American Tower

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Absurd

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Tower Technician in Columbia, SC
Current Employee - Tower Technician in Columbia, SC

I have been working at American Tower full-time (less than an 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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    One word if you're interviewing for an IT Position -- RUN!!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woburn, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woburn, MA

    I have been working at American Tower full-time

    Pros

    Financial stability, good CEO and Senior Vice Presidents, most employees are nice, strategic vision for the company is sound

    Cons

    Management is extremely critical of their employees, they micro-manage, and they're very unpleasant to work for. For the most part they're new to managing IT which has also resulted in roadblocks taking way too long to get resolved. The IT Organization has a revolving door so avoid getting too attached to any of the coworkers. Given the financial stability of the company it's extremely sad to see the poor culture IT Management has decided to foster, there's just no reason for it other than their own egos.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees more and talk less, appreciate the effort employees put in and allow employees to make mistakes -- this is how people learn, when trying a new method realize it's not going to go smoothly the first time around be reasonable with employees instead of blaming them when things don't go the way you anticipated. And for goodness sake, take accountability for your actions and direction.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    The worst experience of my extensive and expansive career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woburn, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woburn, MA

    I worked at American Tower

    Pros

    Stable industry, financially sound, good place for entry level exposure to the Business.

    Cons

    Inconsistent ethics regarding treatment of employees across and among business units and functions. Targeting of individuals for set up to fire. More firing of employees without significant reasons than I have ever seen. Management is allowed to bully and torment employees without recourse. Work / life balance is inconsistent. Employees appear to be punished like children for having a personal life or being out sick.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do a detailed assessment of the level of experience required in mature organizations in order to hold VP and Director level. The Business side seems to be fairly good with some inconsistencies. Management training in a more formalized way would be helpful in ensuring the core values, principles, and so forth that the leadership team aspires to foster within the company culture. In my opinion, the company has a long way to go to mature to be able to catch up to the rapid growth it has experienced.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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