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too much corporate overhead

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Former Intern - Research Intern in Florham Park, NJ
Former Intern - Research Intern in Florham Park, NJ

I worked at AT&T as an intern (Less than a year)

Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

+ vast and large amount of data
+ good place to work if you are data analysis guy

Cons

- too much distance between research and business units
- no collaboration between product and reearch teams
- too much corporate hassle
- took months on getting access cards & facilities
- research has no impact on real world

Advice to Management

decrease or remove distance between research and product teams

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  1. Opportunities to help telecom company turn into tech, but ultimately still too slow

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at AT&T full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    AT&T is actively working to implement open technologies and become more of a tech company and less of a telecomm. There are amazing opportunities to have your work have a massive effect

    Cons

    It's still AT&T, and it is still a HUGE battleship that moves slow. If you're looking to get in and make big changes right away, look elsewhere. The most frustrating thing is when you can successfully make lasting change in your group and that change is negated by your own management up the line or parallel groups

    Advice to Management

    Flatter org - especially at the top.

  2. I used to have a life, but now I have AT&T

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Dayton, OH

    I have been working at AT&T full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is great for retail...if you hit your goals, which are constantly changing.
    Benefits are pretty good (though better for union employees).
    Technology is ever changing and it's fun to be on the frontline of that world.

    Cons

    Pay structure is constantly changing. No incentive to to excel past your goals. No incentive to get promoted. Exceed your goals too much and they grow beyond your reach, get promoted and no longer get paid for the hours worked.
    Once you hit salary you will barely get raises that match with cost of living.
    Don't expect to get out of retail unless you're willing to relocate.
    Management is focused on degrees now and you won't move up without one. They're hiring right out of college people with little to no experience just because "they have a degree" and those people are failing terribly. "But they have a degree!!"
    Upper management is focused on stock holders and not frontline employees.
    Hours are MISERABLE! National schedule for management is 50 hrs per week and they did not increase the pay from the 40hr week salary.
    Constantly yelling at you to push initiatives that do not pay (paperless billing, accessory sales, pay kiosk usage).
    Management is stagnant and if you're in a small region you'll always be stuck working for a fat ignorant slob who has no idea what he's doing.
    Work life balance is non-existent.
    Sadly, I'd still recommend it because how else can you make this much money in retail?

    Advice to Management

    Spend ONE FULL day actually working in a retail store before you tell us how to run it.
    Train your employees on what the other departments can ACTUALLY do.
    Pay attention when all your management team begins to quit. Think about it, why would people without degrees who make 55k-75k just leave a job??? Because they haven't seen their families in years and they're sick of being boss around by a bunch of out of touch buffoons.

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