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DISH Reviews

Updated Aug 22, 2019

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DISH CEO W. Erik Carlson
W. Erik Carlson
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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (5)

    "Lots of Chances to Prove Yourself"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Englewood, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DISH full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    DISH sells a culture of opportunity, and they mean it. I came in as a college grad, and before even a year of tenure I was presenting to my SVP. Promotions and career advancement conversations happened regularly with my manager, but the onus is on you to make those advancements happen. Make sure you're clear with your manager about specific tasks or skill you need to develop to get promoted, or you may feel like you're...

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    Cons

    Company culture is top-down, which makes it feel forced and suffocating at time. The number of hours you are in the building (measured by badge reports, scanning in and out) is huge factor in promotions and raises. You HAVE to be in the office by 9 am or your VP gets an email saying you were "late". There's no work from home policy unless you have a good manager and they're flexible (which is admittedly becoming more...

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    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees. No one should be afraid to eat lunch outside (badge out) on a regular basis during the summer. A work-from-home day once a month isn't a crazy ask from employees, especially for a company which is working to transition into the "tech" industry.

    DISH2019-06-05

    DISH Response

    August 1, 2019Project Manager

    Thank you for posting a review of DISH. We know that the greatest benefit we offer is opportunity, so we’re glad to hear that rang true for you. We recently opened the patio at our headquarters for the team to enjoy during the day. We keep a close eye on our policies and are always ...

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  2. Helpful (1)

    "Poor management"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Tulsa, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at DISH full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Co workers are amazing and they will bend over backwards to help each other stay afloat.

    Cons

    Managers and above could careless about you or your needs. They will lie to you to get what they want and then tell you that you miss understood them.

    Advice to Management

    Stop lying and playing games with your employees even former ones who left you in good terms.

    DISH2019-08-20
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Business Operations Manager"

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    Former Employee - Business Operations Manager in Englewood, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at DISH full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Most people at Dish are wonderful to work with Incredible opportunity - worked from call center rep up to BOM in 6 years

    Cons

    The new hires within corporate are more focused on complaining about things like work from home and lunches outside than their job - supporting our call center agents who ACTUALLY have a difficult job Along those lines, people worry more about ego than doing whats best for our frontline and customers Glorified babysitter and little to no support in getting negative behavior to end I loved my job and loved managing,...

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    Advice to Management

    Need to hire better fits instead of entitled, lazy people who will leave within a year

    DISH2019-08-17
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Too much in fighting"

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    Current Employee - Principal Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DISH full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Worked with some talented people however most moved on.

    Cons

    Vertical silos compete with each other and cut throat atmosphere blame other groups when they make mistakes. Managers who mis represent performance and alter work tracking system entries. Harassment by product owners and non technical people making technical decisions. Micro management.

    Advice to Management

    The personnel department needs to be more aware of labor laws, proactive in ensuring criteria are applied fairly and evenly, and take a more active role. When management says it's tired of looking at survey results and they are going to ignore them then they should find other opportunities.

    DISH2019-08-15
  5. "Remote In-Home Solutions Technician"

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    Current Employee - Remote In-Home Solutions Technician 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DISH full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    bonuses were nice if you could keep up on your numbers. you are paid from the time you leave your house till you get home as a remote technician. company vehicle, tools, gas card, phone, and equipment.

    Cons

    As an installation and service technician you are required to make sales. Performance expectations are high and forced overtime.

    DISH2019-08-14
  6. Helpful (5)

    "Great Experience, Horrible Policies"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Advisor in Englewood, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at DISH full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You learn a lot... quick. You're going to be thrown into the fire within your first 2 weeks, pulled out to attend Base Camp, then thrown right back in again. The one and only pro: you'll learn a lot... quickly. So you can go to another company and prosper there.

    Cons

    Literally everything. Management has no clue what they're doing- they're loyal to a work ethic from the dark ages. There is no appreciation for our employees and instead of providing incentives, DISH places rules that only incentivizing a quick exit. Pay is wretched and talent management is insanely sad... I would know, I was in HR. We need to control performance and retention, that means MOTIVATE people, not impose more...

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    Advice to Management

    REBRAND, pay people more, be more flexible, want to motivate people to come into the office more and spend time there, collaborate and perform? incorporate a bonus structure- DUH! Motivation > Restrictions

    DISH2019-08-13
  7. "Beware it's not about your technical skills. Only if you can sell"

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    Current Employee - SAMSUNG TECHNICIAN in Pittston, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at DISH full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nothing much. Lose techs weekly

    Cons

    Hours. And driving distances. Management doesn't care about the technical part. Only sales

    Advice to Management

    More technical training, Instead of pushing sales and write ups for not selling.

    DISH2019-08-12
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Do Not Work for this company."

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at DISH full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Some great people trapped in a dystopian corporate hellscape

    Cons

    Enormous pressure based on artificial deadlines. The team I work on has experienced turn over of at least 80% but instead of fixing anything they just push the remaining developers until they themselves quit. The only people who have not left are only there because either they do nothing and in a climate of constant chaos expectations are low or they require continued employment to maintain a visa status. The benefits...

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    Advice to Management

    Fix the culture. Empty buildings don't meet deadlines.

    DISH2019-08-08
  9. Helpful (3)

    "Set up for failure"

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    Current Employee - Field Resource Coordinator in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at DISH full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Free coffee & coworkers to vent your frustrations to

    Cons

    - Overworked: 10 hour days with an unreasonable amount of tasks ...too stressful at times -Underpaid: $16.75 an hour is absolutely ridiculous for what we are doing (they even require a bachelor's degree) -Unrealistic expectations: simply put... they will throw you as much work as possible to see what sticks... some these work are from other departments that they cannot handle by themselves. - Morale: Turnover rate...

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    Advice to Management

    -Please give us better pay and benefits -Listen to your workers and take better care of them so they don't keep leaving -STOP excessively overbooking customers! Every day I come to work I expect to be screamed at by customers for something that's 100% within our control and nothing is ever done about it. I am tired of getting yelled at by customers that have been waiting all day for us to show up just to call...

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    DISH2019-08-08
  10. Helpful (3)

    "Worst Company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at DISH full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Only pro of this company is you get a paycheck

    Cons

    Terrible benefits low pay Low time off No sick days No work at home Punch a clock Hours in the building matter more than quality of work produced Leadership is focused on one thing at a time and is not flexible Very poor company

    DISH2019-08-02
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