Crown Castle International Reviews

Updated August 16, 2014
Updated August 16, 2014
42 Reviews

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Crown Castle International President, CEO, and Director Ben Moreland
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  1.  

    Very happy at this company

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    Current Employee - Real Estate Specialist
    Current Employee - Real Estate Specialist

    I have been working at Crown Castle International full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Solid salary. Great culture, lots of company paid social events for employees. Lots of growth opportunities and the ability to move up in the company is there. Work-life balance is a priority. Great people to work with everyday. Employees are encouraged to make decisions and offer suggestions on how to improve the way the company operates. Company has seen tremendous growth in past 10 years and it appears like that trend will continue.

    Cons

    My training was very minimal, almost non-existant. Workload can get overwhelming at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on new employee training. A structured training program should be created that enables a new employee to succeed without having to teach themselves how to do the job. Other than that, keep up the great work. All and all, very happy with the management team from the top executives down to the middle managers.

    Recommends
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    Hard to beat the outlook

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    Current Employee - CM/PM/SDM Manager  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - CM/PM/SDM Manager in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Crown Castle International full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Excellent business plan / growth industry / management is grounded and cares about it's employees at all levels / good pay / good bonuses / excellent benefits / awesopme 401k matching (9%) / good vacation / lots of work away from the office

    Cons

    Not much upward advancement / work load / tons of reports and meetings with clients, contractors, and internally / tons of process and paperwork / and on the odd ocassion when an employee who doesnt fit gets hired, they will not get rid of them. You just have to work around them which can be a serious issue depending on your role and their role.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing a great job / keep an eye out for slackers and coat tail riders / evaluate your District Managers and Area Managers for competency / look into ways to correct or offset the flat nature of the organization since it's the only real downside to working here

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  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great perks, needs more head count

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Crown Castle International

    Pros

    - Great perks--trips, catered food, benefits
    - focus on accountability
    - advancement

    Cons

    - needs more head count

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your employees are overworked.

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  5.  

    Corp Dev

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Crown Castle International full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great Business Model and stronf position in industry

    Cons

    Getting big and bureaucratic which is a difficult balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay small company minded while remaining large company disciplined

    Recommends
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  6.  

    Great Company - Difficult to Move Around

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    Current Employee - Real Estate
    Current Employee - Real Estate

    I have been working at Crown Castle International as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Great company to work for, great culture. Has a lot of resources for information and everyone is always willing to reach out and help.

    Cons

    Hard to move from temp to FT. If you don't fit in with the "culture" it's hard to stay with the company.

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  7.  

    Tough learning curve, but great corporate culture.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Crown Castle International as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    - Positive culture among employees
    - Easy to get help from others
    - Many experienced coworkers to learn from
    - Fast growing company, lots of potential jobs

    Cons

    - Poor initial training ("trial by fire" mentality)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't throw people into the job so quickly.

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    Positive Outlook
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  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Crown Castle is an enjoyable place to work if you're not looking to move up.

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    Current Employee - Tower Structural Analyst  in  Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Tower Structural Analyst in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Crown Castle International full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The company is very stable and the environment does encourage a very good work/life balance. Off-site meeting locations were great.

    Cons

    Lack of opporunities to move up in the company. Favoritism was an issue. Managers are interested in your growth, however actual opportunities are not available.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    I enjoyed My Time There

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    Former Employee - Real Estate  in  Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Real Estate in Chandler, AZ

    I worked at Crown Castle International full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Friendly staff; lots of learning opportunities; Decent pay; the annual company meetings are 2nd to none!; there is an 'open door' policy and they really abide by it; tons of tools for personal growth; professional environment; great bonuses.

    Cons

    Merit often plays no part in promotions;

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay closer attention to the managers. There were a small few that blatantly abused their authority in a very dispicable way and management turned a blind eye to it.

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  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great work/life balance if you are in the field, pay could be better.

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    Current Employee - Field Operations Tech
    Current Employee - Field Operations Tech

    I have been working at Crown Castle International full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Take home vehicle (all expenses paid by CCI), make your own hours/schedule, little oversight, overall good atmosphere.

    Cons

    Pay is ok, could be better for the higher cost of living areas. Fairly flat in the personal advancement area; what I am doing now is what I will be doing when I retire.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider cost of living for certain areas. Great job otherwise!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Culture and they truly care about their employees

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Crown Castle International full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    They stress ownership and accountability; most employees feel empowered. It's a fairly relaxed environment, but everyone gives 110%. The leadership team is approachable and makes an effort to travel to each of the Area's meetings.

    Cons

    It's a flat organization with very few opportunities for advancement. Their turnover is very low which says a lot about their culture and values. It can be difficult to identify a career path.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue investing in your existing talent pool

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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