AT&T
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Updated Apr 14, 2014
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3.0 4,664 reviews

                             

54% Approve of the CEO

AT&T Chairman and CEO Randall L. Stephenson

Randall L. Stephenson

(2,080 ratings)

52% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "great pay and benefits especially if you dont have a degree"
    in 214 reviews
  • "pretty good work/life balance & they pay for travel when you seek additional training"
    in 110 reviews
Cons:
  • "Management is out of touch with creating any semblance of work/life balance for the employees"
    in 148 reviews
  • "No room for growth; rarely hire from within the company for upper management"
    in 212 reviews
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Fantastic Oppurtunity for the future

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at AT&T full-time for less than a year

ProsA lot of experience with wast amount of different technologies

ConsToo long working hours if doing 24x7

Advice to Senior ManagementHappy with management. They are not pushy and they are easy going

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Network Engineer (Current Employee)
London, England

I have been working at AT&T full-time for more than 10 years

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

ConsNot 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)

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Big learning cure. big targets but good opportunity.

Sales Executive (Current Employee)
London, England

I have been working at AT&T full-time for more than 8 years

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

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Accountant (Current Employee)
Birmingham, England

I have been working at AT&T full-time for more than 3 years

ProsBig established world number one telecommunication company.

ConsSegregation of duty is down to details.

Advice to Senior ManagementNA

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Stay for the money. Leave to get some respect.

Manager (Current Employee)

I have been working at AT&T

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

ConsPlenty. 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 Senior ManagementShow some respect. Give your people ownership and accountability. Then your business will run.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

Network Operations Manager (Current Employee)
Havant, England

I have been working at AT&T

ProsThey 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.

ConsExpectation 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 Senior ManagementListen 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Bellwether of American business, a great place to work.

Network Engineer (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL (US)

I have been working at AT&T full-time for more than a year

ProsHighly intelligent people, expeditious recruiting process, open door management policy, and a clearly disseminated corporate goal handed down from the top. We all know why we are here, and what we are contributing to. I'd never consider working anywhere else after being here.

Cons14th? largest corporation in America. The chain of command can get a little long sometimes.

Advice to Senior ManagementReally appreciate all the effective communication from Randall and everyone else. You get loyalty from all of us because of the way we are treated. Thank you for making this an exciting place to work. The product discounts are really nice, too.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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All good but the management

Lead Network Engineering Manager (Former Employee)
Schaumburg, IL (US)

I worked at AT&T full-time for more than 10 years

ProsLed account delivery team for large client for several years. Was given complete autonomy with client for delivery. Teamed with some excellent engineers. Acquired excellent knowledge about business and technology.

ConsUnsupportive management (wrong manager = bad times). Worked around the clock at times for multiple days with little support. Rigid policies. Haphazard policies.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Awesome place to work

AT&T Retail Sales Consultant (Current Employee)
New York, NY (US)

I have been working at AT&T full-time for less than a year

ProsGreat envierment with staff and partners always ready to teach

Consthe acceptance process's takes a long time so plan out waiting a few months.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good company to work

Team Lead (Former Employee)
Richardson, TX (US)

I worked at AT&T as a contractor for more than 3 years

ProsGood technology work. technical managers and big team experience makes you happy.
Application is big and lots of interrelated and external system dependency makes you aware of telecom domain in depth.

Conswork pressure. Overlapped projects. and not well managed projects

Advice to Senior ManagementProject management is not so good ..

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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