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Updated January 12, 2018
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AT&T Chairman and CEO Randall L. Stephenson
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  • Poor work life balance if you have a family due to American working hours (in 1033 reviews)

  • Life consuming, no work life balance (in 297 reviews)

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  1. "Account Executive"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Arlington Heights, Cook, IL
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Arlington Heights, Cook, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AT&T full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Challenging, great team, motivational, fun

    Cons

    None at this time


  2. "Retail Account Executive"

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    Former Employee - Retail Account Executive in Oakton, VA
    Former Employee - Retail Account Executive in Oakton, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AT&T full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits. Health insurance, wireless perks, discounts on Directv and Digital Life. My upper management was the best. Good work - life balance.

    Cons

    Unfortunately after having a long career (16 years) with AT&T beginning with Cingular Wireless. Starting from a sales consultant moving up the ranks to assistant manager to store manager then transitioning to the Indirect channel working with the exclusive partners making them a strong part of the organization. Found out that AT&T didn’t care about the ones that made them big. I thought I was part of a family working at AT&T but found out I was just a number.

    Advice to Management

    Advice is not to management more the President and the ones that decide who and what channels get surplus. Instead of thinking of shareholders think about the employees that keep AT&T a major player in the Wireless industry. Not a good moved because you have lost a customer for life and told all my friends and family to ditch AT&T as their wireless provider and look for alternative forms for TV and wireless.

  3. "Account Executive"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Birmingham, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at AT&T full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company to gain experience, but very tough to stay with. If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere. Great experience and benefits.

    Cons

    Very stressful. I have worked here for 12 years and the stress is well above average. I really wish I could leave work at work! Stop trying to get more work for less pay. Compensation should reflect performance.

    Advice to Management

    Unfortunately your direct manager had no more control over your work load than you do. Changes need to be made at the C level.


  4. "Okay overall but could use improvement"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Columbia, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AT&T full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Good insurance and great pay and bonuses

    Cons

    No stable job environment
    High turnover and continuous unexpected layoffs
    High stress to sell products and services and make quota
    Management has poor communication skills

    Advice to Management

    Senior management does not have proper experience to lead middle managers and are always clueless about what is really going on --- more transparency is needed.


  5. "Good Ole Boy Network..."

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    Former Employee - Business Account Executive in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Business Account Executive in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AT&T full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay, little travel.

    Cons

    Many managers at the state and regional level have little to no experience in sales, and are put in their positions because of connections within the company and their willingness to be obedient.

    Sales objectives and quotas change dramatically from month to month, and many times, the sales teams don't know their quotas until half way through the month. In addition, there is a reoccurring theme of firing sales people and relocating their quotas to the remainder of the team, instead of back-filling the empty position. Management has a hard time understanding why their salespeople have trouble hitting a two-person quota...

    Customer service would rather pass customer problems on to the customer's assigned account managers, instead of handling issues themselves (i.e. doing their job). Its very difficult to have a productive sales day when you're handling customer service issues that you had no part in causing.

    Advice to Management

    If you want positive sales results, hire managers with sales experience, who understand how sales cycles work and can grasp the technology without having to be trained by their employees.


  6. "kam"

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    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AT&T full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    good salary good benefits pension!!!

    Cons

    politics, conference calls poor management

    Advice to Management

    delegate decision making pay for performance


  7. "Great Company, but things are changing"

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    Current Employee - Business Account Executive in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Business Account Executive in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AT&T full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company, great benefits! I love my team mates!

    Cons

    Too many plates to spin. Expectations are getting to be too high.

  8. "Account Executive at AT&T - national sales"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AT&T full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, work like balance, perks such as tickets that AT&T sponsors

    Cons

    so many meetings, no very nimble with new platforms, a new boss every year

    Advice to Management

    try to use more exclusive AT&T data, hire from outside AT&T


  9. "National Account Executive"

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    Former Employee - National Account Executive
    Former Employee - National Account Executive
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AT&T full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    - Very good environment/pay
    - Good management in my area
    - Products are worth the effort to sell
    - Good investment in training/education

    Cons

    - Company is going through a shift in focus, few jobs are safe
    - Too MANY products to sell, pitching all to customer can leave them overwhelmed

    Advice to Management

    Investing more in employee engagement, that was something that changed in the last few years as results driven focus overtook keeping your work force positively engaged.


  10. "Soso"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AT&T full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay good benefits, give you plenty of technology to do the job as far as phones tablets and computers

    Cons

    Very long hours, development program more like a tryout then development program. Also can get loss int he shuffle of employees

    Advice to Management

    BSLDP program