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"Disposable Technicians"

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Former Employee - Installation/Service Technician III in Denver, CO
Former Employee - Installation/Service Technician III in Denver, CO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

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

Pros

I enjoyed the technical aspects of the job and working with the customers, especially the troubleshooting and challenging installations.

Cons

Mostly the dumb rules imposed by management and they way they become more and more hostile as you progress through the steps to become an advanced technician. They would rather alienate the experienced techs so they will leave and pay someone else the beginning techs wages.

Advice to Management

Experience should be recognized and valued by companies. The technicians at Dish Network are the main contact point with the customers, and should receive more respect within the company for their technical and people skills. The management of this company uses the 'mud on the wall' tactics where paying minimal wages is more important than experienced technicians who can resolve both technical and customer service issues.

Other Employee Reviews for EchoStar

  1. "Dynamic Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager II in Englewood, CO
    Current Employee - Program Manager II in Englewood, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at EchoStar full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good place to expand on skillsets in operations, technology, manufacturing, & design.
    Great for experiencing manufacturing on a global scale.

    Cons

    More often than not, you continually run into walls when trying to implement change from the norm. Mindset of key persons who influence product designs seems to be stale.

    Advice to Management

    Inject some new blood into senior management. A company cannot grow when you continue to keep operating the same way, year in & year out.


  2. "Great Place to learn and work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Englewood, CO
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Englewood, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The place is filled with nice people and almost none shows any sort of hatred. Its a fun environment if you are in the right team. TONS and TONS to learn. The technology used here is not very common and is mostly ad hoc methods of dealing with things.

    Cons

    The company is not the best at pay nor benefits. I have heard of teams that make you work so long that they consider you not to have a life. But that's just few teams and almost certainly you could maintain your reputation of having a life outside echostar right from the start.

    Advice to Management

    Please dont make the benefits a joke. And also improve the basic infrastructure like chairs and desks. I dont think that should cost too much and will definitely motivate the employees a lot.

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