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Hughes Network Systems Reviews

Updated May 14, 2017
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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. "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.


  2. Helpful (1)

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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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


  3. 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    "Bureaucratic and outdated approach to technology"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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  5. "Consumer Division"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Germantown, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Germantown, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great office and facilities on site. Great people.

    Cons

    Human Resources is not a very professional department. Complacency by most employees because they have been their for a very long time. Average tenor is seven years. Many cliches.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your senior managers with respect and recognize their achievements. Also, support them when they come to you for assistance.


  6. "MTS-2"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Germantown, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Germantown, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere to learn. Management respects your ideas and wants you to take initiatives. Very good company to stay and work with

    Cons

    The company lags in technological advancement. Moving to a new or upcoming technology is very slow. No options with health care.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Not for the fast paced minds!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Network Engineer II in Germantown, MD
    Current Employee - Network Engineer II in Germantown, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job security, hardly heard about people getting fired
    Decent pay package

    Cons

    Hard to change followed practices (most of which are legacy)
    Disappointing benefits
    Very less PTO

    Advice to Management

    Improve the benefits for employer satisfaction


  8. "csr"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Csr1 in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Csr1 in Columbia, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Installer were amazing guys to work with...great attitudes

    Cons

    Management was horrible and you are ALWAYS put down and being called names..alot of harassment plus they want you to party with them after work. Drugs and drinking

    Advice to Management

    check the people that are working for you in your office. That's why you lose so many people


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Good for entry level engineers but dont plan on sticking around too long if u have a family"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Germantown, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Germantown, MD
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    1. Laid back work environment
    2. salary so-so
    3. good for beginners

    Cons

    1. too old fashioned, dependent on documentation/work that was done 10-20 years ago
    2. new ideas are not always encouraged
    3. disorganized
    4. sub-continent style work culture, you will feel like you work in a government office in india
    5. no work from home, no flexibility, you have to maintain the work hours, your work doesn't matter, but if u are just sitting there all day chatting and FBing, that's ok
    6. Horrible health benefits, tiny gym
    7. Not enough opportunities for learning

    Advice to Management

    The company needs a renovation, dont just hire new graduates, give them scope to implement their ideas and PLEASE, allow work from home, in these days of technology, it shouldn't matter where we are working from, as long as the work is getting done


  10. "Good First Job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - MTS-1 in Germantown, MD
    Current Employee - MTS-1 in Germantown, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting Projects, Opportunity to learn a lot, Good entry-level pay

    Cons

    Old technology, Things move slowly

    Advice to Management

    Update to Microsoft


  11. "Great People, Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Front Desk Receptionist in Germantown, MD
    Current Employee - Front Desk Receptionist in Germantown, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people. I have made great friends who are like family. I have a great supervisor who is very patient, and understanding. It's very convenient to my home.

    Cons

    The pay could be higher.

    Advice to Management

    More relationship building company events and activities


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