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"Fair till date"

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - MTS-2 Software Engineer in Germantown, MD
Current Employee - MTS-2 Software Engineer in Germantown, MD
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Approves of CEO

I have been working at Hughes Network Systems full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Lots of experienced people to work with, some super smart and brilliant.

Cons

Very slow growth, bad policies since takeover by Echostar

Other Employee Reviews for Hughes Network Systems

  1. "Very stable, but no career advancement"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - SMTS3 in Germantown, MD
    Former Employee - SMTS3 in Germantown, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hughes Network Systems full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    At least when I was working there they had generous vacation and health benefits (but I heard that's changed since they were sold to echo star)

    Cons

    There was no way for junior people to advance. Seniority is the king at Hughes regardless of merit. It's work your way up in the true sense of the phrase. The pay is also way below industry standard.

    Advice to Management

    You're stuck in stone ages. Look around what others are doing to retain their talents.


  2. "Software development practices need a rewrite..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Software Engineer in Germantown, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Software Engineer in Germantown, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hughes Network Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Stable work, people are not laid off to cut costs, pretty large company, lots of varying opportunities in many technical areas are available and you can move around to get into differing work for career development, CEO seems to really care about the people and keeping them for long term vs. cutting staff to make the numbers for Wall Street

    Cons

    Development practices are dated, too much focus on fire fighting problems, too top heavy with entrenched management, a lot of management comes from hardware backgrounds and that though pattern is not well suited to software development life cycles. I never see the CEO, ever, except at the quarterly tent review. We seem to loose a lot of younger talent making the company even more top heavy and culturally entrenched in old practices.

    Advice to Management

    Let more junior engineers take much more responsibility and hold them accountable (in a positive way) to spur their career growth and ownership in the company and products they develop. CEO should walk around the place and pop in on people for adhoc encounters,

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