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AT&T Director Reviews

Updated November 12, 2017
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AT&T Chairman and CEO Randall L. Stephenson
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  1. Featured Review

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    "Associate Director Technology Development"

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    Current Employee - Associate Director Technology Development in Bothell, WA
    Current Employee - Associate Director Technology Development in Bothell, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to work on cutting edge technologies.

    Support for women in technical leadership roles.

    Pride in diversity & inclusion with 12 Employee Resource Groups with 40k+ members.

    Great benefits including 4+ weeks vacation, 6% salary match of 401k, paid maternity/paternity leave, financial support for adoption.

    Flexibility to work from home or office in newly renovated collaboration zones.

    Lots of opportunity to move around the company & work on new products.

    Cons

    Process heavy with lots of administrative overhead.

    Advice to Management

    Love the technology talks from ATO collaboration zones.

    AT&T Response

    Jul 24, 2017 – Talent Acquisition Manager

    We are pleased to hear that you feel we are reaching above and beyond when it comes to diversity and inclusion, as this is very important to us as a company. Thank you for positive your input and... More


  2. "Great company to work for."

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    Current Employee - Director in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Director in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary and benefits. Dynamic work environment, great for those that champion change. High paced work environment full of daily challenges.

    Cons

    Need to be mobile for current opportunities. Constant changes in direction. A challenge to plan long term career goals. Stress level is high.

    Advice to Management

    Value more tenure, experience and loyalty

  3. "As corporate as it gets"

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    Former Employee - L3 Director in Elizabeth, NJ
    Former Employee - L3 Director in Elizabeth, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly environment, great colleagues, unbelievable wealth of information at your fingertips, prominent brand, above average compensation when everything is considered

    Cons

    Very SSSSSLLLLLOOOOOWW to change, extra bureaucratic (think 300K+ employees), very slim opportunity for growth, decisions made in stratosphere with tons of (unnecessary) management layer between the decision makers and the actual do'ers

    Advice to Management

    Have some guts and cut down the org chart. you have too many middle management layers filled with dinosaurs who add ZERO to the productivity of the company.
    Also, Dallas is NOT the center of the universe. You are losing big on talent and dynamic buy chasing real estate and municipality tax benefits and forcing the world to come to Dallas. forget the SBC mentality, it is a new era already!


  4. "Good, but difficult to advance."

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

    I have been working at AT&T full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good people, pay and benefits. Immediate leadership teams are good and listen to concerns. Upper management doesn’t engage lower management.

    Cons

    Lack of transparency into career planning. Sometimes you feel like you are spinning your wheels in the same place/position. Lack of funding for projects, and projects are overpriced internally.


  5. "Great Benefits"

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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

    AT&T is a great company to work for due to the benefits offered. They pay well overall and there are many opportunities to advance or train in new areas.

    Cons

    The company is very big. It can be overwhelming. There are a lot of reorganizations as the business is changing.

    Advice to Management

    Changes are good in order to make the business more profitable. There are however so many things that need to be done differently and there are way too many people in the management ranks that do not want upper management to know where the problems exist. You should allow lower level managers and non management let you know what is happening in the business. The survey is great but too many managers are threatening their employees to keep it positive.


  6. "High expectations, long hours, sub-market pay, little verticals growth."

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    Current Employee - Associate Director - Training Design in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Associate Director - Training Design in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule and ability to work from home regularly is a huge perk. Annual bonus of 13 % is great but not always guaranteed.

    Cons

    High, and many times unrealistic expectations. Mature organization with many processes that hinder innovation even though that is what leadership is asking for.


  7. "Benefits and Base pay A+"

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits, base pay, many opportunities

    Cons

    Upper management, direct manager can inhibit your growth

    Advice to Management

    Trust your people

  8. "Senior Technical Director"

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AT&T full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I have been working with AT&T for over 7 years now, you have great learning opportunities if you have the yearning to learn.

    Cons

    Slow growth on promotions. You have to be at the right place and at the right time to go to the next level.

    Advice to Management

    Give the opportunity to great talent by letting them grow, move over nonvisionary senior management.


  9. "AT&T salary review"

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    AT&T cares about you from a education and knowledge perspective. They want their employees to be current on technology and skills.

    Cons

    AT&T cares about you until they dont. Surplus situations can be expected every 4Q due to bad financial planning. Any employees outside major hubs can expect to be let go by 2020.

    Advice to Management

    Better financial planning would avoid work slowdown and employee surplus situations in 4Q.


  10. "Feedback on 2017 ERG conference"

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Technology leader, innovative environment, thoughtful leaders, embracing and supporting diversity and inclusion

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep continuing to support Diversity and Inclusion to tap the best potential