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Overall good, but could have been a lot better

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
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)

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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 Management

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.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Good place to work.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  2. Very Corporate, average but many perks.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Boise, ID
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Boise, ID

    I worked at DIRECTV full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunities too increase base pay monthly. Perks include free equipment and all the channels they offer including NFL Sunday Ticket and other sports premiums ( nearly $3,000 annually to purchase). Health benefits are also strong.

    Cons

    Difficult to move in any direction other than lateral. Pay not commiserate with education level and skill set of many employees which is most often not utilized or even recognized.

    Advice to Management

    Tap employees in all areas for ideas. Allow for easier more transparent methods for employees to share thoughts and ideas.


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