Pros: benefits for new hires. including 80 hours of vacation, 401k
Cons: described above
I have had two years of experience in the manufacturing center in El Paso, TX within multiple departments: Engineering, Test Engineering, production, IT, and maintenance.
Management in all departments is poorly chosen and there is very little qualifications required of any kind. The result is poor managers and a large unmotivated work force. The managers – more... have no idea what they or their employees are supposed to be doing. They are only there to collect a paycheck and attempt to get raises. They never give credit to their workers and will gladly step on any workers to go on up. This may seem like other workplaces, but here it seems as though it is encouraged to screw over workers out of a decent pay.
The Performance Appraisal system is a complete joke. Every department has to put their employees on a standard bell curve and choose which employees to put on probation and which to give a raise. This never works and as usual the newer employees get screwed and the older employees get a minimal raise (3-6%).
If Dish would fix these problems. (These are corporate and human resource issues.) Then it wouldn't be that bad to work here.
My advice. If you need the job (Engineers, Management, Production, Technicians) take it and do not stop applying at other places. You will be wasting your efforts hoping for a "just" raise. – less