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Hughes Network Systems Reviews

Updated August 30, 2017
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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 13 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 8 reviews)

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  1. "Still new to company but great so far"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hughes Network Systems full-time

    Pros

    Able to Move up
    friendly work environments

    Cons

    Benefits
    Leave Accrual
    Top Heavy
    Political


  2. "Engineer 2"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hughes Network Systems full-time

    Pros

    Good to learn networking concepts

    Cons

    Lot of work and need to put long hours

    Advice to Management

    Bonus for long hours

  3. "HNS"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hughes Network Systems full-time

    Pros

    Hi-tech feel. Relatively stable work environment.

    Cons

    Stagnant promotion path, especially for engineers. Salary scale lags behind competitors.

    Advice to Management

    Start paying attention to the career aspirations of senior employees.


  4. "work at hughes"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hughes Network Systems full-time

    Pros

    amazing work life balance,good job for entry level

    Cons

    no room for growth after a point


  5. "Principal Engineer Software"

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    • Culture & Values
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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. "Micro Managed"

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    Former Employee - Senior Technical Specialist in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Specialist in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hughes Network Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun family working environment with shift differential.

    Cons

    The micro managing was ridiculous and can feel very hostile at times. There are motivated people that work there but managements bad attitude can get all of us down at times.

    Advice to Management

    STOP micro managing.


  7. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Cutting edge of technology, flexible hours, very rewarding and respected.

    Cons

    Pay is not competitive enough.

    Advice to Management

    Raise payment

  8. "Review for Vegas location"

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    Former Employee - Data Center Technician in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Data Center Technician in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at Hughes Network Systems full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There was a steady stream of work. Co workers were pleasant to work with. Management seemed to care and tried to accommodate hours request.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for advancement.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work."

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    • 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.


  10. "Good company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hughes Network Systems full-time

    Pros

    They have the talent, expertise, good work environment, involve employees in various fitness activities

    Cons

    no telecommute. period. need better health benefits


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