EchoStar
2.7 of 5 122 reviews
www.echostar.com Englewood, CO 1000 to 5000 Employees

EchoStar Reviews in Denver, CO

Updated Mar 26, 2014
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3.2 17 reviews

                             

80% Approve of the CEO

EchoStar President, CEO, and Director Michael T. Dugan

Michael T. Dugan

(5 ratings)

58% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Good company to Intern

Software Engineering Intern (Current Employee)
Denver, CO

I have been working at EchoStar as an intern for less than a year

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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Good Internship Program

Engineering Intern (Former Employee)
Denver, CO

I worked at EchoStar as an intern for less than a year

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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Career Ending

Global Manufacturing Manager (Current Employee)
Denver, CO

I have been working at EchoStar full-time for less than a year

ProsDifficult to list any. Sr. Management hides behind a good ol boy, old school entrenched culture. Management Disconnected from the actual employees hard work and their actual needs to fulfill arduous requirements.

ConsWhen your sending your employees internationally, take care of them. While traveling for EchoStar in India I contracted the debilitating disease dengue virus. Company abandoned me, waited 2 weeks while I lay in hospital before passing me along to a work comp claim. Lost tens of thousands of dollars and eventually forced to leave the company.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake care of your employees and their best interest, we dedicate ourselves to the company. Have the compassion, decency, ethical and moral commitment to do the same for your employees while you place them in harms way and dangerous environments and harsh conditions. Don't turn your back on unique situations, do what's morally correct.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Summer Intern (Current Employee)
Denver, CO

I have been working at EchoStar as an intern for less than a year

ProsGood work environment, light work

ConsLess pay and not good vending machines

Advice to Senior ManagementWork on infrastructure

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Love innovation and a drive to succeed

Manager (Current Employee)
Denver, CO

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

ProsOpen atmosphere to innovate. Lots of challenges. Flexibility exists once you prove yourself. If you have a thirst for knowledge and can bring ideas you will be heard. Great open door policy. HR is dong its best to remove the old DISH culture. Things are significantly better with a top company growth attitude.

ConsNot for the faint of heart. Need to be adaptable.

Advice to Senior ManagementLess micromanagement

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

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Disposable Technicians

Installation/Service Technician III (Former Employee)
Denver, CO

I worked at EchoStar full-time for more than 3 years

ProsI enjoyed the technical aspects of the job and working with the customers, especially the troubleshooting and challenging installations.

ConsMostly the dumb rules imposed by management and they way they become more and more hostile as you progress through the steps to become an advanced technician. They would rather alienate the experienced techs so they will leave and pay someone else the beginning techs wages.

Advice to Senior ManagementExperience should be recognized and valued by companies. The technicians at Dish Network are the main contact point with the customers, and should receive more respect within the company for their technical and people skills. The management of this company uses the 'mud on the wall' tactics where paying minimal wages is more important than experienced technicians who can resolve both technical and customer service issues.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Tough company, but best professional learning experience.

Human Resources (Former Employee)
Denver, CO

I worked at EchoStar full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGives opportunity to employees to work "over the head" and if you prove yourself, you might get promoted. Great challenges, if you're willing to take on something new, they give you a shot at it. If you come up with ideas, they listen and usually let you go for it. I thought it was a fun, fast-paced environment, but I was single at the time.

ConsThis was back in Echostar's earlier days, Mike Duggan was not the CEO at that time, they have probably changed. But at that time:
Workaholic culture. You're not considered a team player if you want evenings and weekends for your family. The management team was expected to be avail 24/7. Pay was on the low end. I was in human resources and could not get the management team to consider anyone who wasn't in mid-thirties or younger. Executive team was a boys club, foul language, hostile work environment at that level was tolerated.

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on diversity. Allow flexible time for employees with family. For a person who works evenings and weekends, allow them to come in half day once in awhile. Or work from home a full day. Glad to hear Mike Duggan is CEO, that has to have been a great win for the company. He seems like a compassionate, caring businessman.

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

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Not that bad in engineering

Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Denver, CO

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

ProsEchostar gets a bad rap but it really isnt that bad in the software engineering area

ConsSometimes the management can lose focus or get wrapped up in the hurry of a large project, but thats probably to be expected anywhere

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Excellent

Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Denver, CO

I have been working at EchoStar

Prosnice people good management good pay

Consno cafeteria, core work hours are weird

Advice to Senior Managementhire younger people

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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It is what you make of it

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Denver, CO

I have been working at EchoStar

ProsStable Company
Many opportunities for career growth if you work hard and look to learn
Many great co- workers
Fee TV

ConsBelow average pay scale
Below par benefits package
Disjointed communication from leadership
Below average time off for long term employees

Advice to Senior ManagementLook to increase pay/benefits across the board in-order to retain employees, provide a more clear vision for EchoStar's future an how Hughes will be integrated.

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