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Former Employee - Field Service Specialist I
Former Employee - Field Service Specialist I

I worked at DISH full-time (less than a year)

Pros

There were some great people and the managers were helpful. The pay was great and there was plenty of work to be done.

Cons

My field coach spent more time criticizing my driving than teaching me the job. The managers didn't allow him to really show me how to do it and then expected me to meet all the performance metrics that experienced technicians have to meet. Management doesn't care about getting you home at a reasonable time and you will spend 12 or more hours a day working. If you aren't out that late, you have little or no work at all.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Actually train people, listen to them instead of criticizing, and spread out the work so people can see their families.

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    Inventory Control

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    Current Employee - Inventory Specialist
    Current Employee - Inventory Specialist

    I have been working at DISH part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    NO pros at all here...
    only thing I can migh say is a "discounted" bill.

    Cons

    Too many to list for this place

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pull your head out of your ....

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    My experience has been up and down.

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    Current Employee - Technician
    Current Employee - Technician

    I have been working at DISH full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    One reason is it is a job in this shaky economy. I enjoy the technical side of working for DISH. We get to meet and greet new people daily. Independence.

    Cons

    We are graded on certain metrics and we have little to no control over some of them. Bonuses, as well as promotions, are determined by these metrics. Pay is not competitive. I could make twice the amount I make here at DirecTv. I went to school to be certified to install satellite internet and of course we don't get extra pay when we get extra certifications.There is no such thing as an excused absence. I was wrote up for missing a day when I was told to take the day off from a doctor and I took the slip to my office. If a customer misses their appointment and we are an hour and a half away, back at the office, and the customer gets home and wants us to come back to do their job we have to turn around and go back. We work in all weather, in attics and under houses.Technicians are forced to try and sell new equipment offered by DISH to customers and we are compensated with Reward points that we can use to buy things at a website. Well, considering the value of items we sell the "reward" points don't equal out to much. Last time I checked, salesmen usually receive some kind of training and they are reasonably compensated.The "rewards" are not worth their while. A real salesman would make actual money for selling these items at another place. Our management tells us if we have a problem to talk to them and they will try to work something out with us. Well, if we do go to them and talk to them we almost always get the same answer. It's something along the lines of, "There is nothing I can do to help." or "I will have to ask somebody else and get back to you." or "That is the policy and there is nothing I can do to help." I love the type of work but it seems like we(technicians) , the face of DISH, are doormats and don't matter at all. If we did, pay would be competitive, we would be properly rewarded for accomplishments and we would be treated like people, instead of slaves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen and take our issues up the ladder so something can be done to make DISH a decent place to work. Fight for the minions underneath you.

    Doesn't Recommend
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