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AT&T Lineman Reviews

Updated April 14, 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 890 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 1082 reviews)

  • "very long hours; no work-life balance" (in 312 reviews)

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  1. "O.P.T. (lineman)"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Telephone Lineman in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Telephone Lineman in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Stress free environment and they care about employees

    Cons

    Really don't have any except for the commute


  2. "Company does not car about its employees"

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    Current Contractor - Lineman in Fremont, CA
    Current Contractor - Lineman in Fremont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AT&T as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good training and experience with a large company
    Pay is decent with union pay scale raise ever 6 months till top out

    Cons

    Construction jobs are only temp hire no job security.
    Management is not that good, they also make up new rules all the time.

  3. "Telecomunications Construction Lineman"

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    Current Contractor - Telecommunications Construction Lineman in Chamblee, GA
    Current Contractor - Telecommunications Construction Lineman in Chamblee, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AT&T as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Room for advancement within the company
    Very light daily work load and tasks
    Overwhelming feeling of accomplishment being able to work alone

    Cons

    You have to work outside in extreme weather conditions
    Boss sometimes expects you to find your own work


  4. "Incompetent micromanagement and penny pinching; they want to outsource all jobs."

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    Current Employee - Lineman in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Lineman in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    High pay and generous union benefits. In this one department we can take time off when we like, but no other group I know of can.

    Cons

    Endless additional rules, requirements, roadblocks, monitoring, tracking, threats...No real job security because they shake up everything as if last quarter's priorities mean nothing this quarter. They expect ever increasing productivity but lease cheaper trucks which aren't designed to do the work we do. One day they suddenly acted as though upper management had just found out that we handle lead jacketed cable (lots of the old stuff is lead) and issued a bunch of rules and procedures, effective immediately, but we have never received the now mandatory gloves, hazmat suits, respirators, etc.

    Advice to Management

    There's no point, they aren't listening.


  5. "very good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Lineman in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Lineman in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management and co-workers are very nice and helpful

    Cons

    Not very many work locations