DIRECTV Reviews

Updated July 21, 2015
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DIRECTV Chairman, President, and CEO Michael D. (Mike) White
Michael D. (Mike) White
113 Ratings

Pros
  • Great benefits, treats employees well (in 44 reviews)

  • very good benefits - Especially medical (in 36 reviews)

Cons
  • Little to no professional development in an extremely high stress environment with no work/life balance (in 20 reviews)

  • Required long hours at 6 day a week (in 18 reviews)

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  1. d

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at DIRECTV full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    i think its good for a first job

    Cons

    managment and the way things are runed are terrible


  2. IT Intern

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in El Segundo, CA

    I worked at DIRECTV

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

    Pros

    Great summer internship program. The HR team in charge of the program sets up time where all the C levels give talks and higher ups take time to mentor interns. You get a lot of exposure to all facets of the company. The HR team was fantastic. The other interns were amazing as well.

    Cons

    My direct manager was not good. He was focused on his career only and didn't take time to really teach me anything. He let his new hire be in charge of me but because he wasn't good at managing people the new hire had no idea what to do.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure that teams who get interns actually know what to do with them and don't allow them to slough off their intern on a new grad hire.


  3. sales rep

    Current Employee - Sales Agent in Youngstown, OH
    Current Employee - Sales Agent in Youngstown, OH

    I have been working at DIRECTV full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    get directv service for a great price

    Cons

    cannot make consistent enough bonus money


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  5. Good place...with constraints

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DIRECTV

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

    Pros

    Cool Technologies to work with. Well located close to LAX

    Cons

    Lot of bureaucracy at middle level management

    Advice to Management

    Reduce hierarchy in middle level managers


  6. Sales Associate

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    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Danville, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Danville, CA

    I worked at DIRECTV (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great enviornment, great product for sports and family

    Cons

    poor management, not well documented


  7. Long term employer that used to be a much better place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director Traffic in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director Traffic in New York, NY

    I have been working at DIRECTV full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Large enough that I could move from one job to another without leaving the company

    Cons

    Lots of politics. Sometimes feels very disorganized. HR is the weakest I've seen particularly for international services

    Advice to Management

    Top management very disconnected from reality of operations


  8. Producer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DIRECTV

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Stability, growth, good environment, team work, nice offices

    Cons

    Corporate, location, bureaucracy, monotony, far

    Advice to Management

    Overall a great company to work at because of the nice environment, benefits and stability. It only lacks a bit in creativity, following the rules in a corporate structure. Salary is good for freelancers, I´m not sure about staff.


  9. hard work little pay

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    Current Employee - Install Technician in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Install Technician in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at DIRECTV

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    free phone and gas card

    Cons

    lot of work for little money

    Advice to Management

    pay more


  10. Customer Retention

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Idaho in Boise, ID
    Former Employee - Idaho in Boise, ID

    I worked at DIRECTV

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits. Free TV.

    Cons

    Get yelled at by customers


  11. Its a job

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Private in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Private in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at DIRECTV full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good money. some good people.

    Cons

    politics. Bozos. Continuos org changes.

    Advice to Management

    no more bozos



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