EchoStar

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EchoStar Reviews in Atlanta, GA

Updated February 20, 2015
Updated February 20, 2015
7 Reviews
3.4
7 Reviews
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EchoStar President, CEO, and Director Michael T. Dugan
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Values work/life balance and is a place where I feel appreciated (in 8 reviews)

  • very good opportunity to learn a lot - you are given all the responsibility you want and then some (in 6 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 12 reviews)

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  1.  

    Internship Experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Software Engineer I in Atlanta, GA
    Former Intern - Software Engineer I in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at EchoStar as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    For an intern, Echostar provides a very healthy atmosphere. The people are friendly and help you to get started. The job mainly consisted of minor bug fixes in the beginning, but as time passed the tasks assigned were more challenging. As with any other company, the more you explore the more you learn. The managers held regular meetings to ensure things were on track and encouraged me to pick up harder tasks. The job not very stressful, paid decently for an intern, so overall the experience was more than satisfactory.

    Cons

    The technology is fairly old and no attempts are made to upgrade to newer systems. Also the testing and debugging methods are quite archaic and there's a lot of scope for improvement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Worst company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Test Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Software Test Engineer in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at EchoStar full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    You will work so hard and get more experience.

    Cons

    No appreciation
    No good titles
    worst pay
    bad work environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New CEO all the way to new managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Test Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at EchoStar full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good Experience and hard work

    Cons

    Low Pay, bad culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about your employees and pay them well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    It is interesting, new stuff comes up often. Nice people.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at EchoStar full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people are nice. There are continuous new projects to work on. There are facilities provided for learning new things.

    Cons

    The location I work at is in the traffic nexus of Atlanta. It is exhausting to drive here. Communication isn't ideal. A lot is expected for the pay. They keep some people hourly and call them non-essential disposable resources.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be a clearer chain of command and less micro-management. Maybe before launching into a technical discussion have your facts straight.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    satisfied

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at EchoStar full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Electrical Engineer Intern

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Electrical Engineer Intern in Atlanta, GA
    Former Intern - Electrical Engineer Intern in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at EchoStar as an intern (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment. Friendly employees. Excellent learning opportunity. Excellent pay for an intern ($15/hr as a junior in college)

    Cons

    I really can't think of anything bad about this job. Occasionally there is downtime with nothing to do except look busy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    pleasant but pays less

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at EchoStar full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    it is very chilled out...free tv..grt place to start

    Cons

    pays less compared to industry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    increase salary of low level employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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