EchoStar

  www.echostar.com
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Dynamic Company

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Current Employee - Program Manager II in Englewood, CO
Current Employee - Program Manager II in Englewood, CO

I have been working at EchoStar full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Good place to expand on skillsets in operations, technology, manufacturing, & design.
Great for experiencing manufacturing on a global scale.

Cons

More often than not, you continually run into walls when trying to implement change from the norm. Mindset of key persons who influence product designs seems to be stale.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Inject some new blood into senior management. A company cannot grow when you continue to keep operating the same way, year in & year out.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Disposable Technicians

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    Former Employee - Installation/Service Technician III in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Installation/Service Technician III in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed the technical aspects of the job and working with the customers, especially the troubleshooting and challenging installations.

    Cons

    Mostly the dumb rules imposed by management and they way they become more and more hostile as you progress through the steps to become an advanced technician. They would rather alienate the experienced techs so they will leave and pay someone else the beginning techs wages.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Experience should be recognized and valued by companies. The technicians at Dish Network are the main contact point with the customers, and should receive more respect within the company for their technical and people skills. The management of this company uses the 'mud on the wall' tactics where paying minimal wages is more important than experienced technicians who can resolve both technical and customer service issues.

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

    Good People, Bad Benefits, Terrible Management (2.5 Stars)

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - TOC Broadcast Operator IV in Gilbert, AZ
    Former Employee - TOC Broadcast Operator IV in Gilbert, AZ

    I worked at EchoStar full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good People at Bottom of Corporate Ladder, 4 Day Work Week, Generous Sick Pay/Vacation Benefits, Job Has Updated Technology, Good Job if Involved in Creative Process Due to Large Amount of Time off every week.

    Cons

    Terrible Benefits For Family, Salary Is Mediocre, Upper Management More Concerned With Reputations Than Helping Workers, Many Managers Can Not Do the Job of the Department They Run, Moving Up in Company Is Difficult, Company takes a long time to update technology to a working level, Many future projects are not planned properly. Scapegoating is common among departments. A fear mentality infects this place from the CEO all the way down to a lowly technician.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management at Echostar is awful. They will often not understand the department that they are in charge of running. Many reports have to be written by underlings that benefit a manager during daily meetings so he can understand the finer details of the events that occurred in their department. If a department is filled with very good workers, the manager will get and take the credit for the work of his employees. The company also has a very authoritarian mentality like many present day corporations. Rules that are created do not make sense for the job that is being performed but must not be crossed unless you want to be alienated. Even if you folow the rules, there is no guarantee that a manager will not throw you under the bus. The job needs people that are more open minded and tolerant of differing viewpoints but Echostar will always promote the person who does what he is told and will block the workers that work for them from ever being able to question the logic behind many of the rules or circumstances of the job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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