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Not really geared towards product development.

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Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Englewood, CO
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Englewood, CO

I have been working at EchoStar full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

I work with some very good, friendly, and competent people.
The atmosphere is a bit laid-back in the right ways.
At least at the 'micro' level of management, there's a level of recognition for hard work.

Cons

It's really just a place to work.
They tend to pie-in-the-sky estimate software delivery schedules, expect weekends, and then the raises don't measure-up to the increased revenue figures in the quarterly statements.
No real solid route of advancement.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The most I hear about upper management's concerns, are simple software bugs. There's no real vision of the future outside of acquiring and partnering with other companies.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Would discourage any sentient being from working here. Wish there were negative stars.

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    Former Employee - Staff Security Administrator  in  Englewood, CO
    Former Employee - Staff Security Administrator in Englewood, CO

    I worked at EchoStar full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    If you don't feel like working, you don't really have to.

    Cons

    The people who work there fit in the following categories:
    1. Good people who made a terriblemistake and are on their way out
    2. People who could find another job but aren't motivated to do so.
    3. People who are coasting to retirement
    4. People who couldn't get jobs anywhere else

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    "We're not as bad as Dish" does not equate to adequacy.

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

    Would discourage a friend from working there

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    Former Employee - Engineer  in  Englewood, CO
    Former Employee - Engineer in Englewood, CO

    I worked at EchoStar full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Free Satellite TV. Steady paycheck from a profitable company. Hard to get laid off. Employees who keep a low profile can get by with a minimal amount of actual work performed. Basically, many employees can work as hard or little as they want.

    Cons

    Harsh upper management and weak middle management mostly comprised of loyal long term employees. Pay and benefits to industry minimum standards. Little opportunity for advancement for most employees. A few good employees carry many weak employees. Management attitude is that almost all employees are like machinery that can easily be replaced. Management values only select few employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Echostar management is above receiving advice.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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