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Hughes Network Systems Germantown Reviews

Updated November 14, 2017
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Germantown, MD

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Hughes Network Systems Chairman and CEO Pradman P. Kaul
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  • 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 8 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Germantown, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Germantown, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture
    Open Communication
    Have room to be creative
    Great Benefits
    Great work life balance

    Cons

    Hard to move up unless you really fight
    Location


  2. "Decent, Boring"

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    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff I in Germantown, MD
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff I in Germantown, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is an extremely steady job, and can be helpful if you just want to skate through your career

    Cons

    Very little learning curve, jobs get tedious and repetitive. Tasks can be as simple as physical labor and just sitting around.

    Advice to Management

    Stop basing everything off of "Seniority".

  3. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Germantown, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Germantown, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hughes Network Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, Workplace Environment, Access to training

    Cons

    System implementations take a long time.

    Advice to Management

    Regular department meetings are key to success.


  4. "Good place to work!"

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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 (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The work is interesting and the workforce is lean, so you get to work on more than you would at a larger company. Colleagues are top notch professionals. Everyone works hard and teamwork is the standard.

    Cons

    PTO accrual is very low.

    Advice to Management

    More communications to all employees. More flexible benefits.


  5. "Principal Engineer Software"

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    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Germantown, MD
    Current Employee - 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

    Knowledgeable people to work with, Friendly, Good work
    Generous vacation/401k

    Cons

    No flexibility in working from home.
    HR doesnt have the best attitude.
    Salaries/ Raises/ Bonuses are lower

    Advice to Management

    Need to introduce more team building/ morale boosting activities
    Provide more incentives (bonuses/ raises) to reward high performing employees


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work."

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    • 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.


  7. "Solid company for college graduates"

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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.

  8. "Solid company for new hires"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  9. "Engineer"

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    • 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


  10. "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.


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