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A place you can get lost

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Former Employee - Manager  in  Los Angeles, CA
Former Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA

I worked at DIRECTV full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

DIRECTV has an exceptional leadership development program put in place by very competent future-thinking leaders. The people are top-notch, dedicated to their craft, and are the lifeblood keeping this company going. Pay is good and benefits are excellent.

Cons

Current leadership (below C-Level) seemingly lacks the ability to execute - preferring to constantly strategize. People are left holding the bag.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep it simple. Start with knowing your people - all of them - and understand their needs, ensuring organizational objectives are met with this talent pool. You may think you are doing this - take another look whether you are walking the talk.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice campus but too corporate

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    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Associate  in  El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Associate in El Segundo, CA

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

    Pros

    The company has a new campus with all the benefits of a small gym with group classes, a cafeteria, and beautiful sunny office buildings.

    Cons

    The structure system is very antiquated and extremely corporate. The senior management is very top heavy so the only way to grow and to jump departments. They are also very reactionary and "fire drills" are almost normal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't speak down to the people below you. Even if there are mistakes, people still deserve to be treated with respect. Learn to provide constructive feedback and be open minded. Just because a policy has been in place for a while does not mean that it still works. Be open to the lives and balance that people are trying to maintain. Once you seem like you are on their team, not just a boss, then the employee will bend over backwards for you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Challenging and stimulating

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    Current Employee - IT Program Manager
    Current Employee - IT Program Manager

    I have been working at DIRECTV full-time

    Pros

    Brings out the best in you

    Cons

    Some folks complain of burn out

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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