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Updated February 4, 2019
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EchoStar President, CEO, and Director Michael T. Dugan
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  • "Internal politics, poor benefits, monotonous responsibilities sometimes" (in 10 reviews)

  • "Lacks competitive benefits package among the many high tech companies in the valley" (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EchoStar full-time

    Pros

    Good people to work with. Management does care and are trying hard to make things better for everyone.

    Cons

    No work from home option.

    Advice to Management

    Let people do their work wherever and whenever they can - if this means easing up on the telecommuting, so be it.


  2. "great place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at EchoStar (More than a year)

    Pros

    good perks, management, work/life balance

    Cons

    certain bosses were unfair, mean

    Advice to Management

    listen to employees

  3. "Executive Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EchoStar full-time

    Pros

    Great company benefits and work environment

    Cons

    The president was a micro manager


  4. "Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at EchoStar full-time

    Pros

    Good place to get experience

    Cons

    Bad management, low salaries, too much penny pinching

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees better


  5. "Systems Administrator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EchoStar full-time

    Pros

    Great company, great people and great management.

    Cons

    No cons for this company


  6. "Technician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at EchoStar full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    none at this time .

    Cons

    Lack of communication on how the company planned to meet its goals


  7. Helpful (4)

    "SPACECRAFT CONTROLLER"

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    Former Employee - Spacecraft Controller in Cheyenne, WY
    Former Employee - Spacecraft Controller in Cheyenne, WY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are some decent co-workers and good people you might meet.

    Cons

    Very toxic environment. Favoritism and nepotism rules. If you are not one of the boys; forget it! No managerial support. Always throwing extra responsibility your way without any reward. Worked in this sector my whole life and by far the worst place to work. Finally resigned!

    Advice to Management

    Management is out for themselves and only themselves. Very eager to get promoted even though they are not worth their salt. No leadership, no support, no shaping or mentoring of subordinates. Incompetence rules. As long as they get promoted (almost every year during the last couple of years) they are careless.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood, CO

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

    Pros

    Coworkers treated everyone like a family

    Cons

    Marketing did not know how to sell the products


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Not very challenging. Pretty boring work."

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    Former Employee - Hardware Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Hardware Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very flexible hours. Tuition assistance. Many employees were highly professional.

    Cons

    Good old boy network, Lack of leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Lots of wasted manpower. The Hardware group lacked leadership for a long time. Poor mid management. The Hardware group, especially the Digital Hardware Group was the downfall of the Atlanta Development Group.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Old-school company driven by a garage mentality"

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    Former Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer in Englewood, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer in Englewood, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Somewhat competitive pay. Fast-paced, interesting projects sometimes.

    Cons

    Weak benefits. Management and their immediate acolytes tend to form clubs.