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Helpful (3)

"Much work for little reward"

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - IT Technician in Tulsa, OK
Current Employee - IT Technician in Tulsa, OK
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Dish is a great company to start out with, they will allow you to grow and develop in your current role. It also gives you the opportunity to travel some and expirence different roles. This will lead to your overall development.

Cons

Much work for little reward. Yearly raises hardly exist, the most ever seen is slightly above 3% and they never, ever vary from that model. . Praise and rewards usually stop at upper management and never get passed to the lower workers. Suggestions also stop at upper management, input is hardly ever asked for at the field level.

Advice to Management

Take care of your employees. You loose good, hard workers everyday because they simply aren't taken care of.

Other Employee Reviews for DISH

  1. Helpful (8)

    "Get in, get your experience and quickly move on."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Operations Analyst in Englewood, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Operations Analyst in Englewood, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are great opportunities to develop new skills at DISH Network. It is a very fast-paced company that enables an employee to determine a career path for him/herself. DISH Network is also an Equal Opportunity environment and does not discriminate based on race, religion or sexual preference.

    Cons

    It's well-known throughout the industry that CEO Charlie Ergan is frugal. What is less well-known is the extent to which this frugality is passed on to his employees. Wages in the corporate HQ are significantly lower than market average, the medical benefits package is laughable and average merit increases rarely compensate for cost of living increases. Even while publicly stating that the company has "never done lay-offs", attendance and performance policies are tightened, enabling the company to reduce headcount without the need to provide severance. This has created an environment in which the rank & file is in constant fear for their jobs, and in which managerial abuse can thrive.

    Advice to Management

    It's time for Charlie Ergan to leave.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Good place to start, but not to stay"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst in Englewood, CO
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst in Englewood, CO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Dish has a dynamic atmosphere, is in an exciting industry, and has a very entrepreneurial spirit. Charlie and his wife founded the company and built it from the ground up and in this day and age (and especially this economy), it is nice to see them still involved. It has not been gobbled up into a huge media conglomerate either so there is plenty of room for growth.

    Cons

    Within the past 2 years it seems like there has been a continuous shuffling of executives and upper management. Our DNS Operations, Marketing and HR departments especially seem to have a hard time retaining good leaders. With Charlie at the helm we also suffer from low pay, stingy benefits, and a general feeling of being a commodity. It would be nice if executives could recognize the value of human capital.

    Advice to Management

    Work together to present unified ideas and leadership across the company as a whole; strategies are too divided by division and conflict is obvious.


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