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DIRECTV Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
613 Reviews
3.3
613 Reviews
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DIRECTV Chairman, President, and CEO Michael D. (Mike) White
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • This company also provides great benefits with a good vacation and time off plan (in 44 reviews)

  • Good benefits and a strong commitment to doing things the right way (in 36 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is a bit challenging but that goes along with a strong company (in 20 reviews)

  • Starting salary and long hours seem to account for the buik of the high turnover rate for new hires (in 18 reviews)

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  1.  

    Fortune 100 company in the best location in NYC

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at DIRECTV full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    - excellent office location. most iconic area in NYC. tough to handle at Christmastime with tourists, but the abundance of food and sights in the area makes it worth it

    - strong Fortune 100 company, soon to be Fortune 10 company pending the completion of the AT&T transaction

    - strong, youthful culture in many groups

    Cons

    - from a purely industry perspective, Pay-TV is on the decline and it remains to be seen how DTV can compete with Netflix, Amazon Prime, etc.

    - the impending AT&T acquisition will strengthen the company as a whole, but might make certain roles redundant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maintain the course and keep an open and honest dialogue with your employees regarding the AT&T deal.

    Don't cut back on excellent employee benefits (401k, pension, free premium TV service)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Overall rating

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

    I have been working at DIRECTV

    Pros

    Working there was fun. Lots of laughs and time to wor . Great place to work

    Cons

    Getting new people to work at local call center

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Enterprise Architect in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Enterprise Architect in El Segundo, CA

    I have been working at DIRECTV

    Pros

    Well structured TOGAF following top of the line technology

    Cons

    Too many restrictions to consultants / contractors such as continuous 18 month rule then should have 3 month break.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat consultants alike employees if not, hire them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    It was a sub contractor for installing Direct Tv satellite dishes, at the time it was being bought out by a bigger Co.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Satellite Technician in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Satellite Technician in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at DIRECTV full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, working and managing your own time, etc..

    Cons

    piece work, income is not fixed so you are paid for each successful instal, you have to work fast to make good money, very corporate, more of a stepping stone company to get into the industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more organized.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    My experience was very positive

    Former Employee - Installer/Technician in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Installer/Technician in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at DIRECTV full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The money is good once the training is complete. It is piece rate pay which means the more work that gets done mens more money paid to the technician.

    Cons

    The fluctuations in the workload during the year caused monetary stress during slow times and sometimes technicians were asked to work only 4 days a week.

    Recommends
  7.  

    Great company if you like change.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - AQ Specialist in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - AQ Specialist in Tulsa, OK

    I worked at DIRECTV

    Pros

    Very employee focused and constant training for new products and procedures.

    Cons

    Policy changes all the time that can be unrealistic.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Good work, poor raises

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DIRECTV

    Pros

    Good atmosphere, great coworkers. Free service.

    Cons

    Poor raises, low pay, unrealistic performance expectations.

  9.  

    Tons of work, Great People, Lots of room to grow and cutting edge technology

    Current Employee - Windows Systems Administrator in Englewood, CO
    Current Employee - Windows Systems Administrator in Englewood, CO

    I have been working at DIRECTV as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    The best things about working here is the team work together, the technology is pretty new and the work is constant. You will never be bored or just sitting around looking for something to do.

    Cons

    I really haven't found any Cons here except waiting for access to systems and servers may take a lot longer than other places. But I guess that's just their process for things

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Excellent working environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer I in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer I in El Segundo, CA

    I have been working at DIRECTV full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Challenging work with many exciting projects. Salary is above average and room for advancement. El Segundo campus has been remodeled with cafeteria and on site gym.

    Cons

    Deadlines can be tight while being involved in many projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to listen to employees for improving work environment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Awesome company!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Installation Technician in Hattiesburg, MS
    Current Employee - Installation Technician in Hattiesburg, MS

    I have been working at DIRECTV full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The pay, benefits and bonuses are great! I've never had a company treat me like a person... until DirecTV. Its a great company to work for because the people are awesome.

    Cons

    None that are worth mentioning...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase personal communication, not business communication.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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