DIRECTV
3.1 of 5 508 reviews
www.directv.com El Segundo, CA 5000+ Employees

DIRECTV Reviews in El Segundo, CA

Updated Jul 7, 2014
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3.1 127 reviews

                             

84% Approve of the CEO

DIRECTV Chairman, President, and CEO Michael D. (Mike) White

Michael D. (Mike) White

(73 ratings)

56% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    El Segundo, CA

    ProsThe Bonus are great. They help with educating their employees

    ConsWe work long Hours but it is worth it.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work and grow your career.

    Finance Analyst II (Current Employee)
    El Segundo, CA

    ProsAtmosphere is upbeat, friendly employees who always willing to help, and lots of networking and career development opportunities offered.

    ConsLike any bog company there is not always as much transparency as sometimes desired but over nothing to complain about. Management is coached on keeping teams in the loop on majority of changes.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Engineering department is not well structured.

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    El Segundo, CA

    ProsWorks hours are flexible. Payed time off is average. Yearly bonus is helpful.

    ConsEmployees do not feel empowered. Management is more concerned with making their managers happy instead of being advocates for their team members.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEngineering management team needs to be more technically knowledgeable and empower their reports instead of worrying about what their managers demand.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Program Manager (Current Employee)
    El Segundo, CA

    ProsGreat people and work experience

    ConsHigh turnover within some groups

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A very nice work environment

    Applications Systems Analyst (Current Employee)
    El Segundo, CA

    ProsSimple work environment with roles clearly defined for each and every position. Gives enough time-off to provide great work-life balance

    ConsIf your app owner is new or if he/she is not efficient, you might end up slogging more hours than necessary. sometimes other apps co-ordination is not up to the mark.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    One of the worst experience i had

    Senior Analyst (Former Employee)
    El Segundo, CA

    ProsLearned a lot as i was doing a job that i have never done before.

    ConsLied about the role and responsibility.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe upfront to candidates about the what there responsiblities would be. Not everyone will do anything for money.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    DirecTV expects you to be available to work 24/7 in exchange for free DirecTV.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    El Segundo, CA

    ProsFree DirecTV, decent pay and benefits, dynamic

    ConsConstant layoffs. No overtime even for people who are legally non exempt (most IT staff). Awful work/life balance. DirecTV expects you to be available to work 24/7. Clueless management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to lower level employees. Stop hiring H1B visas to take American's jobs. Don't illegally classify non exempt staff as exempt as you will be sued time and again. Stop the frequent layoffs.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Poor knowledge transfer, long grueling hrs; no appreciation!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    El Segundo, CA

    ProsGood exposure to systems, interesting products and valuable knowledge gained once you survive the initial year navigating through this organization. Great Benefits.

    ConsNo team sprit, you are on your own and have to figure things out for yourself. Long grueling hours on the job. Little to no training, and not much career development unless you managed upwards and kissed up to upper management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook at the talent you have and try to understand the work being pushed down. The finance organization is overworked and under appreciated!!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    software engineering

    Staff Engineer III (Current Employee)
    El Segundo, CA

    Prosflexible schedule; work life balance

    Conspoor sr managment; poor career outlook

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company to work for

    Enterprise Solution Architect (Current Employee)
    El Segundo, CA

    ProsHave great access to the business strategy.
    Great co-workers and innovative thinking.
    Good work/life balance.
    Good compensation package.
    Great culture. New gym and cafe have been built; shows an overall beneficial investment in the employees and the long-term growth of the company.

    ConsLack of growth opportunity communications.
    Not really sure about my path to overall growth in the company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest more in employee growth development.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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