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Hughes Network Systems Senior Engineer Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 2019

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Hughes Network Systems CEO Pradman P. Kaul
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  1. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Hughes Network Systems2017-06-21
  2. "You will solve tough problems but they may not be cutting edge."

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hughes Network Systems full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Fantastic people. Smart, empathetic and industrious.

    Cons

    High risk aversion. Incrementalist approach.

    Advice to Management

    Unlock greater potential of your people. Look for opportunities to use their strengths.

    Hughes Network Systems2019-07-21
  3. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Germantown, MD
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good environment to start work with it. school tuition assistant and training program provided. cafeteria food is excellent and the price is reasonable.

    Cons

    Health insurance only has one choose, which associate with HSA account. It is good for health people, but it is not good for older people or have new born family.

    Advice to Management

    Please consider to improve health insurance benefit and 401K company contributions.

    Hughes Network Systems2015-04-18
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Pleasantly satisfied after many years"

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    Current Employee - Senior Principal Hardware Engineer in Germantown, MD
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hughes Network Systems full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    If you perform you will be recognized. Very engineering centric work pace, very tight schedules during the product development and launch phase and very relaxed during the off cycle. Overall a very good place to work with room for your growth with creative ideas, good perks and reasonable time off policies

    Cons

    Could send employees to periodic system tools training and subject matter conferences. Very top heavy management, I anticipate a change coming in the next 3-5 years with a lot of the senior management retiring.

    Advice to Management

    Grow your mid level management more effectively and do not promote people for loyalties only.

    Hughes Network Systems2014-04-19
  5. "Software development practices need a rewrite..."

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    Current Employee - Senior Principal Software Engineer in Germantown, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hughes Network Systems full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Stable work, people are not laid off to cut costs, pretty large company, lots of varying opportunities in many technical areas are available and you can move around to get into differing work for career development, CEO seems to really care about the people and keeping them for long term vs. cutting staff to make the numbers for Wall Street

    Cons

    Development practices are dated, too much focus on fire fighting problems, too top heavy with entrenched management, a lot of management comes from hardware backgrounds and that though pattern is not well suited to software development life cycles. I never see the CEO, ever, except at the quarterly tent review. We seem to loose a lot of younger talent making the company even more top heavy and culturally entrenched... in old practices.

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    Advice to Management

    Let more junior engineers take much more responsibility and hold them accountable (in a positive way) to spur their career growth and ownership in the company and products they develop. CEO should walk around the place and pop in on people for adhoc encounters,

    Hughes Network Systems2013-10-19
  6. "good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good working environment, right management, right tools

    Cons

    poor bonuses, limited salaries are the main cons, other than that company seems to be stable, and safe place to work

    Hughes Network Systems2013-08-09
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Used to be much better"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer 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

    There are ample opportunities for you to tinker with things in the lab. Management doesn't have a set of guidelines on how things should be done, so you have a lot of freedom to be creative, just like back in grad school. Sometimes, these new ideas lead to patentable inventions and other cool things. Also, work-life balance isn't too bad. I haven't had to work late or on weekends in at least 3 years.

    Cons

    The company is very top heavy. There are more managers than employees, or at least it seems. The younger engineers don't like this, because they don't get promoted, so they leave.

    Advice to Management

    It's time to re-balance your workforce. The company is losing too much young talent to keep this up. In a few years, all Hughes has left is management and fresh recruits. An entire generation of mid ranking engineers is gone.

    Hughes Network Systems2013-03-17
  8. "Great place to begin one's career because Hughes provides a steep learning curve."

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    Senior Network Engineer in Germantown, MD
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    I have been working at Hughes Network Systems

    Pros

    Exposure to the latest technologies.

    Cons

    Too many manual, time consuming tasks. Need more automation.

    Hughes Network Systems2012-05-10
  9. "Good exposure, regressive management"

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    Current Employee - Senior Sales Engineer in New Delhi
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many opportunities, exposure, quality of work

    Cons

    Old school work style, not much flexibility of hours, work from home not available

    Advice to Management

    Need to start thinking like a young corporate

    Hughes Network Systems2019-04-13
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