AT&T – Bakersfield, CA
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I have been working at AT&T full-time (more than 3 years)Pros
Average to Above average Compensation; Good Benefits; Hard to get fired. You can make an impact but for me, it is not enough. Outdated rules, resistance to change, and bureaucracy get in the way.Cons
Too many "lifers" in the company. Definition: People who work here 10, 20 , 25 years until they retire. In order to put up with the frustration similar to working or going to the DMV, they zone out. They value safety over actual impact. You sort of give in, or give up on making change but this takes away your energy. People look at you like you are crazy or laugh if you suggest a better way to service the client. The big machine is too big and will run you over. You just wait until 5 o'clock and have a drink or focus on your personal life outside of work. If you do not mind spending 1/2 your waking hours doing this kind of activity so you can get a pension when you are old, this is the place for you. You run into a lot of frustrated, burnt out people that can impact you big time.
Some questionable business ethics at times in order to make quota. Lots of loopholes in the comp system that allow you to do this.
This is a white collar factory. Top - Down leadership. There are no artists here, only factory workers.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Hire from outside to get fresh perspective. Get rid of lifers. They are preventing the company from moving forward and transforming itself. They could become another Kodak if they wait.Doesn't RecommendNegative OutlookDisapproves of CEO