EchoStar Reviews

Updated July 26, 2015
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EchoStar President, CEO, and Director Michael T. Dugan
Michael T. Dugan
88 Ratings

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. Helpful (1)

    Engineer II

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at EchoStar (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    1. New Technology (depends which team) 2. Laid back environment (depends which team) 3. Friendly co-workers (depends which team)

    Cons

    1. Salary below average 2. Benefit not good, health insurance is pretty bad. vacation is only 2 weeks per year. 3. When the deadline is approaching, life-work balance is a joke.

    Advice to Management

    Some managers are nice, some others are rude. But almost all of them can not take care of all details before doing a project.


  2. Interesting times

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Centennial, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Centennial, CO

    I worked at EchoStar (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great employees to work with! Very talented.

    Cons

    Limited number of products and mainly B2B2 customers except for their subsidiaries.


  3. Dish Network

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Harlingen, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Harlingen, TX

    I worked at EchoStar

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Plenty of overtime if you want it, some good coaches ,some horrible team leads with no experience

    Cons

    On major fight nights you had to be there no matter I'd you were suppose to be off


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Benefits

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Solutions Architect
    Current Employee - IT Solutions Architect

    I have been working at EchoStar

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Stable company, been doing business well, and strong with cash

    Cons

    Very poor with benefits and long term advantages to stay along

    Advice to Management

    Please look into employee satisfaction - compare with other companies in the IT services field.


  6. A very great Experience

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Dallas, TX

    I worked at EchoStar (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The projects are very task oriented and the teams are great. The work pressure is to a nominal extent and as an Intern you get a lot to learn and implement. Overall, it was an amazing experience.

    Cons

    I don't think there are any cons but one need to work a lot to survive


  7. Compression Technician

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technician in Mount Jackson, VA
    Current Employee - Technician in Mount Jackson, VA

    I have been working at EchoStar

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very nice employees. Great managers. Fun atmosphere. Everyone has a sense of humor. Training is paced at how fast you learn.

    Cons

    Ridiculous amount of things to learn. Many acronyms and other abstract terms. Loads of numbers to memorize.

    Advice to Management

    There isn't really anything I can say to management. They do a Fantastic job, and they facilitate a relaxed and fun atmosphere. I suppose I'd say keep it up.


  8. Technician

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Service Specialist in Harrisburg, PA
    Current Employee - Field Service Specialist in Harrisburg, PA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good for those with a dales background who like working with their hands. Dish had begun to make their technicians into salesman

    Cons

    Constant presume to sale. They tell you to not be pushy salesman but yet give you all kinds of quotas


  9. No communication

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in American Fork, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in American Fork, UT

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There is slight flexibility where a big deal is not made if you come in at 9:05am instead of 9am sharp. Co-workers are nice to work with.

    Cons

    There is a lack of communication. It seems that no one knows what's truly going on because they do not talk to each other. It seems like it's a company run on fear tactics. The medical and dental benefits are a high deductible. If you ask for a needed software or an office supply you get push back on it.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Organizational leadership is a nightmare

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at EchoStar

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Ironically they paid well. Location of the offices are convenient.

    Cons

    Company only cares about the bottom line. Shutdown an entire part of the org and terminated everyone because mid year financials where off. Just hired new employees a week before and terminated them also. Made employees pay back relocation that moved out for a job 6 months prior even though they were going to terminate them anyway. Let employees submit resignations when they knew they were closing the company, so they didn't have to pay severance. No service based severance. If you were with the company 10 yrs you get 2 weeks severance.Michael Dugan has established a reputation as a penny pinching Napoleonic leader with no regard for his employees. This attitude starts at the top and flows down through the org chart.

    Advice to Management

    Develop some type of business ethics and value because it is a black hole of business morals.


  11. dish network

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Dispatch Specialist I in Englewood, CO
    Former Employee - Lead Dispatch Specialist I in Englewood, CO

    I worked at EchoStar (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good experience, office experience as a dispatcher and lead specialist

    Cons

    terrible interoffice relationships and hostile work environments



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