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Excellent opportunity for experience and learning, if salary is not your main motivation.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Test Engineer in Englewood, CO
Current Employee - Software Test Engineer in Englewood, CO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at EchoStar full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Casual and often times laid back environment, easy management access, minimal micro-management, company sponsored events, overtime available to hourly employees, gain experience here, but only if you are willing to go take it!

Cons

Poor compensation and promotion structure, ancient equipment to work with, building is too small and falling apart, or catching on fire. Not aligned with industry standard practices such as ieee and istqb. Proprietary and highly archaic programs to work with gaining no experience that is used anywhere else in the industry. Our customer (Dish) dictates too much, and we bend over to provide it, often for it to just be forgotten about by them. Project managers given power to work against other project managers to be the pet of the executives, which leads to lack of team work and division of resources that is highly apparent further down the hill in the company. Morale around here feels like everyone is beat down.

Advice to Management

Seems like a good "starter job" where people get their 5 years of industry experience and take it to a company that will actually pay what the people -and new employer- feel they are worth. Only the mediocre stick around for the mediocre product produced and salary earned. Such a shame to miss out on talent due to the need to be cheap. Charlie is worth 12.5 billion and your employees are leaving because they aren't properly compensated? Ridiculous! Ever heard of a bonus?

Other Employee Reviews for EchoStar

  1. Awesome experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Engineering Intern in Englewood, CO
    Current Intern - Engineering Intern in Englewood, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EchoStar as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great manager, great workplace, great people

    Cons

    There are no downsides as they are very good to employees


  2. Fun, dynamic. Great place to start a career

    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Englewood, CO
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Englewood, CO

    I worked at EchoStar as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The atmosphere is fairly laid back and everyone is willing to help. There is always something going on, so your work is never boring

    Cons

    Some aspects of code review and implementation can be a little lax. More organization would be helpful in finding exactly what the expectation is.


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