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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Boston, MA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

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

Pros

very professional but..... (see cons)
middle management good stock options
growing company
nice people
overall OK

Cons

interview very long process, way too long...
not enough vacations... full package 3 weeks with sick time included....
limited health plan

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review career opportunity for employees

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    If you're not in the Clique, you're out.

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    Current Employee - IT Professional  in  Woburn, MA
    Current Employee - IT Professional in Woburn, MA

    I have been working at American Tower as a contractor

    Pros

    Company is growing, so it's an interesting time to be a part of it. There is an onsite gym and cafe. The gym is free to employees and contractors. It's an interesting business and always fun to get in insider's look at how the towers and telecomm business works.

    Cons

    IT management functions using the clique method. If you're not in the clique, you won't last here. The politics are juvenile. Contractors are treated very differently from full timers right down to the most mundane things. There is little work-life balance, particularly for contractors. No working from home for contractors. Management will tell you that the policy is no working from home, and then they will work from home the next day.

    There are a number of very good FTEs here that have left because of management's policies. Those left aren't as strong, and the contractors seem to have more experience and knowledge than the FTEs in getting the job done. But FTEs have a stronger 'voice' when it comes to decisions. Contractors are more like trained monkeys, even though they prove to be better than the FTEs.

    Projects tend to be date-based instead of quality based.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper Management should take a closer look at how the IT area is managed. And look at why good employees are leaving, and contractors grumble about not wanting to accept extensions or conversions with the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Absurd

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    Current Employee - Tower Technician  in  Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Tower Technician in Columbia, SC

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

    Pros

    Great insurance benefits from day 1, positive expected growth rate (company is thriving), overtime is available, "flextime" time off from day 1.

    Cons

    Do not expect to "climb company ladder"; its a dead end job. Position is remotely based; you will be expected to live on the road with another man 4 days a week (24/7), Management has no clue what actually goes on in the field (not in a good way), Directives are highly ambiguous; leaves you guessing, Dual roles are required; you will need to be blue and white collar simultaneously.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend some time in the field to broaden your understanding so that you can implement a positive, efficient, open atmosphere (Do some real life managing to create the atmosphere your company desires). Review the numbers for in-house vs. subcontracting for your entire tower maintenance program.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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