewood, CO 80112

Englewood, CO

Hughes Cloud Services

Hughes Cloud Services
100 Inverness Terrace East
Englewood, CO 80112

Superior, CO


1100 S. McCaslin Blvd.
Suite 100
Superior, CO 80027

Foster City, CA

Sling Media

1051 E. Hillsdale Blvd, Suite 500
Foster City, CA 94404

Germantown, MD


11717 Exploration Lane
Germantown, MD 20876

Los Angeles, CA


11766 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025

New York, NY

Sling Media

185 Varick Street
5th Floor
New York, NY 10014

Atlanta, GA


211 Perimeter Center Parkway
Suite 600
Atlanta, GA 30346

Cheyenne, WY

Uplink Center

530 EchoStar Drive
Cheyenne, WY 82007

Gilbert, AZ

Uplink Center

801 North DISH Drive
Gilbert, AZ 85233

American Fork, UT


796 East Utah Valley Drive
American Fork, UT 84003

Monee, IL

Uplink Center

6723 W Steger Road
Monee, IL 60449

New Braunfels, TX

Uplink Center

710 Conrads Ln
New Braunfels, TX 78130

Mt. Jackson, VA

Uplink Center

335 Dish Dr
Quicksburg, VA 22847

Spokane, WA

Uplink Center

9815 West Hallett Road
Spokane, WA 99224

Orange, NJ

Uplink Center

520 Thomas Blvd
Orange, NJ 07050

International Locations

Steeton, UK

EchoStar Europe Headquarters

Beckside Design Centre
Millennium Business Park
Station Road
West Yorkshire
BD20 6QW

Almelo, Netherlands


Schuilenburglaan 5A
BJ 7604 Almelo
The Netherlands

Ontario, Canada

Hughes Integration

Hughes Integration
111 Granton Drive - Unit 404
Richmond Hill, ON
Canada L4B 1L5

Kharkov, Ukraine


Novgorodskaya Suite 11-A
7th Floor
Kharkov, Ukraine 61166

Madrid, Spain


EchoStar Europe
Calle de los Reyes Católicos 6
Parque Empresarial Grupogeo, Edificio C, Oficina 202
28108 Alcobendas, Madrid, Spain

Bangalore, India

Sling Media

PSS Plaza, #6 Wind Tunnel Road
Murugesh Palya
Bangalore 560 017 India

Hong Kong

EchoStar Asia

Unit 1409-10, 14th Floor
Great Eagle Center
23 Harbour Road
Wanchai, Hong Kong

Taipei, Taiwan

EchoStar Asia

10F, No. 168
Sung-Chiang Road
Taipei 104 Taiwan

EchoStar Reviews

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EchoStar President, CEO, and Director Michael T. Dugan
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97 Ratings
  • A decent place to work if you want steady work and the ability to move up over time.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor III in Gilbert, AZ
    Current Employee - Supervisor III in Gilbert, AZ
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at EchoStar full-time (More than 10 years)


    There has never been a layoff. There is a chance to move up through the company if you are willing to "act" in your desired role.


    This is an engineering company that is reactionary and not forward thinking when it comes to the management of people.

    Advice to Management

    Spend time developing people. That way, when someone leaves, it doesn't create such a huge loss in experience and knowledge. Everyone only has handfuls of knowledge. Documentation is key. Spend time writing procedures so people know what is expected of them.

EchoStar Interviews

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    Interviewee Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview


    I applied online. I interviewed at EchoStar.


    Phone interview followed by in-person conference interview with web-cam. There was a panel of interviewers in person and over a web-cam. Interview included a tour of the facilities and an opportunity to meet current employees.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions about prior experience and schooling were most important.   Answer Question

EchoStar Awards & Accolades

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International CES Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering Awards (AutoHop and Slingbox 500) , Consumer Electronics Association, 2013
Best of CES Award (Best in Show - Hopper with Sling) , CNET, 2013
International CES Innovations 2012 Design and Engineering Awards , Consumer Electronics Associateion, 2012
Best of CES Finalist , CNET, 2012
Editors’ Choice Award , Popular Mechanics, 2012
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Additional Info

Headquarters Englewood, CO
Size 1001 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1980
Type Company - Public (SATS)
Industry Telecommunications
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year

Our Vision: Embody the entrepreneurial spirit of our roots; anticipate and shape the future of communications technology; lead our industries with an integrated global vision for our customers.

Mission: Deliver innovative products and services that power global communication, commerce and entertainment.

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