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Hughes Network Systems Member of Technical Staff Reviews

Updated Aug 29, 2018

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Hughes Network Systems CEO Pradman P. Kaul
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  1. "Engineer"

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    Member of Technical Staff Engineer in Germantown, MD
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hughes Network Systems for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very good career advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    Turnover rate due to corporate acquisition / spinoffs

    Hughes Network Systems2017-01-03
  2. "Monolith of a company"

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    Member of Technical Staff II in Gaithersburg, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hughes Network Systems for more than a year

    Pros

    Very smart coworkers. Work on software that is used worldwide and has great potential.

    Cons

    Unit testing is not complete for all projects, change is extremely slow to come if at all, and internal tools/software is outdated.

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    Hughes Network Systems2018-08-29
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Stepping stone company"

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    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hughes Network Systems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - ESPP is great. 15% discount and the purchase is quarterly - Decent place to work for a few years in the 1) early stages of the career or2) if you need a visa/GC or 3) both - Smart engineers but a lot of them are prejudiced - Good work life balance

    Cons

    - Nickel and dime everything - No company RSUs - Salary nowhere close to the market - Dated technology in certain teams but that is slowly changing - Atleast at the location where I worked, workplace is set in its ways. - Wearing shorts/printed T-shirts/flip flops is frowned upon - 401k just average. 5 yr vesting! - Vacation is 15 days a year. But no sick days. Before it used to be 10 vacation days and 5 sick days. So if you fall sick, no vacation that year for you. - Certain products in the product line are obsolete. If you are in one of those teams, jump ship as soon as you can.

    Hughes Network Systems2018-08-14
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Decent, Boring"

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    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 for 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.

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    Hughes Network Systems2017-11-10
  5. "MTS2"

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    Member Technical Staff 
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Hughes Network Systems for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good work life balance, some learning courses

    Cons

    Low salary and poor benefit

    Hughes Network Systems2016-04-19
  6. "Member of Technical Staff-II"

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    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff II, Software Engineer in Germantown, MD

    I have been working at Hughes Network Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Best Work-Life Balance!! Good exp for new grads!!

    Cons

    professional growth stagnated after the initial learning curve!! Vacation policy and Employee Benefits can be much better!

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    Hughes Network Systems2015-12-02
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Not a good company to work with"

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    Member of Technical Staff II Software Engineer in Gaithersburg, MD
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Hughes Network Systems for less than a year

    Pros

    Stable, easy hiring process, sponsors H1

    Cons

    No work life balance Work environment discouraging Compensation not competitive to market No growth No basic facilities in office like cafeteria,only the main office has

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    Hughes Network Systems2015-11-06
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Decent work if you are in the right group, but below average pay"

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    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff II in Germantown, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hughes Network Systems full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good place to start your career and learn if you are in the right group. Solid engineers and very friendly people throughout the company.

    Cons

    Lack of structured training. Below average pay. Lack of career development and very slow advancement.

    Hughes Network Systems2014-06-15
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Technically satisfying, average pay & benefits"

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    Current Employee - Member Technical Staff III in Germantown, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hughes Network Systems full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good co-workers, challenging projects, opportunities to learn about different fields related to your work, decent HR, onsite perks (yoga, health related programs, cafeteria, nurse), pay tuition fees for further education in Engineering related fields

    Cons

    Not exactly a meritocracy based system, benefits (especially medical/dental) have gone down since EchoStar bought this company, no tuition fees paid for MBA, project planning is poor as little time given for execution, not enough training to further expertise

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    Hughes Network Systems2013-12-15
  10. "Engineer of two years"

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    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hughes Network Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work life balance, community, days between Christmas and New Years off.

    Cons

    Average salary and benefits, lack of direction from management for career development

    Hughes Network Systems2013-04-08
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