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.
Advice to Management
Better organization of information and cross-functional communication would greatly improve the processes within the company.
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?