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Dish Network Overview

Dish Network Corporation is a U.S. television provider. Based in Meridian, Colorado, it is the owner of the direct-broadcast satellite provider Dish, and the over-the-top IPTV service Sling TV. The company has approximately 17,000 employees. Dish lost 381,000 subscribers in Q4'2018.
The staff at Dish Network come from unusually diverse demographic backgrounds. The company is 35.4% female and 40.7% ethnic minorities. Even though it has great demographic diversity, Dish Network notably lacks in political diversity. It has an unusually high proportion of employees who are members of the Democratic Party, at 82.9%. Despite having coworkers who agree with each other about politics, employees at Dish Network tend to have relatively short tenures. Staff members usually stay with the company for 2.0 years. The average employee at Dish Network makes $39,120 per year. Pay at Dish Network is significantly lower than some of its highest paying competitors, like Windstream, Comcast, and Verizon Communications, which pay $55,422, $50,149, and $49,804, respectively.
Dish Network is an industry leader with 17,000 employees and an annual revenue of $14.4B that is headquartered in Colorado.

The Organization’s Mission

Our Mission is to connect people and things.


Communication Services





Founded in



Englewood, CO


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The Team At Dish Network

Key People
  • Tom Cullen (Executive vice president, Corporate De...)
  • W. Carlson (CEO, President)
  • Charlie Ergen (Chairman)
  • Erik Carlson (President and CEO)
  • Michael Kelly (Sr VP)
  • Warren Schlichting (Executive vice president, Group preside...)
  • Michael Schwimmer (Executive vice president, International...)

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What DON'T You Like About Working There?

Micro managing everything. Got yelled at for leaving my desk one minute before 4. If you are late direct report goest to CEO. Have to pay foe your own water or coffee Show More
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So if you're out in the field and installing, what exactly are they expecting you to sell?

For products, we have Screen Cleaner ($15), Surge Protectors ($29), TV Mounts ($49-$199), Hdmi Cable ($15), and much more. Then there's services such as installing the mount for $199-$249, home theatre setup for $99-$399, TV component setup for $49, and the list goes on. If your an elderly person who purchased a new HDTV and need help taking it out of the box and put on a stand, it's a $49 fee. I would usually do it for free, but my boss has threatened to write me up if he caught me doing that. The company expects us to do a 4 room installation, mount and hang an HDTV all within 4 hours without cutting any corners.
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Besides mandatory overtime, what makes the job so bad compared to before?

Micro-Management....they created step by step Job-Aids to tell us how to do an install and troubleshoot a service call. If you don't know what step your on when the boss rolls out on you, be prepared for an *** chewing.
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What are your favorite and least favorite parts of your job?

My favorite part of the job is going out and putting smiles on peoples faces. It's weird to see people so attached to their TV who would literally get upset when they go a day without it. My least favorite part is having Management tell you to do whatever it takes to hit certain metrics, such as lying to a customer just to make a sale.
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Do you get free DISH for being an employee?

Yes, we get free service for being an employee (America's Top 250), but you are required to pay for any additional fee's if you get more than a 2 room hookup with HD or DVR.
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Dish Network Rankings

Dish Network is ranked #5 on the Best Telecommunication Companies to Work For in Colorado list. Zippia's Best Places to Work lists provide unbiased, data-based evaluations of companies. Rankings are based on government and proprietary data on salaries, company financial health, and employee diversity.

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Dish Network Salaries

How much does Dish Network pay?
The national average salary for a Dish Network employee in the United States is $39,120 per year. Employees in the top 10 percent can make over $68,000 per year, while employees at the bottom 10 percent earn less than $22,000 per year.
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Dish Network Salaries By Job Title

While the average employee salary at Dish Network is $39,120, there is a big variation in pay depending on the role. The higher paying positions at Dish Network include senior software engineer, team leader, senior developer analyst, and operations manager. A typical senior software engineer salary at Dish Network is $111,889 per year. Some of the other roles at Dish Network are cashier and job trainer. A worker with the title cashier at Dish Network earns an average salary of $27,900 per year.
Job Title
Average Salarydesc
Senior Software Engineer
Salary Range100k - 124k$112k$111,889
Team Leader
Salary Range94k - 109k$102k$101,771
Senior Developer Analyst
Salary Range90k - 105k$98k$97,640
Operations Manager
Salary Range81k - 110k$95k$94,847
Salary Range82k - 104k$93k$92,928
Business Analyst
Salary Range71k - 94k$82k$82,088
Salary Range66k - 79k$73k$72,748
Sales Representative
Salary Range45k - 70k$57k$56,766
Installation Manager
Salary Range45k - 63k$54k$53,572
Associate Account Executive
Salary Range47k - 50k$49k$49,027

Dish Network Careers

On average, employees at Dish Network stay with the company for 2.0 years. Employees most commonly join Dish Network after leaving Walmart. When they leave Dish Network, they most frequently get their next job at Walmart.

Average Length of Employment

3.8 years
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2.0 years

Top Employers Before Dish Network

18.6 %
5.6 %

Top Employers After Dish Network

11.7 %
10.6 %
9.5 %
8.2 %

Dish Network Employee Demographics

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Dish Network Employees Education

Of the 17,000 employees at Dish Network, 8.9% attended Metropolitan State University of Denver. Employees at Dish Network most frequently majored in Business, and most employees’ highest level of education is a Bachelors.

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Dish Network Employee Political Affiliation

Dish Network employees are most likely to be members of the Democratic Party. The largest donation made to a political party by a Dish Network employee was by Cantey Ergen. Cantey Ergen donated $909,700 to the Democratic Party.

Employee Political Donations

NameascdescJob TitleascdescPartyascdescDonationascdesc
Cantey ErgenSenior Advisor
Cantey Ergen
Senior Advisor
Senior Advisor
Democratic Party
Democratic Party
$909,700Democratic Party
Thomas CullenExecutive Vice President
Thomas Cullen
Executive Vice President
Executive Vice President
Republican Party
Republican Party
$241,900Republican Party
Charles ErgenChairperson
Charles Ergen
Democratic Party
Democratic Party
$237,600Democratic Party
Stanton DodgeAttorney
Stanton Dodge
Democratic Party
Democratic Party
$192,770Democratic Party
Bernard HANManagement
Bernard HAN
Democratic Party
Democratic Party
$186,800Democratic Party
Joseph ClaytonChief Executive Officer
Joseph Clayton
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Executive Officer
Republican Party
Republican Party
$157,800Republican Party
James DefrancoExecutive
James Defranco
Democratic Party
Democratic Party
$104,600Democratic Party
Robert DodgeGeneral Counsel
Robert Dodge
General Counsel
General Counsel
Democratic Party
Democratic Party
$52,700Democratic Party
Michael KellyExecutive
Michael Kelly
Democratic Party
Democratic Party
$44,800Democratic Party
Katherine FlynnMarketing
Katherine Flynn
Democratic Party
Democratic Party
$33,400Democratic Party
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Dish Network Financial Performance

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Dish Network Competitors

Competitors of Dish Network include Windstream, Comcast, and Verizon Communications. The average salaries at Windstream rank the highest, with their employees earning an average salary of $55,422 per year. Employees at Comcast earn an average of $50,149 per year, and the employees at Verizon Communications earn an average salary of $49,804 per year.
Average Salarydesc
Salary Range41k - 74k$55k$55,422
Salary Range36k - 69k$50k$50,149
Verizon Communications
Salary Range35k - 69k$50k$49,804
Salary Range37k - 66k$50k$49,694
Salary Range35k - 69k$50k$49,556

Knology Broadband

Salary Range36k - 65k$49k$49,280
Salary Range36k - 66k$49k$49,261
Salary Range35k - 64k$48k$48,064
Salary Range34k - 66k$48k$47,905

Consolidated Communications

Salary Range34k - 63k$47k$46,885

Frequently Asked Questions about Dish Network

When was Dish Network founded?

Dish Network was founded in 1980.

How many Employees does Dish Network have?

Dish Network has 17,000 employees.

How much money does Dish Network make?

Dish Network generates $14.4B in revenue.

What industry is Dish Network in?

Dish Network is in the communication services industry.

What is Dish Network's mission?

Dish Network's mission statement is "Our Mission is to connect people and things."

What type of company is Dish Network?

Dish Network is a public company.

Who are Dish Network's competitors?

Dish Network competitors include Charter Communications, Verizon Communications, CenturyLink, DIRECTV, Comcast, AT&T, Frontier Communications, Windstream, EchoStar, Time Warner Cable Enterprises, Mediacom Communications, Charter Communications Holding Company, Cable ONE, Consolidated Communications, Knology Broadband, Insight Communications, Xerox, Sprint, RCN, NewWave Communications.

Who works at Dish Network?

Tom Cullen (Executive vice president, Corporate De...)

W. Carlson (CEO, President)

Charlie Ergen (Chairman)

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