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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. 3 people found this helpful  

    Hard work, but rewarding

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Company supplies a van, tools, and training to allow you to succeed. If your willing to work hard, provide an excellent customer experience and follow the guidelines that you're given during training, you can make a great living at this job!

    Cons

    Long hours. Unfortunately, if your a family person, work/life balance can be lacking. You will have very late nights, but in our shop, your fellow techs are good about helping each other so you can get home earlier. Piece rate position, so while you can make a lot of money during the busy season, when it slows down, it can be frustrating. Reschedules, cancellations and no line of sights mean zero pay, but it often equals out during the busy part of the year.

    Promotion opportunities do exist, however, it often requires that you're willing to move to another shop. Being promoted within your own shop is often extremely difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at promoting within the shop. It is very disappointing to a tech that wants to do more, to always see outside people being promoted over techs that have applied within the shop.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Decent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DIRECTV

    Pros

    Lots of prizes and gifts. Possible bonuses

    Cons

    Bad hours for not great pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase salary or bonuses

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Sweat shop

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

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

    Pros

    They offer Free TV for employees.

    Cons

    Micromanaged from CTO. Nothing moves forward without his direct involvement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Hard work GREAT benefits.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Installation Technician in Hillsborough, NC
    Former Employee - Installation Technician in Hillsborough, NC

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

    Pros

    They really take care of their employees. VERY GOOD benefits and they provide you with excellent training and all the tools that you need to succeed. Great pay if you are willing to work hard and do as many jobs as you can.

    Cons

    NO LINE OF SIGHT! You would go to apartment buildings at least 4-5 times a week just to tell the customer that you cannot do the install.

    Crawl spaces and attics. Nasty and VERY HOT!!!

    No set hours you would some days have to stay out till 9 or 10 pm to finish your last call. Other days there was not much work and you sit all day waiting for something to come up. Not very often but this part was the reason I left.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have your field supervisors in the field not the office.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Look forward to being with these guys for along time

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

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

    Pros

    Paid training,a room while in training, a van with gas card, tools to do the job,and a cell phone. Not to mention the pay and incentives for providing great customer service. Good one on one training and on the job training.

    Cons

    Haven't found one yet but doubt I'll find it with a great company to work for

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what your doing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    good benefits with hard work

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

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

    Pros

    I like being out in a store talking to people about saving money and giving them a better TV service

    Cons

    Standing for 6 - 7 hours a day can be challenging but being about to move around the store helps.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training is only 2 days and then you are out in the store and when things start to happen and the trainer is busy with a client you need more help getting the applications right and filling out the contract.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Great Company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Trainer in Tullahoma, TN
    Current Employee - Systems Trainer in Tullahoma, TN

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

    Pros

    most the benefits are great. Free TV is awesome.

    Cons

    Medical insurance cost too much out of pocket

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    revisit the health plans

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    this is a fabulous and supportive company with internal opportunities to grow.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Education Development Coach in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Education Development Coach in Tulsa, OK

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

    Pros

    the company as a whole is the best part.

    Cons

    the customers are the worst part. its difficult when the people that call in hate you - not the company, but you. however this is not at the fault of DIRECTV and rather consumer incompetence.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Everything will change in 6 months when AT&T buys Directv

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

    I have been working at DIRECTV full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Low stress job, good benefits, with a little seniority you can get a good schedule.

    Cons

    Too much depends on your immediate supervisor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop changing policies all the time.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    I enjoyed the fast paced environment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Great pay (hourly + very good commission), flexible hours

    Cons

    overworked, Sales isn't an "honorable" business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more customer incentives for current customers, not always new ones

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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