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Hughes Network Systems Germantown Reviews

Updated April 23, 2017
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Germantown, MD

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Hughes Network Systems Chairman and CEO Pradman P. Kaul
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Pros
  • nice people to work and good work life balance (in 18 reviews)

  • They have the talent, expertise, good work environment, involve employees in various fitness activities (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • I had no complaints about work environment (in 11 reviews)

  • Very top heavy management, I anticipate a change coming in the next 3-5 years with a lot of the senior management retiring (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Germantown, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Germantown, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, annual bonus, on site amenities such as a cafeteria, exercise and locker rooms, massage therapists, occupational nurse, ball field, tennis courts, exercise classes. Beautiful campus. Good commute location.

    Cons

    Everything was a bit better before Hughes was purchased by EchoStar. I really hope that Hughes continues to value their employees and their excellent work environment.


  2. "Solid company for college graduates"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Germantown, MD
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Germantown, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most employees share an office with another so there is some level of privacy at Hughes, not like startup employees sitting in cubicles back to back; benefits are fair; work environment is extremely diverse and coworkers are helpful in general.

    Cons

    It is a big corporation so there is a complex department structure and sometimes it can be hard to get things done.


  3. "Solid company for new hires"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Germantown, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Germantown, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hughes Network Systems full-time

    Pros

    Employee stock purchase plan, profit sharing, performance bonuses, company leagues, factory close by.

    Cons

    Strict rules in some cases, though probabaly necessary

    Advice to Management

    Be more open to changes to process, software, workflow


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  5. "Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff Engineer in Germantown, MD
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff Engineer in Germantown, MD
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hughes Network Systems (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very good career advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    Turnover rate due to corporate acquisition / spinoffs


  6. "Successful stovepipe."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Germantown, MD
    Former Employee - Director in Germantown, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hughes Network Systems full-time

    Pros

    The company it tied closely to their core product line of satellite internet services for consumers. Don't expect too much to change from year to year.

    Cons

    Top down, authoritative organization. Lots of entrenched, 25- years plus employees.


  7. "Good & Comfortable, but Declining"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Germantown, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Germantown, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Positive minded and pragmatics employees. Young employees are allowed to start working on projects early in their careers. The company has employee loyalty and encourages hiring and promotion from within. Solid work/life balance with flexible hours and understanding management.

    Cons

    It is owned by EchoStar, which has repeated cut benefits including vacation time and health care benefits. Hughes' loyalty to its employees lead to a stagnant reporting structure that does not allow for rapid career advancement. Pay scale is slightly below the D.C. Metropolitan average.

    Advice to Management

    Bring back the old Hughes with loyalty to employees AND benefits that encourage employee loyalty.


  8. "Great Place!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technician III in Germantown, MD
    Current Employee - Technician III in Germantown, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good Atmosphere, Kind people. Eveyone encourages you to grow and spread your knowledge. FOOD IS BOMB

    Cons

    Sometimes deadlines are unrealistic... work hard and look for support.


  9. "Insightful Internship"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Germantown, MD
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Germantown, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hughes Network Systems as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It was a well structured internship program. My manager was relaxed but effective, and my supervisor was very knowledgable and gave constructive criticism and helped much.

    Cons

    The office is pretty old and crowded. There is no unique culture to the company, but at the same time, there was nothing bad about it either.

    Advice to Management

    The company should be modernized and be given a new appeal. The company should act like a modern tech place.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to learn and grow. Tech is behind"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Network Engineer II in Germantown, MD
    Current Employee - Network Engineer II in Germantown, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hughes Network Systems (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Great place for entry level learning
    - Family environment of takes a village to raise a kind
    - Diverse roles/technology options

    Cons

    - Compensation and pay
    - Tech is behind industry
    - Raises/promotions are time based not merit

    Advice to Management

    Start firing the dead weight


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Bureaucratic and outdated approach to technology"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Germantown, MD
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Germantown, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hughes Network Systems full-time

    Pros

    Outskirts of DMV
    Job security
    Benefit package can include nice stock options

    Cons

    Very weak talent pool on the business side
    They do not let go of weak talent to the detriment of entire departments
    Status quo rules the roost
    Consumer product is weak for consumer expectation
    Weak sense culture since most employees are closer to retirement and lack investment into growth of company

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to let go of middle management even if they've been there for 30 years. This causes tons of problems, but especially noticeable where Hughes has to pay heavily for having weak senior leadership by paying a premium for consultants/agencies.


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