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DIRECTV Overview

El Segundo, CA
10000+ employees
Company - Public (DTV)
Cable, Internet & Telephone Providers
$10+ billion (USD) per year
DIRECTV takes television straight to the masses - no wires attached. The company operates the largest direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service in the US, ahead of #2 DISH Network, and in direct competition with leading cable providers Comcast and Time Warner. DIRECTV enjoys a ... Read more

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Top CEOs: 2014 (#31)

Company Updates

  • We’re really excited to be joining the AT&T family! Two really cool teams coming together means you’ll get even more updates as we reinvent entertainment as one. Stay connected as we move:

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    What makes us stand out? We're doing great things for our people, communities and the environment. Careers for Veterans We're on a mission to hire the best talent. That's probably why we're one of G.I. Jobs' Top Military Friendly Employers.

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DIRECTV – Why Work For Us?

DIRECTV has merged with AT&T.

Where technology and opportunity come together.

We're a technology company—one that feeds on the energy of entertainment, revolutionizing what customers see around the world. We dream about all that digital television entertainment can be, and then make it a reality. Because what we deliver goes beyond pixels and hertz. At DIRECTV, we create EXPERIENCES.

Around here, people are always looking for the next technology breakthrough in entertainment. We live and breathe what's on screen and how it creates an unrivaled experience that wins our customers' loyalty for life. If you do too, entertain your future with us.

The "small screen" holds a huge power to delight, inform, and inspire.

And you can help connect millions of people to that power. At DIRECTV, we deliver the ultimate entertainment experience—a thrilling mix of innovative technology, content, and services that reaches people wherever they are, and whatever device they’re on. It’s not easy, of course. Our professionals just make it look that way. Learn more about what makes us tick—and how you can contribute.


An award-winning ensemble with A-list performers who have as much variety in their background, experience, and perspective as they do in their areas of expertise. This isn’t some sci-fi fantasy—it’s our reality at DIRECTV.

By creating a culture of mutual respect, and inspiring employees to share their best ideas, we engage everyone in our success. It’s a diverse and exciting storyline, and we’re thrilled to unite our skills to entertain and serve our customers and our communities.


As part of our commitment to building a diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace, we encourage the formation of Employee Resource Groups—employee-organized affinity groups that support the professional and personal growth of employees with common interests. These groups are open to all employees and align with our company's vision, mission, values, and goals.

BALANCE: Building African-American Leaders and Navigating the Company Experience      DIRECTV Women's Leadership Exchange  Latino Network Connection



As an international and socially conscious company, we always think beyond the boardroom. Which is why we provide financial and in-kind support for organizations representing diverse communities. We match employees' charitable contributions, providing funds for non-profits supporting a wide range of interests, including those related to race, gender, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Our employees join company-supported volunteer efforts to help drive positive change in the communities where we do business. And that’s just the beginning.

Television is bold, fun, captivating. And sometimes, a bit of a guilty pleasure.

Working at DIRECTV, you’ll experience all that, without the guilt. We’re all about giving you the tools to do your best work—then getting out of your way and letting you do it. What you bring to work every day defines our success, and we’re 100% committed to helping you immerse yourself in your role here, so you can truly be a star. Ready to take your career potential from possibility to reality? Then come entertain your future with us.


Casting Call: Heroes Wanted


We’re on the lookout for goal-oriented team players who approach their work with passion and dedication. And as a veteran, you’re just who we’re looking for! But it’s not just about what we need. We want to help thousands of service members like you transition from military to civilian careers. That’s why we’ve joined the 100,000 Jobs Mission, a coalition of more than 150 companies committed to the collective goal of hiring 100,000 transitioning service members and military veterans by 2020. We’ve already brought on board nearly 600 veterans since we joined this effort, and we’re aiming to grow that number by bringing on more of you. Ready to take on your next fulfilling role?


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DIRECTV Chairman, President, and CEO Michael D. (Mike) White
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    Excellent management
    Great culture of balance work and life
    Provide opportunity to develop and progress


    Like all big companies when are consolidated, affects the individual opportunities of growth.Althoufh for the business is an excellent opportunity to be more profitable and efficient.

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DIRECTV Interviews



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    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at DIRECTV (El Segundo, CA).


    A brief written test on object orientated programming and experience. Some written test on hypothetical critical thinking scenarios. The interview lasted about a couple of hours, and went relatively smoothly.

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DIRECTV Awards & Accolades

  • 25 Best Multinational Companies to Work For (in Latin America), Great Place to Work Institute, 2012
  • America's Top Companies, Forbes, 2009
  • Barron's 500, Barron's, 2009
  • World’s Most Admired Companies, Fortune, 2008
  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2015
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