EchoStar

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Great place to start, not for the long haul....

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at EchoStar full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Great place to learn the skills you need to go elsewhere and do the same job for a better company. Some teams are better than others. It really depends on your manager.

Cons

Lack of advancement opportunities, reviews based on a bell curve, double standards of upper management to push work to be done faster and have processes in place that are meant to slow work down.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Look outside of Denver to the rest of the company. Retention of employees is more important that you think!

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Good people in Co-Workers, Horrible Toxic Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Overall good benefits and salaries are on the lower end but are coming to standard slowly

    Cons

    The environment is toxic. There is a bully-victim culture. The different teams do not work well together, and there is open antagonism between different teams. Managers are openly insubordinate to senior managers and badmouth other teams. That can make it difficult to interface with other departments.

    There are very limited opportunities for professional growth. Most of the long time employees have found their niche and have no incentive to train new people. As a new engineer your responsibilities will be mostly technical writing and administrative tasks. There is a feeling that if too much effort is put in to training new people, they will leave the company to get another job sooner.

    There is a strong emphasis on "the way we've always done things". EchoStar does not want to invest the time in keeping their processes up to date.

    There is a lot of employee turnover. The salaries tend to be on the low end of the industry.

    Be proactive.

    Be on time, and start meetings on time.

    Maintain an organized work area.

    Learn to offer people constructive, timely feedback. An internet personality test that says you're introverted is not a valid excuse to fail to communicate with your employees. Make it happen.

    Create one set of standards, clearly communicate them to your teams, and apply them across the board to everybody.

    If a subject matter expert can't articulate the steps in their processes, it's a problem. They need to build those skills or work with someone who can do those things for them.

    If a process is inefficient, it should be reevaluated and streamlined.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be afraid of structure. It means management has to do more work on the front end, but once it is in place it will save you so much time it's worth the effort. Make it part of your culture.

    Be proactive not reactive!!

    Be on time, and start meetings on time.

    Maintain an organized work area.

    Learn to offer people constructive, timely feedback. An internet personality test that says you're introverted is not a valid excuse to fail to communicate with your employees. Make it happen.

    Create one set of standards, clearly communicate them to your teams, and apply them across the board to everybody.

    If a subject matter expert can't articulate the steps in their processes, it's a problem. They need to build those skills or work with someone who can do those things for them.

    If a process is inefficient, it should be reevaluated and streamlined.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great team of people!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The company is constantly introducing new products so we're always challenged. Very intelligent and competent senior management team. If you do your job well, management will support you. There are great employees throughout the organization.

    Cons

    Salaries are not up to industry standards. Health insurance is expensive and high deductible scares a lot of people away.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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