American Tower

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American Tower Reviews

Updated October 18, 2014
Updated October 18, 2014
92 Reviews
2.7
92 Reviews
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American Tower Chairman, President, and CEO Jim Taiclet Jr.
Jim Taiclet Jr.
55 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. 6 people found this helpful  

    If you like to be Micromanaged, ATC is the place for you!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woburn, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woburn, MA

    I worked at American Tower full-time

    Pros

    - Benefits
    - Exciting growth at the company
    - Stock doing well

    Cons

    - Management is very old school, and you are constantly micromanaged, as they have no trust in their employees
    - No flexibility
    - A " I must see you in your seat working" mentality
    - No real culture (yet during the interview process you hear about the great culture)
    - Compensation is not comparable to other companies in the area

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a step back and trust your employees. Flexibility and work life balance is a must in today working world. Compensation is sub-par so you must make up for that in other area such as flexibility and benefits.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Paycheck only. Not a career. Very bureaucratic.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Woburn, MA
    Former Employee - Director in Woburn, MA

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

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits and work-life balance.

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic to the point that the legal department trips over themselves way too often. Leaders do not set good examples as most people are too complacent to the point of laziness and no one accepts accountability. They also treat their customers terribly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Being number one does not only mean owning the most number of assets.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 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
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Company is a joke - look elsewhere if you want a career and decent mentors

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Tower full-time

    Pros

    There are only a few good things that make working here bearable and they are health benefits, location, employees and job security because it is a strong industry and market for cell towers is booming

    Cons

    Managers are incompetent and put people down. Supervisors are dumber than a door nail . HR is even worse when they hire and promote people whose behavior should of had them fired. No knowledge of labor laws. THE PAY SUCKS, the RAISES ARE a joke and then they tell you how much money the company made. Guess the executives are the only ones benefitting from all that money because it certainly isn't being shared among the workers .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get over yourselves; you're not professional. Stop putting workers down in order to build yourselves up. You have great employees and you should start paying them at market. Most employees are working part time jobs to make up for the lack of pay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Management in Marlborough, MA
    Current Employee - IT Management in Marlborough, MA

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

    Pros

    Great benefits; good culture; interesting and challenging work. Base compensation is okay, but bonus and RSUs are very generous. Fast pace, challenging work. Where else do you have a company where "Have Fun" is one of the core values?

    Cons

    Regional alignment of business promotes working against cross-regional collaboration. US operations have a very snobby attitude toward corporate and international regions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage and incent cross-regional collaboration. The US does not do EVERYTHING better than the rest of the world.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Mindless

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Legal in Woburn, MA
    Current Employee - Legal in Woburn, MA

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

    Pros

    Stable company, decent benefits, laid back work environment.

    Cons

    The work is mindless and there is no opportunity for growth, training is awful and pay is not consistent with the market. Upper management has no respect for employees and the majority of employees think upper management is a joke.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 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 (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
  9.  

    Stable company to work for

    • 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

    Flexibility, Not crazy hours or weekend work, generally people are nice

    Cons

    career advancement on each level is very long drawn; salary isn't market

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Being a premier tower company, you should focus on employees equally as shareholders, since the results are driven by the employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 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 (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
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Unbelievable

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cary, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cary, NC

    I worked at American Tower as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    The people that are not in management are a pleasure to work with

    Cons

    MANAGEMENT........ Management micro manages .... they do not listen or communicate with their staff.... They jump to conclusions without asking questions..... They have unreasonable expectations for a skeleton crew.... They have no clue what the people do that they manage or how to do the position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire managers that have done the jobs in their department so that they know how things are supposed to go.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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