American Tower Reviews

Updated July 20, 2015
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American Tower Chairman, President, and CEO Jim Taiclet Jr.
Jim Taiclet Jr.
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Pros
  • There can be a work-life balance, but it is paramount to establish those boundaries early on (in 7 reviews)

  • Stable company, decent benefits, laid back work environment (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Work / life balance is inconsistent (in 4 reviews)

  • Upper management has no respect for employees and the majority of employees think upper management is a joke (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Project Specialist

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    Former Employee - Contractor in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Contractor in Durham, NC

    I worked at American Tower (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people to work with.

    Cons

    Contractors are treated differently than employees


  2. Contract Attorney

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Attorney in Boston, MA
    Former Contractor - Attorney in Boston, MA

    I worked at American Tower as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Work was straightforward and there was enough direction given. They sometimes hire for full time roles from their contract positions.

    Cons

    The work seemed tedious at times and monotonous, although this was a contract position for a temporary project so you can't complain too much. The contact position is not something you can do for too long because it is too narrow and becomes way too monotonous.


  3. Need more leadership

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Lake Worth, FL
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Lake Worth, FL

    I have been working at American Tower full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good pay if you get commissions. Great industry, lots of growth potential, nice benefits and stock purchase plan with matching.

    Cons

    It's difficult to advance if yo don't have the right connections. No real fostering of leadership or creative ideas. over complex systems and slow network

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time putting suggestions for improvement into action. Empower middle management and foster leadership and internal promotions.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Tower full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great work environment. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Pay is lower than industry average

    Advice to Management

    Value employees more. Create more cross-training


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    Contractor - Project Management

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    Former Contractor - Project Manager in Waltham, MA
    Former Contractor - Project Manager in Waltham, MA

    I worked at American Tower as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work from home. Good Pay.

    Cons

    Tough work/life balance for contractors. Let contractors go at the end of the year instead of keeping good people


  7. Coordinator

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Tower full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    quarterly bonuses; nice to be apart of a global organization and actually partner with employees in other countries. Company does a good job of employee recognition and rewards.

    Cons

    No visible room for growth unless someone created a position or new title for you; not a lot of time off and low pay

    Advice to Management

    build career paths


  8. Helpful (1)

    Network Development

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Network Developemnt
    Former Employee - Network Developemnt

    I worked at American Tower full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits - There are some fantasic people that work for American Tower

    Cons

    Work/ home balance is very poor.


  9. Deployment Manager

    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at American Tower as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly and fast pace work environment. As a contractor pay was above average.

    Cons

    Undefined processes due to the work load. Management increased personnel without defining processes to be successful.

    Advice to Management

    Review resources and utilize all resources to fullest potential including contractors.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Good benefits, not great for creativity

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Tower full-time (More than 3 years)

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are good - decent vacation time, excellent 401k matching, great short term disability policy

    Cons

    From a creative standpoint you're told to "think outside the box" but then when you do, you're told it's "too weird" and you basically do the same thing over and over again


  11. Good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at American Tower as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, except sometimes.

    Cons

    Being contractor Never know when can be thrown out Some internal politics

    Advice to Management

    Give chance to the work related talented currently working contract employees.



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