American Tower

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American Tower Reviews

Updated February 23, 2015
Updated February 23, 2015
110 Reviews
2.9
110 Reviews
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American Tower Chairman, President, and CEO Jim Taiclet Jr.
Jim Taiclet Jr.
66 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • There can be a work-life balance, but it is paramount to establish those boundaries early on (in 7 reviews)

  • Company is growing, so it's an interesting time to be a part of it (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • There is little work-life balance, particularly for contractors (in 4 reviews)

  • Upper management has no respect for employees and the majority of employees think upper management is a joke (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Associate Analyst

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    Current Contractor - Associate Analyst in Cary, NC
    Current Contractor - Associate Analyst in Cary, NC

    I have been working at American Tower as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great appreciation for employees. Management empowers employees to grow and learn.

    Cons

    Challenge can be deciding which direction to move into, there are so many opportunities available.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Leasing Coordinator

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Tower

    Pros

    Great hours, good pay, and helpful and knowledgeable management.

    Cons

    I have no cons about ATC.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Tower

    Pros

    I'd recommend working at American Tower. They have a good atmosphere and you get out what you put in.

    Cons

    Sometimes it can be hard to get the growth you're looking for internally. You need to make sure the right people are aware of the work you do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to know more about what the day to day analysts are doing. Make sure you recognize the younger contributors because they are the future. Also stock grants aren't as good as salary.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good benefits, not great for creativity

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Benefits are good - decent vacation time, excellent 401k matching, great short term disability policy

    Cons

    From a creative standpoint you're told to "think outside the box" but then when you do, you're told it's "too weird" and you basically do the same thing over and over again

    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Site Supervisor

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Site Supervisor in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Site Supervisor in Irvine, CA

    I worked at American Tower

    Pros

    There was a great amount of wearing "different hats". I learned quite a lot from the various professionals I dealt with daily.

    Cons

    Management treated us like dogs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get over yourselves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Sr. RF DAS Engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior RF DAS Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior RF DAS Engineer in Chicago, IL

    I worked at American Tower

    Pros

    A chance to work with good people and technology. Design & deployment engineers and some project managers work well as a team. Technology aspect is very good.

    Cons

    Little to no work life balance, stressful environment, and CAD team has no clue what they are doing. I was promised a long term assignment and then was laid off 8 months into my 12 month contract.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to soften communicate tone as the sky cannot always be falling. Too many doomsday scenarios. Need to plan and communicate much better and treat people like people and not machines. Too much cloak and dagger atmosphere.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Prosperous organization to be a part of

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Tower full-time

    Pros

    The financial strength and backbone of this company is extremely comforting and the resources provided for employee growth exceeds generous.

    Cons

    The particular division that i've been employed under is less than 2 years old so there was quite a bit of self navigation involved in the beginning, but that has since improved with more stable policies and procedures being implemented.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Supervisor

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Wonderful company to work for. Awesome work-life balance. Paid vacations, 401K, stocks...

    Cons

    Not much room for growth. A lot of clickish activity amongst upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More training.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Accountant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Tower

    Pros

    Great people, excellent benefit package, and job stability. This is the perfect low risk low reward job for somebody who is willing to work hard and collect a pay check. Benefit package includes RSU's which offers good value.

    Cons

    Overall, I have not seen a lot of staff to manager level promotions. If you are ok with being a staff level accountant and make a decent paycheck, this is a great place. If you are looking for an opportunity to grow as a leader, this is a stepping stone. Probably not the worst con out there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better utilize talent and be more open minded to change.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Amazing People, Excellent Benefits, Great work/life balance.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer (UI/Web) in Woburn, MA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer (UI/Web) in Woburn, MA

    I worked at American Tower full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I got to work with very friendly, intelligent people. The benefits were top notch, including a good health plan, wellness bonus, and other perks. Work/life balance was also great, my manager was flexible, and no one really watches your time as long as you're getting your work done.

    Cons

    Compensation was below industry average for Software Engineering. Too much red tape, effecting change on your own team's project requires approval from the top down from people who have no idea what you do, or the best way to accomplish your job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be afraid to push for ownership and decision making power over your projects.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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