The vast majority of the undergrad, legal, and MBA interns were provided housing in the same building (an extended stay hotel). As a direct result of our living arrangements, we all became fast friends and will likely remain friends long after the internship ends.
I became aware of many ethically and legally questionable practices at the company. I witnessed practices ranging from offensive remarks by the CEO to factually incorrect statements by door-to-door salesment.
Advice to Potential Interns
There is very high turn-over. If the candidate is looking to work for a single company for the next 5, 10, or 15 years, DISH is not the place for him. Instead, if a candidate is willing to work for and learn about a company for 1-3 years, and then make another jump, DISH can act as a good springboard.
Sample Interview Questions
How would you feel about working for one of the most hated companies in the US?
Will you be willing to move to Denver full-time?
Advice to Management
Better organization of information and cross-functional communication would greatly improve the processes within the company.