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Not really geared towards product development.

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Englewood, CO
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Englewood, CO

I have been working at EchoStar full-time (More than 3 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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 Management

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.

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    Good place to work if you dont want to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer I in Cheyenne, WY
    Current Employee - Engineer I in Cheyenne, WY

    I have been working at EchoStar full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Easy, laid back. Good place to work if you just want to put in time and go home.

    Cons

    Low pay
    Bad benefits
    untrained/ignorant management
    no training
    no room for advancement
    expensive benefits

    Advice to Management

    Stop penalizing the people who do all the work and who train and try to advance. Stop getting in the way with stupid ideas out of a magazine that you read on an airplane and basing everything off buzzwords. Stop promoting the slackers and incompetent people because this is where your problems start compounding. And pay better to attract talent and get off the 10 ten worst places to work list.


  2. Great job to learn more about your field, but a poor place to have your career.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Engineer in Gilbert, AZ
    Current Employee - Associate Engineer in Gilbert, AZ

    I have been working at EchoStar full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    A lot of exposure to many different types of equipment and system configurations. Opportunities to lead RF projects. Employees are generally good people to work with. Will get a lot of hands-on experience on all related RF systems. Will have the opportunity to work with networking, servers, and remote monitoring and control systems engineering.

    Cons

    Benefits are overall bad and minimal. The 401k is not great either. Standards of operations are lacking for the ESO department. Training is minimal and unorganized. Communication is terrible within the department and between departments. Management refuses to enforce the standards they create and has led to rogue employees and intermediate supervisors. A mountain of paperwork and review process is required before any maintenance can occur. Opportunity for advancement is very minimal. In-fighting between supervisors is performed in the presence of employees on a regular basis. Documentation of systems and projects are often lacking. Change shifts far too often. Office politics are always at work. Generally disgruntled employees and supervisors. Overall, not a good place to have a career. Pay is well below the field average.

    Advice to Management

    Supervisors should be chosen based off more than technical knowledge alone. Create standards and enforce them to provide some structure and less demoralization. Institute a better training program to increase overall proficiency. Supervisors need more oversight. Work to keep good talent from fleeing on a regular basis. If your going to pay employees substandard than at least get them good benefits they can afford as an offset.


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