Production Associate (Former Employee) – Spartanburg, SC – January 5, 2017
I was happy with working with this company for almost 3 years, they have some bad management but who doesn't. All they ask from you was to work hard, show up on time and be willing to learn new things.
good people to work with, insurrance was ok, able to learn new things, raises
satellite dish installer (Former Employee) – New Jersey state and New Yorkstate – November 24, 2016
I have work there as a satellite dish installer for two two years , it was very nice to work there and to learn many technical things . it was great time and I was so happy but the salary was not enough to travel and to move between many states because at this time the gas was very expensive and the income was not cover my life expenses . so I had to look for another job with more income in order to pay my monthly mortgage and my home expenses .
I pay for every thing during work like food and beverage
Field Technician (Former Employee) – El Paso, TX – November 4, 2016
Management overhired technicians and starting let go employees for random reasons. If you were honest, they let you go. If you broke policy, they let you go. You went to work and wondered if you had a job or if you were going to be sent home. Benefits were awesome with the company along with the pay.
Customer Service (Former Employee) – Long Beach, CA – September 21, 2016
Good benefits besides no sick days, you get points for just about anything. If you do not keep the pace they want or better you will be fired without notice or regard to your health issues. Not a job recommended if you have health problems that can slow you down sometimes such as getting sick or asthma, children or plan on having a life outside of work. You would be at work more than home, you will be home just for rest and to get up and ready for work. Always mandatory overtime just about everyday which is great, but you can only option out by getting a point. Top performers are chosen every other day to be able to leave at their 8 hours but its always the same 4 people so don't count on that. If you do not make friends with leads, supervisors, and human resources your stay wont be long in the company. Also they do not work with school schedules what so ever. If you have an emergency, there is no excuse you will get points or be on the verge of termination, they will say they will work some type of terms with you but eventually just terminate you without notice. Have a job to fall back on. It pays well as long as you overwork yourself to complete exhaustion everyday.
The environment varies depending on the ability to operate cohesively with a team. Great teams are defined by its' individuals. Customer service skills are strongly recommended and reinforced regularly. Management will set clear expectations.
several schedules available, great benefits
strict adherence to policy, no room for innovation
Tester/Ojt (Former Employee) – Spartanburg, SC – February 15, 2017
Dish lies to you as soon as you come in the door. There is very little job security or chance of advancement. the pay is the only compensation. the Management is the worst I ever encountered. you feel like cows headed in and out of with no dregard for health or well being.
Good place to work - Limited Advancement Opportunities
Staff Accountant I (Current Employee) – Englewood, CO – December 15, 2016
The accounting department is good, but advancement possibilities are very limited. You need to "know" someone in order to move up. The benefits are pretty standard, except for health insurance. The worst health insurance I have ever had.
Fast-paced, smart organization focused on the future
Manager (Current Employee) – Littleton, CO – July 15, 2016
DISH is definitely not for everyone. Each project/day can be ambiguous or feel directionless, but the goals are always clear. If you thrive working in an environment where we have the ability to make decisions on the fly, think long term, and can take responsibility of mistakes made - this is absolutely the company for you. The benefits are mostly financial based, which is also not for everyone. I have personally experienced a tremendous amount of advancement opportunity, which I attribute to loving the people and fully embracing the culture at DISH. If you love your work, like to work with like-minded and intelligent people, DISH is for you!
Great financial benefits, cutting edge technology, highly intelligent people, culture focused on energy, drive, and intelligence.
Below average Medical benefits, somewhat negative exterior employment/consumer brand
Human Resources Associate (Current Employee) – Englewood, CO – July 11, 2016
Dish is an excellent company to get your foot in the door and get the experience you need. I wouldn't consider this the place you'd want to work forever, but a really good start. Although there are great managers in place, they are very limited by their executives. Appreciation and advancement opportunities are rare for most, regardless of how hard you work. I plan on gaining my experience at this Fortune 200 company before moving on to bigger and better things.
Great middle management and Tuition reimbursement covers up to $5000 per year.
Healthcare covers very little, 401k benefits are subpar compared to most companies of this size, and advancement opportunites are severely lacking.
Technical Support Specialist (Former Employee) – Hilliard, OH – December 12, 2016
Dish Network is a company that underwent a lot of growth shortly before I joined its team in mid 2015. I learned during training that the program I was experiencing was newly minted within the previous three years, and it became clear over time that they had shifted to a much heavier customer satisfaction focus.
Dish's customer service policies were very structured toward having discrete solutions for each issue that presented itself, making for a very straightforward process that lent itself well to a variety of personalities. However, the heavy focus on growth and customer satisfaction affected their decision making with regard to employee satisfaction. Employees were treated well, but maintenance of standards was sometimes lax and there was a sense that things were allowed to remain unaddressed for too long as a sacrifice toward the growth goals set by higher management.
Overall the workplace was cheerful and well kept. Though amenities were missing for extended periods of repair, repairs were made and upgrades did occur.
Would recommend to any individuals who can handle the stress of call centers and their idiosyncrasies, though there are plenty of improvements to be made.
Manager (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – July 11, 2016
As a manager, you usually work around 14-16 hours a day, but are a salaried employee. Therefore, you are only paid for 40 hours a week. Luckily you only have to work 4 days a week. Upper management sets insane goals for lower management and techs. Work/life balance is nonexistent because you are required to work at least 1 weekend day. Generally the first day off is spent sleeping and recuperating. There are those that have managed to be successful, but it has completely altered their personalities. If you can handle a high stress, micro-managed, rapidly changing environment, than this company may be for you.
benefits, upper management, work load, work/life balance
For the most part, DISH is a fairly simple job when you first come in. They immediately train you for cosmetics if you're an hourly employee and that's where the high turnover rate comes in at. Overall, I enjoyed dish because of my co-workers. Management treats you like dirt and expects you to go above and beyond with little to no incentive. I'd recommend this place if you like being constantly monitored. And the benefits and pay suck! I still work here because of the schedule and that's it.
Co-workers, voluntary OT, work schedule
Two breaks, management, leads, work hours, always changing SOE, cleanliness
Field Service Specialist (Former Employee) – Auburn Hills, MI – August 21, 2016
Use dish like they plan on using you, as a stepping stone. I'm not going to go into big detail just know this, dish has twice in the last five years been voted the worst company to work for in America. Terrible ethics, terrible management, absolute trash turnover rate near 95% for technicians. And the pay is garbage, compared to other companies in the same industry dish pays technicians $6 less to start and you don't get raises.
Anonymous (Current Employee) – Englewood, CO – October 23, 2016
The only good thing about DISH is the work/life balance - as long as you are there during core hours from 9-4, they are pretty understanding of people having lives outside of work. What is not great is the culture - employees are extremely underappreciated, there is not clear path for advancement (especially as a woman), there is a culture of fear and suppressing new ideas, and there is no work from home and very limited vacation. It is a very outdated company with a leadership team who does is not open to change - very frustrating.
Lack of appreciation, no clear path for advancement, poor management
Account Support Specialist (Current Employee) – El Paso, TX – January 23, 2017
Great place with a great culture and always room to move up and up! You are given a great starting pay, and within 60 days are eligible for a training to get a second raise! Great benefits as well, and 401K!
Web Developer (Current Employee) – Denver, CO – December 5, 2016
Excellent place to work. very supportive people and very good management group.employee benefits also very good. career growth also very good as always more opportunities to explore on different tasks.