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DIRECTV Reviews

Updated December 22, 2014
Updated December 22, 2014
614 Reviews
3.3
614 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.  

    Great working environment

    Former Employee - QA Engineer in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - QA Engineer in El Segundo, CA

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

    Pros

    When I came in they placed us in LA3 building which was kinda dated, we sat in a crowded conference room. Then towards the end we moved to the newly renovated LA1 building. Nice cubicles, contemporary interior design make you want to come to work.

    Cons

    Their processes are still far from perfect, even though I got tons of support from my team while working there. Not a deal breaker but rather an opportunity :)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go Agile

  2.  

    Pretty good if you get the right manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Ddg in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Ddg in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    If you land on the right team with a good manager, you will be happy.

    Cons

    Just when you are feeling good about your team and management, you have to bid for a new shift which can leave you stuck on a less than good team with a mediocre or worse manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick up for your employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company to work for

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    • 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.  

    Consultants at Directv

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DIRECTV

    Pros

    Big company
    Nice office
    Good cafe
    Pay is good
    People are nice

    Cons

    This is not a entertainment company they provide a service not the content
    The actual directv employees have been there over 10 years
    Heavy on consultants and turn over of consultants
    Consultants are bullied
    uptight vibe due to turn over
    not casual at all there is a dress code

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your admins go around sharing consultants pay rates. When you are letting a consultant go for no reason to replace them with a new consultant make sure you don't ask the person being let go to train the new person. Yelling and being aggressive seems to be the tone of all female upper management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

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

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    • 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
  7.  

    Overall rating

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    • 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
  8.  

    Fortune 100 company in the best location in NYC

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    • 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
  9.  

    Great company if you like change.

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    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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Interesting

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DIRECTV

    Pros

    Opportunity to be condescending, rude and aggressive toward other employees and get away with it.

    Cons

    They expect you to work more than what your paid. Over load everyone with work to the point of extreme frustration and results in over multi tasking, which leads to poor performance and constant mistakes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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