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TDS Telecommunications Overview

Madison, WI
1001 to 5000 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
TDS Telecommunications Corporation (TDS Telecom/TDS®), a wholly owned subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc., is the seventh largest local exchange telephone company in the U.S and a growing force in the cable industry. TDS provides 1.2 million ... Read more

Mission: The five points of our Mission:
o Delight customers
o Be the market leader
o Champion economic development
o Innovate and improve
o Grow rapidly

Delight customers—Customers are our top priority ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Just announced ... TDS exploring purchase of Sun Prairie Utilities' telecommunications assets in Wisconsin.

    News | TDS exploring purchase of Sun Prairie Utilities' telecommunications assets and business relationships in Wis. | TDS

    Leaders at TDS Telecommunications Corp. (TDS ®), a subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc., and Sun Prairie Utilities (SPU) in Sun Prairie, Wis. have signed a non-binding letter of intent (LOI). The LOI indicates TDS' interest in acquiring all of the telecommunications assets associated with the community's operation, transport, delivery, and support of telecommunications services currently offered by SPU, including all customer agreements.

  • TDS TELECOM – OPEN HOUSE WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23rd. TDS Telecom has multiple openings for Help Desk Support, Inside Sales (Inbound and Outbound), and Residential sales. We will be hosting an open house on Wednesday, September 23rd from 3:00-6:30pm where we will be interviewing for these positions ON THE SPOT! These positions have great earning potential, paid training, benefits that begin the first day of employment, and much more! If you are interested in attending, please stop by our 525 Junction Road Madison, WI location to meet with a member of our recruiting team to learn more.

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TDS Telecommunications – Why Work For Us?

TDS Telecom, a wholly owned subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems (TDS), is the seventh largest local exchange telephone company in the U.S. TDS Telecom provides 1.2 million connections to high-speed Internet, phone, and TV entertainment services in more than 150 rural, suburban, and metropolitan communities. For residential customers, TDS Telecom deploys 1Gig Internet access, IPTV service, and cable TV options, along with traditional wireline services. The company offers businesses advanced communications solutions, including: VoIP (managedIP Hosted), dedicated high-speed Internet, and hosted-managed services.

TDS Telecom, headquartered in Madison, Wis., operates OneNeck® IT Solutions LLC, TDS Baja Broadband LLC, and BendBroadband. Combined, the company employs more than 3,300 people.

Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. (TDS), a Fortune 1000TM company, provides wireless; wireline and cable broadband, TV and voice; and hosted and managed services to approximately six million customers nationwide through its business units, U.S. Cellular, TDS Telecom, OneNeck IT Solutions, and BendBroadband. Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Chicago, TDS employs 10,600 people.

Employment at TDS is subject to post-offer, pre-employment drug testing. EEO/AA Employer/Vets/Disability.

The telecommunications industry grows and evolves with new technologies every day, so do we. TDS has evolved from a telephone company to a broadband company. Customers expect a choice of high-quality products and services, supported by exceptional customer service.

For more information about TDS Telecommunications Corp., visit our Media Room.

As you'll see from our President & CEO David Wittwer, our future is full of potential and possibility. Just like yours!

The Best Reasons to Work For Us


When you work for us, you'll enjoy a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, paid time off, investment options, and educational assistance. We offer this competitive package in cooperation with our parent company, Telephone and Data Systems Inc.

In Good Company

TDS Telecommunications Corp. is a subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems Inc. [NYSE: TDS, TDS.S]. We are No. 418 on the Fortune 1000 list of the nation's largest corporations. also named our parent company, Telephone and Data Systems®, a "Most Trustworthy" company in the mid-cap segment of its 2012 list of "The 100 Most Trustworthy Companies."

Community Involvement

TDS prides itself on being involved in the communities we serve. It's one of the ways we encourage employees to be good citizens.

Work/Life Balance

We understand there needs to be a balance between work and your life. And we make that easy with a generous paid time-off package.

Growth Opportunities

A company's strongest asset is its employees, and TDS firmly believes in developing its employees. We'll help you grow your career and become more than just your job description.

Delighting Customers

Delighting Customers is our highest priority. 

Eye on the Future

We're constantly innovating and improving the latest communications technologies to provide cutting-edge products and services to all of our customers.

Business Casual

We feel our employees should be comfortable when they're at work. That's why we offer a business casual work environment. Every day of the week.

Professional Development

We provide training for your current job and to help you grow into your next job. We also offer a comprehensive and generous education assistance program.

Award & Recognition Programs

We're big on recognizing achievements and we have a variety of programs to acknowledge and reward your extra efforts.

Team Atmosphere

We promote a collaborative environment where you'll get the chance to work with others who are more than just their job description.

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    "Great place to work and I can definitely see myself working here for years to come."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
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    I have been working at TDS Telecommunications full-time (Less than a year)


    Lots of advancement within my field, coworkers have great personality and are good at their job, great managers to keep you motivated, and the company actually cares about its employees. I really love how the company feels small even though you work with so many people and there are many more across the country - and the surprise appreciation moments are awesome!


    Long employee tenure (I heard the average is 12 years) can be a bit overwhelming for newcomers - but there is a good mix between experienced employees and newbies coming together.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the appreciation and connection with employees lower on the scale - it makes us feel included and motivated. And any chance you get to just visit with employees on a human level makes me feel like anything is possible in the company and that I could be a leader some day.

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TDS Telecommunications photo of: Our local Techs are often firefighters and community volunteers
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TDS Telecommunications photo of: Drive the RV cross-country to promote TDS Fiberville
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TDS Telecommunications Interviews

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    Inbound Sales Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Knoxville, TN
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    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at TDS Telecommunications (Knoxville, TN) in October 2016.


    Interview was fairly easy. First it was a phone interview from a lady in Madison, WI. Then I had a scheduled interview with the hiring manager in Knoxville, TN. The in-person interview consisted of similar questions to the phone interview and then a small computer test along with a mock telephone call. I then was contacted within a day and offered the job. After that I had a background and drug test and soon I will be headed out to Madison, WI for training. Benefits and vacation time from day one along with competitive pay, count me in!

    Interview Questions

    • Name an example of when you were faced with an obstacle dealing with a customer. How did you overcome the obstacle?   Answer Question
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