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  1.  

    Good place for starters

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Flushing, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Flushing, NY (US)

    I worked at DISH

    Pros

    Good working environment, many oppurtunites for growth.

    Cons

    Long hours, hard to do anything else except work, and you have to work more to grow, overtime etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider part-time opportunities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Bad.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Englewood, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in Englewood, CO (US)

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

    Pros

    Good pay
    Racially diverse staff
    Onsite dry cleaning service
    Probably no asbestos at Meridian office
    Views of the Rocky Mountains from Meridian office

    Cons

    Too many approvals required actually to DO anything, because senior management isn't empowered to trust their lieutenants
    Cheaply run
    Terrible cafeteria
    Everyone is terrified of exec leadership
    Highly political
    Exec leadership are clowns
    They monitor your working hours
    Hapless HR department
    Chairman is a real-world Bond villain. You should Google "spectrum auction" to see what I mean
    Long interview process
    Awful location within the Denver area. It will kill your soul
    Conformism is name of the game.
    Short-sighted decision-making to please the Street
    Shoddy, depressing building. Inadequate parking
    No coffee cups. Bad free coffee. Mediocre paid coffee.
    No good restaurants nearby
    Embarrassingly old technology. Microsoft Office 2007, 10-year-old laptops issued to new hires. 100MB limit on Exchange file means you're constantly having to delete emails & attachments--including important ones.
    Lame dress code.
    Forced to abuse vendors and pay their invoices late
    Awful benefits: minimal holidays, only 10 days' PTO, high deductible ($2500) on health insurance
    Insanely secure tech environment means you can't access any websites without executive approval or use any software without executive approval.
    Not enough conference rooms to meet with colleagues

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    For those just starting out it is okay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DISH full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people you work with and the freedom to be left alone for the most part to do your job. The profit sharing/401k are good, especially if you have never had an account before. The front line management is usually okay, but you might get one who has "drank the Kool-Aid" too much and then it is not as enjoyable. The individual jobs are not bad and for the most part you know what is expected of you. There are new opportunities always popping up, if you are willing to stay put for a while and wait.

    Cons

    Money; benefits; treatment; development of skills; if you are not liked by management you will not advance; being told to do one thing by one manager and then getting in trouble with another manager for not doing something else; no input into your position or how to make it better; no sense of joy from upper management just do as we tell you or we will find someone who will; being lied to about why you can not get promoted; and money again as everyone who is not a manager at Dish is underpaid for the work expected of them!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop picking winners & losers based on personal preference instead of work ethic. Try paying your staff more and not lie to them as to why they are not getting a raise this year. Treat everyone the same and not single people out because they do not want to socialize with you (i.e. go out drinking every night) outside of work. Actually train your staff to help them perform their jobs better and to help build their skills so they can move ahead; a sign of a great leader is one who gets his/her people prepared to take new roles within the organization or to take over for them. Treat people with respect and do not belittle them in front of other members of the team or customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 7 people found this helpful  

    El Paso Supervisor

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Supervisor in El Paso, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Supervisor in El Paso, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Performance incentives for the employees, wage adjustment to most supervision but not really, if you are not a supervisor part of the mob or supporting unethical behaviors such as quality and performance data manipulation, then you did not get an adjustment, only those that say yes to all poor management decisions or actions that you know are ethically wrong. Wow who promotes this favoritism? I think corporate should look at these bad decisions or you might be staring at some legal issues!

    Cons

    Unqualified lower management, clueless and inept HR management. Favoritism and no confidentiality from lower level managers. Supervisors are treated like hourly employees, special perks for those who sponsor what's so called the jr mob!!!!!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you are going to improve the El Paso morale and want your Supervisors to be engaged and successful, then start by treating them like business professionals and not slapping them in the face with favoritism. Support your supervisors and have some confidentiality, everyone knows who received an adjustment and who didn't, to make it worse HR management and jr managers tell all who didn't receive an adjustment and lie through their teeth to give an honost response?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Customer Service Rep

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Littleton, CO (US)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Littleton, CO (US)

    I worked at DISH

    Pros

    YOU GET A DISCOUNT ON YOUR DISH OTHER THEN THAT IS ALL DOWN HILL

    Cons

    Get A discount on Dish.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really need to back off of CSR who are not Sales leave those sales to sales team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Decent place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operation Analyst in Alvin, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Operation Analyst in Alvin, TX (US)

    I worked at DISH

    Pros

    Co-workers were awesome. Got to travel throughout the US to other sites.

    Cons

    Management doesn't recognize good people. They only care about themselves and will do anything to make themselves look good. Back stabbers will take credit for work they had nothing to do with. Talk about fudging numbers? It happens all the time. Site visits from VP and director are a joke. Site management cleans house and is on their best behavior - to make themselves look good. What a joke! And you never see the visitors at all, unless it' s a "bad" visit. Mandatory OT. People have lives and kids. Have some compassion since most managers and up have families too; but they aren't forced to do mandatory OT.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out there with your front line. Work a day in their shoes and see why they feel the way they do. Stop promising changes that never happen. Live the 5 Cs. PAW doesn't exist with managers and up. Recognize your long term devoted people and stop letting them go. Be honest. Nobody likes liars.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great job if not married and no kids

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood, CO (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood, CO (US)

    I worked at DISH full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great base salary and really good/smart people to work with. Also, its really easy to try different areas of the company since they do not require previous experience to apply for the role.

    Cons

    Overly strict work schedule, bad SDLC process (or lack thereof), and TERRIBLE benefits (health insurance deductible for a family is $5,000 and max out of pocket is $12,000, no maternity leave pay, takes 5 years to get 3 weeks PTO)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 6 people found this helpful  

    ^ ^ Favoritismo

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer I in El Paso, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Engineer I in El Paso, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Ok pay and I got promote one time (a lone time ago)

    Cons

    My manager shows favoritism to fello co-workers. The others leave at 5 or before every single day. I stay late. Only because I no travel or hang out in the office they no like me. Others travel and go to naked bars that's why they get promoted to level II.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace my manager with better one. One that treats his employees fair and for one that is not negative towards others that work hard.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Easy job, low pay

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DISH

    Pros

    Easy job. Good hours. Only 4 days a week

    Cons

    Low pay
    No pay increase every year

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Inside Sales

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Associate

    I have been working at DISH

    Pros

    Uncapped commission is the best part of working here if you choose a sales position. Also the additional incentive periods where they add money hourly for OT. Gifts every now and then are also great.

    Cons

    everything else is terrible. The culture here is you don't need work life balance just sale sale sale! Also coaches/team leads have sink or swim mentality. All calls you receive count for or against your close rate and commission, so if you receive calls from customer service overflow too bad. They have retraining or new product role out trainings where they blatantly will not answer direct questions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The hopper was a selling point for some time but now its not enough. The companies offerings on the internet side are horrible which makes selling in the age of the "Bundle" extremely difficult. Uncapped commission is wonderful in but with all the strings attached penalty wise to strip away your earnings or chance to earn it pans out for most to not be worth it, which shows in high sales employee turn around.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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