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Updated April 19, 2018
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  • attendance requirements not practical for work life balance (in 131 reviews)

  • Upper management gets stuck in old practices (in 202 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (12)

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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    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.


  2. "Great opportunity"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Advisor
    Current Employee - Human Resources Advisor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DISH full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    If you’re willing to work hard and ask the right questions, you can grow quickly in the company. The culture is strong and demands hard working employees willing to put in the effort to accomplish a goal. DISH is paving the path forward and leads with humility and pride.

    Cons

    We move very quickly and sometimes it’s hard to fully understand all dynamics and introceacies of every initiative.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to self evaluate and challenge yourselves to be great coach’s.

  3. "Revamp"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Higher than average wage, friendly staff, and a place to build up some skills in order to advance.

    Cons

    Management, lagging company in technology, little to no advancement. Company is all about money rather than employees and will suck the life out of you.

    Advice to Management

    Think about their employees


  4. "Global expert"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DISH full-time

    Pros

    Pay benefits time off free service

    Cons

    Layoffs metrics equipment process management


  5. "customer service rep"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DISH full-time

    Pros

    they have a lot of sales incentives and bonuses for working after 6 PM and weekends they have a good culture at dish

    Cons

    they company is investing a lot of money in a new business venture so your future is not secure

    Advice to Management

    stop promoting agents who do not have the ability to lead agents


  6. "Great company to work with"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood, CO

    I worked at DISH full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good learning, good work-life balance

    Cons

    promotion might take some time


  7. "you don't owe them anything but the work they pay you for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inventory Specialist in Englewood, CO
    Current Employee - Inventory Specialist in Englewood, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at DISH full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    decent benefits
    the coworkers at your office will make or break your tenure there

    Cons

    same as any big company- you are only important insofar as you make them money
    corporate has big ideas and no interest in listening to employees
    little to no room to advance

  8. "Staff Software Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DISH full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent Work Life Balance.
    Discounted Stock Options.
    Chances to Explore New Technology.

    Cons

    No Work from Home Option.
    Not a Dynamic Environment for Growth


  9. "Good for a while"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DISH full-time

    Pros

    Cool industry, fair pay for the ambitious, career can go far if you're a pusher, ambitious and driven. You will learn a lot!

    Cons

    Can be hard to move up on teams with limited "promotability"
    Limited salary raises, depending on team

    Advice to Management

    Offer better career advancement opportunities, promote stellar workers.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "This is a company that is failing and that deserves to fail."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst/Developer I in Englewood, CO
    Former Employee - Analyst/Developer I in Englewood, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DISH full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They’ll hire anyone with a pulse and a bit of brain capacity. Corporate is a good place to get hired remotely since few people local to Denver will work there. It is a job to get yourself set up to move to CO and then find something new 6m later (don’t worry about being a “job hopper” — most HR people in the industry are actively poaching DISH employees.)

    Cons

    Compensation is atrocious compared to peer companies, especially in tech. Medical is the worst I’ve seen from a large company (ind plan has a $2500 deductible and 30% coinsurance after deductible — no copays or such). Managers are willing to throw you under the bus if it helps then save face. The corporate office is shabby, poorly maintained, and smells like sewage at times.

    Advice to Management

    There’s nothing you can do to fix the situation. The company will continue to go down the tubes. Moving into mobile data and selling your spectrum assets? Good luck on that — your competitors want you to fail and no one wants to work with Charlie.


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