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Good for early career growth

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

Pros

I ve read a lot of bad reviews and I wonder why...I think it all just depends on your team and manager. Working in the IT department isnt as bad..
1. Opportunity to work on some major projects and make an impact
2. Great people around you always willing to help out
3. Open door policy - you can directly go one or two levels above you and talk about something if you have to..they will listen
4. Company invests in growth and infrastructure, so its good that you get to work on the latest technology and not outdated ones
5. Free satellite TV package with premium movie channels

Cons

1. Pay is average, benefits are poor - there isnt much incentive to stay here long term
2. Company is quite rigid with work schedules, no flex hours or work from home policy
3. Sometimes, employees are just treated as material resources (especially by PMs who only care about getting their project done no matter what it takes)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

1. Give your best people incentive to stay long term (compensation, benfits, bonuses, etc.) otherwise they will leave
2. Be flexible as far as work hours are concerned, emphasis should be on getting the job done instead of completing 40 hours in a week..

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    Educational

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    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    There are very intelligent people around you.

    Cons

    The hours are not as flexible as some would like with core hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    The good, the bad and the cheap

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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.

    No opinion of CEO
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