Telephone & Data Systems Reviews

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Ted Carlson Jr.
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    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Middleton, WI
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Middleton, WI
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    I have been working at Telephone & Data Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture, experienced staff, several resources, flexible environment, fast paced, high performing organization, good location, room for advancement, little office politics

    Cons

    Older tenured senior workforce, few outside of work activities and events, difficult fitting in at first, several levels of management, confusing organizational structure, slow top-down decision making

    Advice to Management

    Focus on lowering the average age of the workforce and work on creating a younger culture. More outside of work company sponsored activities can help create a more relaxed emvironment. New employee on-boarding should be handed more carefully (official training isn't for weeks)


Telephone & Data Systems Interviews

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    SAP Business Systems Analyst, Senior Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Middleton, WI
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Telephone & Data Systems (Middleton, WI).

    Interview

    They use iCIMS talent acquisition site to process your applications. So beware all emails come from iCIMS site and not from their corporate domain. Sometimes it is possible to get blindsided that the company actually mails you is iCIMS. First round was a telephonic screening interview. It lasted for a solid 45 minutes to an hour. Questions involved previous work experience, various SAP modules, and behavioral questions. Next round was over the skype. A manager and 2 business analysts interviewed me. Questions were fairly relevant and helpful in understanding what the job opportunity is for. The second round went for close to 90 minutes. Its too bad that they didn't let me know if they wanted to go ahead with my candidature. They left it for me to figure out myself. Something I consider as "not nice", this is after I sent a thank you/follow up note after a week. Which candidate to hire is entirely your prerogative. But please respect the candidate's efforts who has come so far in the process and let him know one way or the other. It could have ended a lot better with a "Sorry we went the other way" note from the company and "All the best. Hope we get to work together in the future" note from the applicant. That was a disappointment.

    Interview Questions

    • 1. Explaining the job requirement and asking how comfortable you're 2. Some technical SAP questions 3. Questions about on call support, working style   1 Answer

Telephone & Data Systems Awards & Accolades

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America's 100 Most Trustworthy Companies , Forbes, 2012
Most Trustworthy Companies , Forbes, 2010
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Additional Info

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Website www.teldta.com
Headquarters Chicago, IL
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1969
Type Company - Public (TDS)
Industry Telecommunications
Revenue $5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

TDS provides wireless products and services; cable and wireline broadband, TV and voice services; and hosted and managed services to approximately 5.8 million customers nationwide through its business units, U.S. Cellular, TDS Telecom, OneNeck IT Solutions, Baja Broadband, BendBroadband and Suttle-Straus.

Mission: At TDS, our mission is to provide outstanding communications services to our customers and meet the needs of our shareholders, our people and our communities. The TDS companies share a strong commitment to customer satisfaction. We satisfy our customers by offering the highest-quality services and products and excellent customer support. TDS is #504 on the 2014 Fortune 1000®, and is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TDS.

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