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Awesome experience at an awesome location

4.4 of 5 stars

Denver, CO | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Culture: Pride, Adventure, Winning

Downers

Manager/Mentor Interaction

Advice to Potential Interns

Ask thorough/specific questions. Details of activities tend to be left out.

Advice to Management

For direct managers: have more interaction with your interns.

Would You Recommend

Yes

An incredible lifetime opportunity to work for a company that is evolving the media industry, working a wonderful state.

4.4 of 5 stars

Denver, CO | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Networking opportunities. Hands on experience in the digital business.

MBA class of 24 interns, living all in the same place.

Downers

Culture varies among departments. You need to experience working life to know your best fit.

Advice to Potential Interns

I would highly recommend DISH. Be ready for the changes and pressure. Be courageous to overcome the challenges and grow as a person during the summer. You find you own success. Start early, you will run out of time very quickly. Do not forget you are in Colorado, you will love it, you will come back!

Sample Interview Questions

Technical survey. Lot of high-tech questions.

Advice to Management

Promotion needs to be better address. Not clear visibility of career progression in the organization.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Summer Intern receives valuable experience while helping to solve real business problems

4.6 of 5 stars

Denver, CO | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

The project was meaningful and challenging. Dish also goes out of its way to make interns feel welcome. As part of the program, students interact regularly with the CEO and various high-level executives. They also schedule a 14-er mountain hike and a Colorado Rockies baseball game.

Downers

I enjoyed every aspect of my internship.

Advice to Potential Interns

Dish is an evolving business that will change as it enters the wireless space within the next two to three years. Not many other internships will be able to offer the experience of helping a large company navigate this new terrain.

Sample Interview Questions

Standard behavioral questions.

Advice to Management

The pay is about a thousand dollars a month less than other high-level MBA internships.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Livin' the PAW - Pride, Adventure, Winning

3.8 of 5 stars

Denver, CO | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

qualify of the project, exposure to all executives including the CEO Joe Clayton, and Chairman Charlie Ergen, many networking events and opportunities to meet and interact with managers and directors of other organizations within the company

Downers

pay isn't quite as competitive as at other top internships, rush hour commute

Advice to Potential Interns

I did not take advantage of the housing option provided by DISH but highly suggest that one take that option

Would You Recommend

Yes

Learn the innerworkings of company to assessing past marketing executions and presenting to top level executives

3.8 of 5 stars

Denver, CO | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

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.

Downers

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.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Great all-around internship.

4.0 of 5 stars

Denver, CO | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Visibility and access to highest level execs, across all departments. Intern projects highly valued by DISH. Great program, structured so that interns learn about all aspects of DISH, not just their department.

Downers

Sometimes encounter red-tape when it comes to get things you need to achieve highest level of producivity (e.g., access, data, etc.).

Advice to Potential Interns

High level of mobility across departments within the company. DISH is making significant efforts to focus on employees.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Great real-world project and access to executives within a very traditional corporate cuture

3.7 of 5 stars

Denver, CO | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Real-world project impacting their business

Great access to senior leadership and all aspects of the business

Flexibility to guide and scope the project

Downers

Siloed culture made some work difficult to accomplish

Formal and traditional culture makes me question full-time employment

Advice to Potential Interns

Great place for access and ability to gain access

Understand the culture and determine if it will be a good fit long-term

Sample Interview Questions

How do you watch TV?

What are your thoughts on the trajectory of the industry?

Advice to Management

Better compensation and more flexibility

Would You Recommend

Yes

A lot of exposure and responsibilities

3.7 of 5 stars

Denver, CO | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Great and real projects, robust internship program, coworkers are honest about what's good and bad about the company, intern requests for data/info are supposed to be prioritized, can schedule chats with just about anybody, a lot of young people who are smart and ambitious

Downers

A lot of politics, HR not the most organized, company unsure of how to deal with MBA talent but work in progress, CEO says polarizing things that could offend a lot of people and worries you if that's just him or what the company also stands for, retention can be hard so you never know if people will still be around by the time you come back

Advice to Potential Interns

Talk to as many people as possible to get a range of differing opinions, make sure you get along with your manager

Sample Interview Questions

Why Dish

Why Denver

Why telecom

Why _department_

Advice to Management

Have to get better at hiring top talent and keeping them, shouldn't be hiring from only non-coastal schools.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Hike to the top with Dish. Learn about the culture, do a relevant project and have fun along the way.

3.5 of 5 stars

Denver, CO | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Big intern class, so you can talk to many different people in your same situation and get to learn about their projects.Projects are also relevant to the organization and made to make a quick impact.

Downers

The company seems a little unorganized at times. It grew too fast, so there's no process in most things. You have to go with it and figure it out as you go.

Advice to Potential Interns

Make sure you learn about the culture and if it fits you.

Sample Interview Questions

Regular Questions. What did you do before, tell me about a time you faced a problem and how you solved it, what do you like to do, where would you like to work at Dish, etc.

Would You Recommend

Yes

I learned a great deal.

3.5 of 5 stars

Denver, CO | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

The ability to learn while doing.

Downers

I felt that I should have been paid more.

Advice to Potential Interns

If you are a self-starter and don't need much guidance, this is a great opportunity.

Advice to Management

The badge in-out of the building via automated turnstile is totally un-necessary and undermining.

Would You Recommend

Yes

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