DIRECTV
3.1 of 5 458 reviews
www.directv.com El Segundo, CA 5000+ Employees

DIRECTV Reviews

Updated Apr 21, 2014
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3.1 458 reviews

                             

80% Approve of the CEO

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

Michael D. (Mike) White

(259 ratings)

60% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "This company also provides great benefits with a good vacation and time off plan"
    in 35 reviews
  • "Good Benefits; Pay on similar scale to similar jobs; Everyone enjoys free TV; Decent company culture"
    in 30 reviews
Cons:
  • "Long hours and have to work hard for a work/life balance"
    in 10 reviews
  • "Starting salary and long hours seem to account for the buik of the high turnover rate for new hires"
    in 15 reviews
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User Experience Designer (Former Employee)
El Segundo, CA

I worked at DIRECTV as an intern for less than a year

ProsTraining: The team I worked with really brought me in from the very beginning. They had something for me to work on from day one and they did a really great job of making sure I knew the ins and outs of the user experience team.
The company also did a great job of connecting all the interns and held meetings where leaders of the company would explain their roles within DIRECTV.

ConsLos Angeles is an expensive place to live.

Advice to Senior ManagementTry connecting more with the interns and listen to what they have to say. I got the opportunity to sit down with many employees and leaders and talk about the industry and my career path.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great company. If you have the chance to work for DIRECTV, do it!

Customer Service Representative (Former Employee)
Hesperia, CA

I worked at DIRECTV full-time for more than 3 years

ProsCompany was always asking how they can make their employees happy. The management was awesome. I could come to them for anything. My co-workers were amazing. Free Directv for employees, good benefits. Bonus's. Casual attire. Lots of activities going on.

ConsJust like any job, you have your good days, boring days and bad days. The only con that I can say at this point is they closed down a great office. I am disappointed that some ungrateful employees ruined it for all of us but at the same time, this is a business and the company needs to make money not lose it because of lazy people.

Advice to Senior ManagementBefore closing a branch, weed out the bad seeds and keep the good ones that really love coming to work. There are grateful employees that do their best for you every day. They should'nt have to lose their jobs because of some bad apples. There are plenty of people in the world that would be grateful to have a job and work for a great company like DIRECTV

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Satillite Installer (Current Employee)
Lacey, WA

I have been working at DIRECTV full-time for more than a year

Prosgood job, nice people, yup

Conslow wage, smelled funny, ...yup

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

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this place it great

Technician I (Current Employee)
Lynnwood, WA

I have been working at DIRECTV full-time for less than a year

Proseverything from the pay to the people can't say a bad word about it, the benefits ate amazing plus a pension and 401 k. medical, dental, and vision. your own truck, gas card and insurance are some more perks oh there is bonuses too.

Consearly start but that's to be expected, it's really terrible that every one is super nice and supportive. the CEO Mike White learned the problems with the company when he did the undercover boss. now they invest in the employees.

Advice to Senior Managementkeep up the great work, look at your office in Lynnwood Washington, they are killing it.

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

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Awesome place to work!

Product Designer (Current Employee)
New York, NY

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

ProsFun entertaining environment, great people, challenging workloads.

ConsIt's a corporation that has too many layers of approvals to get anything done in a timely manner.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it up!

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

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Manager (Current Employee)

I have been working at DIRECTV full-time

ProsTruly interesting product and business, really smart hard working people who care about doing a good job, diversity at most levels. Environment encourages cross functional / department engagement and teamwork to deliver new products and solutions. Generous benefit package and options, commitment to the community and charitable causes.

ConsNot many... culture clash growing pains where new tech (apps, software, cloud, outsourcing) does battle with old tech (hardware, limited purpose infrastructure, "not invented here" mentality).

Advice to Senior ManagementEnsure accountability for performance and strive for diversity at every level.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Awesome company to work! I love working here!

Senior Designer (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at DIRECTV full-time for more than a year

ProsWork, life balance is good.
Plenty of coaching, intelligent co-workers, hands on training.
Great salaries.
Amazing benefits.
Fun work place. Great location, heart of NYC
Great growth potential.
Great work hours.
Constantly trained and up to date on latest software, technologies, and services.
Networking is great.
Outstanding Discount + Perks + Gym membership.
Management is friendly.
Very successful company
Great to talk about with friends and family.
PLUS Free DIRECTV service

ConsNone. The companies culture and people are amazing.

Advice to Senior ManagementHardly anything to say anything bad. They think everything very detailed for us. I am grateful.

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

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Awesomeness!!!

Sales Ops Analyst (Current Employee)
El Segundo, CA

I have been working at DIRECTV as a contractor for more than a year

ProsIt awesome team oriented company to work for.

ConsI do not have any negatives to share for.

Advice to Senior ManagementThey are just awesome.

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

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Challenging and rewarding

Risk Management (Current Employee)
El Segundo, CA

I have been working at DIRECTV full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat corporate culture. Ability to move up or into other departments. Managers perform one on one's with thier employees so you always have a strong communication bond and know how your projects are prioritized. My job is challenging but also very rewarding. Work/Life balance is strongley encouraged and management is flexible.

Consnone that i can think of

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great first television experience for a college student

Social Media Intern (Current Employee)
Pittsburgh, PA

I have been working at DIRECTV as an intern for more than a year

ProsGreat experience, worked around schedules, hands-on, helpful co-workers, all-encompassing experience, substantial pay for interns, freedom to work, year-long internship

ConsTelevision hours (some late nights), weekly hours depend on amount of games

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

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