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DISH Reviews

Updated May 13, 2017
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Pros
  • Great work days/hours, pay is good, advancement is good (in 144 reviews)

  • Work life balance, Flexibility, Job responsibilities, Co-workers (in 52 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/Life balance can be a struggle especially if you care (in 109 reviews)

  • Poor communication/lack of transparency from upper management (in 184 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Long Day"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Petaluma, CA
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Petaluma, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at DISH full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It was a job that paid me.

    Cons

    Upper management needs to learn how to communicate and spend money properly.

    Advice to Management

    Be accountable for your own actions.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "It is what it is."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Installation Technician in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Installation Technician in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, especially if your get the bonuses. Can be fun at times. For some people, especially if you live in the country, this job can be perfect you. Sometimes I did work outside the city and that was much better; easier to get points up, not as hot, people are nicer.

    Cons

    They use a computerized point system to track and score certain aspects of your work. Your score determines everything from your bi-weekly salary bonus to promotions/ pay raises and whether or not you keep your job. Unfortunately, the "Pi metric system" measures things that are mostly out of your control, and when you frustratingly put fourth huge amounts of effort to raise your score, it rarely makes a difference as your score is much more dependent on your location and luck. For example, if you are in a city with a lot of apartments, you can expect to get at least a half a dozen canceled jobs a week. It only takes a few to virtually disqualify you from any bonus, promotion, or raise that month. I was told by senior coworkers that no one had received a raise or promotion since the current metric system had been implemented several years earlier. Essentially zero chance for advancement in the office I was at. Many people quit or were fired in the time I was there, including the operations manager who hired me.


  3. "Project Manager with Dish"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Project Manager in Denver, CO
    Former Contractor - Project Manager in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at DISH as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    easy environment to navigate. Always busy working on something so you never felt bored and gained alot of experience doing so.

    Cons

    Low investment towards employees from upper management and offer less money and benefits than normal.

    Advice to Management

    Start investing more into work force and giving better salaries and benefits.


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  5. "Customer Service"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good training over all OK

    Cons

    Benefits/ and schedules in all departments

    Advice to Management

    N/E


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Installation Technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Installation Technician in Yakima, WA
    Former Employee - Installation Technician in Yakima, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers, decent pay, okay work/life balance, plenty of opportunity for overtime in the summer months, fairly consistent hours, paid training.

    Cons

    If you are not a salesman do not work for this company! You will have to offer additional products while on site and meet monthly sales quotas! If you do not meet these quotas for a certain amount of time you will be terminated.

    Advice to Management

    Stop pushing SHS so hard. You will continue to lose customers and good techs out in the field.


  7. "IHS to InfoSec"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Analyst/Developer II in Englewood, CO
    Current Employee - Analyst/Developer II in Englewood, CO

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

    Pros

    great resources to advance your education/expertise

    Cons

    core hours policy is too rigid


  8. "Production"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Associate in El Paso, TX
    Current Employee - Production Associate in El Paso, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    3rd shift Friday, sat. And Sunday (12hr) shifts. Great schedule for students.

    Cons

    Ver repetitive motions. Quality defects involve things that shouldn't even matter.

    Advice to Management

    Either change critera that has nothing to do with function or get better lighting for associates to see defects only QCs can see.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "You get what you pay for."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inventory Specialist in Lakewood, CO
    Current Employee - Inventory Specialist in Lakewood, CO
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, How laid back it is

    Cons

    Pay is terrible. Insurance is pretty bad.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing they can do about pay, that's a corporate decision. Unfortunately, that tends to attract a lot of people that leave something to be desired.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Stubborn executives"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere
    competitive benefits after 90 days of employment
    room for growth

    Cons

    no flexibility
    people are promoted who aren't great for their new position
    fast paced and stressful when it doesn't need to be

    Advice to Management

    Don't promote people to manager of a department that they have no experience with. Allowing some work from home would lead to happier employees, fewer sick people and more productivity.


  11. "Not as bad as most people say, but not great"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at DISH full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lower level talent allows those with higher level talent to move up quicker than other companies

    Cons

    Culture, benefits, annual headcount reductions that cause remaining employees to do more work with no additional pay


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