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66 English questions out of 66

February 7, 2020

What is paid time off like at DISH?

Pros

Fast-paced, high energy, ability to move laterally as well as vertically.

Cons

Must be in the building (Corporate) by 9:00 and don’t dare think about leaving before 3:00, fewer days off than other Fortune 200 companies, atrocious benefits package, no paid time off for new parents, no flex time, absolutely no working from home during inclement weather, a “we don’t know what to do but we’re going to figure it out and work everyone harder” mentality, and an Executive Management team that has their heads buried in the sand when it comes to improving the employee experience.

Advice to Management

Let employees leave for lunch without worrying how many hours they’ve spent in the building. The mentality of “10% will take advantage, so no one gets the benefit” is an asinine way to run a business. Also, stop preaching that culture will shift, when it’s only regressed in the last 6 months. Forcing your entire team to be in the building when a snow storm hits isn’t going to help with engagement. You pay for telecommuting tools, use them accordingly.

Must be in the building (Corporate) by 9:00 and don’t dare think about leaving before 3:00, fewer days off than other Fortune 200 companies, atrocious benefits package, no paid time off for new parents, no flex time, absolutely no working from home during inclement weather, a “we don’t know what to do but we’re going to figure it out and work everyone harder” mentality, and an Executive Management team that has their heads buried in the sand when it comes to improving the employee experience.

February 7, 2020

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December 3, 2020

Does DISH offer relocation assistance?

Pros

Incredible team of hardworking coworkers, forward thinking company with an ethical approach. Excellent compensation. Dish cares about its employees and gives a rich and diverse benefits package. Allows remote work. Positive environment. Very supportive.

Cons

The company is transitioning and if you don’t like change, you may not be unhappy.

Advice to Management

Keep up the great work! Thank you so much for allowing me to be part of this amazing family! Please allow remote workers to have better access to HR, a working email to receive updates from the back office and management and could we please ask for a little time before we are sent to our teams to read processes and articles in our knowledge base? Thank you! I can’t wait for 2021!

Dish cares about its employees and gives a rich and diverse benefits package.

December 3, 2020

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September 30, 2020

Does DISH offer massages?

Pros

Great pay, Good benefits, Free Satellite TV service, quick promotion opportunities

Cons

Corporate does not pay attention to any harrassment or corruption. Which is unfortunate because with my three years at the company I got to know the higher up corporate guys and they almost all pretty cool.

Advice to Management

Corporate: Pay attention to what your employees tell you during the glint surveys. Do not just take HR's or Management's words as truth.

Great pay, Good benefits, Free Satellite TV service, quick promotion opportunities

September 30, 2020

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June 2, 2020

Does DISH offer dental insurance?

Pros

Opportunities to learn There are some good employees They started letting us eat lunch outside last year!

Cons

- very bad benefits: there is no paid parental leave, the medical coverage is weak (with only one plan option), everything is at your expense except for short term disability (which is new this year), not a lot of PTO for new employees, and WFH was not widely allowed until COVID. -low pay: everyone I know that has left has easily jumped $10-15k. -no respect for employees: the biggest example of this is that everyone was working from home during COVID. The day that the state allowed people back to the office, Dish started bringing people back. Many people had no say and were forced in despite being very uncomfortable. Leadership continues to put out messages that the reason is for collaboration, even though collaboration was happening remotely and people aren’t allowed to collaborate in person in the office anyway. They keep pushing a message that everyone is super happy to be back, which is absolutely not the case. People don’t want to risk their lives just because Dish decided that butts need to be in seats. It is all about hitting that 50% quota, not making sure people feel safe. -leadership micromanages: directors and above constantly ask for reports on what everybody is doing and say it’s for prioritization purposes, rather than just trust managers to make the right decisions here. They track your time in office with a badge report. They want you to hit 42.5 hours in office. I’ve heard about people that have been told to take pto rather than badge in late on snow days, and many aren’t allowed to just work from home even though their positions are very capable of being done from home. -no respect for PEOPLE: layoffs happened yesterday with absolutely no warning. People felt ambushed by the news and then leadership tried to sweep it under the rug rather than own that it happened. No reasons were given as to why or how the people selected were selected. It just got blamed on COVID even though the message all along has been that we aren’t doing that bad. People got locked out of their computers without warning before even getting to say goodbye to anyone. It was not handled with dignity whatsoever.

Advice to Management

You’ll never retain talent with the way you treat people

very bad benefits: there is no paid parental leave, the medical coverage is weak (with only one plan option), everything is at your expense except for short term disability (which is new this year), not a lot of PTO for new employees, and WFH was not widely allowed until COVID.

June 2, 2020

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July 19, 2021

Does DISH offer family leave?

Pros

Promote within, opportunities for growth, discounts, job security, planned activities, kind coworkers

Cons

Low pay, high turnover, minimal maternity leave, strict core hours, little to no flexibility for work from home

Low pay, high turnover, minimal maternity leave, strict core hours, little to no flexibility for work from home

July 19, 2021

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