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AT&T Director Reviews

Updated November 18, 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 1134 reviews)

  • "Long hours and absolutely NO WORK LIFE BALANCE" (in 333 reviews)

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  1. "Director of Sales"

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    Former Employee - Director of Sales in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Director of Sales in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Sales focused organization that is striving to be market leader again.

    Cons

    Not too much autonomy.... execute the plan better than your competitor

    Advice to Management

    Let the bulls loose! Lots of creativity in the field to drive sales.


  2. "This company is really terrible"

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    Current Employee - Director in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Director in El Segundo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They're big and that can open up opportunities for you. Also the name looks good on a resume.

    Cons

    Just about everything else. This is the most disorganized company I have ever had anything to do with. What annoys me most, though, is the phony company culture that preaches about caring about the customer and employee while CONSTANTLY laying people off and trying to exploit and trick the customer. Also, many of the business units are run like sweat shops.

    This is a very unethical company that needs to be broken up by the government.

    Advice to Management

    Actually act on your words. Everyone knows AT&T is run by a bunch of double-speaking phonies.

  3. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Director of Finance in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Director of Finance in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Variety of positions available - not boring

    Cons

    High stress - lots of hours - unrealistic expectations at times

    Advice to Management

    Plan better and stop believing rosy sales forecasts


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Positive experience, but comes with all the big company issues"

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    Current Employee - Director, Strategy Management in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Director, Strategy Management in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work is interesting, hours are manageable, benefits are pretty good

    Cons

    Difficult to get things done given all the approvals and red tape.

    Advice to Management

    Add daycare, doggie care, gym, healthier food options to the campus


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Few things about AT&T"

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    Current Employee - Director, Product Management in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Director, Product Management in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great long term strategy and stable company

    Cons

    Moving many jobs to Dallas is silly for such a global company.

    Advice to Management

    Improve communication to employees on changes.
    Delegate decision to employees makes for better morale through empowerment.
    Less re-orgs to create stability and continuity


  6. "Associate Director"

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in Middletown, NJ
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Middletown, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are good, including 401K, match and Paid Time Off

    Cons

    Constant downsizing. Literally, little to no opportunities in the state of NJ. Dallas, TX is King!

    Advice to Management

    Need to be more progressive to become real media and technology company. Practice what you preach - work anywhere is message to outside world, but work in the office is message to employees


  7. "Great People but Constant Leadership Turnover / Change of Direction"

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    Current Employee - Associate Director
    Current Employee - Associate Director
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Any kind of job you want is available at AT&T. Employees are great and you will build good relationships. Employee resource groups do great work and provide great opportunities to network.

    Cons

    Over the last 3-5 years, company management has played a constant movement game. If you have the same boss for a year it feels like you’ve won the lottery. With that comes constant changes to work / roles and once you complete something, it seems like the new boss comes in and changes it back to the way it was or does something different. Change is good, change for change-sake is not. Politics are evident. You hear a lot of talk about culture, but the same types of people are often promoted into leadership positions; these people don’t represent the culture you are told are wanted. Not much room for upward mobility right now.

    Advice to Management

    Quit the constant turnover of leadership. Allow people more than 8 months to build their organizations and leaders. Hire enough people to do the job. Living in a constant fire-drill mode because we have to cut people isn’t a way to keep employees engaged.

  8. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Director in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Director in El Segundo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very smart colleagues and Great discounts

    Cons

    Management, no work and life balance, environment


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Almost a Harvard Business Case in how not to select potential executives"

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

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

    Pros

    - average benefits package
    - self service educational opportunities and training
    - diverse job opportunities
    - global presence

    Cons

    - almost impossible to get promoted above lowest two levels-
    - inner circle of 'executive candidates' who can do no wrong - often promoted despite flat out failures in current position; some promoted 2-3 times in 12 months having accomplished nothing

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention! Once someone is 'selected' for the executive track, no one is actually judging the performance they are delivering. Halo effect abounds and promotions are given to the undeserving. It is very demotivating to others.


  10. "DIrector Data Insights"

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    Current Employee - Director in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Director in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Overall, excellent company to work for.

    Cons

    Some times this place is way too bureaucratic.