DISH Reviews

Updated 28 August 2014
Updated 28 August 2014
1,813 Reviews

2.9
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DISH Director, President and CEO Joseph Clayton
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Pay is good for these parts, especially if you stick with it for a few years (in 72 reviews)

  • Good work life balance: people in our office arrive around 10am and leave by 7pm (in 36 reviews)


Cons
  • As far as the work life balance they change schedules dissolve schedules for all types of reasons (in 40 reviews)

  • Unless your friends with upper management, you have no chance of advancement (in 100 reviews)

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Hard Work and Patience Are Rewarded

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager  in  Englewood, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Englewood, CO (US)

    I have been working at DISH full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I've been at DISH for 5 years and I've seen quite a bit of improvement in moral and employee engagement on a corporate level. If you aren't willing to work hard DISH isn't the place for you - if you are someone who thinks they are entitled to be promoted every six months just because you are there and not based on merit - go work else where.

    I've moved quickly into a management position during my time at DISH and I've been given opportunities to learn and expand my skill sets. Although I've had one or two bad mangers - overall I've always worked with managers who care about me and my goals.

    Cons

    One of the things our CEO and Chariman has asked employees is to "know their business." Select departments know their business and understand other's roles. Many departments though don't know their business and how decisions impact other departments -this often means they end up creating more work for everyone else.

    Vacation time is not ideal - and I believe we lose employees because of this. Employees only receive two weeks of vacation time until they hit 5 years and then they get 3. Not very competitive in today's job market. To attract the best employees DISH should be at least offering 3 or 4 weeks initially.

    Although corporate has made retention a focus some department heads have not. We've lost a lot of great people as a result.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on retention - recognize that we have talented people and focus on keeping them here.

    Department heads need to do a better job of communicating - a lack of communication has caused countless issues.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a professional environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at DISH

    Pros

    The pay is decent and the 401k company match.

    Cons

    Words of caution... supervisors and senior management are rarely on the same page. Constant disconnect in communication. Very immature coworkers who do not take their job seriously. High school environment. Better be in cahoots with the right people if you wish to be promoted. Performance and track record are not your key to success here. I was told when I was hired that there are "plenty of opportunities for overtime if you need extra money" which translates to you must work mandatory overtime at a moment's notice. For those in school and those with life commitments, steer clear. This is a mediocre job and mediocre company at best, so if you consider yourself a professional and have even an ounce of respect for yourself, you may want to consider looking elsewhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Where do I begin...

    Doesn't Recommend
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  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    The work is alright, the people are good, the pay is really lousy

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    Current Employee - Analyst/Developer II  in  Englewood, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Analyst/Developer II in Englewood, CO (US)

    I have been working at DISH full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    if you work hard & do good, you'll be noticed.

    Cons

    there aren't too many cons. it'd be great if one can wok at home on snow days.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The sudden shift to company outings is a laugh. keep it & give fair pay!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Things are getting better all the time

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at DISH full-time

    Pros

    There are a ton of opportunities for advancement and growth. The culture is slowly beginning to evolve. Profit sharing is pretty cool and the stock price isn’t bad either!

    Cons

    The Insurance programs are not great for families. I also don’t have as many holidays as friends with other companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I believe the culture here was pretty poor years ago but can see improvement every year. Keep going. We're not there yet.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    DISH -- Very special company on the cutting edge of telecom

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DISH full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    I have worked at DISH for close to nine years and can say it is a fantastic place to work. Yes, you will work hard; yes, they set very high expectations for you; yes, you will be challenged every day; and yes, there are no massages, ping-pong tables, or free cafeteria food. It is a pure meritocracy and rewards passion, intelligence and results. And, it is one of the most exciting companies in the telecom space today. We are known as a disruptive competitor. That makes every day fun. I am proud to be an employee at DISH and love working at DISH.

    Cons

    See above describing the type of work environment. This is not for every one.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  7.  

    Not as bad as they say

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Englewood, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in Englewood, CO (US)

    I have been working at DISH full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great upward mobility if you are hard working and motivated. Creative thinking is encouraged.

    Cons

    Not much actual decision making occurs below the c-level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In power your employees. Trust people. Promote leaders.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great to a point

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at DISH full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great pay & benefits. Great service to offer people.

    Cons

    Constantly changing business policies & keeping up with sales & performance metrics

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    What you put in is what you get out.

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Lead  in  Englewood, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Lead in Englewood, CO (US)

    I have been working at DISH full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The money is great. The benefits are just like anywhere else. Discount on the service is cool. 401K is awesome and the Employee Stock Purchase Plan is good!

    Cons

    You have to be able to adapt. Change happens all of the time. This is a fast paced environment and everything impacts the company so everything is being watched. However if you are doing what you are supposed to and you can adapt to change then there will be no issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not forget the environment. In sales the environment is key, if you want to change or implement something, that is great but do not forget the environment. An environment that is not clean or stable is a recipe for un-happy employees also they will not want to adapt to changes you are making.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Dish Network Installer
    Current Employee - Dish Network Installer

    I have been working at DISH full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Most of the day I am my own boss but have management available if I need help. Great pay. Every day is different. Great bonus program. Positive feed back from management. Overtime available weekly. Three days off a week.

    Cons

    Can have difficult jobs. When you can't figure out how to do somthing it becomes very difficult to describe the problem although people are willing to help. Insurance can be better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have had great management. Continue to help and support.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    DISH has been by far the best organization that I have worked for!

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    Current Employee - Coach  in  Harlingen, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Coach in Harlingen, TX (US)

    I have been working at DISH full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    DISH has been great on career growth. DISH get us the proper training we need to succeed and prosper at our craft. Great pay and flexible hours are a great benefit to our employees!

    Cons

    I can honestly say that i don't have Cons towards DISH, but what I can say is that it's very challenging from one day to the next. If you are very adaptable, you will succeed and if you have trouble adapting, you will struggle. That is constant here at DISH, but for the better. I do not like being complacent in my job, change it up from time to time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep listening to your employees, they are your bloodline to DISH. I know there are things agents and management ask that can not be met, but other things are!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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