There are newer employer reviews for Hughes Communications

 

Fair till date

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - MTS-2 Software Engineer in Germantown, MD
Current Employee - MTS-2 Software Engineer in Germantown, MD

I have been working at Hughes Communications full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Lots of experienced people to work with, some super smart and brilliant.

Cons

Very slow growth, bad policies since takeover by Echostar

Recommends
Approves of CEO

93 Other Employee Reviews for Hughes Communications (View Most Recent)

Sort: Rating Date
  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Technically satisfying, average pay & benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Member Technical Staff III in Germantown, MD
    Current Employee - Member Technical Staff III in Germantown, MD

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

    Pros

    Good co-workers, challenging projects, opportunities to learn about different fields related to your work, decent HR, onsite perks (yoga, health related programs, cafeteria, nurse), pay tuition fees for further education in Engineering related fields

    Cons

    Not exactly a meritocracy based system, benefits (especially medical/dental) have gone down since EchoStar bought this company, no tuition fees paid for MBA, project planning is poor as little time given for execution, not enough training to further expertise

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    higher pay especially since MD is costly, better medical benefits, bring in more performance linked award system, provide tuition for MBA, provide more time for execution of projects

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Very stable, but no career advancement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - SMTS3 in Germantown, MD
    Former Employee - SMTS3 in Germantown, MD

    I worked at Hughes Communications full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    At least when I was working there they had generous vacation and health benefits (but I heard that's changed since they were sold to echo star)

    Cons

    There was no way for junior people to advance. Seniority is the king at Hughes regardless of merit. It's work your way up in the true sense of the phrase. The pay is also way below industry standard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're stuck in stone ages. Look around what others are doing to retain their talents.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
There are newer employer reviews for Hughes Communications

Work at Hughes Communications? Share Your Experiences

Hughes Communications

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.