DISH Reviews

Updated August 26, 2015
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Pros
  • Pay is good though promotions are slow (in 86 reviews)

  • Work/life balance is really reasonable for NYC (in 36 reviews)

Cons
  • Management uses strong arm tactics while telling you about work/life balance (in 49 reviews)

  • Queens upper management are enforcers rather than leaders (in 110 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Senior Technical Admin

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Data Analyst in Englewood, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Data Analyst in Englewood, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at DISH full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The culture at Dish is evolving towards a positive environment. They are working towards a resource-managed projects to share resources across different disciplines.

    Cons

    The benefits still lack in value. Responsibilities and project timelines are not feasible; unfortunately this sets up the project and members of the project for potential failure.

    Advice to Management

    Need to have suitable managers in place with the necessary background for managing technical teams.


  2. DISH - way better than some of these reviews make it sound

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I work at DISH's corporate headquarters, and my experience has been great! The culture gives people a lot of responsibility, the access to senior management and executives is second to none, and corporate employees can actually see their impact on the company. It can be an intense work environment - expectations are high and you should expect to be busy, but the experience and learning opportunities are great. The level of responsibility that people get at DISH is what makes it so exciting and such a unique place.

    Cons

    Yes, you will be expected to be at work by 9 - but honestly, is that such a hardship?

    Advice to Management

    Improve the benefits so they are on par with other companies of similar size.


  3. Java UI Front End developer

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    Current Employee - Senior UI Developer in Englewood, CO
    Current Employee - Senior UI Developer in Englewood, CO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DISH (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent and motivation during the work

    Cons

    Work pressure is too high

    Advice to Management

    Improve


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  5. Na

    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Englewood, CO
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Englewood, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DISH full-time

    Pros

    Good place to work, can move up with hard work and commitment. Not for everyone, results driven. Pay based on education and results.

    Cons

    Work hours not flexible. Hard to break into executive management. Management overworked at times due to limited resources and ability to make decisions


  6. Great entry level company with room for growth and variety of work

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Englewood, CO
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Englewood, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at DISH full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Potential for high profile work early on; easy to transfer internally; opportunity for promotion; many managers and senior leaders are trying to improve the company culture

    Cons

    Average benefits; very minimal PTO; so big that progress can be slow; "old school" company rules

    Advice to Management

    Middle managers need to own and improve the culture instead of always blaming Charlie Ergen


  7. Helpful (1)

    Decent Starting Point

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst II in Englewood, CO
    Current Employee - Business Analyst II in Englewood, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at DISH full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Freedom within workplace, trusted with significant duties early in employment, heavily discounted TV, room to grow for overachievers

    Cons

    Overworked/underpaid, high expectations without the salary to match, poor technology for a tech company, might as well use Obamacare instead of company health insurance, 50% match on 401(k) if you're complacent enough to stick around for 5 years (probably don't). Might be a decent way for college students to get their feet wet, but use the experience to boost your resume then get to a career that compensates you.

    Advice to Management

    Cost of living increases. Compensation does not. You become poorer if you stay with DISH. Charlie Ergen could pay every employee in the company a million dollar bonus and still be a billionaire multiple times over. There's no reason for employees to be eating Ramen for dinner.


  8. Great place if you enjoy working hard

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Englewood, CO
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Englewood, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DISH full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    In my 2+ years at Dish, I've been given more responsibility and recognition than anywhere else I've worked. The people I work with are smart and hardworking which creates a great "get it done" environment.

    Cons

    Benefits package is sub-par for a Fortune 250 company, many managers are better individual contributors than leaders.

    Advice to Management

    Ask questions about why decisions are made and help communicate a transparent message to your teams.


  9. Work Hard - Many Opportunities

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    Current Employee - Business Operations Manager in Englewood, CO
    Current Employee - Business Operations Manager in Englewood, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many opportunities for advancement and trying new things. Show that you are a hard worker and quick learner and opportunities will come. There have been many positive changes over the last few years.

    Cons

    High turnover, very hands-on C-suite with changing ideas, departments have a hard time working together, pay is below market, benefits are not the greatest.

    Advice to Management

    Empower frontline management to handle their people. Look at departments that are doing well and try to apply that across others instead of blanket punitive measures that punish everyone.


  10. Good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Englewood, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Englewood, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at DISH full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fast paced, good pay, and challenging work.

    Cons

    Nothing that I wouldn't expect at any company


  11. Helpful (1)

    Lost in the Shuffle

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood, CO
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DISH full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I worked with great people and made some lifelong friends. I was able to work on interesting projects. Pay was good on the corporate level. Not so much on the call center side.

    Cons

    Over time, I felt like just another number. The work increased but the payoffs decreased. Advancement became limited. Layoffs ensued and morale was low. Hopefully things have improved since then.

    Advice to Management

    Management was generally good. Problems are focused on the executive levels. Remember that human beings are working for you and you need them at their best for the company to be successful.



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