Prepare for the Dish Network Assessment Test [2022]
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What is the Dish Network Hiring Process? 

The Dish Network hiring process consists of the following steps:

  1. Application – Dish Network utilizes the iCims applicant tracking system (ATS) for its five-step application. 
  2. Assessment tests – The Dish Network Wonderlic Test, Verify G+ Test (Also known as SHL test), and Watson Glaser Test are used to measure the abilities of prospective employees. To pass these tests, start preparing as soon as you know you are taking them using realistic test practice.
  3. Interview – There may be several rounds of interviews, including a preliminary interview and in-person interviews. Start preparing for the various interviews with JobTestPrep’s Interview PrepPack™.
  4. Background Check – Dish Network hiring the most qualified, safe, and trustworthy candidates is not an easy task, which is why Dish Network takes background checks very seriously. This step can take some time to complete, so be patient as you wait to hear back from the company.

 

How to Pass the Dish Network Assessment Tests

The tests used by Dish Network are not easy - they are meant to pick out the very best of the applicants.

Each of the three tests comes with its own challenges - but with the preparation pack's tips, tricks, sample tests, and thorough feedback for each test, you can make sure you get the best results and secure your employment.

 

Come Prepared for the Dish Network Assessment Tests

There is no need to feel intimidated by the Dish Network assessment tests with JobTestPrep on your side. Our in-depth practice materials and comprehensive study guides will ensure that you have a leg up on other candidates throughout the Dish Network hiring process.

 

Let's go over each test and see what challenges it offers:

 

Dish Network SHL G+ Test

For most positions dealing with engineering and coding duties, the company employs 2022 updated G+ SHL tests to measure your abilities. This test has two versions: Mobile-Enabled Interactive and Standard Multiple-Choice.

Version Interactive Multiple-Choice
No. of Questions 24 Varies (approx. 30)
Time Limit 36 minutes 36 minutes
Interactive* Yes No
Adaptive** Yes No
Question Types

Numerical - Tables and Graphs, Numerical Calculation, Number Ranges

Inductive - Next in Series, Rules Combination, Alphanumeric Sequences

Deductive - Scheduling (Schedule, Calendar), Ranking

Numerical - Tables and Graphs

Inductive - Next in Series

Deductive - Seating Arrangements

* Interactive – you will be able to interact with the test (drag-and-drop, connect the dots, etc.)

** Adaptive - questions become harder when you answer right and easier when you answer wrong.

 

Which Version of G+ Am I Taking?

Once you have been selected to take an SHL test, you will receive a test invitation (or announcement).

The announcement will show the assessment details, including the assessment name, time limit, and things you will need for the test.

Once you have written down the name of the assessment/s and their time limit, go ahead and click the link in the email to start the assessment.

Don't worry, you will NOT need to take the assessment right away.

In the intro screen of the assessment, you will be able to see the assessment's name.

If the name contains the words "activity-based test", it is interactive. Otherwise, it is non-interactive.

Just before you start the test, you will be able to take several practice questions or a short sample test.

In the non-interactive test, you will be presented with some sample questions after the initial instructions

In the interactive test, you will be able to take an online practice before the actual assessment.

 

Note: After this stage is the point of no return! You will be able to go back from the sample questions/practice, but if you click the "Take the Assessment" button, you will not be able to go back anymore.

 

The PrepPack covers both versions of the SHL G+ test, so don't worry!

Either way, the test includes three topics:

 

1. Numerical Reasoning (8-10 questions)

This part of the assessment focuses on your ability to extract, calculate, and come to conclusions based on numerical data.

 

Dish Network G+ Numerical Sample Question

What proportion of both sites' April and May traffic was for Cuisine.net?

SHL numerical sample question
29.7%
31.3%
34.2%
35.7%
38.1%
Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

The correct answer is (E) - 38.1%

To calculate this, we add up the total page views of cuisine.net for April and May and divide this amount by the total hits of both sites for the same period.

Therefore, the calculation would be:

(35+45)/(35+45+70+60), which is 80/210 -> 38.1%

 

2. Inductive Reasoning (8-10 questions)

SHL Inductive questions revolve around finding the logical rules represented in shapes’ color, position, etc.

 

Dish Network G+ Inductive Sample Question

Which diagram would appear next in this series?

SHL inductive sample question
A
B
C
D
E
Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

The correct answer is (A).

The inner shape in one frame becomes the middle shape in the next frame; the middle shape becomes the outer shape in the next frame; and the outer shape becomes the inner shape two frames later.

Thus, the outer shape in the missing frame should be a square (just like the middle shape in the 5th frame), the middle shape should be a triangle (like the inner shape in the 5th frame), and the inner shape should be a diamond (like the outer shape in the 4th frame).

 

3. Deductive Reasoning (8-10 questions)

The SHL Deductive questions examine your ability to draw logical conclusions out of given information. This will usually be measured by scheduling tasks or ranking items based on constraints.

 

Dish Network G+ Deductive Sample Question

In a restaurant's storage room there are seven kinds of fruits: Figs, Guavas, Honeydews, Kiwis, Mangos, Nectarines and Papayas. The restaurant's chef has to pick exactly four different kinds of fruits out of the seven to make a fruit salad. The selected fruits must meet the following conditions:

Papaya can be selected only if Kiwi is selected.

Fig can be selected only if Nectarine is selected.

Either Mango or Nectarine must be selected but not both.

Either Papaya or Honeydew must be selected but not both.

Which one of the following could be a complete and accurate list of the fruits from which the salad is made up?

Kiwi, Papaya, Fig, Mango
Kiwi, Nectarine, Honeydew, Guava
Mango, Nectarine, Fig, Papaya
Papaya, Mango, Guava, Honeydew
Guava, Papaya, Kiwi, Fig
Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

The Correct answer is (B) - Kiwi, Nectarine, Honeydew, Guava.

In questions asking for a possible complete arrangement according to the rules, go over the answer options and eliminate every response that violates any of the rules presented.

The correct answer is the one that does not violate any of the rules.

Answer (A) - According to the derivatives, Fig can only be selected if Nectarine is selected (~N → ~F). In addition, Mango and Nectarine cannot both be used (M or N). So, a salad containing Mango and Fig is impossible (M → ~F).

Answer (B) - This setting does not violate any of the rules, and therefore this is the correct answer.

Answer (C) - According to the rules, Mango and Nectarine cannot both be selected (M or N).

Answer (D) - According to the rules, Papaya and Honeydew cannot both be selected (P or H).

Answer (E) - According to the rules, Fig can only be selected if Nectarine is selected, so a salad containing Fig but not Nectarine is impossible (~N → ~F).

 

Dish Network Watson Glaser Test

The Watson Glaser test is considered one of the trickiest and most challenging tests out there among psychometric testing experts. Developed by Pearson, The Watson Glaser test is divided into five sections:

 

1. Inference Assessment 

You will be presented with a single statement of facts. then, you will be given an inference - a possible conclusion you might draw from the statement.

Your task is to examine the inference and decide how true or false it is on a scale of:

  • True
  • Probably True
  • Insufficient Data
  • Probably False
  • False

Note: Sometimes, in deciding whether an inference is probably true or false, you will have to use common knowledge or information.

 

Dish Network Watson Glaser Inference Assessment Sample Question

Statement: James is a human rights activist who was fined £60 on three different days during the past month for smoking in public at his workplace. On each of the occasions, he admitted to the act peacefully, telling policemen that he is unwilling to conform with such a breach of his freedoms. James paid the three fines shortly after receiving them.

Inference: James has spent at least several hundred pounds in his struggle to oppose the violation of civil liberties this year.

True
Probably True
Insufficient Data
Probably False
False
Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

The correct answer is 'Probably True.'

You know that James had paid 180 pounds in the past month alone. You also know he is a human rights activist who is willing to spend money for his cause, based on his actions and testimony.


As such, even though it is not explicitly mentioned in the text, it is safe to assume that sometime in the year James had spent at least 20 more pounds on his activism, smoking-related or otherwise.

 

2. Recognizing Assumptions

You will be presented with different statements. Then, you will be given an assumption. Your job is to decide whether the statement being made demands the assumption to be true.

Note: These assumptions do not have to concur with reality or reason – you are not judging their common sense, but plainly whether they are made or not.

 

Dish Network Watson Glaser Recognizing Assumptions Sample Question

Statement: Complaints were raised against the town's sole French teacher for using her monopoly to charge more than her late predecessor. However, she does not earn more money on each lesson than she would have before, because she lives out of town and her fee reflects higher transportation costs than those of her predecessor, who lived in town.

Proposed Assumption: Service providers who spend more on transportation are more expensive.

Assumption Made
Assumption Not Made
Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

The assumption is not made.

The proposed assumption is a generalisation based on what happened in the town. The proposed assumption is a logical rule—it refers to all service providers in the world.


The author might think this is true, but he doesn't have to assume it in order for the passage to make sense. Therefore, it is not assumed.

3. Deduction

You will have to read several passages, each followed by a suggested conclusion.

Your task is to determine whether the conclusion “follows” or “does not follow” the information presented in the text.

 

Dish Network Watson Glaser Deduction Sample Question

Statement: Some citizens pay taxes. Many citizens receive income support.

Conclusion: More citizens receive income support than citizens who pay taxes.

Conclusion follows
Conclusion Does not follow
Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

The conclusion does not follow.

Citizens = A, pay taxes = B, receive income support = C.
According to the premises, (A+B)some, and (A+C)many.

The conclusion states (A+C) > (A+B).

Some refer to a portion - a quantity between 1 to everything, while many others refer to multiplicity – at least 2 and up to everything.
However, you have no grounds to infer an accurate quantity of either statement; therefore, the conclusion does not necessarily follow.

In other words:

This one is tricky. Although there is a hierarchy between words that indicate a quantity, and “many” is more than “some”, that is only true when discussing the same group.

 

4. Interpretation

The Watson Glaser Test Interpretation section is similar to the Deduction section we just talked about.

You will be presented with a short paragraph, for which you have to assume that everything stated in it is true. Then, you will have to decide if a certain conclusion is followed beyond a reasonable doubt from the text, or not.

Note: While section 3 (Deduction) instructions ask us to decide whether a proposed conclusion “necessarily follows”, section 4 (Interpretation) offers a disjunction: The proposed conclusion can necessarily follow or probably follow (beyond a reasonable doubt).

 

Dish Network Watson Glaser Interpretation Sample Question

Text: In the years 2011-12, 32% of pupils entitled to free school meals (an indicator of low socioeconomic status) achieved five GCSE passes at grade C or above. This is compared to 65% of pupils who were not entitled to free school meals.

Conclusion: Most of the pupils who were not entitled to a free school meal achieved five GCSE passes at grade C or above.

Conclusion follows
Conclusion does not follow
Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

The conclusion follows.

The logic behind this answer is mathematical: the passage states that 65% of the pupils who were not entitled to a free school meal achieved five GCSE passes at a minimum of a C grade. Since 65% is greater than 50%, we can conclude that they are the majority.

 

5. Evaluation of Arguments

In this final Watson Glaser test section, you will be presented with a question or a topic, followed by several arguments you need to evaluate. For each argument, you will have to determine whether it is “strong” or “weak”.

 

Dish Network Watson Glaser Evaluation of Arguments Sample Question

Question: Should parents put their children in preparation courses for gifted tests, in order for them to reach their full potential?

Argument: Yes; parents are responsible for their children’s future and should do whatever they can to help them succeed in life.

Strong argument
Weak argument
Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

The argument is weak.

This argument, although of great general importance, is not directly related to the question. The question specifically asked about preparation courses for gifted tests, and the arguments do not even mention them.

If, for example, the argument made the connection between preparation courses and success, the argument would have been strong. Since it does not, it is weak.

 

Dish Network Wonderlic Test

The Wonderlic Cognitive Ability test (formerly 'Wonderlic Personnel test') can be taken from a remote online location (such as at home). Dish Network uses the full version. with 50 questions and 12 minutes to complete them. The test questions focus on the cognitive aspects of the job, including problem-solving, learning, and adaptation skills.

The Wonderlic Test consists of the following four sections:

 

1. Math Questions

A large section of the Dish Network Wonderlic Test deals in math. Do not be alarmed- you will not need to do advanced calculations, but being able to think mathematically is required.

 

Dish Network Wonderlic Math Sample Question:

Choose the correct number to continue the series:

1 | 2 | 4 | 7 | 28 | ?

32
33
35
84 
Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

The answer is 33.

This series involves two arithmetic functions, addition and multiplication (+, x), which alternate and increase in intervals of 1: +1, x2, +3, x4. The final action was x4 therefore 5 should be added to the last number (28) = 28+5=33.

 

 

2. Verbal Skills

This part tests your mastery of the English language and is also a major component of the test. A large vocabulary and solid grasp of grammar are necessary to pass this part with a sufficient score.

 

Dish Network Wonderlic Verbal Sample Question:

Which word is the antonym of IMPERIOUS?

ARROGANT
STORMY
SUBSERVIENT
MOODY
QUIET
Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

Imperious means "domineering in a haughty manner; dictatorial; overbearing", so the antonym (opposite) is subservient. Arrogant is similar in meaning to imperious but is not its opposite. Quiet and stormy are not related.

 

3. Logic Questions

 This category has fewer questions than the previous two but is still important to score well on.

The question will present two sentences and a conclusion. You are asked to decide if the conclusion can be reached from the two statements.

 

Dish Network Wonderlic Logic Sample Question

1. All policemen carry firearms with their uniform

2. Roberto is not a policeman

 Conclusion: Roberto does not carry a firearm with his uniform.

Yes
No
Uncertain
Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

The correct answer is 'uncertain'.

We know that all the policemen carry firearms, but we do
not know if uniformed individuals who are not policemen wear them as well- So the answer is not 'Yes'. On the other hand, maybe Roberto works as a security guard, and carries a firearm with his uniform- So the answer is not 'No.'

 

4. General Knowledge & Quick Recognition

 This type is similar in its weight to the logic section, but also must be prepared for. It includes questions regarding the calendar, common abbreviations, or (rarely) pattern recognition questions.

 

Dish Network Wonderlic General Knowledge Sample Question

What month comes two months prior to November?

December
October
January
September
Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

November is the 11th month, so the month two months prior to that is the 9th month- September.

 The Combined Dish Network PrepPack has a whole section filled with all four Wonderlic question categories.

 

Dish Network Interview Process

Preparing for an interview can be difficult as companies devise new techniques and questions to knock you off your kilter. HR managers want to know how you are going to handle criticism in the moment by trying to use scare tactics (i.e. no smiles during the interview), using the stress interview (i.e. rapid-fire questioning) or by using the classic weakness question.

First understand that the interviewer is not out to get you, but to find the best candidate who can “take the heat”. Don’t be nervous -The Dish Network PrepPack™ also has a section for preparing and acing the interview, so you're covered!

But until you get it, here are some directions on what questions to prepare for:

 

Dish Network Interview Questions

Depending on the job position and level, the following are some interview questions you may encounter at Dish Network:

  • Have you ever worked as a [prospective position] before?
  • How do you deal with angry customers?
  • What did you like and dislike about your previous job?
  • How do you handle professional rejection?
  • Tell us about your professional goals.

 

FAQ

How to apply for a job on Dish Network?

In order to apply for a job, go to careers.dish.com and click on the Dish icon. Then, browse the available jobs and apply for the one that matches your interests and location.

How long does Dish background check take?

The Dish background check takes a week to complete. The drug test, if taken, is returned within about 20 mintes.

What three personality traits does Dish hire for?

As written on the Dish website, Dish Network looks for people who have high energy, are intelligent, and have a need to achieve. Dish also wants employees who are curious, proud, adventurous and "winners".

What are Dish Network's core values?

Dish's core values are Curiosity, Pride, Adventure, and Winning- CPAW for short.

How long is training for Dish?

Training duration depends on the job you have been hired for, and usually takes between 3-8 weeks. Note that you are paid in full during your Dish training period.

 

 

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