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DISH Overview

Englewood, CO
10000+ employees
1980
Company - Public (DISH)
Cable, Internet & Telephone Providers
$10+ billion (USD) per year
DISH is a Fortune 200 company with more than $15 billion in annual revenue that continues to redefine the communications industry. Our legacy is innovation and a willingness to challenge the status quo, including reinventing ourselves. We disrupted the pay-TV industry in the ... Read more

Mission: Our Mission is to connect people and things.
Our Vision is to change the way the world communicates.

Company Updates

  • DISH was ranked #1 in Customer Service nationally by J.D. Power and our customers! We are proud to accept this award and continue to stay tuned into our customers and employees.
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    DISH Ranked #1 In Customer Service by J.D. Power

    DISH has been ranked #1 in customer service by J.D. Power and our customers. See what makes us stand out from the competition.

  • DISH is proud to release our 2017 Corporate Citizenship report highlighting the accomplishments of our corporate social responsibility program, DISH Cares, across three key pillars: Our People, Our Community and Our Planet.

    To learn more about our other initiatives visit our DISH cares site!
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    DISH Cares - DISH Network Community & Environmental Support

    DISH is focused on investing in our communities, our planet, & our people. Learn about DISH Cares - our corporate stewardship program that provides community service and support, environmental stewardship, and ongoing training and development for DISH employees.

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DISH – Why Work For Us?


Who We Are

We're DISH. We're the ones who pioneered the DVR and commercial-free TV. Colorado-born and family-owned, DISH has proudly served America since 1980. We make a point of listening to our customers and giving them what they want in an industry notorious for ignoring people. Of course, we're proud of our past accomplishments, but our true excitement lies in the future.

We're reimagining the way people watch TV with services like Sling and AirTV. We're redefining the boundaries of communication and connectivity too, with wireless spectrum and the Internet of Things. Nothing is out of our reach, and the opportunity to shape the future of entertainment and technology has never been more tangible.

So, let's roll up our sleeves and decide what the future looks like together. Get Started Here

Our Culture

What We Look For

Energy

A positive attitude and the ability to sustain high levels of enthusiasm and effort.

Intelligence

A high level of objective intelligence, critical thinking, common sense and curiosity.

Need to Achieve

The desire to always be learning, growing and challenged; and the passion to help DISH and yourself be successful.

 

DISH Cares is our corporate citizenship program that provides opportunities for our employees to grow while promoting community engagement and development through sustainable business practices. In 2016 alone, DISH Cares initiatives were responsible for saving over 9 million pounds of plastic foam and cardboard from landfills, and supplying over 30,000 hours of internet and TV services to disaster relief sites. See how we're working to better serve our people, our community, and our planet.

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DISH supports the growth and success of women on a personal and professional level and seeks to sponsor events that enable them to achieve this goal. The DISH Women's Network is open to both men and women and provides an environment to foster relationships and professional growth through networking, education, and career-development. After only 2 years, this impressive organization already has over 1,000 active members.

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DISH Reviews

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  • Featured Review

    Helpful (34)

    "Good place to work, that is working towards great."

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    Current Employee - IT Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Denver, CO
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Opportunities abound for technical jobs - engineering, IT, product, QA.
    * Company has formally (and publicly) stated new direction with road map towards future IoT endeavors.
    * Management is very transparent about their goals and objectives and offer frequent updates through all team meetings and other communications.
    * No layoffs to date despite the obvious decline in paid TV subscriptions, but this is endemic of the industry at large.

    Cons

    * Still a ways to go to shed negative legacy regarding employee trust, this primarily in the way agent call centers handled resources.
    * Short on holidays and barely above avg. in benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to work on your people skills since in today's environment, employees are not retained by telling them to work hard and if they don't like it, leave. You'll end up with sub-par talent and in no way will you have the best team as you strive to. To be fair, I believe management has for the most part "gotten the message" and are working to improve the company's image and make it a great place to work.

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DISH Photos

DISH photo of: Our Parkifi team in our downtown Denver office!
DISH photo of: Check out our in house production studio.
DISH photo of: Our state of the art product demo room!
DISH photo of: Our intern group conquering Mt. Shavano!
DISH photo of: Dish celebrates Oktoberfest!
DISH photo of: We know it's important to give back and we make it easy through our Dish Cares program!
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DISH Interviews

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    BA Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at DISH (Denver, CO) in April 2017.

    Interview

    I received a call from their own internal recruiter and she asked questions about my last position. After that I received a questionnaire to complete that covered math, reading and the internet. It was designed to be hard but should be a good indicator for quick problem solving.

    Interview Questions

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DISH Awards & Accolades

  • Barron's 500, Barron's, 2009
  • International CES Innovations Design and Engineering Award Honoree for Virtual JoeyTM, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), 2014
  • International CES Innovations Design and Engineering Award Honoree for Super JoeyTM, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), 2014
  • Mike McClaskey - Chief Information Officer of the Year, Denver Business Journal, 2013
  • Best of CES for Hopper with Sling® Whole-Home HD DVR, International CES, 2013
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