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Updated October 8, 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 1114 reviews)

  • "Long hours and absolutely NO WORK LIFE BALANCE" (in 324 reviews)

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  1. "Network Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons.

    Advice to Management

    Great


  2. "Was once a great company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Specialist-Network Planning Engineer in Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Specialist-Network Planning Engineer in Dayton, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great salary. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Medical insurance deductibles are very high - $2750 for individual. Executives no longer care about their employees. Layoffs are happening every month. They have declared that 50% of the workforce will be eliminated by 2020.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce your outrageous pays. You are not worth millions.

  3. "It has its pluses and minuses"

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    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It can be a fairly flexible place to work, but the company has been changing and remaking itself. There are lots of opportunities if you can find them.

    Cons

    Lots of bureaucratic nonsense... Lots of mandatory training which is the same thing every year. Lots of shuffling around of the parts of the business. It sometimes seems that the upper management uses changes in the business set up as an excuse

    Advice to Management

    When you acquire new businesses, you really need to consolidate into your core technologies, rather than having to go and enter data into 2 or 3 systems doing the same thing.


  4. "Network Design Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Network Design Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Network Design Engineer 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

    Decent pay
    Good benefits
    Exposure to new and various technologies

    Cons

    Constant Reorganizations and Layoffs
    Bad decision making from execs
    Employees always end up paying to price for bad high level decisions
    Employees are just numbers
    Advancement very limited

    Advice to Management

    Ask for and listen to employee input before making commitments
    Value employees


  5. "AT&T"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Network Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Network Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Longevity, 401k stocks match 6%, & some pension but not as they used to.

    Cons

    Surpluses often from year to year to meet business needs.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the good ones at AT&T.


  6. "Great Career Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Network Support Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Network Support Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    AT&T was the best place I could have ever been to grow. I would recommend this company 100% of the time.

    Cons

    Good Ole Boy system. Unfortunately, you cannot move around easily within the company unless you know someone. Shame.

    Advice to Management

    The company as a whole needs to re-evaluate the hiring processes. If you aren't friends with the hiring manager or recommended then you are over-looked.


  7. "Used to be a terrific place to work"

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    Former Employee - Professional Network Design Engineer in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Professional Network Design Engineer in Schaumburg, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits, exciting projects, great people, great pay and excellent training.

    Cons

    They have been quietly laying off 5k + people per year and will continue to do so through 2020. Use caution, especially if you are over 40 years old. Age discrimination is a very big problem there - even with employees that have kept up with with skills training.

  8. "Network Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Monmouth Beach, NJ
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Monmouth Beach, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is a very professional organization.

    Cons

    AT& is a very bureaucratric organization.


  9. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Encouraging, innovative and Tech hub.

    Cons

    Push back in some departments.

    Advice to Management

    Learn from mistakes.


  10. "Trainwreck"

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    Former Employee - Senior Network Security Engineer in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Network Security Engineer in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay, remote working, bonus, left alone to perform work.

    Cons

    Completely disorganized, adversarial teams, detached leaders, throwing people under the bus, no leadership whatsoever, mountains of paperwork, red tape on everything, everything takes forever to request and get completed, favoritism, no planning just pull the trigger, Bad culture. Worst place I've ever worked.

    Advice to Management

    Doesn't matter, they won't change.