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The good, the bad and the cheap

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Middle Management in Denver, CO
Current Employee - Middle Management in Denver, CO

I have been working at DISH full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Good Pay, generous bonus structure for hourly and salaried employees. The culture is hard driving, do what it takes to succeed and is definitely not for everyone. But if you don't mind hard work and you are willing to go the extra mile to achieve results, DISH will be a good fit. There are also lots of opportunities for growth and change and DISH leadership encourages and supports change, new ideas and innovation. opportunities for advancement for college graduates but not to many opportunities for those without a degree.

Cons

DISH expects dedication, hard work and some long work days. This is not a 9-5 office. DISH leadership does not seem to understand the work life balance. Benefits are lacking. Health benefits have costly premiums and one of the highest deductibles that I have ever experienced ($1250 for an individual and $2500 for a couple or family.) If you are relatively healthy and never in an accident, you basically pay for all of your health care out of pocket never reaching your deductible. Vision coverage is almost non existent and mental health coverage is non existent (seriously!) DISH cheaps out on its employees in order to put more money in its coffers.

DISH has a fatal flaw. They see themselves as a technology company like Apple or Google. They do not understand that they are a service provider. Because of this they consistently under value their customers and their employees that touch their customers. If they put as much effort and funds into creating exceptional service as they invest in technology, they could be top of the line. instead, they squeeze the hourly employees and the customer to get as much as possible from each and discard when they cant squeeze any more out of either.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Lighten up on the deductible, offer better vision, dental and mental health coverage. You'll need this to keep your best employees as the economy continues to improve. Learn to value your customers and your field staff. A content staff is happy and upbeat and comes across in the service they provide; a stressed out, rushed and harried staff provides ... Its not rocket science.

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Painful.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Isa in Pine Brook, NJ
    Current Employee - Isa in Pine Brook, NJ

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

    Pros

    Pay is decent.It's a full time,permanent job that's always hiring

    Meaning you can always leave and come back if necessary and you can get your friends hired if they need work....that's about it.

    SOME room for growth or transfer to a different dept(if you stay long enough and kiss ass hard enough).

    Cons

    Almost everything else.Benefits are horrible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be a normal company

    .With normal time and attendance policies and disciplinary policies.(You can lie to a customer ,all day long but you can't come in one minute late basically.IM NOT JOKING).

    .Stop with the mandatory overtime and hand out real benefits and you might keep people past 9 months.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Must be flexible and adaptable

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Instructional Designer in Centennial, CO
    Current Employee - Instructional Designer in Centennial, CO

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

    Pros

    DISH provides a lot of opportunity and highly promotes the internal job application process. The pay and benefits are good but not fantastic. DISH is a frugal company which is great for employee retention and company profitability. The company makes good choices and is concerned with innovation. As far as growth, DISH is on the up and up.

    Cons

    This is not so much a con as a warning. There is a lot of change happening all the time. If you are the type of person that doesn't like change and does not adapt easily to new ideas then DISH is not right for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work and continue listening to employees needs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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