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"Not the worst, not even close to average."

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Current Employee - IT Technician
Current Employee - IT Technician
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Middle management tends to have a better grasp of this than upper management, but some people within the company can look past lack of education or experience when determining whether a candidate may be a good fit in a particular department.

Cons

As a generality, management does not care about developing employees that show promise. Rather than taking the time to develop them into a strong suitor for a particular department or position, they promote now and fire people because they weren't quite prepared for the job. The company offers absolutely zero training for management or leadership roles yet exclusively promotes from within leaving all call centers run by unqualified management. In addition to those things, upper management is severely over paid and everyone below a Regional Manager level is grossly under paid.

Advice to Management

Offer training for individuals that are willing to learn what other positions or departments really consist of, and you will end up with stronger initial performance. In addition, offer training and mentoring programs for newly promoted individuals to continuously improve, rather than firing people that fail at the "sink or swim" model of managing (I use the word managing loosely here).

Other Employee Reviews for DISH

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Too scared to say much"

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

    Pros

    They have the friendliness of a high school clique. Wonderfully accepting at first.

    Cons

    Once you have worked for a few months, DISH comes down on you HARD. Every little mistake is penalized, either in public if you are in front of enough fellow employees, or in private. If you tell anyone that you were reprimanded, you are written up for "reducing company morale". I was written up for crying after I found a razor in my purse. After showing management the razor, they claimed....well, let's just say I kept future objects planted in my desk or files secret, and I'm not about to change that now. DISH instilled the fear in me to keep my mouth shut.

    Advice to Management

    Don't write up employees for having the courage to confess about being harassed.


  2. Helpful (7)

    "It was like a prison sentence. I had co-workers that left and called it "EchoTraz" and now I know why......"

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

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

    Pros

    The people I met during my tenure were invaluable.

    Cons

    Over worked - with no aprreciation from the company.
    65-70 per week.
    Weekend work was mandatory in most cases.
    The company does not value hard working, and loyal workers.
    The company does not value family time.
    Salary was a not suitable for other comparable positions in other fortune 500 companies.
    There is no intergrity or trust within the company.
    The direction of the company changes with every "initiative".
    The company is so inefficient! As a manager for years Dish nickel and dimed their employees when paying expense reports.
    It takes 3-4 levels of approvers before you can even get paid on an expense report (heaven forbid you tipped $.01 too much. Travel Accounting will be sure to dock you for it). You sometimes waited for weeks to a month just to get your own money back! I felt like I was constantly loaning $ to Dish.
    In this day and age other than fast food who can afford a $10 breakfast, $10 lunch and $20 dinner including the 17% tip (yes that's all the tip Dish will reimburse) - really how embarrassing. Most employees eat the cost.
    Rooming with complete strangers was always a treat. I once had to room with 3 people in a room!
    Try to find a room in company policy for $89 per night in New York or LA!
    If a director or VP are on vacation or heaven's forbid NEW and have no clue how to approve a flight - look out. You only have 12 hours before the flight is rejected and the employee submitting the flight must resubmit all over again. I once had an employee resubmit 5 times because the VP had no clue how to click the "Approve" button in his email. Good use of company time.
    There are too many other cons to list!

    Advice to Management

    Start caring about your employees and you may get better results and less turnover. Charlie's revolving door policy is great training employees planning to move to a better company. Anyone with any real talent gains their training and experience and moves on to a better company within a few years because of the poor treatment. Even Joe Clayton's reputation will not be enough to bail the company out of this mess. Their ongoing method of intimidation and fear only works on "fresh out of college" employees or employees that are scared to make a move to something better. I know it took me 10 years to get out! Thank goodness I did because I realized how much more there is to offer.

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