EchoStar

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Good place to work if you dont want to work

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
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)

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 ManagementAdvice

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.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    I couldn't palette their flavor of Kool-Ade

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer in Englewood, CO
    Former Employee - Engineer in Englewood, CO

    I worked at EchoStar full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Steady pay checks such as they are, easy to coast through without much effort. Cheap TV.
    That's about it.

    Cons

    Read the other reviews and you'll find many that point out flaws in this company. The problem is that the flaws go so deep that no single review can cover them all: Low pay, misguided micro-management, poor benefits, top down dictates, lack of respect for employees (ideas, abilities, careers) by upper management, a corporate culture of continued mediocrity because that's the way we've always done it. The list just goes on and on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Same advice given by others: you need to change the corporate culture and that requires overhauling the upper management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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