DIRECTV Reviews

Updated August 15, 2015
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  1. Principal Software Engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at DIRECTV full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits. Good people in team.

    Cons

    Not enough full-time employee to do all the work so there are too much work and schedule remains short . Too much process.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce process. Hire more local & full-time employees. Give reasonable project schedule.


  2. Summer Financial Analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Summer Finance Analyst in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Summer Finance Analyst in El Segundo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at DIRECTV (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Make a lot of money and do not have to do much for the company. Easy to just chill in the cube, but do not be prepared for any exciting work, all revolves around SOX compliance and monitoring other company sections do their work, which they typically do well and do not need the Finance Analysts help. Great workplace campus, lots of food and things to do as well. They give interns plenty of opportunities to do fun things

    Cons

    It gets really boring and coffee is a must

    Advice to Management

    They are great. It's just that type of job


  3. Costco Sales Rep

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    not physically strenuous, fun to talk with all different kinds of people, different everyday, no micromanagers

    Cons

    very little company/ equipment info given during training other than a basic "script" (pitch template); demo equipment is outdated, position requires you to provide your own phone (it had better have an unlimited data plan and a strong battery) along with other misc. supplies; an hour break is automatically deducted from hourly paycheck but reps are strongly encouraged not to take any meal breaks' company positions based on pyramid structure: company flatters franchise owners by calling them "entrepreneurs" but in reality these kiosk managers are responsible for most of the expenses and resources while answering to both DirecTV and Costco management, then high rollers are offered potential, i.e. raffle-style incentives

    Advice to Management

    It would be a beneficial business strategy to at least provide a few basic supplies, such as updated equipment, to the people who are supposed to be promoting your services so they don't come across looking like cheap frauds.


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  5. Satellite installations.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tech in Kïhei, HI
    Current Employee - Tech in Kïhei, HI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DIRECTV full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Free Directv service great benefits! Actual job when physically doing the work is good! Customers are excited and are fun!

    Cons

    Always adjusting pay. They take away a lot of pay! They always say your over paid. Extremely micromanaged! U get paid per item. Tons of favoritism! Too much handheld work your constantly clocking in for driving and on job etc... You have to do it twice one for payroll other one for work orders! Kinda crazy!! Use to live good Financial life with company but with cuts looking for second job! Probably going to quit!

    Advice to Management

    Quit trying to sell us on making less money! "It's not a pay reduction! You were being over paid!!"


  6. SSDD

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at DIRECTV full-time

    Pros

    Good work/life balance. Lots of perks. Get to see/work on interesting stuff depend on which group you work for. Free TV service for employees.

    Cons

    Much needed changes are not made because employees are too afraid to speak up or not empowered to do what's right. Senior management had lost touch with the new market reality long ago and is wasting resources on useless products. Hiring standards ain't what it used to be. Too many contractors and offshore workers means low quality products and diluted corporate identity. Telecommuting is not an option (unless you got connections).

    Advice to Management

    Better pray the merger goes through or the company is gonna be obsolete in a few years


  7. Technical CSR

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Support- DIRECTV in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Technical Support- DIRECTV in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good health insurance, access to a rec center, insanely easy job, no previous experience requirements. Decent pay.

    Cons

    Micromanaging. Team leaders and managers say one thing but do another. You are just a very easily replaceable number. Little to no raises. They fire most people within a year, though no one is ever "laid off".

    Advice to Management

    Don't treat the top employees the same as the bottom of the ladder employees.


  8. BSE not very fun

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It is a stable job and definitely has some interesting lunch and learns to meet higher up executives

    Cons

    The pay is not good enough There is not enough of a push for changes in software development There is a lot of politics in the company that hinder people from doing their job

    Advice to Management

    Pay people more and make better projects. Actually follow through with a project instead of pointing fingers and wasting time with politics and getting promoted


  9. Was good at one time

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Installer
    Former Contractor - Installer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at DIRECTV as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great hours and money when it was a contract job

    Cons

    No longer get paid by the install, hard to make a living on hourly wage

    Advice to Management

    Go back to contract or piece work, or pay more hourly


  10. Web Developer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I worked in Engineering Department at DIRECTV. I had an opportunity to work on cutting edge latest technologies in media industry. There’s someone in to lend a helping hand when you can’t be two places at once.

    Cons

    No appreciation from upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Answering to too many people from upper team management.


  11. bad

    Former Employee - Technician
    Former Employee - Technician
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There is nothing good to say about installing this service you are better off doing something else with your time

    Cons

    everything.. don't take my word for it you need to get a job for yourself here working for these fools keep an eye on your money they love taking it

    Advice to Management

    Stop robbing people..........................................



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