American Tower

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American Tower Reviews

Updated February 22, 2015
Updated February 22, 2015
15 Reviews
5.0
15 Reviews
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American Tower Chairman, President, and CEO Jim Taiclet Jr.
Jim Taiclet Jr.
15 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • There can be a work-life balance, but it is paramount to establish those boundaries early on (in 7 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)

  • 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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    Associate Analyst

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Associate Analyst in Cary, NC
    Current Contractor - Associate Analyst in Cary, NC

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

    Pros

    Great appreciation for employees. Management empowers employees to grow and learn.

    Cons

    Challenge can be deciding which direction to move into, there are so many opportunities available.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Supervisor

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at American Tower full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful company to work for. Awesome work-life balance. Paid vacations, 401K, stocks...

    Cons

    Not much room for growth. A lot of clickish activity amongst upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More training.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Good people, great work-life balance

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Attorney
    Current Employee - Attorney

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

    Pros

    Interesting legal work, friendly co-workers, supportive management, reasonable compensation, strong emphasis on employee development, opportunities to travel and take outside classes, and good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Frustrating IT systems with little or ineffective training, small minority of negative long-term employees, overuse of email to have conversations that should occur in person or on the phone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire some people who are IT educators - the IT staff may be great at implementation, but effective teaching skills are not in their repertoire.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company

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

    I have been working at American Tower

    Pros

    Benefits are great and so are the people

    Cons

    Opportunities outside of the Boston area

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice people, Stable financial health of company

    Cons

    Too many layers in Managment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trim down some layers in Managment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Tremendous growth opportunity on a domestic and global scale ...

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Fast-paced environment, ability to make significant contributions within all levels of the organization.

    Cons

    Improvement and effectiveness opportunities not fully leveraged within global executive business leader ranks to come together to drive synergies across markets ... which will become more important to really achieve the strategic goals and targets of American Tower ...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to really ensure the internal teams are focused on the most important program and project initiatives of the company. Put the thoughtful planning and decision making processes in place now while riding the good times ... make the tough decisions to execute on fewer, high priorities rather than too many lesser ones.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Outstanding company to work for!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

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

    Pros

    Excellent Benefits, great people, fun place to work.

    Cons

    Really didn't see any downside.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company if you are Flexible

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

    I have been working at American Tower full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, interesting job opportunities, stong global company, lots of people who care about the company and its success. Great equity package. Senior leadership is ethical and has helped navigate the company through a difficult global economy. It's part of a global industry that is growing quickly.

    Cons

    It's growing fast and therefore to be successful, it takes someone who is fast-paced, able to change directions quickly (and without complaint), driven and able to build relationships quickly. It's fairly conservative so you need to look and act the part.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep in mind that growth puts a strain on employees everywhere. Encourage managers to be better empowerers of work/life balance. Recognize all levels of the organization for Company's success.

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

    Great company to work for!!

    Current Contractor - M&A in Cary, NC
    Current Contractor - M&A in Cary, NC

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

    Pros

    Fascinating business model and friendly culture

    Cons

    nothing bad to say about them

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Strong financials, interesting opportunities, great outlook

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

    I have been working at American Tower full-time

    Pros

    I have had really interesting assignments since I started with ATC and have been promoted several times. I've also had the opportunity to work on several high profile projects that have allowed me to gain unique experience.

    The company has supported my growth by allowing me to return to school part time in the evenings and has allowed me to take time out of work to attend trainings and conferences.

    I was given equity in the company when I started and have received an annual grant every year due to strong continued performance. That equity has really started to add up over the past couple years. There is also an employee stock purchase program so I was able to buy additional ATC stock.

    The company has experienced a lot of growth both internationally and in the US. We have a strong business model and excellent financials. It is definitely a company I see myself with for the next several years.

    Cons

    There have been some growing pains as the company sets itself up for future growth. Work can't and shouldn't be done in silos and so the company needs to focus on improving communication flow between the divisions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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