AT&T Reviews

Updated March 23, 2015
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  1. Student Intern

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    Former Employee - Student Intern I in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Student Intern I in Dallas, TX

    I worked at AT&T

    Pros

    Got a lot of hands on experience and the culture of my department was awesome. the people were awesome and put a lot of effort into coaching and development. Overall it was a great experience.

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic. Lines of communication were tough to navigate and slowed projects down.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Its a nice experience

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    Current Employee - Senior Middleware Tools Specialist in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Middleware Tools Specialist in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at AT&T full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Decent benefits. Good work culture

    Cons

    Demanding and retention concerns with experience as well

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise the base salary

    Recommends
  3. Overall good place to work

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    Current Employee - Senior Digital Marketing Design Team Lead in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Digital Marketing Design Team Lead in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at AT&T

    Pros

    Competitive salary and benefits, good people to work with. Some room for career growth/opportunity, depending on organization. Offers good/valuable experience in working for a large company.

    Cons

    Difficult to get promoted due to almost constant hiring freezes, company values have not caught up with the times. Work-life balance can be hard to achieve as organizations shrink, but workload stays same or grows, leaving people who remain with increasingly heavy workloads.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your top-performers more, reward them, keep them. Try to evolve company culture to be less traditional, more open-minded and flexible. Consider the fact that you are a telecommunications company, selling the ability to work 'anywhere, anytime' to other business, but don't value that practice as part of the company culture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. It's been an awesome ride. Building the new world.

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    Current Employee - Undisclosed in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Undisclosed in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at AT&T full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good opportunities for advancement. Especially if you're one or more of the following:
    1) routinely exceeding expectations and maintaining a solid reputation
    2) dedicated to training
    3) in the right place at the right time

    Cons

    Impacts constantly felt from the 1983 divestiture of "the phone company" and the re-assembling of Southwestern Bell Telephone back into "the new AT&T." That, and modern regulation seem to influence everything we do, all day long. Sure makes it entertaining and challenging.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Outsourcing and layoffs of senior application support and senior application architects are increasing risk and slowing down progress. On one side there's so much talk of retaining talent and skill set. On the other side there are shocking outsourcings and/or layoffs way too routinely. And they ALWAYS IMPACT the areas of the business I support.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Good place

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    Former Employee - Lead Financial Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Lead Financial Analyst in Dallas, TX

    I worked at AT&T

    Pros

    Benefits are good, and pay is really good. They still have a pension which is awesome

    Cons

    Old values and tradition
    Not diverse enough

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Diversify your company through all levels of management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Good company

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    Current Employee - Senior Technical Architect in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Architect in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at AT&T full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good career development and treats employees well

    Cons

    Hard to determined the future of this entity

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Good short term job.

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    Former Employee - National Sales Representative in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - National Sales Representative in Dallas, TX

    I worked at AT&T full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, discount on service.

    Cons

    Every yr they restructure the compensation to find ways to pay employees less money. Usually the only way to get promoted is by playing politics. They post job openings, but already know who they plan to select before hand.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your front line employees more,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. Summer Intern

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Dallas, TX

    I worked at AT&T

    Pros

    Great boss/team; Dallas is a nice area; Generally a low pressure environment

    Cons

    No guarantee that the boss/team is great; Dallas is hit/miss for some; bureaucracy could limit ambition

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing, but understand that if you want to be a more than a distributor of content than it's going to require huge investments

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. ATT - Dallas Office

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at AT&T full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Large company; Decent Benefits. Really depends upon what organization you are in. Pretty easy to be 'impressive' (or at least I've worked much harder in other companies).

    Cons

    Company is HUGE. Consolidating most management to Dallas office. Less flex worker policies. Collaborative work spaces. Some groups are starting surpluses (Feb 2015). Lack or promotion opportunities. Very few outside hires for mid-career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow your 2nd level management employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11. Ups and downs

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    Current Employee - Business Sales in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Business Sales in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at AT&T full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    - Lots of good people
    - Good team atmosphere
    - Large product portfolio
    - Ability to address almost any customer business need

    Cons

    - AT&T has taken "do more with less" too far. The sales force has SO many tasks to perform without proper back office support that there is no time to be an actual sales person.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Get in touch with your feet on the street. Spend a little money on the folks that drive revenue and you will see your revenue increase. Your marginal benefit will far outweigh your marginal cost if you invest in some resources for your sales teams. Business is about numbers, and you will see yours increase if you quit treating your employees like them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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