EchoStar

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EchoStar Reviews

Updated February 20, 2015
Updated February 20, 2015
165 Reviews
2.9
165 Reviews
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EchoStar President, CEO, and Director Michael T. Dugan
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75 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    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

  2.  

    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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
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  5.  

    Intern Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6.  

    Program Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to gain useful experience to use and take elsewhere.

    Cons

    Tough working conditions, lots of hours, minimum pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees as a valuable resource and maybe they will stay and value you in return

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worst company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not someplace I would go back to.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at EchoStar (more than a year)

    Pros

    The products were fun, something I would use day to day.

    Cons

    Horrible benefits, the organization and leadership was non existant. They did not want to invest the time needed for quality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care more about people and quality, rather than just the dollar

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hard work, in an engineering environment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer I in Englewood, CO
    Former Employee - Engineer I in Englewood, CO

    I worked at EchoStar

    Pros

    This place has legitimate engineering opportunities for techie types. Design, coding, testing, manufacturing, the gamut.

    Cons

    Pay and benefits are not that good, lots of pressure, relatively little positive feedback.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees better. They're working hard for you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Meh

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Superior, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Superior, CO

    I have been working at EchoStar

    Pros

    Salary is good, Superior office is laid back.

    Cons

    Health insurance sucks. Terrible holidays and vacation policy. Corporate office is everywhere and stiffeling.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Act like your employees are important. There is no chance for advancement so the best employees inevitably leave quickly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    software engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer I in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Software Engineer I in Denver, CO

    I worked at EchoStar

    Pros

    good place to gain some experience as an entry level engineer

    Cons

    none for now. I enjoyed my time there.

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