SBA Communications Reviews

Updated May 17, 2015
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SBA Communications President & CEO Jeffrey A. Stoops
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  1. Excellent

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

    I worked at SBA Communications

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

    Pros

    Wonderful company, fast paced environment and challenging!

    Cons

    Office could be more professional

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time creating development tracks, listening to employee feedback.


  2. Helpful (5)

    BEWARE if you are looking for a career, pass SBA by.

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

    I worked at SBA Communications

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

    Pros

    Can be with this company a long time until execs decide your presence is inconvenient or they can protect their own positions by sacrificing yours.

    Cons

    Absolutely no loyalty whatsoever to their employees regardless of years of service. The corporate management that has been in place for the last few years has shifted a once admired and highly respected company to to the level of of a street corner shell game hustle. Play by the rules unless forecasts are in jeopardy then anything goes on the books too make a buck and look better on the surface to monitoring groups.

    Advice to Management

    This company needs to reboot and restructure all levels of management . There are entirely too many managers that serve no purpose other than as parrots to their managers but continue to add to the operating overhead. This in turn adds to the ever increasing profit demanded to keep this faulty machine running. The executive team continues to hold on to structure and processes that have been proven time after time to be ineffective and then feign surprise when areas and /or projects fail again. The solution? To replace everyone and try again of course! If a bit of common sense would be adhered to, SBA could do wonders. However, since that would not follow historic trends, I would not be surprised if the Services end of this top heavy company implodes on itself over the next two years.


  3. Helpful (4)

    Lots of ups and downs

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

    SBA Communications Response

    May 5, 2015Manager Talent Acquisition

    SBA continues to review overall compensation for the business. Our total compensation is very competitive in the markets that we serve to include our headquarters operations in Boca Raton. SBA ... More


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Corporate jobs

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  6. Helpful (8)

    Too much stress and workload!!

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


  7. Helpful (1)

    Great Company!

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


  8. Helpful (8)

    No incentive to try

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

    SBA Communications Response

    May 5, 2015Manager Talent Acquisition

    SBA continues to invest in it's IT Infrastructure. I have found that the IT Department hires very competent people. Human Resources has implemented a new suite of HRIS tools, Accounting ... More


  9. Helpful (6)

    Good little company living in a big big world.

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


  10. Helpful (4)

    Good company. Just to many cry babies

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


  11. Helpful (3)

    "SBA is a great place to work"

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