Sling Media

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Software Engineer

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Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Foster City, CA
Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Foster City, CA

I worked at Sling Media full-time (more than an year)

Pros

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

Cons

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

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

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

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sling Media

    Pros

    Breadth of expertise, Smart people to work with

    Cons

    Stuck with legacy product vision

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Come up with different product ideas

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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Foster City, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Foster City, CA

    I worked at Sling Media full-time (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 to deliver unless you take the onus upon yourself

    Cool gadgets and technologies that you can work on and put on your resume

    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 very non-competitive with the rest of the bay area. No annual bonus and a few lucky people get a paltry salary increment that is barely enough to cover inflation.

    Employees are constantly leaving because of lackluster top management that seems to promote yes-men or hires from outside the company. The people who actually contribute and innovate are left with no choice but to leave this company in frustration.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management seriously needs to improve employee compensation to retain talent.

    Reward top performers otherwise it breeds an atmosphere of frustration and envy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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