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fast paced job
Dish Technician (Former Employee) –  Evansville, INDecember 25, 2016
this job has a lot of hours and you will make descent money. Don't get this job if you want family life time. Must be a competitive person and willing to put up with lots of rules and regulations that change constant. IF you work hard it will be recognized. Also have some sales experience and be aware you have to sell them.
Pros
Good pay good co workers
Cons
Lots of hours underpaid during weather
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Dish is a tough place to work
Senior Business Analyst (Former Employee) –  Englewood, COJune 6, 2016
Dish IT is fast-paced and totally date-driven. HR policy does not allow for any flex time or telecommuting, even during blizzards. Sr. Management is often abusive, and the internal politics often delay progress. Salaries and benefits are below average, and there is very little work/life balance.

The IT employee team is comprised of dedicated and highly motivated individuals who come through in spite of the tough conditions. Individual managers do their best to buffer their teams from the harsh HR policies.
Pros
Good people
Cons
HR policies and salary
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worst place i have ever worked
Sales Agent (Current Employee) –  Roseland, NJNovember 2, 2016
management team incompetent no room for advancement. No job security, long hours with 10 hours shifts and mandatory overtime. no payed holidays and vacation time is a ripoff.
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What you see is what you get
Customer Retention Specialist (Former Employee) –  Harlingen, TXDecember 24, 2016
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.
Pros
several schedules available, great benefits
Cons
strict adherence to policy, no room for innovation
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Interesting Job
Manager (Former Employee) –  United StatesOctober 1, 2016
Dish is a good place to start a career. The technicians work very hard and make a true difference in the work day. The company really needs to work on the employee benefits package as well as work/life balance.
Pros
4 day work week
Cons
Managers never know what time they will be home
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Challenging and competitive sales environment with daily, weekly and monthly sales goals.
Inside Sales Lead (Former Employee) –  Phoenix, AZJune 12, 2016
Challenging, competitive sales environment. Hard work and long hours are required to be successful. Management was very supportive and gave the tools necessary to be the best. The most difficult and rewarding part of the job was educating and influencing young salespeople in closing deals and optimizing the uncapped commission. I look forward to utilizing the skills I have learned over the past four years in sales to positively effecting a top ranking ethical sales department.
Pros
Management and sales training.
Cons
Distance traveled to work.
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Management currently in place made an awesome morale go down drastically
administration (Former Employee) –  Indianapolis, INNovember 27, 2016
I always considered Dish my family. We did have new management come in and took the family atmosphere away and caused our work life balance to be horrible. The new management came in and let go of a bunch of good workers and ruined morale throughout the shop. If there was new management it would be a great place to work!
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Good place to work - Limited Advancement Opportunities
Staff Accountant I (Current Employee) –  Englewood, CODecember 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.
Pros
Free breakfast before 7:00. Cheap satellite TV.
Cons
Bad healthcare insurance
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horrible environment but good pay
Inside Sales Associate (ISA) (Current Employee) –  Roseland, NJJanuary 3, 2017
Great company for customers and terrible for employees. I've seen experienced sales reps terminated for saying one wrong word on a phone call. regardless of track record.
Pros
good pay
Cons
no job security, horrible benefits, constant change of expectations and rules.
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co workers are great to work with but overall management isnt good
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) –  Harlingen, TXNovember 14, 2016
work schedules can some times be fair depending on whats given management changes rules as they please for "company" purposes and they change your work schedule at times with out much of choice, at times there are certain events that are fun but work experience with being really busy taking calls back to back with out a breather is stressful not really a job i would recommend and moving up in the company is the idea thats given but the chances are slim unless you have leverage with certain people. working there is constant worry trying to do every thing correctly while being told you still need to do more than what can really be done in reality
Pros
free lunch from time to time
Cons
short breaks, management, always busy
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Fun hourly co-workers, horrible management
Tester 1 (Current Employee) –  Spartanburg, SCAugust 9, 2016
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.
Pros
Co-workers, voluntary OT, work schedule
Cons
Two breaks, management, leads, work hours, always changing SOE, cleanliness
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Interesting Work Environment
Business Analyst (Former Employee) –  Meridian, COAugust 17, 2016
DISH is a good place to get started and there is always opportunity to move up. With that being said there's a reason that there is always room to move up.

Middle management seems to change hands at least 1 time per year. Which makes things difficult when trying to figure out what your expectations are. If you're smart and you can adapt to an ever changing work environment, this would be a good fit for you.
Pros
Talented Coworkers
Cons
Badge reports, Work/Life Balance can be rough, and unclear expectations/goals
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Great place to work, to much change and not enough staff
Satellite Technician (Current Employee) –  Troy, MOAugust 21, 2016
Dish is a great place to work, the pay is ok and the management is supportive. The downside is you usually give up any free time to the job, since most places are understaffed which causes lots of overtime, or extra long days. Its easy to be lured in by the 3 days, but you'll quickly find that most weeks you have so many overtime days that you will quickly go down to one day off. If you're single, or love to work roughly 60-70 hours a week than this is the place for you.
Pros
Pay
Cons
work/life balance
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Horrible environment
Satellite Installation Technician (Current Employee) –  Springfield, MODecember 31, 2016
I have been working for dish for almost a year. Only asked for one day off. Have to work new years. Pie chart is a joke. They can manipulate it too easily if an employee is getting close to a promotion. Get blamed for keeping their scores low if a customer doesn't understand the way the rating scale works. Especially the elderly. Dish only cares if an employee sells their overpriced products. Other technicians have told me how to increase sales by leaving equipment in their house and having them sign the form since most people aren't sure what's in the fine print. This technique supposedly works well with elderly and those who's English is poor. I refuse to participate in this practice. Therefore my sales are low and I'm constantly getting blamed for low numbers on my team. Stay away from dish. It's a job, but that's about it.
Pros
Gas card, work itself is fine
Cons
Everything else
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great place to work
customer service agent (Former Employee) –  christiansburg VaDecember 12, 2016
fun place to work with lots of advancement opportunity. the management is very supportive and patient. training schedule is a little rough. After the training period though desirable shifts are mostly available.
Pros
wonderful atmosphere
Cons
training schedule
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Fun place to work, awful management
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Bluefield, WVAugust 15, 2016
I loved the job that I done along with the awesome benefits of this job. However, management is AWFUL! Unfortunately when you went into work you didn't know whether you would get off at your scheduled time or you would be forced to stay way past your scheduled time or you would be fired.
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Highly recommended Short term job... not career
Field Service Technician (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILSeptember 1, 2016
Easy money. Come to work on time. Try your best. Get paid. 10 to 12 hr work days. Four days on three days off. When your tenure (time on) increases. It will be three off days straight. Every wk. The company is ever changing btw as it should be to continue to be relevant in a very competitive industry. Can suck. But its the truth of business.
Pros
Co workers, 3 days off, Easy work on most days.
Cons
Most of management most days, Sales, lack of training in Sales.
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Not the greatest job
Dish Network Technician (Current Employee) –  Brooklyn Park, MNSeptember 5, 2016
Overworked, underpaid compared to similar job in the field. Field managers care about their employees but their hands are tied by middle and upper management. Expectations keep going up but pay and benefits do not. So many employees quit that they can never hire enough manpower for the work. Ive only worked for the company for 1.6 years but I've personally seen5 managers quit and go to different companies
Pros
work by yourself
Cons
pretty much everything else about the job
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Excellent Coworkers and many opportunities
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Littleton, CODecember 14, 2016
The trainers and managers were all very kind and easy to work with. The computer systems were easy to use. There were many opportunities for overtime as well as approved time off. My coworkers were diversified and very upbeat. They switched my job position in the middle of my training rendering two weeks of studying and training completely useless for the job they switched me to. Having only a certain amount of time to handle a call it felt very stressful to try to end the call quickly while at the same time trying to effectively resolve the customers issues.
Pros
Generous break room, wonderful coworkers, nice benefits
Cons
Stressful handle times
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DISH - Sales Rep & HR Recruiter
Human Resources - Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Denver, CONovember 29, 2016
Horrible. Stay away from DISH. They are consistently ranked among the worst Fortune 500 companies to work for. The CEO is a sociopath and they treat their employees like s|aves. Just stay away.. or find out for yourself!
Pros
Advancement, job-stability
Cons
everything else
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