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  1. "Satellite tv technician"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Satellite Technician
    Current Employee - Satellite Technician
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Blue Sky Satellite full-time

    Pros

    4 day work week, quarterly evaluations for raises, 401k, insurance, company vehicle, PTO, commission on items sold. monthly contests and incentives to make sales goals, get to meet lots of interesting people.

    Cons

    electronically tracked all day, high sales quota, constant pressure to increase performance and productivity.


  2. "Oh yeah soundbars Yeah! Sell em or you won't get routed!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Service Technician in West Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Field Service Technician in West Des Moines, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Blue Sky Satellite full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good Benefits and ability to work from home

    Cons

    Sales sales sales! Everyday techs are hounded by "managers", to the point where it's almost harassment, to sell overpriced products to customers while servicing their satellite system. 3 out of the 4 managers probably won't know what day it is when asked... enough said.

    Advice to Management

    Work in the field and hire new managers

  3. "lots of paid training, but not for everyone"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Blue Sky Satellite full-time

    Pros

    Unlimited overtime
    fixed scheduled days
    4-day schedule

    Cons

    year round, outdoor work
    only 2 recognized holidays that still require working


  4. "technician"

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    Current Employee - Installation Technician in Arkansas City, KS
    Current Employee - Installation Technician in Arkansas City, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Blue Sky Satellite full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    you learn how to troubleshoot the equipment and interact with customers face to face for better customer service and make customers satisfied with the work performance that you do for them

    Cons

    not to many cons i like the job just the hours fluctuate from time to time

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Technician but mostly Salesman"

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    Current Employee - Satellite Technician in Council Bluffs, IA
    Current Employee - Satellite Technician in Council Bluffs, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Blue Sky Satellite (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Boss emailing you constantly instead of looking over your shoulder so that's cool I guess...?

    Cons

    Sell your heart out! Whatever it takes! Please sell a soundbar! Pleeeease!

    Advice to Management

    It's super easy to make your pawns do the companies dirty work, yeah? I'm a technician and make the company quite a bit of money yet I'm hounded constantly about sales. Worked here too long for this crap and promises weren't kept gentlemen.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "You and Your Family Deserve and Can Find Better"

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    Former Employee - Field Service Tech in Joplin, MO
    Former Employee - Field Service Tech in Joplin, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Blue Sky Satellite full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A. Training was outstanding (due solely to Wes, the deservingly promoted now corporate trainer)
    B. Unsupervised and you can do as bad or as good a job as you want. For someone that takes pride in doing a good job, you have ample opportunity to go home being proud of the work you did for the day.
    C. Plenty of opportunity to compete against yourself and your peers.

    Cons

    First and foremost - You are a SALESMAN just as much if not MORE than you are a technician, management will relentlessly remind you to sell sell sell regardless of the needs of the customer. You will get so sick of hearing the word 'Polk' [sound system] that hearing Polk will make you want to Puke.

    A. Risk getting hurt or killed every day for low pay (both overall in regards to what you do and in comparison to industry) and laughable commission
    B. Shell out hundreds of your own dollars to purchase required equipment
    C. No business for the office means no work, no hours, and no paycheck for you
    D. Customers are harassed, deceived, and in some cases (DishOne) flat out lied to; for these reasons and others, 8/10 customers are unhappy to see you and will let you know it. Appreciation and thanks for the work you did for the customer, no matter how exemplary, is very rare.
    E. Unsafe, unsanitary, and sometimes outright dangerous work conditions
    F. Rosy words come out of management's mouths but harsh reality is what you will experience
    G. Held to HIGHER work standards for LOWER pay
    H. You work until your route's done. What that means is you show up in the morning and you may work a standard 10-hour day, a light 4-hour day or a 14-or-more hour day.

    **Personal Note** I was abandoned in the field in the middle of large job to figure out and complete the job myself as the newly-promoted manager left to attend the company picnic. J.s....

    Advice to Management

    Office management can probably find better opportunities for their skills (speaking for decent management in Joplin office). Upper management is out of touch, seems miserable with sedentary bodies and eyes that are either lifeless or bugging out of their skull from the stress - but you're the big folks in charge and you gun for those bigger numbers - often at the expense of your underlings - so you can collect that bigger paycheck; hope the price you've paid for that's been worth it.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Blue Sky Satellite full-time

    Pros

    Great pay for techs. 4 day work week most of the time

    Cons

    At management levels you are required to wear too many different hats per say. You may be the training manager but you are also responsible for the field duties, the damage claim assessments, customer call backs, interviews, follow ups, and on the weekend Gm responsibilities. I am sure I am forgetting a few things. Also out of the 6 main offices we have it seems each office gets different information on what we should be doing. Oh and the pay at the upper levels is not good.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees what they are worth. This is the firsy company i have ever worked for that pays management less than the people they are managing.

    Give the same message to everyone.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Decent job- not for everyone"

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    Current Employee - Field Service Tech in Topeka, KS
    Current Employee - Field Service Tech in Topeka, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay
    Limited supervision
    Good customer appreciation
    Bonus opportunities
    The ability to take time off when needed

    Cons

    LONG hours
    Working in all sorts of weather
    Attics and crawl spaces
    You never know what your getting into with each appointment
    No difference between sick pay and vacation pay (all lumped into "PTO)

    Advice to Management

    When a tech calls with a problem, actively listen rather assuming what you think is going on. Also managers need to get a little more in touch with what it's like to be a tech now instead of what it was like 10 years ago.


  9. "Overall, an okay experience."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay. Exciting work. Easy if you like to work with your hands and be organized.

    Cons

    Cannot fail any aspect of training or you will get fired. Company will judge trainees based on what is seen not the work that is done. Tech trainer did not follow basic rules that you learn in the classroom (using orange wire outside, wearing booties when you go into a house etc.) Got fired because i missed 9 and a half points on written test. Pressure sales to customers. Survey the customer takes has to be a 10 out of 10 for dish network. Very competitive work environment, not for team oriented people.

    Advice to Management

    Dont bring people into the training unless you plan to keep them.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Toxic Work Enviroment"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Manager in Wichita, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Blue Sky Satellite full-time

    Pros

    There are a lot of good people working there.

    Cons

    The owners work against managers.. No work life balance. Metrics are designed to make it next to impossible to earn the full bonus. Everything runs downhill and is ultimately the technicians fault.

    Advice to Management

    Hire someone to run the company that has some real world experience.


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