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Hughes Network Systems Systems Engineer Reviews

Updated Apr 5, 2019

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Hughes Network Systems CEO Pradman P. Kaul
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  1. "Solid company for college graduates"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Germantown, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Hughes Network Systems2017-03-08
  2. "OK Internship"

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    Former Intern - Network/Systems Engineer 

    I worked at Hughes Network Systems

    Pros

    Good experience working in teams in a professional setting. Management is easily accessible. Friendly people, willing to teach you if you ask for help.

    Cons

    No real preparation for Interns. Had to dig around and ask people to find work to do. Mostly tedious work assigned.

    Advice to Management

    Have projects prepared for your interns. Find ways to involve interns in your day to day work.

    Hughes Network Systems2019-04-05
  3. "Good company with too many internal politics and little flexibility"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer 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

    The company works on some really cool new age stuff and you will get to work on them if you are on the right team.

    Cons

    The HR policies are ancient wherein they would never allow work from home too.

    Advice to Management

    The company policies need to be more employee friendly.

    Hughes Network Systems2019-03-28
  4. "System Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Germantown, MD
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Hugh Company, Nice Environment, Nice Canteen

    Cons

    Not satisfying work specially in artificial intelligence

    Hughes Network Systems2019-01-09
  5. Helpful (1)

    "A good start but not a good place to stay"

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    Systems Engineer in Damascus, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pretty laid back work environment

    Cons

    Very unfriendly and unsocial people working here. It also lacks a lot of diversity.

    Hughes Network Systems2015-11-09
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Good place to begin career"

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    Systems Engineer III in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hughes Network Systems

    Pros

    Work on technical things from day one

    Cons

    Things operate slowly. might not work on cutting edge technology

    Hughes Network Systems2014-12-17
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Overworked underpaid"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer II in Germantown, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - interesting technology - not the worst work environment

    Cons

    - management heavy - benefits went for a toss after Echostar took over - low pay - 20th century tools and processes

    Advice to Management

    pay more if you expect top performing employees to stick around

    Hughes Network Systems2014-04-25
  8. "OK"

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    Systems Engineer in Germantown, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Hughes Network Systems

    Pros

    The only benefit is the job security.

    Cons

    if you are looking for growth its very hard. no work and life balance. on call systems is flawed. people in operations even with ample training fail to take decisions

    Advice to Management

    network operations work force need to be more accountable.

    Hughes Network Systems2012-02-24
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