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sweatshop labor 2.0

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Former Employee - Installation Technician in Green Bay, WI (US)
Former Employee - Installation Technician in Green Bay, WI (US)

I worked at DISH full-time (less than an year)

Pros

they will hire anyone with a pulse

Cons

•Pay is as unclear as the hours you will work. I was never able to figure out how they were paying me even when i was hourly. If you figure in the cost of commuting to the far out location of the base and it your tool rental cost, expect make below minimum wage for at least 2 years
•Expect "bad dog" training tactics. anytime anything goes wrong and it will everyday they will find a way to lower your pay for the following month as a form of reprimanding you for something that may or may not be your fault.
•Hours worked make it an extremely unsafe work enviroment. All the techs look like they ae trying out for a part on The Walking Dead. My trainer veared off the road many times sacaring the !@&* out of me.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Try hiring robots.

Ive never seen a more out of touch regional manager. Nothing can be said here to get it through to them that the DISH contract for techs is in dire need of repair.

Working anywhere else will be better. McDonnalds Burger King, anything is better than DISH

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    The most Miserable 2 years of my life

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Associate in Pine Brook, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Associate in Pine Brook, NJ (US)

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

    Pros

    If you are good at Sales, you can make a decent salary.

    It's better than being Unemployed

    Cons

    Treated like a machine rather than a person.

    Constantly threatened with the possibility of losing your job

    Long hours, mandatory overtime, no paid holidays

    Frequent schedule changes

    If you have children, make sure there aren't any emergencies! You will receive an "Occurence" (essentially a write up) if you have to leave work early for a sick child, etc.

    If you have a bad week and don't meet your metrics they will actually deduct money from your pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize that you have actual living, breathing humans working for you, who have families that they would like to see more than once a week. Treat people with respect and empathy and it will go a long way. Employees that feel valued are more inclined to work harder and go the extra mile.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    every day there I was thinking of quitting

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    Former Employee - Manager in Pine Brook, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Manager in Pine Brook, NJ (US)

    I worked at DISH full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    career advancement, good parking lot

    Cons

    strange decisions made by management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. don't be so stingy
    2. respect your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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