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Cautiously Optimistic

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Engineer I
Current Employee - Engineer I
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

The company's history serves as an anchor to weigh it down. Relatively recent operating changes are helping to aim things in the right direction and I am cautiously optimistic that the path the company is taking, in regards to engineering at least, is moving to improve communication & processes. Pay is not highly competitive, but it is competitive and in line with the Denver area's averages based on skills, years of experience, and education level, and it turns out that our benefits package is much better than some of my friends' who are also engineers. This is not a silicon valley company, to be certain, but the office environment is casual and open with decent-sized cubicle spaces in several engineering dept locations. The grounds in Englewood back up against a golf course and the weather in Colorado is fantastic a good chunk of the year (even winter, surprisingly). We have a hockey team, the holiday party is a great time, and the upper management of engineering has strong supporters of philanthropy. All of the good press regarding our recent product releases & quarterly profits has helped to launch stock prices to record highs.

Cons

The coffee is terrible. There's no ball pit. The cubicles are gray. The operating changes mentioned in "Pros" aren't fully cemented and so there are quite a few kinks to work out. There are far too many Broncos fans. Documentation is a real sore spot in that I've been told one learns the code via "tribal lore" (though this is also slowly changing).

Advice to Management

Keep it up. Make changes slowly, one by one, in order to ensure they are firmly adopted before moving on. Get better coffee. Some real creamer would be nice, too. And a ball pit. With a slide.

Other Employee Reviews for EchoStar

  1. Low pay/ Bad Benifits

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people/Co workers. Working with the technology.

    Cons

    No matter how long you work for them your max vacation you can earn is 2 weeks. Lack of communication from middle management. The pay is below industry standards and raises are very small. If you don't start at a good salary you are screwed for many years to come.

    Advice to Management

    Let people earn more vacation than 2 weeks even if its after a few years. Don't base salary on one location when other locations have a higher cost of living. They said they were doing a salary adjustment to industry standards (5/2014). Did not happen for all employees.


  2. Great company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Germantown, MD
    Current Employee - Director in Germantown, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Challenging work environment. Great co-workers. Deep engineering background of the company with blend or service provider culture.

    Cons

    Use to be good in health benefits but now they have reduced. Competitive compensation package.

    Advice to Management

    keep up the great work.


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