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"Help Build Broken Things"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

North location is convenient
Worked with some really good people, most of whom have been smart enough to leave

Cons

Be sure you read the review below "Be the next cog in a broken system.” It sums up things very well.
No tech leadership. The company lacks any kind of tech vision or leadership. Disparate groups are free to create silos and build things in orthognal directions.
The company cares very little about investing in well crafted, maintainable software systems. They would rather cobble something together and throw it over the wall, building more and more technical debt.

Advice to Management

Get some strong tech leadership ( a CTO with a vision maybe?) who cares about software too.
Fix your internal issues. You have so much self imposed complexity and lack of unity across the organization that it makes the cost of ownership and innovation exponential more expensive in terms of both time and money. You can fix it, but you have to make it a real priority and stop adding to the pile by short sightedly delivery the next piece of crap.

Other Employee Reviews for EchoStar

  1. "Amazing working environment"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learn on the job, great learning experience

    Cons

    stagnant potential. No room to move up


  2. "Great Internship Program"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Engineering Intern in Englewood, CO
    Former Intern - Engineering Intern in Englewood, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at EchoStar as an intern

    Pros

    I loved the internship program. There were a variety of events planned out for the interns to bond with each other and meet company executives. Events included 14er Hike, Summer Splash, Baseball game, Budweiser Tour. The environment was friendly, the hours were flexible, the people were very nice. I loved my boss.

    Cons

    The workplace could be improved. The building would leak and since there many heavy dishes on the ceiling, one could be worried that the ceiling would collapse. The walls are also bleak and the cubicles are not very spacious.

    Advice to Management

    Find better office buildings. Environment can affect how people work.


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