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17 days ago

Electrician

EchoStar Cheyenne, WY

• Troubleshoot and test electrical systems including defects in wiring, switches, motors, and other electrical equipment using test instruments such… EchoStar


26 days ago

Senior Engineer - Spacecraft

EchoStar Phoenix, AZ

• Oversees, plans, executes, and monitors spacecraft maneuvers. Performs maneuver reconstruction, orbit determination, and develops long-term… EchoStar


26 days ago

Hardware Engineer

EchoStar Atlanta, GA

• Maintain and update design of products from market introduction until obsolescence. • Job tasks include: maintaining product configuration… EchoStar


3 days ago

HVAC Technician

EchoStar Monee, IL +2 locations

• Diagnose and troubleshoot ventilation equipment, pumps, fans, rooftop AHUs, split systems, compressors, refrigeration, etc. • Performing… EchoStar


3 days ago

Senior Systems Engineer

EchoStar Boulder, CO

• Administer/maintain a wide variety of servers, switches, routers, firewalls, load balancers, and other devices. • Monitor/analyze system… EchoStar


7 days ago

Staff Engineer_Java

EchoStar San Francisco, CA

• Write server-side code for backend applications, create robust high-volume, scalable applications, & build prototypes quickly • Evangelize best… EchoStar


14 days ago

Software Engineer II, Embedded C, Qt

EchoStar Denver, CO

• Design, develop, and test embedded C/C++, QML, JavaScript code for the User Interface of the set top box. • Develop code based on requirements… EchoStar


19 days ago

Database Administrator

EchoStar Salt Lake City, UT

• Responsible for maintaining, tuning, and monitoring of production databases for a highly available service that requires no downtime • Respond… EchoStar


11 days ago

Software Engineering Manager

EchoStar Boulder, CO +2 locations

• Lead team members of a dynamic device management system. • Professional development of their reports. • Become the subject matter expert for… EchoStar


25 days ago

Senior OSX Development Engineer

EchoStar Boulder, CO

• Design, code and debug applications • UI/UX design • Software analysis, code analysis, requirements analysis, software review, identification… EchoStar


EchoStar Reviews

145 Reviews
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EchoStar President, CEO, and Director Michael T. Dugan
Michael T. Dugan
64 Ratings
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    If you're in the right area, this company can be 'ok'

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Englewood, CO (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Englewood, CO (US)

    I worked at EchoStar full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very stable employment.
    In certain areas, the work can be very cutting-edge
    In certain areas (ExpressVu), they can be reasonable about expected work and project management.

    Cons

    The respect for people in other groups or as employees can be nonexistent at times, on all ladders of the company. In one company all-team-meeting, the CEO was asked about the employees working 12-hour days in a Pennsylvania-based facility, and his response was "it's great you have the work." and really didn't see their problem of, "hey, we would like to go home" as stated in the question.

    Group-to-group, internally, the game of "ask for everything like you needed it yesterday whether you do or not" happens entirely too often.

    Within the software group doing the flagship set-top-boxes for Dish, unbelievably unrealistic deadlines are made in some effort to drive a product and 'incentivize' working weekends. In the end, software engineering becomes an exercise in managing technical debt and covering-up bugs or hacking things together so you get your evenings and weekends back from overpromises of management.

    Don't think for a second your heroics will be rewarded when it comes time for raises.

    Quite a bit of the problems have to do with the fact that it's a hardware engineering company, and software is usually the last thing between a product collecting dust and generating revenue---I don't think that is ever going to change.

    I had said in a previous review that this is a good place to start your career, and, I'm not sure that is entirely accurate. It's good in that it's a stable job with very minimal politics at the entry-level. It's bad in that the development of maturity as a software engineer, is lacking. Things like estimation, architecture, and maturity in product-ownership can be hard to develop if you don't go out on-a-limb and get it yourself.

    ...but overall, at the end of the day, it's not a horrific place to work if you need the money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop your product against a vision rather than sycophantic obedience of management when they see what's available currently at Best Buy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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