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AT&T Reviews

Updated Jul 31, 2014
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3.1 5,350 reviews

56% Approve of the CEO

AT&T Chairman and CEO Randall L. Stephenson

Randall L. Stephenson

(2,460 ratings)

54% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Satisfactory

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood chance for advancement
    Around very knowledgeable people

    ConsTons of bureaucracy
    Old school principles

    Advice to Senior ManagementCheck agile principles/ update systems

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Fantastic Oppurtunity for the future

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    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

    Network Engineer (Current Employee) London, England

    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

    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 at AT&T in Uk

    Accountant (Current Employee) Birmingham, England

    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)

    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

    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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    Solid Company Moving Fast

    Retail Store Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsThe work is challenging, with great perks, frequent new toys, and competitive pay. This is not the 'phone company' any longer. There are strong initiatives to change the internal culture, prepare the workforce for the future and advance the brand. They are committed to providing a great customer experience and leading the industry in innovation.

    ConsIn my experience corporate leadership is solid but local leadership can sometimes be too focused on fire drills. Performance is often determined with a 'what have you done for me lately?' attitude because there is such a strong focus on delivering numbers every quarter, month, week, day and even by the hour. Retail hours can always be tough and here is the same. Working nearly every weekend with 11-13 hour days throughout the week. And if you're short staffed (which is most of the time), as an RSM you are responsible to deliver results and pick up the slack. I work in a strong performing and competitive region and this often causes challenges with promotion when you are no willing to relocate.

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

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    AT&T Co-op

    College Co-Op (Current Employee) Durham, NC (US)

    ProsEase of work, pay is great for college student, able to complete honor school related activities, ability to work up to 40 hours during summer and school breaks

    Consorganization :-(
    No direct path to career development

    Advice to Senior Managementmore organization with work, scheduling...

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

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    Great company to work for

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

    ProsGreat 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

    ConsThere is some long days. Unrealistic expectations.

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

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

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