American Tower

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American Tower Reviews

Updated August 4, 2014
Updated August 4, 2014
83 Reviews
2.7
83 Reviews
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American Tower Chairman, President, and CEO Jim Taiclet Jr.
Jim Taiclet Jr.
51 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good pay, benefits and work-life balance (in 5 reviews)

  • Company is growing, so it's an interesting time to be a part of it (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • There is little work-life balance, particularly for contractors (in 4 reviews)

  • Each time a contractor leaves, management asks them to write a 'positive' review on this site (in 3 reviews)

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13 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

    Great

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  Woburn, MA
    Former Employee - Intern in Woburn, MA

    I worked at American Tower as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    My time at American Tower was great. People are friendly and always willing to help. I learned a lot, and I'm waiting for offer to get back as a full employee.

    Cons

    My time at American Tower Corporation was very enjoyable, although I think they could improve the training for newcomers. Besides that American Tower is a great place to work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Growing Company with Great Opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Woburn, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woburn, MA

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

    Pros

    Company is dedicated to employee learning and development, leadership is passionate about the industry and about the business, company continues to go in a positive direction, rewards are tied to individual performance and are exceptional for employees who go above and beyond to work hard and lead their teams.

    Cons

    Work life balance can be challenging, limited options to work from home or utilize flexible scheduling.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Explore options for telecommuting and flexible schedules, trust employees to complete work and reward based on work rather than time spent at the office.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Tower

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, pay and bonuses

    Cons

    Need to work on communication between departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer additional training to help employees grow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Management  in  Marlborough, MA
    Current Employee - IT Management in Marlborough, MA

    I have been working at American Tower full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great benefits; good culture; interesting and challenging work. Base compensation is okay, but bonus and RSUs are very generous. Fast pace, challenging work. Where else do you have a company where "Have Fun" is one of the core values?

    Cons

    Regional alignment of business promotes working against cross-regional collaboration. US operations have a very snobby attitude toward corporate and international regions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage and incent cross-regional collaboration. The US does not do EVERYTHING better than the rest of the world.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Challenging but rewarding place to work. Good leadership and Company is moving in the right direction

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Engineer  in  Cary, NC
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Cary, NC

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

    Pros

    Good people in most areas, Company is growing and placing getting better at placing the right people in the right roles

    Cons

    Very hard to remove underperforming employees, HR is VERY employee sided

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the momentum moving in the positive direction, get rid of the underperformers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good place for a job or to start your career, but don't stay too long.....

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at American Tower full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    High visibility to senior management and executives; HR presence; overall job security; good benefits package; opportunities to learn and travel; friendly people; casual office atmosphere.

    Cons

    Aggressive growth outpacing insufficient headcount; poor training; complacent departments; lack of communication; unstructured individual advancement; high turnover; outdated technology.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more (competent) people to catch up with company growth; commit to an overall advancement/growth/promotion plan for individuals outlining reasonable expectations; shift from RSU compensation to higher take-home pay; go back to quarterly bonuses; hold departments/managers more accountable for communication, staff training, and overall performance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Tremendous growth potential

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Vice President in Boston, MA

    I have been working at American Tower full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    High-growth, fast paced environment that is creating significant shareholder value and along the way plenty of career progression opportunity for those team members and employees that want to be part of an exciting industry. Between the skyrocketing demand for telecommunications and wireless, coupled with a great business strategy by incorporating as a Real Estate Investment Trust, there is really no end in sight for how successful this company can be.

    Cons

    The growing pains associated with an acquisitive company are challenging and the global organization structure sometimes lessens the efficiency and goal of rapid growth and delivery value to customers faster.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think globally, structure centrally and prepare to scale for the next major wave of growth. Get the right players in the right roles with clear lines of accountability and authority to double the business in the next 3-5 years in a purposeful and strategic fashion that leverages the synergies across all markets and all talent..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Excellent company to work for. Lives it's core principles and values.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I have been working at American Tower full-time

    Pros

    Fast-paced ever changing environment. Lots of room for new experiences and opportunities. International growth provides ever increasing areas for professional growth.

    Cons

    Fast-paced ever changing environment which can be challenging, especially for a newcomer. Often the rate of growth prevents the company from developing candidates internally and they go directly to the market for experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Planning, planning, planning. Good job but always an area for improvement, especially with the lightening speed at which we operate.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fast growing company, profitable and good business model

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Director in Boston, MA

    I have been working at American Tower full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Growth, invests in tools and systems, good people and business model.

    Cons

    Needs to break down silos.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I have been working at American Tower

    Pros

    great company to work for people are nice

    Cons

    advancement within company can be limited

    Salery can be higher

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    permote within

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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