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Alltel Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
112 Reviews
4.0
112 Reviews
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Alltel President, CEO, and Director Scott T. Ford
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73 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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  1.  

    Would be Excellent if middle management was better.

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    • 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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    Very Satisfying Work Experience

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    • 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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  5.  

    Everyone that worked for the company was part of the family.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Support Specialist in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Technical Support Specialist in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Alltel

    Pros

    Competitive pay considering other wireless companies. 401k, bonuses, dental, and vision plans were very great to have. Going to work was not a chore because we had other people that depended on us.

    Cons

    The only downside for Alltel would be the selling to another wireless company. Don't get me wrong, the purchaser's are good companies, but Alltel was much better at relating and helping the customers with there issues.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Not recommended

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Communications Specialist in Little Rock, AR
    Former Employee - Communications Specialist in Little Rock, AR

    I worked at Alltel

    Pros

    Benefits were great. Coworkers were awesome.

    Cons

    Incompetent upper management that was disrespectful to employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers needed to be held accountable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    all is well that ends well

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Support Representative in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Technical Support Representative in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Alltel

    Pros

    the job over all was not the worst over all the company had allot of growing to do with leaders and supervisors. the management was not bad at times i wondered if they knew what they were doing or what was going on. the environment was good, happy, and comfortable to go to every day. there was a major change in practice after the buy out weeding out allot of the over all hiccups in the company I’m happy as an employee. feel there should have been changes made prior to buy out.

    Cons

    favoritism lack of knowledge for the people that are in leading positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work on the ethhics of the company leaders to show employers what a manager should do

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Crap

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

    I worked at Alltel

    Pros

    Commission payed vacation and thats it really

    Cons

    everything worst place to work was way better before verizon merger

    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Every project was a learning experience and I was able to grow professionally.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Alpharetta, GA

    I worked at Alltel

    Pros

    The people I worked with were hard-working, dedicated, just good people top to bottom.
    The pay in IT was very competitive.
    Good "on-the-spot" type recognition programs.
    Very supportive of "work-life" balance

    Cons

    Career growth was limited mainly due to my particular work location.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Alltel felt like family, maybe because I was there for so long. Or maybe I stayed so long because it felt like family!

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Indirect Account Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Indirect Account Manager in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Alltel

    Pros

    The company culture was one of the best I have ever come across. Upper management took the stance that the higher you were in management the more more people you served. I really respected that. Every year they required employees to review their management team and they took the feedback seriously. No company is perfect of course, but Alltel really cares about their employees and their customers. I was let go when Verizon bought Alltel. I stayed on about 6 months after the buy-out and it was very clear that Verizon did not have the same company culture that I was used to with Alltel!

    Cons

    The only down side that I experienced was when I worked as a retail consultant and the hours were long and of course I had to work some nights and weekends and holidays, but that is the reality in any retail job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to respect your employees. A pat on the back goes a long way!

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Alightly Better Than Average

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Twinsburg, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Twinsburg, OH

    I worked at Alltel

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule. Good senior Management

    Cons

    Location and Building condition in Twinsburg.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should of Stayed in Wireliine Business

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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