American Tower

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American Tower Reviews

Updated September 10, 2014
Updated September 10, 2014
83 Reviews
2.7
83 Reviews
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American Tower Chairman, President, and CEO Jim Taiclet Jr.
Jim Taiclet Jr.
51 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good pay, benefits and work-life balance (in 5 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)

  • Each time a contractor leaves, management asks them to write a 'positive' review on this site (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Tower

    Pros

    Benefits are great and so are the people

    Cons

    Opportunities outside of the Boston area

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Woburn, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woburn, MA

    I have been working at American Tower full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nice people, Stable financial health of company

    Cons

    Too many layers in Managment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trim down some layers in Managment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Tremendous growth opportunity on a domestic and global scale ...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Tower full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Fast-paced environment, ability to make significant contributions within all levels of the organization.

    Cons

    Improvement and effectiveness opportunities not fully leveraged within global executive business leader ranks to come together to drive synergies across markets ... which will become more important to really achieve the strategic goals and targets of American Tower ...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to really ensure the internal teams are focused on the most important program and project initiatives of the company. Put the thoughtful planning and decision making processes in place now while riding the good times ... make the tough decisions to execute on fewer, high priorities rather than too many lesser ones.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Outstanding company to work for!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Tower as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Excellent Benefits, great people, fun place to work.

    Cons

    Really didn't see any downside.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company if you are Flexible

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I have been working at American Tower full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, interesting job opportunities, stong global company, lots of people who care about the company and its success. Great equity package. Senior leadership is ethical and has helped navigate the company through a difficult global economy. It's part of a global industry that is growing quickly.

    Cons

    It's growing fast and therefore to be successful, it takes someone who is fast-paced, able to change directions quickly (and without complaint), driven and able to build relationships quickly. It's fairly conservative so you need to look and act the part.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep in mind that growth puts a strain on employees everywhere. Encourage managers to be better empowerers of work/life balance. Recognize all levels of the organization for Company's success.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Company to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Lead  in  Bhubaneswar (India)
    Current Employee - Project Lead in Bhubaneswar (India)

    I have been working at American Tower full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    no comments as i am satisfied with this job

    Cons

    nothing to comments as this is the best

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company to work for!!

    Current Employee - M&A  in  Cary, NC
    Current Employee - M&A in Cary, NC

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

    Pros

    Fascinating business model and friendly culture

    Cons

    nothing bad to say about them

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Strong financials, interesting opportunities, great outlook

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I have been working at American Tower full-time

    Pros

    I have had really interesting assignments since I started with ATC and have been promoted several times. I've also had the opportunity to work on several high profile projects that have allowed me to gain unique experience.

    The company has supported my growth by allowing me to return to school part time in the evenings and has allowed me to take time out of work to attend trainings and conferences.

    I was given equity in the company when I started and have received an annual grant every year due to strong continued performance. That equity has really started to add up over the past couple years. There is also an employee stock purchase program so I was able to buy additional ATC stock.

    The company has experienced a lot of growth both internationally and in the US. We have a strong business model and excellent financials. It is definitely a company I see myself with for the next several years.

    Cons

    There have been some growing pains as the company sets itself up for future growth. Work can't and shouldn't be done in silos and so the company needs to focus on improving communication flow between the divisions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Busy but fulfilling

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Tower for more than a year

    Pros

    Been with the company (IT) for a little over a year. The department is growing quickly and due to a huge surge of projects and expansion a few years ago there was a need to hire many people very fast. This led to some growing pains but within the past 6 months the team and culture have really been solidified, mostly due to significant changes in personnel - and for the best.

    Overall the environment is fast paced and exciting. If you are a people person with a desire to be challenged and to learn a lot while meeting and getting to know dedicated and very smart co-workers this is the company for you.

    Company is very financially solid and is the leader in the industry.

    Everyone's opinions are valued and respected.

    Cons

    Significant foundational projects and new vision for the organization lead to some hectic days.
    Could have more even and fair salaries.
    The company runs very lean so sometimes you are asked to do interim periods of additional responsibilities. Expectation is that this will be lowered in the next few months.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stable company, satisfying work, lots of opportunity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I have been working at American Tower full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Offers growth opportunity
    Financially stable
    Strong leadership
    Talented colleagues
    Supports learning / continuing education / training opportunities
    Annual performance reviews

    Cons

    Does not offer telecommuting
    Needs to improve communication between divisions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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