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Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Englewood, CO (US)
Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Englewood, CO (US)

I have been working at DISH as a contractor (more than an year)

Pros

fair contracting terms
good contracting experience

Cons

weak processes and hence lack of predictibility

Advice to ManagementAdvice

think strategic and stop focusing on what you think...think customer - means more market research and customer engagement. lesser of SVP and EVP lists and grids and more strategic and market defined goals.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    A job while you are looking for another

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    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Englewood, CO (US)
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Englewood, CO (US)

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

    Pros

    Paycheck, although not industry standard.
    Covered parking if you get there early enough
    Cafe onsite with good food

    Cons

    Lack of communciation, especially as one goes up the ladder. There are quite a few managers that are not willing to meet to resolve issues or find a more efficient way of handling tasks. Too many people that have made it up the ladder and are just waiting for retirement. The CEO sent out an email recently that stated changes were made for the better...that memo announced that VPs had become Sr. VPs, etc. In accounting, employees are expected to work 60+ hours a week with no compensation. Managers deny doctor's appointments and suggest they be made before 9 a.m. and after 4 p.m. or at lunch...but only between 11:30 and 1:00...not a lot of doctors that have appointments during those hours.

    There are many employees that have a real attitude about their work and are either afraid to share what they know because they are afraid they will lose their job or will not speak at all because they are afraid they will be given something else to do.

    Too much micromanagement...you hired employees for their knowledge, let them use it. The interview process is a joke...takes two months to finally get an interview. Have to "pass" the tests and assessments given...they should really look at some of the employees that were there prior to the assessments...don't think they would pass now.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look up the ladder at some of the mid managers that do not have the "DISH attitude" as described by CEO Joe Clayton. There are some new managers that have the right attitude and ambition, but I wonder how long that will be before they lose that and just go with the flow and continually see a turnover.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Short lived position - lack of support to thrive.

    Former Employee - Business Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Business Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Pay was decent, commission structure was okay.

    Cons

    No database of existing clients at the time. Position was new when I began and every single sale was achieved through cold calling.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help employees get the sales you want by implementing better resources and being more supportive.

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