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U.S. Cellular Overview

Chicago, IL
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Public (USM)
Cable, Internet & Telephone Providers
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
U.S. Cellular rewards its customers with unmatched benefits and industry-leading innovations designed to elevate the customer experience. The Chicago-based carrier has a strong line-up of cutting-edge devices that are all backed by its high-speed network. Currently, nearly ... Read more

Mission: As an organization, we are proud and passionate about providing the world's best customer experience. This vision aligns with our mission — that we are earnest about achieving superior results. Our associates are inspired by their belief in the ... Read more

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U.S. Cellular – Why Work For Us?

With over five million customers in 26 states, U.S. Cellular is one of the largest wireless service carriers in the nation. We owe every bit of success to our associates—people with a real passion for their work who are committed to "doing the right thing." You would be proud to work with them.

We don't just talk teamwork. We live it. We respect each other's contributions, and take ownership for our actions. Even if you don't work directly with customers, you'll support other U.S. Cellular associates so that they, in turn, can consistently provide the level of service our customers have come to expect. Everyone plays an important role.

We are proud of our supportive culture. In fact, we work hard to ensure our organization's environment is one that fosters trust, respect for each other's individualism, and the highest ethical standards—one that genuinely allows our associates to thrive.


Quick Facts
Founded: 1983 
Headquarters: Chicago, IL 
Customers: 5.2 Million 
Revenue (2012): $4 Billion 
Associates: 7,000
Fourth Generation (4G)
Long Term Evolution (LTE) Network
Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA)
Customer Care Centers:
Cedar Rapids, IA 
Knoxville, TN 
Tulsa, OK 
Waukesha, WI

When you join U.S. Cellular®, you’ll soon understand how our core values inspire us to deliver the world’s best customer experience. These values drive our passion and commitment, enhance our ability to tackle challenges and elevate our talent to achieve business and personal goals. We call it the Dynamic Organization (D.O.).

The D.O.

Our fundamentals are integrity, trust and respect. Across the enterprise, U.S. Cellular associates engage in open and honest communication, building lasting relationships with customers and one another. We take pride in each and every one of our accomplishments. And, we find time to enjoy the rewards of “doing the right thing” for our customers by acknowledging among ourselves a win well done. 

The Vision and Mission

As an organization, we are proud and passionate about providing the world’s best customer experience. This vision aligns with our mission —that we are earnest about achieving superior results. Our associates are inspired by their belief in the motivating principles of the D.O. and are determined to deliver an outstanding customer experience.  

Our Leaders

U.S. Cellular leadership encourages you to access the many training and development opportunities available to help you enhance your level of performance. They are here to help drive your passion and encourage your growth. Because they realize their success as leaders greatly depends upon the success of those they lead.

This is a fast-paced industry of change and innovation. We are individuals who thrive in an environment of ideas and accountability. And, we are teams who, empowered by our knowledge and skills, can move the organization to new heights. 

You'll feel it from the moment you join us at U.S. Cellular®. Our people are excited by their work, and their drive to succeed is inspiring. Working with such motivated people, you'll want to mirror their efforts. And, your enthusiasm will allow you to start achieving your goals from day one. You'll have all the training and support you need to meet the challenge—the kind that empowers you to make real connections with your customer, and achieve more in your career. Everywhere you turn, there is an opportunity to grow.

We believe training is more than something you "go through" as a new associate. In fact, over the life of your career, you'll have many opportunities to expand your skills and knowledge through formal training and development programs that cover everything from technologies and services to management and leadership skills. Coupled with your practical, hands-on experience, we foster an environment that gives you the opportunity to take ownership of your career, and create your own professional path.


How Will You Contribute

No matter what your role at U.S. Cellular®, you'll make contributions that ensure our customers have the best wireless experience possible. Our company operates as a team, and each associate has an important function in maintaining the quality reputation of the customer experience.

U.S. Cellular associates convey a sense of pride in their work. When you join us, you'll feel inspired knowing that your efforts have a direct impact on the company and the customers we serve.

You'll also have a positive impact on the community. U.S. Cellular makes it a priority to give back to the community through a variety of charitable donations and volunteer programs. You'll have the opportunity to support causes you care about, and make a tangible difference in the lives of others.

Our values raise everyone’s game.

At U.S. Cellular, we believe the values that our service members and their families live by are the same qualities that inspire us to make a difference. Ethics, integrity, trust, and respect are some of the values that form the foundation of our culture, and are reflected in everything we do.

They inspire and empower us to deliver the world’s best customer experience, and drive our business forward. Like the military veterans we so proudly welcome home, we continually challenge ourselves to pursue greater goals that will help our company grow and our associates succeed.

As a G.I. Jobs “Top 100 Military Friendly Employer,” we also understand the importance you place on teamwork, commitment, loyalty and pride. We appreciate how the guidance of effective leadership can enable you to own your role and help you grow. One of our greatest strengths is training. Our associates know they will receive best-in-class training to gain the necessary agility to act decisively in an industry that moves at warp speed.

We pride ourselves on our sense of community. Whether helping restore communications in a disaster-torn area or providing free calls to our service members at various military installations, we believe the values that are most meaningful to you are the same ones that inspire us.

Committed to "Doing the Right Thing"

Our leaders are dedicated to seeing you succeed. Whether you're a military spouse, veteran or a current member of the military ready to transition into a civilian career, we'd be honored to have you join us. Applying your diverse skills and experience can lead to challenging positions in a number of job areas—in locations throughout 26 states.

Your Goals and Beliefs

If your goals and beliefs align with ours, we encourage you to explore your future with us. Learn more about opportunities available throughout our Dynamic Organization.


Diversity is a core value of our Dynamic Organization. It is who we are, and aspire to be, as a company.

When U.S. Cellular associates come together, we create a rich tapestry of passionate and diverse associates who pridefully lead with excellence. We each bring our diverse cultures, backgrounds and talents together for a common purpose—to provide the world’s best customer experience.

Diversity creates a passionate climate of individual thought, creativity and industry-leading innovation that fully engages our associates in the business, thereby giving U.S. Cellular a competitive advantage for continued growth. It enables us to be a best-in-class employer of choice, trusted business partner and cherished neighbor that attracts, engages and retains the best talent from around the world, as well as provide superior results for our customers and our organization.

Our mission is to passionately bring different people and perspectives together to collaborate, innovate and grow the business. We know that winning requires the efforts of our entire team, and that we must collaboratively foster a culture of inclusion where our differences are respected, valued and used to create innovative, high-performing teams. To support our diverse workforce, we have six corporate affinity network groups: CapAble Associate Network (CAN), Latino Affinity Network (LAN), Network of Black Associates (NBA), USC Pride (Pride), Veteran Associates Leading Organizational Results (VALOR) and Women In Action (WIA).

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  • "Great company that takes care of their employees!"

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    Great company, truly cares about their employees.


    New commission structure wasn't in benefit of the salesmen.

    Advice to Management

    Try thinking from perspective of your employees.

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    I applied through a recruiter and I got a call from some engineer manager, he asked very superficial questions, it seems like their interview process is discriminatory and they can reject you simply if they don't like your accent..

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U.S. Cellular Awards & Accolades

  • Best Employers for Latinos to Work For in the Midwest, Latinos For Hire, 2012
  • Top 100 Military Friendly Employers, G.I. Jobs Magazine, 2011
  • Top 100 Military Friendly Employers, G.I. Jobs Magazine, 2010
  • #1 Large Company to Work for in Oregon, Oregon Business, 2013
  • Top 100 Military Employers, G. I. Jobs, 2012
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Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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