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Alltel President, CEO, and Director Scott T. Ford
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great benefits, good pay for entry level sales, but that is all you will ever be (in 8 reviews)

  • It was just a great place all the way around (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • acquired by Verizon, no longer operating as independent company (in 4 reviews)

  • Obviously, a few will probably remain in Little Rock but many will be eliminated (in 5 reviews)

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    Alltel Wireless Company- Cellular Industry

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Greenwood, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenwood, SC

    Pros

    Currently there aren't any pros.

    Cons

    Brown nosing is a must. If you're good at this, this is the job for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be considerate of others. Consideration of what actually goes on in the work place is not known to superiors. Just corporate's ability to manage a business from their office unaware of what actually goes on or how it effects customers or employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    I felt like I was playing an instrument on the Titanic

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    Former Employee - Retail Store Manager  in  Mansfield, OH
    Former Employee - Retail Store Manager in Mansfield, OH

    Pros

    Pay is better then average for retail.

    Cons

    Upper Management and Corporate is centered hundreds of miles for the closest store. The computer systems are completely unreliable. Management in Ohio forces employees to work more then 40 hours, but claim 40 for fear of being fired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Resign

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Not recommended

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    Former Employee - Communications Specialist  in  Little Rock, AR
    Former Employee - Communications Specialist in Little Rock, AR

    Pros

    Benefits were great. Coworkers were awesome.

    Cons

    Incompetent upper management that was disrespectful to employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers needed to be held accountable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Crap

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Representative  in  Hinesville, GA
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Representative in Hinesville, GA

    Pros

    Commission payed vacation and thats it really

    Cons

    everything worst place to work was way better before verizon merger

    Disapproves of CEO
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    Alltel Wireless

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    Former Employee - Store Manager  in  Winona, MN
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Winona, MN

    Pros

    The pay is commission based. So for those employees that are excellent and aggressive sales people, the pay will be a positive factor.
    The company is very aggressive and fast track. There is no boredom.

    Cons

    The company has strict quotas that must be met by the sales staff. A new employee has three months to learn all that is required to meet these quotas. Not everyone learns this type of technology at the same pace, for most a minimum of 6 months is needed. Termination for not meeting monthly quotas is 100%, there is no personal consideration given for an employee of high integrity, strong work ethic, excellent attendance, customer concern. To survive at Alltel you have to sell at the quota requirement every month.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees with more depth than your sales quota requirements. You have terminated employees for no other valid reason than not meeting sales quotas. This is a very demoralizing practice for everyone within the Alltel retail environment. The pressure to sell smart phones to those that do not truly have need for a smartphone drives up the cost of these products, as many 'over sold" customers return them. The push to sell these products puts intense demand on the entire management and sales staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    It's almost over!

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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst  in  Little Rock, AR
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Little Rock, AR

    Pros

    Alltel is a fortune 251 company that kind of experience can be invaluable for future endeavors. There are a lot of established processes and that allow for a more efficient governance of business application thereby increasing ROI, minimizing duplication of efforts and streamlining efforts.

    Cons

    Alltel is very much a "good 'ol boy" type company and if you're not in the right 'click', it can be very tough to get ahead. Lack of career path and career development is very frustrating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    include senior and consultant level employees in leadership development and provide people with career paths and opportunities to grow.

    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Disorganized, incompetent, demoralizing, money grubbing coorporate culture...

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    Current Employee - Wireless Consultant  in  Rochester, MN
    Current Employee - Wireless Consultant in Rochester, MN

    Pros

    Great benefits, decent pay compared to other sales positions in the area.

    Cons

    Terrible management. If this company were an individual person the best word to describe it would be scatterbrained. It doesn't know what it wants to do or where it's going. For and extremely good businessperson and an overachiever such as myself I have been held back by coorporate standards saying when you can take higher positions. Our store manager is terrible as well, which contributes to my dislike for the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More emphasis on customers and less emphasis on the bottom line. More emphasis on teaching proper sales skills to employees. Better training and choosing of upper level management.

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    If you want to be treated like crap.....work here!

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    Former Employee - Senior Wireless Consultant  in  Defiance, OH
    Former Employee - Senior Wireless Consultant in Defiance, OH

    Pros

    Benefits, pay, profit sharing, and that's about it

    Cons

    Horrible hours, micromanagement, company always trying to get you to work without logging your hours, managers do absolutely nothing, dogmatic company views and employee treatment. The company claims to care, but it is words only. They just don't

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually pay attention to what your managers are doing instead of micromanaging the people under the manager. Alltel is a very difficult place to work. Customers are constantly yelling and upset with you, and management believes in punitive measures to get their point across. I worked at Alltel for 7 years. The first two were great. The last 5 were hell.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Get out while you can

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    Current Employee - Vice President  in  Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Vice President in Alpharetta, GA

    Pros

    Convenience (location) and money. Flourishing business. Additionally the years invested in the company. A good lifestyle

    Cons

    No career growth opportunities. Management lacks ability. Merit has a very miniscule weightage in carreer growth. A very conservative white southern company. Lack of appreciation of diversity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The "cash cow" is what keeps the Senior Management afloat. They need to be prepared for the bad times by investing and keeping meritorious people on the payroll.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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