EchoStar Employee Reviews in United States

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Operations Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Englewood, COJune 21, 2016
I started off on the ground level at Echostar and through hard work, a good boss, i was able to advance. The company atmosphere/culture is lacking to say the least. They teach a class here that culture is one of the most important items in a company, while also one of the most difficult to change. Things haven't changed here. The culture is lacking. Twisting arms to get the day after thanksgiving off is incredible.
Pros
free popcorn
Cons
everything else
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Toxic Environment
Senior Engineering Tech I (Former Employee) –  WAJune 9, 2016
Management is inept and instead of taking blame for their failures they take it out on employees, but they believe they are the only ones that matter and HR agrees and will side with a manager on any discrepancy regardless of the severity, i.e. threats of bodily harm or continued employment, misconduct,inappropriate language and behavior, etc.

Some employees tend to follow the managers example leading to divides among coworkers. Cut throat environment where you cannot trust anyone with anything. Your coworker will gladly throw you under the bus or set you up for failure to make themselves look good. While other coworkers will attempt to scrutinize your work secretly looking for the slightest of error, i.e. your 7 looks almost like a 1, even though they know they misread it they will gladly use it to their advantage.
The only thing Echostar is good for is padding a resume with experience.

No growth. Not a single promotion after 5 yrs of going above and beyond my job title and specifications, just excuse after excuse for why they couldn't promote.
Pros
Decent Benefits
Cons
Toxic Environment, Poor HR, Poor Management, Poor Company Attitude
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I loved it
Tester (Former Employee) –  Spartanburg, SCJune 8, 2016
This was my first real job I enjoyed it most of the time until it got to dangerous to be in the fast food environment. people started robbing
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Typical Manufacturing company with side software Business
Senior Software Automation QA Tester (Current Employee) –  Superior, COJune 6, 2016
Typical work includes:
Daily Standup
Reviewing Requirements
Discussions with Developers, Product Owner and Management
Creating Test Plans, Strategies, Case, Scenarios, Automation items
Execute test Case
Report on Daily/Weekly Automation test execution
Update Test cases and Automated scripts
Pros
Relax work environment at Superior CO location
Cons
Manufacturing company
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Productive workplace
Sales Agent (Former Employee) –  Harlingen, TXMay 31, 2016
A typical day at EchoStar was coming in and taking calls for DishNetwork. Providing information about the satellite company and to get customer to purchase it. Learned how to provide information for the sale and setup appointment for installer, took payments as well. There were different projects still dealing with DishNetwork that I was apart of for the mean time that it was available. The co-works were wonderful Individuals to work with. The hardest part of the job was to sale the product but did have a script or scripts for rebounding answered or denials. The most enjoyable part of the job was the people and environment of the work place was.
Pros
Good Food and a pool table
Cons
Short breaks and lunces
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Good as stepping stone but not for long term
Senior Staff Engineer (Current Employee) –  Englewood, COMay 11, 2016
typical day is easy. A lot to learn if you are on right team. Senior management lacks vision. Co-workers are good, nothing more or less, just like at typical
Pros
flexible time
Cons
everything else
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Creative atmosphere
Graphic Designer Engineer (Former Employee) –  Denver, COMay 7, 2016
Used programs like Photoshop and Illustrator to design movie and TV posters for DISH Network subscribers home guide screens.
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Unprofessional management, worst benefits in the industry
Digital Design and Responsible Engineer (Current Employee) –  Englewood, COApril 30, 2016
The company is currently far behind on technology as they hold on to outdated design techniques refusing to adapt to current technology standards.
Pros
I get to lead an entire team
Cons
Pay and benefits, healthcare, vacation for new hires
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Very fun place to work and fair.
Dispatching Specialist II (Former Employee) –  Raleigh, NCApril 17, 2016
I basically did the same thing at EchoStar (Dish Network) as I am doing at Time Warner Cable.

I worked there at first in New Jersey as a customer service representative, and after moving and relocating to North Carolina, as a Dispatcher.
Pros
Excellent pay and benefits
Cons
n/a
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Fun place to work
Senior Global Engineering Manager (Former Employee) –  Denver, COApril 15, 2016
Had great time with travel and seeing the world. Worked long hours and travled about 95% of the time but it was worth it. They had a popcorn machine in the break room.
Pros
travel
Cons
travle
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Good work place, nice colleagues
Embedded Software Engineer (Current Employee) –  Centennial, COApril 10, 2016
Have lots of training opportunity. Good working environment. No on-call requirements. 9am - 4 pm working time. Management level are nice. Relatively flexible working time, but no work-at-home option.
Pros
Good management
Cons
Bad benefits
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Great Company to work for
Engineering Program Manager (Current Employee) –  Inverness, COApril 7, 2016
Fast paced, always changing environment. The co-workers are amazing, and the management is excellent as well. A place of improvement is an increase in the choice of medical benefits offered and the ability to work from home, especially on snow days.
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Great place to work.
Customer Service/ Tech Rep. (Former Employee) –  El Paso, TXApril 6, 2016
Enjoy work atmosphere and the employees. The challenge of keeping up the new technology advancement in order to recommend and assist customers with the products available, and the resolution of billing problems.
Pros
Lots of opportunities for advancement.
Cons
Constant changing of the work schedule.
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EchoStar is or can be a terrible place to work.
EchoStar as a Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Denver, COMarch 17, 2016
EchoStar is or can be a terrible place to work. Middle management is held by some under trained people in need of some people training.
Pros
free sat. tv
Cons
management
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Good company
customer service (Former Employee) –  Brownsville, TXMarch 8, 2016
Friendly work environment, good pay for the region. Good hours and some times over time is available. The thing that I did not like was that in order for me to get full time hours they had to split my work shift and I had to travel to work twice a day.
Pros
Discounts
Cons
Sometimes they do not work with your schedule
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a joke
Advanced customer service agent (Former Employee) –  McKeesport, PAFebruary 23, 2016
I hated working there, there was structure or good leadership at all. there was no work ethics or room growth or improvement at all in the company
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Starts nice with all benefits being offered, free tv servies a plus.
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  El Paso, TXFebruary 19, 2016
A fun environment, can be stressful at times but they have a billiards pool table, pull you off the phone at times for your hard work and give you 10-15 minutes to play activities they may have or just to relax a bit.
Pros
Great benefits, insentives offered for doing your job.
Cons
At times, they fire long teniored employees for the smallest descrepencies. Makes one feel not wanted at times, like you are walking on egg shells.
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Poor Senior Leadership
Senior Software Engineering Manager (Current Employee) –  Englewood, COFebruary 10, 2016
Poor senior leadership and no vision for future growth of EchoStar. The culture is very depressing and no fun is had at work. You will work hard and get no reward. Benefits are not good. The most enjoyable part of this company is that it is leading edge techonology.
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good
Senior Facilities Manager (Former Employee) –  Cheyenne, WYJanuary 25, 2016
good place to work depending on the department. 24/7 facility with a good bunch of employees. Good company values and a diverse background.
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Productive and technical friendly
Workday Consultant (Current Employee) –  Irving, TXJanuary 19, 2016
It was great working with Echostar. I had wonderful experience in learning technicalities.I got to learn large aspect of technology
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