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Innovative and stable company ith plenty of work available.

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Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Germantown, MD
Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Germantown, MD

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

Pros

Management let's you try new technology and are very supportive. No layoffs, probably because a lot of junior engineers leave after 4 or 5 years. No cubicles for more privacy.

Cons

Telecommuting is not allowed. Echo star has bought out Hughes. Everybody is worried about benefits becoming worse under Echostar. Promotions do not come easy.

Advice to Management

Promote and better pay the top junior programmers to retain them.

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  1. 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    More communication, specifically career development conversations


  2. 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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Need to raise pay and recognize people for their effort.


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