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Slow to change

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA (US)

I worked at AT&T full-time

Pros

Decent benefits
Focus on plugging into API's, open source technology and development community
Interest in competing globally
It's a utility...there's aways a need for the service
Bonus is nice, but could be better
Different businesses give you opportunity to move around within the company

Cons

- 1/2 to 1 percent yearly raises are insulting
- grades performance and merit on a bell curve...ridiculous! I'm not in High School
- Advancement almost non-existent unless you're plugged in. You literally have to jump ship to get promoted to the next level, otherwise you're in for the long-haul at the same position.
- Middle management bloat
- Stick your neck out for no one mentality and don't rock the boat
- Very process driven attitude
- Slow to change, but getting there
- Silos galore

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get out of the 1950's process way of thinking
Improve how you evaluate individual performance
Give people the opportunity to advance professionally. I see people in the same position for 10 years
Compensate those who work hard
Get rid of the silos! Grouping Engineers, Marketing people and so forth in their respective disciplines is what stifles creativity and technology

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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Employees on a leash

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Manager  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Business Manager in Atlanta, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    Job-security is better than industry. Recession or not, haven't see layoffs in years now. Work-life balance depends on your manager. Most cases, it's laid back.

    Cons

    Tough telecommuting policies.
    Insistance on re-location to Dallas if seeking promotion to Director levels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ease up on the co-location and telecommuting policies

    Recommends
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    Great, if you like to do as you're told.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Consultant  in  Cleveland, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Consultant in Cleveland, OH (US)

    I have been working at AT&T full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits for those that don't have a college degree
    Fun atmosphere
    All the new technology

    Cons

    Horrible advancement opportunities, if you don't already have a degree
    Retail hours
    Horrible mentor-ship program

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at what you already have available in the talent pool before going outside. Just because someone doesn't have a degree does not make them a competent leader.

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    Positive Outlook
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