BellSouth Reviews

Updated March 28, 2015
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BellSouth Chairman & CEO AT & T Randall L. Stephenson
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  1. It was very rewarding

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    Current Contractor - Data Analyst-Revune Recovery in Atlanta, GA
    Current Contractor - Data Analyst-Revune Recovery in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at BellSouth as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    keep the people with knowledge.

    Cons

    people that don't want to work but get a check need to be let go

    Advice to Management

    n-a

  2. review

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BellSouth

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good pay and benefits if your lucky room for promotion

    Cons

    poor first level management why not promote from within?someone who knows the job

    Advice to Management

    wiseup

  3. Product

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at BellSouth full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good collaboration and team environment

    Cons

    lots of red tape to get past

    Advice to Management

    listen

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  5. Overall, a good company to work for, better before AT&T

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BellSouth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The job has decent pay, good benefits, and opportunity for overtime. Most of the time you are allowed to run your job.

    Cons

    Criteria relating to job performance is driven by folks that know little about the job itself, based on need for numbers, not need for customers

    Advice to Management

    Get real real numers to work with while evaluating employees; there needs to be a committment to the devewlopment and training of the employees.

  6. Solid place to work until AT&T fired most in corporate positions

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at BellSouth full-time (more than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Big budget projects
    Respected employees
    Treated employees well
    Job security (until AT&T)
    Interesting industry (telcom, internet, wireless, TV)

    Cons

    Highly conservative "corporate" culture
    Some systems were antiquated
    Some procedures were nonsense
    Some deadwood employees... but most OK

    Advice to Management

    Hope Duane Ackerman is enjoying the new island he purchased with part of his $$ multi-million golden parachute. Thanks Duane for helping turn the telcom industry into a near monopoly via heavy consolidation/mergers and blowing up thousands of jobs for real people.

  7. Great Company

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    Former Employee - First Level Supervisor in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - First Level Supervisor in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at BellSouth full-time (more than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Excellent compensation and benefits. Has a retirement plan and 401k plan.

    Cons

    Too many levels of beauracracy.

    Advice to Management

    Decentralize.

  8. Good place to work. Pay was not as good as some places, but stability was good.

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

    I worked at BellSouth

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The stability of the company is good in lean times.

    Cons

    The pay is lower than what is available at other companies.

    Advice to Management

    Good job at maintaining a good place to work.

  9. AT&T, formerly BellSouth was a good place to work

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

    I worked at BellSouth

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Learning from others; Ability to grow and move about departs; Vacation and Time off was flexible; Ability to work from Home

    Cons

    BellSouth was acquired by AT&T while I was employed there and the transition was not very smooth.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize the talent you have and award based on work ethic and ability to perform job; not tenure at the organization

  10. Helpful (1)

    So sad, it's a thing of the past

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    Former Employee - Senior Director in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at BellSouth

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, congenial atmosphere, interesting issues to work on. Benefits are amazing, and you can retire in your early 50s quite nicely if you make a career there. If you get high enough, you can have a great work-life balance, and they encourage civic involvement on company time.

    Cons

    Advancement is more a matter of having an easygoing personality and avoiding conflict as it iis based on capability. If you point out problems and try to tackle them, you will be seen as a troublemaker. It's good for someone who doesn't want to put too much of themselves into their work.

    Advice to Management

    Spend your merger bonuses well and enjoy. IIt's a shame we had to be the ones eaten instead of the ones doing the eating, but our failed IPTV strategy and inability to get new products out the door sealed that fate.

  11. Helpful (1)

    The new at&t

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Miami, FL

    I have been working at BellSouth

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The compensation, benefits, work environment, and the ability to work in any depatment in the organization at any location globally. They will train you to do any jobs in the company. The current CEO started as a technician in the field and worked his way up to CEO.

    Cons

    There is no flexibility in scheduling. Bellsouth/Att does not care about you going to school, family, or immediate health. They want you to be at work everyday, with 12 hours of overtime weekly, and work 6 days a week if they can convience you to do so. No matter how valuable you really are, they will fire you or downsize a complete department without hesitation.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to what employees are saying and try to help employees cope with difficult situations, even if you cannot change the situation. Do not act like every change is always good change.

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