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AT&T Reviews

Updated 22 August 2014
Updated 22 August 2014
5,563 Reviews

3.3
5,563 Reviews
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AT&T Chairman and CEO Randall L. Stephenson
Randall L. Stephenson
2,577 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The pay and benefits are pretty good for a job you can walk into from high school (in 268 reviews)

  • Work life balance is fantastic - they never interfere in my free time (in 140 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is the biggest struggle because of the long retail hours (in 212 reviews)

  • Upper management will throw store management under the bus to look good to RSC's (in 254 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    awesome experience

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    Former Employee - Senior Engg  in  Newyork, Scotland
    Former Employee - Senior Engg in Newyork, Scotland

    Pros

    it deals with research in technology

    Cons

    competition is here .so,get ready to work hard

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Satisfactory

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good chance for advancement
    Around very knowledgeable people

    Cons

    Tons of bureaucracy
    Old school principles

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Check agile principles/ update systems

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Fantastic Oppurtunity for the future

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    A lot of experience with wast amount of different technologies

    Cons

    Too long working hours if doing 24x7

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Happy with management. They are not pushy and they are easy going

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Big learning cure. big targets but good opportunity.

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    Current Employee - Sales Executive  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in London, England

    Pros

    Quality brand, big investor (in services and people), quality products.

    Cons

    Still too US focused. Big learning cure to understand/work internal processes. Limited carear prospects outside US.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Network Engineer

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    Current Employee - Network Engineer  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in London, England

    Pros

    Good life/work balance. Large multi-national company and global telecommunications provider. Well oiled internal staff management.

    Cons

    Not enough interaction with colleague in the office, limited opportunities for international assignments, less opportunities in the UK as emphasis on resourcing from cheaper cost centres (e.g. India or Eastern Europe)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Accountant at AT&T in Uk

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    Current Employee - Accountant  in  Birmingham, England
    Current Employee - Accountant in Birmingham, England

    Pros

    Big established world number one telecommunication company.

    Cons

    Segregation of duty is down to details.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stay for the money. Leave to get some respect.

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    Pros

    Good pay, Great perks, Especially if you are a manager

    Cons

    Plenty. But mainly stems from a disrespect of people. This leads to all kinds of unnecessary behaviour, like cloak and dagger business change plans, subverting line management, hiding bad decisions as a "need to know", calling people victims when it is clear a denial of accountability for actions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show some respect. Give your people ownership and accountability. Then your business will run.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Big company, good benefits, Director level needs to be more realistic

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    Current Employee - Network Operations Manager  in  Havant, England
    Current Employee - Network Operations Manager in Havant, England

    Pros

    They offer a good benefits package, with ample vacation. There is a flexibility to work changeable hours if you need to leave early or come in late, and generally treated as a professional without too much complaint. However, senior manager has been heard to state " Im the teacher, you are the schoolkids" which is not a phrase a good leader should ever utilise.
    Team cohesiveness is great, the average engineer has a teamspirit that keeps everyone going. Everyone chips in to help each other, to achieve the goals laid down. Relaxed environment, always able to fit in short pieces of "personal" activities during a day without complaint.

    Cons

    Expectation to give up personal life to meet senior management expectations. They dont want to hear "cant".
    Have a need to have "Yes Men" in significant positions, and do not take kindly to realistic communications sometimes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen better to your teams. If they say something cant be done, it usually has a very good reason. We want to succeed, without breaking the customer, and this is often overridden.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great company to work for

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    Current Employee - Premesis Technician  in  Brecksville, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Premesis Technician in Brecksville, OH (US)

    Pros

    Great starting pay, great benefits, nice raises. If you want to work a lot, you can. If you don't, it's not always a necessity. Paid vacation time

    Cons

    There is some long days. Unrealistic expectations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't look at every employee as compared to everyone else. Each person had their own pros and cons.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Retired

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative I  in  Dal Dal (Ethiopia)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative I in Dal Dal (Ethiopia)

    Pros

    I love the company, environment, benefits, opportunity, and all of the can do energy.

    Cons

    I would have to say after 20 years the only thing I didn't like was the long hours, but I eventually got over it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep professionally doing what you're doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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