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Finance Intern

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at DIRECTV

Pros

Workload was really easy. A lot of intern training activities and seminars on how the company is run.

Cons

Didn't gain any skills or experience. I was mostly doing busywork and just took the internship for the name.

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    High Politics! Long Working Hours and Still Fired! Avoid DirecTV

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    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in El Segundo, CA

    I worked at DIRECTV full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Relatively good salary which does not last for a long time!

    Cons

    Very high politics environment. People open doors for each other because of customs but no one smiles. Everyone looks down with sad faces. Back stabbing is a routine in directv as well as sarcasm, temper, disrespect, ... The culture is all about fear and distrust. AVOID DIRECTV EVEN WITH GOOD SALARY OFFER BECAUSE YOU WILL BE UNHAPPY EVERY DAY. People work hard and long hours and still get fired :o(

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the culture from fear and lack of job security to team culture. Go to the restaurant on the first floor and watch how sad passing people are.

  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Bullying and Authoritarian Management

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    Former Employee - Contractor In Consumer Premise Engineering  in  El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Contractor In Consumer Premise Engineering in El Segundo, CA

    I worked at DIRECTV as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    About 5 minutes from the ocean so you can go have lunch and de-stress.

    Cons

    Bullied into different tasks, never nicely asked only threatened either with my job or by creating very negative competitions between employees with the suggestion that someones' job is on the line. Never given tasks relating to my actual job duties or skills. Upper management very aware of bullying but takes no action. Very low productivity and high turn over due to Directors bullying, cold and foreboding atmosphere, it's dog-eat-dog or find another job. Extreme nepotism and favoritism issues in this department and company wide per the watercooler talk. Get reprimanded for not knowing the latest yet training is only offered to the favorites. Very backward management style very surprising for what would be expected to be a progressive company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring "managers' who have no previous management experience or innate soft skills. Take employees complains of discrimination seriously. Treat "contract" employees with the same amount of respect and decency you do your full timers.

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