EchoStar Reviews

Updated July 26, 2015
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  1. Great employer, lots of opportunities

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

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

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

    Pros

    Fair compensation, outstanding tuition reimbursement availablity, good benefits, good career paths available

    Cons

    New employee. No identified downfalls as of yet.

    Advice to Management

    New employee. No advice to management yet.


  2. No bad

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

    I worked at EchoStar full-time

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

    Pros

    Big company, not too much risk. It is a big company so it has a policy of not taking risks.

    Cons

    Not a great place to be inspired. It may have good tech but what it does with it may not be that fun.


  3. Software Engineer

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

    I worked at EchoStar full-time

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

    Pros

    The engineering team was great. Smart group of people that genuinely enjoyed collaboration. The front-line manager was very good and seemed to care about his employees.

    Cons

    Executive management would get excellent results, often in high pressure situations, and continued to demand more to the detriment of everyone's well being. Their approach to garner more productivity out the engineering team was to micromanage, berate, and take away quality of life perks. Most of the team burnt out and slowly disbanded. The benefit of working with such great colleagues was gone.

    Advice to Management

    Great software engineers are not easily replaced. Respect your teams, reward them for their achievements, help them with their professional goals, and focus on retention.


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  5. So far, great place to work.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technician ESO in Monee, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Technician ESO in Monee, IL

    I have been working at EchoStar

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    No complaints.


  6. Great place to learn and work

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

    I worked at EchoStar

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  7. Echostar

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


  8. Not a good company for innovation

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

    I worked at EchoStar

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

    Pros

    Nothing I can think of

    Cons

    apathetic Management No Process No Employee care No Career opportunities


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    Engineer I

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

    I have been working at EchoStar full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with. Excellent technology and diverse environments

    Cons

    Even their Senior Management has said that they are only interested in results. That they do not care about the employees at all and that there is always someone else to do the job so why should they care or provide a descent salary or benefits..

    Advice to Management

    Realize that the people who work there are the company and without them there is no company. And if you force a title change on an employee, expect to also change their compensation to match the title.


  10. 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


  11. Nothing positive.

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

    I worked at EchoStar

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.



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