AT&T – Syracuse, NY
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I have been working at AT&T full-time (More than 10 years)
AT&T has been very good to me. I have a lot of opportunity, ben sent on jobs I never dreamed I would be picked for, and learned a lot about myself. It has been a great experience. I have found AT&T to be a very moral company. I have seen anything pushed by leadership that looked dicey or unethical and in fact I have seen AT&T, as a matter of policy, bend over backwards to take care of their people, even as they are being let go.
AT&T is hopelessly vertically towered such that your career skills are in real danger of being too narrowly defined in seeking opportunities outside your current role or even the company. This is especially bad for developing a broad base of technical skills. Spending 10 years in the same place in complacency can potentially put you of a competitive skill set for anything else. This also hurts the company in getting groups to work together and innovate together.
Advice to Management
Look at your business more organically. Realize the value of having a fully formed IT organization in one location--eve if that is India-- where there is a set of junior skilled staff (tier 1) that provide a pipeline of good performers into Tier 2 and tier 3. Recognize that technologies are constantly integrating and collapsing even as new ones form so there is a real cost to dividing the business up in narrow vertical towers in that your people have no knowledge of how these other technologies work, and no business motivation to learn or collaborate with them, even while they are collapsing together around them. You have to be faster, more nimble in product development, but also disciplined and don't let your products be whatever one off thing a customer wants. Choose where to compete and how and go all in hiring top talent to develop the product. Take some risks.