SBA Communications Reviews

Updated April 22, 2015
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  1. Rewarding Site Acqu. Position

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Site Acquisition Specialist in Orlando, FL
    Former Contractor - Site Acquisition Specialist in Orlando, FL

    I worked at SBA Communications as a contractor (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Good company. Like other site acquisition companies, good place to work depending on the client & project assigned.

    Cons

    Inheriting poorly managed sites from a disgruntled employee. Then having to deal with a disappointed client based on the development of those sites.

    Advice to Management

    Have project managers that are capable of communicating to the site acqu. agents and client with direction not manipulating dates weekly.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Lots of ups and downs

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at SBA Communications full-time

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

    Pros

    OK Benefits, independence in the field, opportunities for certifications. When business is good, they will work with employees needs, and make the extra effort to keep moral up.

    Cons

    non-competitive pay, immature management, inadequate planning, inconsistent scheduling, lack of commitment to employees. They will approve time off requests, but can change their mind at the last minute. Will send you out of town knowing you need a day off and will require you to find your own ride home and back to the job site if a truck is unavailable. Management consistently talks to employees about other employees perpetuating rumors and negative attitudes. Per diem is enough to share an ok hotel room with another employee and eat like crap. For a job that is as physically demanding as Tower work, you'd think they want they're guys eating and sleeping well, especially since per diem is a tax write off anyway. Consistent comebacks from management are "You don't like it, quit," and "It has to get done." You are told things in a definite manor, but when you look it up in the handbook, it is full of maybes and other ways of them saying we don't have to do anything for you.

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay across the board, Honor your employees and the commitments you make to them, and go the extra mile to reward the good employees and maybe hire someone with actual business, leadership, management, basic reading and writing skills and experience. Using logic is always helpful.

  3. Helpful (2)

    Corporate jobs

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boca Raton, FL

    I worked at SBA Communications

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

    Pros

    Big Profitable company, Global presence

    Cons

    Individuals are cogs in a larger wheel

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  5. Helpful (4)

    Too much stress and workload!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Construction Supervisor
    Current Employee - Construction Supervisor

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Most people are nice and good to work with

    Cons

    Management has no backbone. They will not back you up when push comes to shove, even if you are right.
    Work 16 hours a day and still feel behind due to lack of help
    No appreciation when you get things done, but will ream you a new one if you screw up just the slightest bit
    Pay is not worth the time and stress you have to deal with, probably one of the lowest paying Telecom Construction Super's pay out there
    Expected to answer phone and e-mails all the time, even when on vacation!

    Advice to Management

    Get a backbone and support you people!
    Pay them more since they work like slaves for you!

  6. Helpful (1)

    Great Company!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Corporate Recruiter in Boca Raton, FL
    Current Employee - Corporate Recruiter in Boca Raton, FL

    I have been working at SBA Communications full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    SBA is a great company with excellent people to work with. They offer a very comprehensive benefits package. Very Team Driven, no micro management. Growing company with loads of opportunity. Listed by Forbes as the #39 most innovative company

    Cons

    A bit silo'd in departments, some us vs. them goes on, lack of standard process creates redundancy in efforfts from time to time

    Advice to Management

    Keep focused on the Employees and growing the company

  7. Helpful (5)

    No incentive to try

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boca Raton, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boca Raton, FL

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

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

    Pros

    Growing industry and profitable towers. Knowledgeable senior management.

    Cons

    Laughably old IT systems and processes. Borderline incompetent IT department. Absolutely no promotion path for nearly all of the positions in the company. Constant nepotism. Thinking out of the box is highly discouraged here.

    Advice to Management

    Overhaul all IT systems

  8. Helpful (5)

    Good little company living in a big big world.

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

    I have been working at SBA Communications

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The company is headed in a great direction in terms of profitability and market share.

    Cons

    They struggle to keep up with their own growth. There is not a large focus on development of people. Not very progressive in terms of compensation, training, idea sharing, and organizational development. It's just a job.

    Advice to Management

    Executive leadership and some departmental leads should either modernize their practices or realize when it is time to leave.

  9. Helpful (4)

    Good company. Just to many cry babies

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Boca Raton, FL
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Boca Raton, FL

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

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

    Pros

    This is a really good company. The company is doing very well financially and the stock is performing very well. We just moved into a new office and it is very nice. People are really nice.

    Cons

    We work a lot of hours. There are some here that have been here when the company was smaller and cannot keep up or are willing to change they do things.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to your employees.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Growth!

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

    I have been working at SBA Communications full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    SBA is growing like crazy. I think the people here are hard working but nice. Sure there are some that are not so nice, but where have you worked where everyone is nice. The leaders of the deparrtments are very hands on and are industry experts.

    Cons

    Can be very fast paced and can be very hectic. That comes with a compnay that is in growth mode. If you are looking for slow pace or slow and steady; look elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Spend a little more time recognizing your employees. We dont want to be one of those companies that give out certificates for just doing our job, just do a better job at this.

  11. Helpful (2)

    "SBA is a great place to work"

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

    I have been working at SBA Communications full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    SBA has very good benefits and the pay is not to bad either.

    Cons

    I have a very heavy work load.

    Advice to Management

    Just keep doing what you are doing.

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