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Structured environment with large potential if your okay with micro - management

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Current Employee - Dish Network Installer  in  Memphis, TN
Current Employee - Dish Network Installer in Memphis, TN

I have been working at DISH full-time

Pros

They are an international company and for that reason there is of course a large potential for advancement so long as you want to work hard to get there. The company also has invested largely into technology to include the Samsung Note so that you can work more efficiently and keep everything from the activations, to the customer's signature all digital and hassle free. This technology continues into your routes, GPS to customer location and so forth. You can start on the bottom end as a FSS1 (Installer) if you know your stuff can be a lead technician by your first year. After a few years with the company you may have the option to move up to a FSM (Field Service Manager). From there it depends on the route you wish to take and where you are wanting to go.. Even during your time as an installer there are many routes and options that you have. You will be SCBA certified and then you can go back through more training to become certified to do Smart Home. Through all of your training you increase in level of pay and there are some techs pushing around $25-30hr. All depends on how hard you want to work and how long...

Cons

The great thing is the structured environment and there is a lot technology to help make your job easier but that all comes at a cost. The FSM's are able to at any point in the day know your exact location, know what your doing and how.. Generally this isn't a problem if you are doing what you are supposed to do however it does make you wonder how much you are trusted.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Management at this location seems to be very interested in the employees lives and the things that are going on which affect work. Most of the management is prior military to include marines which makes the management style a little "in your face". You have to understand though at least in my perspective that this is a good thing. You know what you are getting and you don't have to wonder about uncertainties. You know what is expected of you and there is no reason that you can't do your job as they give you everything that you would need to complete the task. They do a great job and they work hard. Keep up the good work. The only advice that could be given is to the upper management. STOP HOLDING CONNECTIVITY AGAINST THE TECH! We can not control the fact that more and more people are dropping traditional forms of connectivity. More people JUST LIKE ME use their phone for internet. Why are we being graded on this is we can't control it. Trust that your employees are connecting the ones they can and leave the rest alone.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    OK to work

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative  in  Pine Brook, NJ
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Pine Brook, NJ

    I have been working at DISH full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    400 base salary plus commission if your selling.4 week of Training.

    Cons

    Stressful place .Have to get dish service and attendance is a must.Selling and rude customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    One flew over the cookoos nest

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    Former Employee - TSR III  in  McKeesport, PA
    Former Employee - TSR III in McKeesport, PA

    I worked at DISH full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    They will take anyone who can read, write and has a pulse.
    Long time employees are very dedicated and good at their job.
    If you are willing to stick it out for a few years you can make decent pay even with low education.

    Cons

    They will take anyone who can read, write and has a pulse.
    The company is very rigid yet expects their employees to be highly flexible.
    There is not enough of an incentive to keep quality people there more than a few months. Bottom line is that if you are quality, can reason and solve problems you will do well but keep looking. Until they roll out a plan to give incentive to those quality individuals they will keep leaving as soon as something better is available.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop moving jobs overseas.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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