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Top Technology and Great Co-Workers

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Current Employee - Support Organization in Germantown, MD
Current Employee - Support Organization in Germantown, MD

I have been working at Hughes Communications full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Very good benefits and conveniences, including on-site nurse and credit union. Top technology on interesting projects and great co-worker relationships. People are top notch.

Cons

Telecommuting not encouraged. More communication from Middle Management.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

More communication, specifically career development conversations

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Best place to start career

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    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Germantown, MD
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Germantown, MD

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

    Pros

    Great projects to learn cool technologies. Will get chance to work on different parts of Software development life cycle. Real hands-on experience. Great team. People are very smart. Gr8 benefits

    Cons

    Some times you may get shuffled around too much to meet the project deadlines.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to raise pay and recognize people for their effort.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    If you like to be surrounded by smart people and enjoy being treated with respect, then stay away

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Germantown, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Germantown, MD

    I have been working at Hughes Communications full-time

    Pros

    Location close to DC. 401K match, high job security due to little internal and external competition

    Cons

    with some few exceptions, the comany has very unhealthy culture and work environment. Most smart employees who enjoy working with other smart people and like to be treated with respect do not stay at this company for long. Don't expect to be properly trained nor compensated. Do expect to be bullied, as there are few bullies around, some with fancy titles. The company, with few exceptions, is run by mostly highly paid, semi retired, , unmotivated "leaders" who lack basic skills in managing organizations. Almost every manager has the word VP or Director in their title, most do not even manage a business or manage less than a handful of people.

    Looks like the company went through some tough time in the past and most of the talent have left. As a result, many were promoted into leading positions. For now the company does not have a lot of competition, but without changing its culture, it will not survive once competition gets more intense with viasat and idirect and gilat are all gearing up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A shakeup is neceassry at the top layer to bring motivation, desire to win, and accountability. Hire leaders from outside the company, work on improving the company and its image so you can attract top talent from top universities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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