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Hughes Network Systems Reviews

Updated Sep 16, 2019

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Hughes Network Systems CEO Pradman P. Kaul
Pradman P. Kaul
113 Ratings
  1. Helpful (5)

    "Go in with eyes wide open"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Commodity Specialist in Gaithersburg, 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

    Salaries are competitive, and the company offers some other nice financial benefits such as a discount on company stock. The company is stable and profitable and there is certainly something to be said for that. So it's safe to say your job will be secure and you will get a merit increase every year as long as your performance is good. I've heard that most people who work in the Germantown main campus are happy.

    Cons

    The 401K match and vesting schedule is not competitive. Full-time employees don't get enough PTO. The stress level in the Gaithersburg manufacturing facility is very high and blame-shifting amongst various departments is rampant. Leadership is stuck in the past and believes in working harder, not smarter. They perpetuate the idea that Millennials have poor work ethic. Most employees have old tower computers instead... of laptops which is intentional so that no one has the flexibility to work from home. The company does not offer paid parental leave.

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    Advice to Management

    If the company wants to remain competitive when it comes to recruiting talented new-hires, they need to get serious about offering work-from-home or flexible scheduling benefits. Other companies are moving forward and Hughes is going to be left behind.

    Hughes Network Systems2018-02-21
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Bad place to work - a sweatshop"

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    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff II -software in Gaithersburg, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Nothing really good about this company

    Cons

    - Bad management - HR is the worst i have seen so far - Lot of managers i have seen have no managerial skills so far - Hostile work environment - Many managers micro-manage - No concern towards employees - bad benefits - low pay

    Advice to Management

    - Management has to address many concerns but if they want to run the place like a sweatshop, at least pay the employees well and give better benefits

    Hughes Network Systems2018-03-08
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Large Company, good distance location."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Hughes Network Systems full-time

    Pros

    Flexible, work life balance, good pay.

    Cons

    Paid time off is short.

    Hughes Network Systems2018-01-28
  4. Helpful (3)

    "RUN! Sweat Shop!!!"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Rockville, MD

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

    Pros

    None unless you like working for cheap

    Cons

    This place is a sweat shop - they run off talented employees. They actively poach talent promising steak and caviar then serving hot dogs

    Hughes Network Systems2018-02-28
  5. "Cloud Software Developer Intern"

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    I worked at Hughes Network Systems

    Pros

    Nice coworkers, learn new things

    Cons

    communicating with offshore, variability in projects and assignments

    Hughes Network Systems2018-01-15
  6. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Germantown, MD

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great people to work with.

    Cons

    Managers not Considerate. Too many politics.

    Hughes Network Systems2018-01-08
  7. Helpful (1)

    "HughesNet Contractor"

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    Satellite Technician in Augusta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great money. I got paid weekly. Biggest check was about 2200 in one week, but averaged about 1200 a week.

    Cons

    Scheduling was a nightmare. There were days were I spent 8-9 hours driving between jobs. Only 1 day off a week, but every contracting company is different.

    Hughes Network Systems2018-01-12
  8. "Sr Director Opertations"

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    Former Employee - Senior Director, Manufacturing Operations in Gaithersburg, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hughes Network Systems full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Fast pace, dynamic organization. Constant flow of new products. Challenging project and production schedules. Opportunities to use your skills and abilities to improve processes and environment. You can go as far as your ability and desire will take you.

    Cons

    Feverish pitch when new production ramps ups are in progress.

    Advice to Management

    NA

    Hughes Network Systems2017-11-27
  9. "Great Company"

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

    I have been working at Hughes Network Systems full-time for 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

    Hughes Network Systems2017-11-15
  10. 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.

    Advice to Management

    Stop basing everything off of "Seniority".

    Hughes Network Systems2017-11-10
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