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Alltel Reviews

Updated November 29, 2014
Updated November 29, 2014
109 Reviews
3.9
109 Reviews
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Alltel President, CEO, and Director Scott T. Ford
Scott T. Ford
71 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Respect from management, challenging environment , great benefits (in 8 reviews)

  • It was just a great place all the way around (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • acquired by Verizon, no longer operating as independent company (in 4 reviews)

  • Obviously, a few will probably remain in Little Rock but many will be eliminated (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great company to work for, treated all 40,000 of us like family.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Coordinator in Longview, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Service Coordinator in Longview, TX

    I worked at Alltel full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    It was great being part of a team. They always listened to us. Taught us core values and made sure we upheld them. It was a great place to work. Everyone was treated fairly and dealt with honestly.

    Cons

    There were many levels in the company. It was hard to get to know others outside of your core business unit, however that did take place the more you moved up in the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The 360-degree review process was outstanding, however it might pay to re-evaulate your employees and do a skills assessment every 18 months or so. I was turned down for many jobs I was well qualified for as an internal applicant with no reason why.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A Circus Act of Insanity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Representative in Douglas, GA
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Representative in Douglas, GA

    I worked at Alltel full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    They make our government system look flawless.

    Cons

    Idiot leadership, no structure, no organization, back-stabbing liars. This is not the real Alltel. Alltel closed in July 2009! What exists are a bunch of monkeys in suits and dresses pretending to run a business comprised of silly employees and 2 cans tied together with a string for a network. They are failures and they need to hand it over to people with real business skills instead of C.A.R.E university training. This company is a joke. Job hunters - keep it moving.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire yourselves, and get a college degree.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Fun until management needed more management

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Representative in Ludington, MI
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Representative in Ludington, MI

    I worked at Alltel full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good commission. Fun co workers.

    Cons

    Management became over the top. Micromanaging.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Eliminate the micromanaging of store that do well without.

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  5.  

    I felt like I was playing an instrument on the Titanic

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Retail Store Manager in Mansfield, OH
    Former Employee - Retail Store Manager in Mansfield, OH

    I worked at Alltel full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Pay is better then average for retail.

    Cons

    Upper Management and Corporate is centered hundreds of miles for the closest store. The computer systems are completely unreliable. Management in Ohio forces employees to work more then 40 hours, but claim 40 for fear of being fired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Resign

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at Alltel full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The best people to work for! Great Pay. Coming to work every day was a pleasure.

    Cons

    The company merged with Verizon Wireless and AT&T. They are no more, very sad!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too bad for mergers!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inventory Coordinator in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Inventory Coordinator in New Orleans, LA

    I worked at Alltel full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good work hours, pay and benefits. Worked indepently unsupervised. Company vehicle. Daily travel at the most 150 miles. Discounts on wireless service.

    Cons

    Management needs to buy a clue. Promotions based on what have you done lately. Last minute communications were prevelant always.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a better thought process when it comes to sales. Don't do whatever it takes and break company policy for your advantage.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Trainer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - WLS Trainer in Shreveport, LA
    Former Employee - WLS Trainer in Shreveport, LA

    I worked at Alltel full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Challenge working in the call center enviroment.

    Cons

    Awesome company, management looks for way to grow and develop teams.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Would be Excellent if middle management was better.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Wireless Consultant in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Wireless Consultant in Columbia, SC

    I have been working at Alltel

    Pros

    Benefits, money, good people, competitive.

    Cons

    No room for advancement, biased opinions, technology is lagging.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reassess your middle management at the district level.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    It was OK while it lasted

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - LAN Desktop Tech in Twinsburg, OH
    Former Employee - LAN Desktop Tech in Twinsburg, OH

    I worked at Alltel

    Pros

    there was a lot of projects, a lot of work. Some managers were better than others.

    Cons

    The entire time i was there those who were in charge of projects conducted them all incorrectly. They would come to our department after the project was already started and tell us - you have to get this done on this day. They never came to us prior so that we could plan, organize, and speka up to let them know that their project dates were not realistic. This happen over and over. The result was that our deparmtnet had to drop everythign and spend much more money to get our tasks completed on time. There are better ways to run projects. Oh, and another thing is this cimpany was based on the Old boys network and they stuck to that for many many years. Finally the last several years that old mentality had changed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    they need to listen to their employees

    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Very Satisfying Work Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Alltel

    Pros

    Great Leaders
    High growth company
    Lots of opportunities

    Cons

    Some political agenda within ranks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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