Sling Media
3.2 of 5 29 reviews
www.slingbox.com Foster City, CA 150 to 499 Employees

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Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Foster City, CA

I worked at Sling Media full-time for more than a year

ProsGood middle management, cool technology, Flexible schedule, nice people. Great chance for new people to learn and grow.

ConsOwned by Echostar, which has notoriously cheap management / policies. Will try to nickel and dime you on everything.
IT is continually overworked and understaffed.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great product company, Great culture, Not so aligned parent company

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Sling Media


Pros: Breadth of expertise, Smart people to work with Cons: Stuck with legacy product vision Advice to Senior Management: Come up with different product ideas More

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Cool products, bad execution, worse benefits and no career growth

Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Foster City, CA

I worked at Sling Media full-time for more than 3 years


Pros: No layoffs, job stability and a steady paycheck from the parent company Echostar Nice people and an easy going atmosphere with no pressure… Cons: Awful Echostar health benefits plan especially for people with families. The smarter employees jump onto their spouse's health plan if they can. Salaries are stagnant and… Advice to Senior Management: Management seriously needs to improve employee compensation to retain talent. Reward… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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