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Great place to be

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Manager in Denver, CO
Current Employee - Manager in Denver, CO

I have been working at DIRECTV full-time (More than a year)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

DIRECTV has a great focus on leadership and personal development. The leadership team seems to be on the same page for the most part, however the politics to get work done can be overbearing at times. The pay is good for the most part and benefits are great. Free TV is worth its weight in gold and overlooked as a great perk by many.

Cons

Internal development and promotion opportuinties seem good in higher level positions, but lower level positions don't seem to have the same opportunities. With good pay and benefits comes significant work hours. The work life balance is talked about, but hard to follow.

Advice to Management

Look more to internal people for promotion opportunities at lower levels. Consider how much the teams are working and balance the "needs of the business" with the "needs of family." We all have families and we want to spend time with them too.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    A descent company to work for as a permanent employee, but miserable for contractors

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Software Engineer in El Segundo, CA
    Former Contractor - Software Engineer in El Segundo, CA

    I worked at DIRECTV as a contractor (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Descent benefits and compensation if you're a permanent employee

    Cons

    Miserable work place for contact positions, ripped, humiliated and no future, you can stay up to six years on a contract and never get a real permanent offer despite promises for employment after a few months...

    Advice to Management

    DIRECTV Software engineering is a corrupt organization, If you are with the Vietnamese gang in the management, you're all set, otherwise you'll get screwed up... It is an organization in which your contribution and the value you bring to the company doesn't count, what matters is the relations, you can literately do nothing and grow if you're with the gang, or you may stay flat despite great work....

  2. Helpful (1)

    Highly political and fast paced

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at DIRECTV full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Oppurtunity to learn new technology
    Internal career options
    Gain cross functional experience

    Cons

    Stressful
    High workload
    Political
    High amount of draf

    Advice to Management

    Reduce Drag
    Resource Load to lower burn out

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