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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


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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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


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