Hughes Communications Reviews

Updated July 2, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Good company for a work life balance, not so great for your career

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - MTS-2 Software Engineer in Germantown, MD
    Former Employee - MTS-2 Software Engineer in Germantown, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance. You get lot of breaks during work. Keep delivering on your tasks in time and you will promotion in 2 years (don't expect sooner)

    Cons

    Promotion- don't expect it sooner than 2 years HR is rude Pays are usually below market rate

    Advice to Management

    Put some life into work. Try more to manage employees who are seriously believe in job security, before things get out of hand.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Decent work if you are in the right group, but below average pay

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff II in Germantown, MD
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff II in Germantown, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to start your career and learn if you are in the right group. Solid engineers and very friendly people throughout the company.

    Cons

    Lack of structured training. Below average pay. Lack of career development and very slow advancement.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Overworked underpaid

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer II in Germantown, MD
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer II in Germantown, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - interesting technology - not the worst work environment

    Cons

    - management heavy - benefits went for a toss after Echostar took over - low pay - 20th century tools and processes

    Advice to Management

    pay more if you expect top performing employees to stick around


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Downhill since Echostar Acquisition

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer 2-Software in Germantown, MD
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer 2-Software in Germantown, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Access to free Internet and TV service, and discounts at other related companies.

    Cons

    Since the purchase by Echostar, the benefits have been eroded, salaries have become stagnant and the pressure and expectations have risen exponentially.

    Advice to Management

    Stop removing benefits and start rewarding the good hardworking employees instead of keeping that for yourself.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Pleasantly satisfied after many years

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Hardware Engineer in Germantown, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Hardware Engineer in Germantown, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hughes Communications full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    If you perform you will be recognized. Very engineering centric work pace, very tight schedules during the product development and launch phase and very relaxed during the off cycle. Overall a very good place to work with room for your growth with creative ideas, good perks and reasonable time off policies

    Cons

    Could send employees to periodic system tools training and subject matter conferences. Very top heavy management, I anticipate a change coming in the next 3-5 years with a lot of the senior management retiring.

    Advice to Management

    Grow your mid level management more effectively and do not promote people for loyalties only.


  7. Nice company to work for

    Current Employee - MTS-2 Software Engineer in Germantown, MD
    Current Employee - MTS-2 Software Engineer in Germantown, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hughes Communications full-time

    Pros

    Really helpful colleagues and a very understanding manager

    Cons

    In a comparatively small city, Germantown


  8. Helpful (1)

    Great Engineers, Poor Management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Department Adninitrator in Germantown, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Department Adninitrator in Germantown, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Forward thinking, great us of technology

    Cons

    Poor management. The company was built and run by engineers. The understand nothing of Sales or Marketing.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees. They know what's going on


  9. It was okay.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pretty basic job. Reading the script got you in a position to achieve a decent level of success.

    Cons

    "Trainers" were hardly capable of speaking a sentence. Always "knew" everything however never showed their skill.

    Advice to Management

    Make the trainers actually showcase skills instead of acting like hotshots and never doing anything.


  10. Hughes Network Systems is one of the Best Places I have ever worked

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Employee Services in Gaithersburg, MD
    Former Employee - Employee Services in Gaithersburg, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    HNS has great benefits and the work environment is exceptional. Management tries to listen to employees and keep them updated on what is going on in the company.

    Cons

    While I worked there teleworking was not allowed.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen to the needs of the employees.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Very Good Company for freshers

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

    Pros

    Senior staff is very supportive. They listen to your opinion, and give you chance to executive them. In all it is a good company to start your career.

    Cons

    Pay is not very attractive,medical benefits are less. At lease in the FPGA group, they are short of people, so many a times have to do months of testing for which an intern or technician should be hired.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more intern for automation and testing. Even Senior staff have waste a lot of time on testing



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