DISH Employee Reviews about "upper management"

Updated Dec 24, 2020

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  1. DISH - University Relations Program | Division of DISH
    Helpful (1)

    "Great summer job"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - MBA Intern in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DISH for less than a year

    Pros

    - good exposure to upper management - social activities coordinated by HR UR team were fun - living accommodations subsidized - if you're on a good team, then lots of learning opportunities

    Cons

    - base camp is out of date - summer was fun, but I got a sense that working full-time would be different. The core hour badging in is a turn off - upper management believes that the company embraces 'CPAW', but that feels far from reality. How can you be encouraging curiosity and adventure if you are micromanaging employees through a badge system?

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  2. "There is good and there are the bad"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Associate in Spartanburg, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people who work with.

    Cons

    The regular and upper management need to take a course in PR.


  3. "Decent company"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Whs 

    I worked at DISH full-time

    Pros

    good office culture and coworkers as well as benefits

    Cons

    bad upper management leadership and culture

  4. DISH - Sales | Division of DISH

    "7 Years Later"

    1.0
    Former Employee - Sales 
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at DISH full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity to make money Coaching and professional growth Great friendships and bonds

    Cons

    No job security Inept upper management (Looking at you Erik Carlson)

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  5. DISH - In-Home Services | Division of DISH
    Helpful (1)

    "Must be sociable with customers.heavy sales push"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technician in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Unlimited overtime Tools provided Uniforms provided Ability to work independently

    Cons

    High turnover rate makes for long days Inconsistent messages from upper management Sales never enough Numbers game Overbooked and under staffed

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  6. "Great money"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Service Specialist IV in Fairmont, WV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DISH full-time

    Pros

    Great money and mostly easy work

    Cons

    Bad upper management bad discisions and bad money management. Failing concept of television

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Poor Management"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Associate in Spartanburg, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Advancement comes quick, learned how to run the entire line from beginning to end within 6 months Headphones allowed on the floor Relaxed dress code

    Cons

    Managers rotate every 6 months Upper management picks and chooses favorites Strict attendance policy Company basketball team leaves lines down a man quite often

  8. DISH - Technology | Division of DISH
    Helpful (6)

    "Incompetent"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Englewood, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    have lots of cash, get paid

    Cons

    bloated upper management, incompetent in their own field, unable to compete in television

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  9. Helpful (9)

    "If you’re looking for a career, look somewhere else."

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Manager in Duquesne, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to meet & work with some great technicians

    Cons

    1. Horrendous upper management decisions 2. Made to fire people for almost no reasons 3. You can get fired for making the most menial mistake (Like me) 4. Pay should be more competitive for all employees 5. Upper management needs more training to teach them how to act like human beings, not robots. 6. You can have MANY years with the company and still have 0% job security (Facts) I have heard this through MANY techs and I lived it. I still hear it now and I’ve been fired over a year for a simple mistake. 7. If you don’t sell sell sell, you won’t be there very long 8. Worn out trucks & vans, extremely hard to work out of 9. Almost no raises every year, I personally went 5 years without an increase, but my responsibilities increased over & over & over. 10. 1 simple mistake can end your career (just 1, facts) 11. You’ll work most holidays (facts) 12. Free damage repair, courtesy of all Field managers No matter what. 13. Meeting after meeting after meeting after meeting after meeting after meeting after meeting 14. Conference call after conference call after conference call after conference call after conference call 15. Endless & non stop Meetings & conference calls ESPECIALLY if you’re off. (Facts) 16. Berated constantly (Facts) 17. You’re ALWAYS on a progression plan of some kind (Facts) 18. Your job will be threatened non stop, you WILL be told “don’t make any major purchases if you’re smart” 19. Work on your days off because you’ll have a company phone that never stops ringing and if you want to help your team succeed and you not get fired, you’ll answer it 20. Techs never move up in levels, (Facts/Facts/facts) 21. Don’t even think of getting sick and call off (Facts) 22. You’ll count your technicians equipment over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over again. 23. If you have a family, leave them before you start your job, because you won’t see them again for a very long time they don’t shut the calendars down and you will pick up work sometimes 50 to 70 miles away from your last job at 5 o’clock PM (Facts) 24. You will have additional work thrown on top of work you are trying to complete already, example: You’re back at the office doing your QA’s and writing progression plans (normal) and you’ll be told to count all your vans while now doing a cookout for the techs..... Sounds good right? A cookout? Lmao, you’ll cook for 2 hours and then have to count all the vans and the techs won’t even eat the food because they are helping you count the van because they want to go home, oh and you won’t have time to do your one on one with that tech because it’ll be 10 pm before the techs leaves and they have to be at work the next morning at 7 am and they normally live 50 or 60 miles away from the office. That is all 100% true. 25. Unless you plan on working between 60 & 80 hours a week and some of them hours won’t even be on the clock because you have to be careful with your points per hour or else you’ll be fired. 26. I am horrified how I had to treat my “Team” or else..... 27. Non stop & I mean non stop van servicing (not joking) 3-5 vans a day almost every day needing serviced and Dish wanted the managers to do it because it’s less costly to them because managers are paid salary and believe me, they get their money out of managers. The average manager makes about $8 an hour at Disb when all weekly hours are divided into their weekly pay. (Facts) we did the math many times. 28. New upper management brought in to “Change” things Which is more like “Change faces” because that is exactly what they did no matter how long you were there or what reason they needed to get rid of you. 29. HR will give you the “Book Help” you need, they will NOT sit down and help you. I have been through that 1000 times with them. It’s really sad because a TON of time is wasted looking for something they could’ve very easily helped you with. (Facts) 30. Do I really need more reasons?

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  10. Helpful (3)

    "Not quite good enough"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Close relationship with local team members, supportive Human resources team

    Cons

    Goals are nearly impossible to hit. Top performing managers in the company only reach 25% bonus. Disconnect between upper management and local management is daunting. Performance data is often wrong, effect bonus but not a priority to fix. Employment cuts are often based on performance from 6 months+ prior.

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