EchoStar Reviews

Updated March 25, 2015
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EchoStar President, CEO, and Director Michael T. Dugan
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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. So far, great place to work.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Technician ESO in Monee, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Technician ESO in Monee, IL

    I have been working at EchoStar

    Pros

    Schedule leaves room for time with family.
    Tons of experience.
    Stress free work environment.
    benefits are kind of okay.

    Cons

    I have not experienced anything negative so far.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No complaints.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Great place to learn and work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer I in Englewood, CO
    Former Employee - Software Engineer I in Englewood, CO

    I worked at EchoStar

    Pros

    Technologies, Team, Environment, Career Opportunities. Received a free training. In general this is a good company to work for.

    Cons

    Compensation and benefits are not the best at this company. Had a feeling that mangers did not trust their workers.Often had to work overtime.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Echostar

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EchoStar

    Pros

    Opportunities and a chance to work with the latest and greatest

    Cons

    Many people leave because the salaries are not great

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  5. Graduate Software Engineering Intern.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Graduate Engineering in Denver, CO
    Former Intern - Graduate Engineering in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    A very good experience in the terms of on the job training and job demands. Compensation is average. But since the team you will work for is a small one you will get good experience. Besides you get to watch unlimited television in your cabin !

    Cons

    Growth is slow here. Once you start here there might be growth in compensation but not in the position

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is very good at echostar. Especially there are a lot of activities for interns and the people are awesome !

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Best Place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EchoStar

    Pros

    Good and positive work environment

    Cons

    Not a lot of growth

  7. Nothing positive.

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at EchoStar

    Pros

    None. I would stay away!

    Cons

    Micro management!! Unless you want every sentence you say or write to be "reviewed and approved" I would stay away! No advancement opportunity and a discussing office. Dead end job!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop acting like your employees are in third grade. You don't need to double check every email or assignment to make sure it is up to your standards. Let your employees feel like they actually have a voice.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Echostar is great.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Englewood, CO
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Englewood, CO

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

    Pros

    My team has been very supportive in giving good critique wit the work that I have been doing.
    I can share my opinions without feeling like I am stepping on toes or offending people.
    I have been given a period to prove myself and show management and peers what I am capable of.
    I am treated as a professional by peers and management.

    Cons

    It has taken a little while to get used to the cubicle compartmentalized atmosphere. What I do it would lead better to have desks/spaces more open.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful

    a decent start to one's career, but could have been so much more

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at EchoStar full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Work on a product that you can see being used at many places
    - very friendly and helpful coworkers who genuinely care
    - a good place to start your career and learn the development process
    - good classes offered to ramp up

    Cons

    - no flexible hours or wfh policy
    - stingy at PTO
    - compensation definitely doesn't reflect the current market numbers in the area, nor does it make you want to stay ( ESPP only slightly makes up for it , that too because the company's stocks are growing)
    - health benefits are pretty bad with such a high deductible
    - bad coffee ( sounds like a small con, but have heard so many people complain about it so often, it just shows how frugal the company is in every area possible)
    - takes many years to get promoted, doesn't reflect the current market trend of career growth when compared to many companies in the same field.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spending a little more on employees might just go a long way in showing the employees that you care and the benefits of keeping your employees happy may just make the extra money spent totally worth it when the same employees stick to you long term , spread the good word around and take more interest in working for the company's growth as well as their own.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. Intern Experience

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    Current Employee - Software Developer, Intern in Superior, CO
    Current Employee - Software Developer, Intern in Superior, CO

    I have been working at EchoStar

    Pros

    Great people, got to work on latest technology

    Cons

    Low salary compared to living standard in near by area like Boulder.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Worst company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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

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