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AT&T IT Project Manager Reviews

Updated August 28, 2018
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  1. "Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - IT Senior Project Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - IT Senior Project Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Comfortable work environment Office & Home

    Cons

    Watch out for the Infamous AT&T Layoff!!!

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to you employees!!!


  2. "Horrible company - Fully dominated by Indians ( Chowdary community From Andhra Pradesh State)"

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    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Richardson, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Horrible company. it used to be very nice. But the atmosphere became very bad once indians started moving to Management levels

    Cons

    Too much of caste feelings. if you are from Chowdary community, then you are selected with interview as a formality. Lots of Managers are from this community and all of their wives are also working in the same company. While working inside AT&T, these chowdarys behave as if they don;t know each other. But actually all of them know each other. They are working as a System and fooling whole AT&T. Most of these guys are working in Wireless and Ecommerce IT side and most of them are playing the roles of Director and VP etc. Their wives don;t work and team was expected to take their load.

    Advice to Management

    Most of the chowdarys joined AT&T in 2001 with fake experience. Lots of fraud was done by them using vendors like Tech Mahindra, Infosys, HCL, Cognizant etc. These chowdarys are acting as a System and are not allowing anyone to get into higher positions.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Technical Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Bedminster, NJ
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Bedminster, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    none come to mind ever

    Cons

    Age discrimination, age discrimination, age discrimination

    Advice to Management

    VALUE ALL EMPLOYEES AND EXPERIENCE


  4. Helpful (1)

    "IT Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Process, Commitment to documentation, Support Teams

    Cons

    Constant changing SDLC, trying to fit all projects into a single process


  5. "IT Project Manager"

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    Former Contractor - IT Project Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Contractor - IT Project Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AT&T as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility in work schedule. Fair market value rate.

    Cons

    Contractual- no personal input or training.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Bureaucracy Stopped Progress"

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    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in El Segundo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can say you worked for a one of the largest corporations in the world but gain few skills. They are some nice people that work their but they all end up leaving.

    Cons

    The bureaucracy will spin their wheels deciding what projects to fund so you may be sitting around for months doing nothing. Then you get a green light and you are expected to work around the clock to meet unrealistic deadlines.

    The worst part is that they like to build their own crappy systems which don't integrate well with the other million systems that they have. You don't gain new skills that you can leverage if you want to go somewhere else because it's all proprietary tech.

    Advice to Management

    Move faster with approving projects so that you get to deliver products to market faster. Minimize the bureaucracy and empower middle management to make decisions. Take a more agile approach to delivering technology and products.


  7. "Good enough"

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    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Schaumburg, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule depending on the boss

    Cons

    Company politics
    No perks
    Hard to move up

  8. "IT Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AT&T full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Annual Bonus was a plus.

    Cons

    Management was very biases based upon how they felt about you personally. Not a very professional environment. Work mattered very little and personal relationships were more important

    Advice to Management

    Get Organized and stop being biased based on personal relationships.


  9. "Constantly changing"

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    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Jackson, MI
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Jackson, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Evolving company with opportunities in the right dept

    Cons

    Constant downsizing due to changes

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. "Mixed bag"

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    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Dallas, TX
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    AT&T's size means you can try out different roles - even move to different states - getting a variety in your career while also gaining seniority. Benefits are decent, and while salaries seem on the low side the bonuses are fantastic in years the company makes a good profit. Some teams are better than others - it really depends on your manager. There isn't a lot of management training, so many managers mean well, but a select few are actually good at guiding teams and helping team members develop their careers.

    Cons

    If you're in a non-union job, you'll be trained on a union job in case of a strike, and can be deployed to another location for an unknown amount of time with little warming. Career advancement is an excruciating process, and for some reason was always put on hold when there were hiring freezes. Took me 5 years to get the promotion I was told I deserved. Praise and acknowledgement universally went to loud, obnoxious people who took credit for fixing the problems that often they created, and the people who quietly prevented problems were noticed only when work anniversaries rolled around. There's also an overabundance of process in IT projects that make you jump through silly hoops to get anything accomplished.

    Advice to Management

    Make it easier for employees to rise to the next level, especially those seeking the next technical level rather than a management role. Recognize the hard-working introverts who make your teams run smoothly, and realize that some of those extroverts you praise for putting out fires are the ones who caused those fires in the first place. Get your SOX compliance under control; your process compliance organizations should facilitate IT work, not prevent it.