American Tower

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Updated Mar 31, 2014

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2.8 81 reviews

80% Approve of the CEO

American Tower Chairman, President, and CEO Jim Taiclet Jr.

Jim Taiclet Jr.

(50 ratings)

46% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsBenefits are great and so are the people

    ConsOpportunities outside of the Boston area

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Company to work for

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Woburn, MA

    ProsNice people, Stable financial health of company

    ConsToo many layers in Managment

    Advice to Senior ManagementTrim down some layers in Managment

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

    ConsImprovement 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 Senior ManagementNeed 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Outstanding company to work for!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsExcellent Benefits, great people, fun place to work.

    ConsReally didn't see any downside.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Company if you are Flexible

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsGreat 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.

    ConsIt'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 Senior ManagementKeep 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company to work for!!

    M&A (Current Employee) Cary, NC

    ProsFascinating business model and friendly culture

    Consnothing bad to say about them

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    Strong financials, interesting opportunities, great outlook

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsI 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.

    ConsThere 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Busy but fulfilling

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsBeen with the company (IT) for a little over a year. The department is growing quickly and due to a huge surge of projects and expansion a few years ago there was a need to hire many people very fast. This led to some growing pains but within the past 6 months the team and culture have really been solidified, mostly due to significant changes in personnel - and for the best.

    Overall the environment is fast paced and exciting. If you are a people person with a desire to be challenged and to learn a lot while meeting and getting to know dedicated and very smart co-workers this is the company for you.

    Company is very financially solid and is the leader in the industry.

    Everyone's opinions are valued and respected.

    ConsSignificant foundational projects and new vision for the organization lead to some hectic days.
    Could have more even and fair salaries.
    The company runs very lean so sometimes you are asked to do interim periods of additional responsibilities. Expectation is that this will be lowered in the next few months.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Stable company, satisfying work, lots of opportunity

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsOffers growth opportunity
    Financially stable
    Strong leadership
    Talented colleagues
    Supports learning / continuing education / training opportunities
    Annual performance reviews

    ConsDoes not offer telecommuting
    Needs to improve communication between divisions

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Interesting assignments, upward mobility, great stability

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Woburn, MA

    ProsInteresting work, lots of opportunity, great work/life balance, solid company, strong financials, ethical management, training opportunities. You can set your own career path, easy to move up or around company if you're a hard worker.

    ConsSalaries lower, pay heavily in equity. Great if you plan on staying long term.

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