Hughes Communications Reviews

Updated June 18, 2015
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Hughes Communications Chairman and CEO Pradman P. Kaul
Pradman P. Kaul
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Pros
  • Provides for a great work life balance, fixed work timings (in 10 reviews)

  • The overall work environment and people are great (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Top heavy - many VPs and so emphasis on recruiting entry and low levels in attempt to correct and so now a hole in mid-level expertise (in 6 reviews)

  • The potential for greatness is present but is not exploited properly by senior management (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Good work/life balance - Great for beginners

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

    I worked at Hughes Communications full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    -Great place for new college grads
    -Innovative technology and lots of opportunities to explore
    -Great people who are smart, have fun and work hard
    -Great work life balance

    Cons

    - Low growth potential
    - Benefilts are just ok

    Advice to Management

    Match your employess with their field of interest and improve your benefits


  2. Quality Assurance

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Ann Arbor, MI

    I have been working at Hughes Communications (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Good co-workers! Interesting projects. Great internship opportunities.

    Cons

    Business was complicated. Not enough information for interns to learn. Interns have to stay in a hotel. Although with $270 per week stipend, it's still not enough to cover all housing fees. We have to pay roughly $1200 per month. No shuttle bus.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more information, so that interns can have more insight knowledge about the job.


  3. Good mentor program

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hughes Communications

    Pros

    New higher buddy
    Good company perks

    Cons

    seems very cramped, work environment is mediocre


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  5. Excellent, but slow place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hughes Communications

    Pros

    Stable, Good location, moderate salary

    Cons

    Low growth potential, old school, Skills not very applicable in market


  6. ok people not efficient

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

    I worked at Hughes Communications full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    ok people if you stay and don't get laid off for whatever reason they operate on the job for life principal. You have to accept whatever happens though,

    Cons

    Not very organized place. Can be lots of fire drills.

    Advice to Management

    Get organized.


  7. Engineer

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

    I worked at Hughes Communications full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Good environment to start work with it. school tuition assistant and training program provided. cafeteria food is excellent and the price is reasonable.

    Cons

    Health insurance only has one choose, which associate with HSA account. It is good for health people, but it is not good for older people or have new born family.

    Advice to Management

    Please consider to improve health insurance benefit and 401K company contributions.


  8. Great Learning Experience

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

    I worked at Hughes Communications

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

    Pros

    Mentor/ Intern Relationship
    Team Based Learning
    Great Program

    Cons

    There was not a great program in place for interns.
    Work needs to be done on some rotational training program for entry level.


  9. Not a good place to work

    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff II, Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff II, Software Engineer

    I have been working at Hughes Communications

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    - work- life balance is good

    Cons

    - bad work environment
    - benefits are bad


  10. Ok

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Financial Analyst in Germantown, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Financial Analyst in Germantown, MD

    I have been working at Hughes Communications full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    relaxed work environment, everyone has been there for along time with a lot of knowledge

    Cons

    lack for career growth. management is only focused on stuff that relates to their bonus

    Advice to Management

    get rid of the layers of management and unproductive employees


  11. I've never been happier

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Installer in Copperas Cove, TX
    Current Employee - Installer in Copperas Cove, TX

    I have been working at Hughes Communications

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

    Pros

    I feel like I bring joy to people's lives who cannot get access to the Web, it's a wonderful feeling, there's nothing like it

    Cons

    New challenge new area new experience on every install hard or easy

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work



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