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TDS Telecommunications Overview

Headquarters Madison, WI
Size 1001 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1969
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Telecommunications
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
TDS Telecommunications Corp. (TDS®), a wholly owned subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc., is the seventh largest local exchange telephone company in the U.S and a growing force in the cable industry. TDS provides 1.2 million connections to high-speed Internet ... More

Mission: The five points of our Mission: o Delight customers o Be the market leader o Champion economic development o Innovate and improve o Grow rapidly Delight customers—Customers are our top priority. Every interaction whether on the phone, online, or in-person is focused on ... More

Company Updates

  • TDS TELECOM – OPEN HOUSE WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23rd. TDS Telecom has multiple openings for Help Desk Support, Inside Sales (Inbound and Outbound), and Residential sales. We will be hosting an open house on Wednesday, September 23rd from 3:00-6:30pm where we will be interviewing for these positions ON THE SPOT! These positions have great earning potential, paid training, benefits that begin the first day of employment, and much more! If you are interested in attending, please stop by our 525 Junction Road Madison, WI location to meet with a member of our recruiting team to learn more.

TDS Telecommunications – Why Work For Us?

TDS Telecom, a wholly owned subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems (TDS), is the seventh largest local exchange telephone company in the U.S. TDS Telecom provides 1.2 million connections to high-speed Internet, phone, and TV entertainment services in more than 150 rural, suburban, and metropolitan communities. For residential customers, TDS Telecom deploys 1Gig Internet access, IPTV service, and cable TV options, along with traditional wireline services. The company offers businesses advanced communications solutions, including: VoIP (managedIP Hosted), dedicated high-speed Internet, and hosted-managed services.

TDS Telecom, headquartered in Madison, Wis., operates OneNeck® IT Solutions LLC, TDS Baja Broadband LLC, and BendBroadband. Combined, the company employs more than 3,300 people.

Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. (TDS), a Fortune 1000TM company, provides wireless; wireline and cable broadband, TV and voice; and hosted and managed services to approximately six million customers nationwide through its business units, U.S. Cellular, TDS Telecom, OneNeck IT Solutions, and BendBroadband. Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Chicago, TDS employs 10,600 people.

Employment at TDS is subject to post-offer, pre-employment drug testing. EEO/AA Employer/Vets/Disability.

The telecommunications industry grows and evolves with new technologies every day, so do we. TDS has evolved from a telephone company to a broadband company. Customers expect a choice of high-quality products and services, supported by exceptional customer service.

For more information about TDS Telecommunications Corp., visit our Media Room.

As you'll see from our President & CEO David Wittwer, our future is full of potential and possibility. Just like yours!

The Best Reasons to Work For Us


When you work for us, you'll enjoy a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, paid time off, investment options, and educational assistance. We offer this competitive package in cooperation with our parent company, Telephone and Data Systems Inc.

In Good Company

TDS Telecommunications Corp. is a subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems Inc. [NYSE: TDS, TDS.S]. We are No. 418 on the Fortune 1000 list of the nation's largest corporations. Forbes.com also named our parent company, Telephone and Data Systems®, a "Most Trustworthy" company in the mid-cap segment of its 2012 list of "The 100 Most Trustworthy Companies."

Community Involvement

TDS prides itself on being involved in the communities we serve. It's one of the ways we encourage employees to be good citizens.

Work/Life Balance

We understand there needs to be a balance between work and your life. And we make that easy with a generous paid time-off package.

Growth Opportunities

A company's strongest asset is its employees, and TDS firmly believes in developing its employees. We'll help you grow your career and become more than just your job description.

Delighting Customers

Delighting Customers is our highest priority. 

Eye on the Future

We're constantly innovating and improving the latest communications technologies to provide cutting-edge products and services to all of our customers.

Business Casual

We feel our employees should be comfortable when they're at work. That's why we offer a business casual work environment. Every day of the week.

Professional Development

We provide training for your current job and to help you grow into your next job. We also offer a comprehensive and generous education assistance program.

Award & Recognition Programs

We're big on recognizing achievements and we have a variety of programs to acknowledge and reward your extra efforts.

Team Atmosphere

We promote a collaborative environment where you'll get the chance to work with others who are more than just their job description.

TDS Telecommunications Reviews

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    I have been working at TDS Telecommunications full-time (More than 8 years)


    The culture within the department has made a shift. There is a stigma regarding most contact centers and the turn over they have. The department has made it a point to change the culture to focus on employee engagement and happiness. Management is actively working to create a better environment and we are starting to see the results. As for the company, TDS cares for it's employees and the community we provide service in. A few examples would be through benefits to encouraging employees to help volunteer in their local communities. TDS has also been acquiring a multitude of other companies that provide the same types of services. The growth of the company has been welcome as we have seen an improvement as to the career opportunities withing the company.


    There is a small subset of weak leaders. Unfortunately the ability to improve or remove weak leaders is virtually impossible within the current climate. These individuals prevent progress and sadly any potential increase in revenue the company could realize due to their poor performance.

    Advice to Management

    Within our department we are on the right course of action. Hold poor leaders to a higher standard. The other things I would suggest is that we pay good people good money to do good work. If we aren't attracting and keeping the best we will get a lesser result than we would with a good person

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    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at TDS Telecommunications in June 2015.


    It was fairly easy. Asked about my past projects and experience with Python. Work there now. The company is good to work for. Got a couple phone interviews, then called in for on site interview. Web cam the managers there from remote location, and was told on spot I got an offer.

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