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AT&T Director Reviews

Updated June 2, 2018
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AT&T Chairman and CEO Randall L. Stephenson
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Pros
  • "Pay and benefits are better than I’ve ever dreamed imaginable" (in 893 reviews)

  • "There is a proper work life balance" (in 503 reviews)

Cons
  • "Poor work life balance if you have a family due to American working hours" (in 1084 reviews)

  • "very long hours; no work-life balance" (in 313 reviews)

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  1. "Big company, small family."

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    Current Employee - Director Security Sales in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Director Security Sales in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You’re part of the family at ATT. Once you get here & find a role you can excel at, you can do great things.

    Cons

    There is way too much going on to be current on everything. Limited upward mobility outside Dallas. Extreme focus on diversity which can limit the growth on non-diverse candidates.


  2. "Look elsewhere"

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    Current Employee - Director in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Director in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive comp plan and bonus structure

    Cons

    Constantly going through a downsizing over last several years with no end in sight

  3. "Retired"

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    Former Employee - Director in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Director in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at AT&T full-time

    Pros

    Product selection. Thought leadership across mbu’s

    Cons

    Stress on sales force to achieve artificial numbers to force earning s down.

    Advice to Management

    Don’t do that.


  4. "Great experience in a constantly changing business"

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    Former Employee - Manager/Director/Regional Attorney Government Relations in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Manager/Director/Regional Attorney Government Relations in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I loved my work at AT&T. It was many years ago, under different management.

    Cons

    I would love to have continued based in San Francisco without travel requirements. However, that was not the nature of the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Be inclusive at all levels - gender, ethnicity, race, age, sexual orientation.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Can you hear me now?"

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    Former Employee - Director in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Director in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salaries are good and bonuses are quality.

    Cons

    Leadership focused on tenure not on customers

    Advice to Management

    Value your people - they built the company.


  6. "Associate Director"

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    Former Employee - Associate Director in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Associate Director in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    health benefits, telecommuting privileges, product discounts, diversity programs.

    Cons

    To big to care. They say they want a good balance between work and personal life but the workload provided does not allow that balance.


  7. "AT&T Management"

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    Former Employee - Director of Sales
    Former Employee - Director of Sales
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great compensation, training, growth opportunity

    Cons

    No work/life balance, occasionally stressful

    Advice to Management

    The balance and sense of family at the corporate leadership level vanished with Paul Roth. You need compassionate officer leadership to drive the growth and activities needed to succeed. It largely doesn't exist today....

    AT&T Response

    Mar 26, 2018 – Human Resources

    Thank you for providing your feedback. We pride ourselves on providing world-class pay, training and growth opportunities, and appreciate your acknowledging the things we do well. We truly care for... More

  8. "Sales and Marketing Manager"

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    Former Employee - Director of Sales and Marketing in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Director of Sales and Marketing in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Growing industry, the top firm in the telecom/IT space, exciting and evolving strategy. Many very smart people. National presence and variety of positions/opportunities.

    Cons

    Very large company, often with positions that are remote, so can have limited camaraderie opportunities sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    AT&T has an excellent, long-term-view strategy to continue as the industry lead. It is critical that managers be made to manage DOWNward as well as upward, with at least as much attention/energy/focus.


  9. "Great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Associate Director Engineering in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Associate Director Engineering in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities for growth and advancement

    Cons

    contant rescracturing leads to lay offs


  10. "Sales Director"

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    Former Contractor - National Sales Director in Greensboro, NC
    Former Contractor - National Sales Director in Greensboro, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at AT&T as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    It is a worldwide company offering a vast area of experiences by association with the various branches within the company. Their large product offerings provide learning and exposure allowing one to expand personal product knowledge.

    Cons

    Because the company is so large and complex it is difficult to learn all aspects and rules that must be followed in order to reach across the various subsidiaries of the company effetely. While it is all one company the operation rules are vastly different in different locations around the country.

    Advice to Management

    Improve communication among the various segments of the company and attempt to have decisions made at lower levels of management.