DIRECTV

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Overall good, but could have been a lot better

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Principal Engineer I in El Segundo, CA
Current Employee - Principal Engineer I in El Segundo, CA

I have been working at DIRECTV full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Work cohorts are generally very easy to approach and get along with. There is a lot to learn here, and a lot of proprietary systems, so everyone depends on having approachable people who are experts in various domains. Also, DirecTV sits on a pile of subscription money, provides a lot of stability and job security; people are rarely let go.

Cons

There are a surprising number of "clunkers" in the mid-management director and senior manager levels who cause more harm than good. From my perspective, all of these people have just stayed with the company a long long time, are savvy enough, and then are reluctantly promoted after time. The best mid level manager are the newer ones.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Work on getting the company leaner and more nimble to react to change. Sometime in 2015 to 2017 it will become as cost effective to broadcast bits to a customer over the internet compared to satellite.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    The best work and learning experience I've ever had.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DIRECTV

    Pros

    Awesome pay, great learning experience, great skills attained, awesome straining. Great customers and advance,net opportunity.

    Cons

    Can be stressful, very numbers based, high paced and changing can be negative for some people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what your doing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Good place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Management Specialist in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Account Management Specialist in Boise, ID

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

    Pros

    Great communication with employees. Benefits are great, especially compared to similar positions.

    Cons

    Advancement opportunities are rare. Middle management is very inexperienced and lacks direction and focus.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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