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Hughes Network Systems Reviews

Updated April 24, 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 17 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
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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. "Facility Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Facility Manager in Frederick, MD
    Former Employee - Facility Manager in Frederick, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work and nice management team

    Cons

    I was no longer challenged and looked for change


  6. "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


  7. "Successful stovepipe."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  8. "Good & Comfortable, but Declining"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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 (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.


  9. "Decent Place for the first job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Gaither, MD
    Current Employee - Engineer in Gaither, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Steady Employer, get to work with knowledgable people, opportunities to perform multiple tasks so you are not confined to one team all the time.

    Cons

    Bad benefits, Lower Salary, Not many mentors available to guide you

    Advice to Management

    Please listen to the people working around you.


  10. "Principal Systems Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to improve skills

    Cons

    Very male oriented company to work for


  11. "Great Place!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


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