BellSouth Reviews

Updated 18 August 2014
Updated 18 August 2014
24 Reviews

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24 Reviews
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BellSouth Chairman & CEO AT & T Randall L. Stephenson
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  1.  

    Great company to work for and wonderful relationship and trust with their customers.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Sales Engineer  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Technical Sales Engineer in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I worked at BellSouth full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great people, trust within the company to always do the right thing.

    Cons

    The good old boy network

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    BellSouth was taken over by AT&T in 2007 and respect for the company was lost. Regain that respect.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Operator

    Former Employee - Operator  in  Orangeburg, SC (US)
    Former Employee - Operator in Orangeburg, SC (US)

    I worked at BellSouth full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Benefits package is excellent after training period.

    Cons

    scheduling can be a problem unless you have seniority

  3.  

    Overall, a good company to work for, better before AT&T

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BellSouth

    Pros

    The job has decent pay, good benefits, and opportunity for overtime. Most of the time you are allowed to run your job.

    Cons

    Criteria relating to job performance is driven by folks that know little about the job itself, based on need for numbers, not need for customers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get real real numers to work with while evaluating employees; there needs to be a committment to the devewlopment and training of the employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Where careers go to die.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BellSouth

    Pros

    Not much anymore. It used to be a great place to work.

    Cons

    Corporate minions for managers. No original thought or execution.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing could save you after not puling the trigger on buying AT&T.

  6.  

    Solid place to work until AT&T fired most in corporate positions

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I have been working at BellSouth full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Big budget projects
    Respected employees
    Treated employees well
    Job security (until AT&T)
    Interesting industry (telcom, internet, wireless, TV)

    Cons

    Highly conservative "corporate" culture
    Some systems were antiquated
    Some procedures were nonsense
    Some deadwood employees... but most OK

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hope Duane Ackerman is enjoying the new island he purchased with part of his $$ multi-million golden parachute. Thanks Duane for helping turn the telcom industry into a near monopoly via heavy consolidation/mergers and blowing up thousands of jobs for real people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Retention Specialize

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Retention Specialize  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Retention Specialize in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I worked at BellSouth full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great Potenital to build a career.

    Cons

    Retail Hours - lay offs frequently.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to mentor future leaders

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    great company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Manager  in  Lake Mary, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Manager in Lake Mary, FL (US)

    I have been working at BellSouth full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    great company to work for

    Cons

    slow advancement to management positions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    If it still existed it would be great

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BellSouth

    Pros

    Great culture and the culture is great

    Cons

    It does not exist any more.

  10.  

    Was a great company to work for

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - National Account Manager  in  Raleigh, NC (US)
    Current Employee - National Account Manager in Raleigh, NC (US)

    I have been working at BellSouth full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    They always had room for advancement. Started out in inside sales and within 3 years was working on global accounts

    Cons

    If you chose to move up the ladder you also had to move. Not everyone wanted to be in Atlanta or Nashville.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management was always fair and to the point

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - First Level Supervisor  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - First Level Supervisor in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I worked at BellSouth full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Excellent compensation and benefits. Has a retirement plan and 401k plan.

    Cons

    Too many levels of beauracracy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Decentralize.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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