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Updated Apr 16, 2014
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3.0 4,680 reviews

                             

54% Approve of the CEO

AT&T Chairman and CEO Randall L. Stephenson

Randall L. Stephenson

(2,085 ratings)

52% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "The pay and benefits are pretty good for a job you can walk into from high school"
    in 229 reviews
  • "Work life balance is fantastic - they never interfere in my free time"
    in 123 reviews
Cons:
  • "Management is out of touch with creating any semblance of work/life balance for the employees"
    in 170 reviews
  • "Upper management will throw store management under the bus to look good to RSC's"
    in 227 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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Great company to work for

AT&T Retail Sales Consultant (Former Employee)
Opelousas, LA (US)

I worked at AT&T full-time for more than 5 years

ProsCommission is really good,good benefits .always getting challenged

ConsCommisions plan changes a lot

Advice to Senior ManagementActually I loved my managers..great people...worked hard

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

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Great Opportunity for growth

Assistant Store Manager (Current Employee)
Jefferson City, MO (US)

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

ProsI worked Retail and was able to make about $50,000 per year which is unheard of in retail sales. It is demanding but very rewarding. I was able to promote within a years time.

ConsThe hours of operation are very difficult especially if you have a family.

Advice to Senior ManagementWork Life balance

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

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Excellent place to work.

Senior Technical Architect (Current Employee)
Saint Louis, MO (US)

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

ProsGreat benefits. Good pay. Excellent work environment with opportunities for online education. High tech environment with a highly intelligent staff.

ConsLack of promotion opportunities. Sometimes hard to transfer to other jobs. Always in danger of being outsourced. May need to work on off-shifts.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great company to work for

Retail Sales Consultant (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL (US)

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

ProsPay, benefits, and coworkers are great. Schedules are pretty flexible.

ConsRetail sales setting is not for everyone and it can be challenging and sometimes stressful, as most sales positions are.

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

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