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DIRECTV Reviews

Updated November 26, 2014
Updated November 26, 2014
600 Reviews
3.3
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company that is very people oriented.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DIRECTV

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities and investment into their people both educationally and through career development.

    Cons

    Hr is a road block to career development and would rather hire contractors instead.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get hr in align with business objectives and fix outdated and disfunction in policies.

  2.  

    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
  3.  

    Used to be great... Going down hill fast

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Site Administrative in Fresno, TX
    Former Employee - Site Administrative in Fresno, TX

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

    Pros

    Good pay for technician jobs. Anything else not so much. Benefits ate great. Good company to work for.

    Cons

    Since the news of the att merger the corporate environment has lost focus on taking care of employees and more on making their own numbers look good. Management are not trustworthy at all at least at the Fresno office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make integrity a focus. "Support staff" are humans too.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Huntington, WV
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Huntington, WV

    I have been working at DIRECTV part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    This is a great place to work. I worked here during college and DIRECTV was very flexible with scheduling and also provided tuition reimbursement.

    Cons

    Cons include that the scheduling got messed up pretty frequently, but they were always fairly quick to get it fixed. Another con is mandatory overtime at the beginning of football season.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Continuously improving, focus on employees

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    • 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

    Pros

    Company has taken quite a few steps in the right direction towards increasing employee satisfaction.
    work on latest technologies
    good competitive compensation
    free DIRECTV package

    Cons

    still bureaucratic and may find it difficult to grow if you don't have right connections
    no sick leaves
    no stock options unless you are a director or above
    management still averse to work from home policies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    vest in your employees to increase employee involvement
    more transparency in communication with the employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    great product, room for growth

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

    I have been working at DIRECTV full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    people oriented, supports community service

    Cons

    Can be difficult to get straight answers from HR

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Fast paced company looking for a future with a Merger

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

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

    Pros

    The company will listen to data and execute on it quickly it. Your ideas are taken seriously and you will have opportunity to show off your strengths. The pay is above market value, and the new HQ location is really nice.

    Cons

    Lots of politics like any other big company, very fast past work schedule with lots of fire drills--can be very draining for someone with a family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in younger employees, have a straight out of college training program, and try to cut down on politics.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    A great internship experience

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

    I worked at DIRECTV as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent place for a summer internship. The internship program was very well-designed. The project was interesting and challenging, the coworkers friendly and helpful, and employees and management made time to meet and talk. Within engineering, internal mobility is encouraged, but the infrastructure to make it happen isn't quite there yet.

    Cons

    There's a trend towards outsourcing software development and turning engineers into project managers, which may work for some but not most. Communication between developers and project manager can be difficult in this setting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase opportunities for personal growth/training in new technologies/funding to attend tech conferences. Reverse outsourcing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    OK Company to begin your career then move on.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in El Segundo, CA

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers and I learnt a lot. Decent benefits and you get free satellite television service. Had the opportunity to work various business areas which greatly added to my professional experience.

    Cons

    Be prepared to be laid off for after five years regardless of whether your performance is good or not. Management in the IT area do not care much about employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Past it's prime.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer III in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer III in El Segundo, CA

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

    Pros

    - Free TV.
    - Easy going.
    - Talented engineers.
    - Open and Collaborative office spaces.
    - Medical benefits.
    - Good opportunity learn in the right department.

    Cons

    - Politics at every step.
    - Slow career growth.
    - Engineering company run by HR
    - Yearly layoffs
    - No processes
    - Too much emphasis on outsourcing.
    - Constant re-org.
    - In competent Directors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Fix HR.
    - Practice what your preach. Don't promote vertical & horizontal movement if you keep denying it to the engineers year after year.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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