EchoStar and DISH have merged

Two Companies. One Team. Infinite Possibilities.


EchoStar’s many achievements and successes would not be possible without the creativity, teamwork and the passion of our people. Our spirit is rooted in the values below and encourages teamwork, diversity, inclusion, trust, and innovative thinking among our employees.

Entrepreneurial - The foundation of our company culture is strongly tied to our entrepreneurial roots. In all that we do, our employees are encouraged to question, collaborate, brainstorm and contribute. We are committed to company-wide innovation and communication.

Evolving - EchoStar is a growing global organization where people work fast, thrive on change, and focus on new market opportunities wherever we find them. Our workplace culture creates a rewarding environment for employees.

Proud  - Our Company is built around our core values of hard work and dedication that makes us an industry leader. Our success is only possible with the contributions from our employees, customers, vendors, partners, shareholders, and community. We are proud of our accomplishments and are excited for the future of our company.

Notice on Fraudulent Job Offers

Please be aware of fraudulent job offers and recruitment efforts being made using the EchoStar and Hughes brands. We have taken action to report the fraud and remove these listings. 

To protect yourself and be sure you are engaging with our company representatives, we recommend you review job postings on our website at prior to applying. Note that EchoStar and its subsidiaries will never ask for any financial commitment or contribution from any candidate during the recruitment process. Any personally identifiable information (PII) that we require during the application process will only be requested through our secure recruitment web portal. We will never ask you for PII via email or other insecure means. 

To ensure you are communicating with a member of our team, our email addresses will always end in Members of the talent acquisition team also proudly display their employer as EchoStar or Hughes on LinkedIn.

If you have any questions or believe you have been a victim of a fraudulent job offer concerning EchoStar or its subsidiaries, please email us directly at

EchoStar and its subsidiaries have no responsibility for fraudulent offers and advise candidates to follow the guidance provided above.

What is Recruitment Fraud?

Recruitment fraud is a sophisticated scam offering fake job opportunities to job seekers. This type of fraud is normally carried out through online services, such as false websites, or through fake emails claiming to be from the company. The fraudsters often request recipients provide personal information and make payments as part of their fake recruiting process. 


EchoStar and its Affiliated Companies are committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. 

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law. U.S. Citizenship is required for certain positions. EEO is the law.  

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About the Merger

Why did the DISH and EchoStar merge?

Our strategy behind the deal is simple: to create growth and long-term value for our company. The merger brings together two trailblazers with complementary portfolios to create a global connectivity leader with premier wireless, satellite and video distribution capabilities and an enhanced consumer connectivity business with approximately 18 million total subscribers. 

This is an exciting time for our team as we engage in collaborative efforts across the newly merged company. The merger not only expands our capabilities but also unlocks enhanced opportunities to deliver top-notch satellite and wireless solutions to our customers. Importantly, for our team members, this development opens up diverse lines of business, providing avenues for career growth and collaboration with teams throughout the enterprise. Read more about the merger here.

Who is EchoStar?

EchoStar is a premier global provider of satellite communication solutions through its two segments: EchoStar Satellite Services and Hughes Network Systems. EchoStar Satellite Services is an industry leader in satellite communication infrastructure and solutions, and its subsidiary, Hughes is an innovator in satellite and multi-transport technologies and networks.

What is the connection between DISH and EchoStar?

EchoStar and DISH have a common origin and a long history of collaboration. Since our founding, our teams have been empowered to do the unprecedented and create an unparalleled experience for our customers. In 2008, DISH spun off as a separate entity, and both companies independently expanded their capabilities. Our teams have achieved remarkable milestones—launching satellites into space, connecting millions to their favorite entertainment and reimagining wireless communication. 

With a complementary portfolio of brands and technology, DISH and EchoStar are once again joining forces to deliver on our Vision: To Change the Way the World Communicates.

Will the company culture or values change?

DISH and EchoStar have a shared history and a similar DNA when it comes to culture, attitude and work ethic. Those values and principles will continue to be an important part of who we are as a team.

How will the merger impact the business? 

The merger reinforces our commitment to delivering unparalleled service and products. Our various brands (DISH TV, Sling TV, Boost Mobile, Boost Infinite, etc.) will continue serving our customers as a part of the combined company. As a combined company, we are poised to provide a broad suite of connectivity services, using a superior portfolio of technology, spectrum, engineering, manufacturing and network management expertise.

Who is the CEO? 

Leading our combined company is Hamid Akhavan, who assumed the role of CEO and President of DISH on November 13 after serving as the CEO and President of EchoStar. With an abundance of experience in the technology and telecom industries, his leadership will play a pivotal role in uniting our teams and driving our success. Read more about Hamid here.