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  1. Helpful (4)

    "The company was good to me, but it is rapidly changing"

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    Current Employee - Service Representative in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Service Representative in Oakland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company was good to me, excellent pay and benefits, provided many perks and opportunities.

    Cons

    The company is rapidly changing to compete with other companies and the technological advances that are being made every day, however it is doing so at the expense of a lot of it's employees. Some would say that's called attrition, however the employees who have been loyal and given their lives to the company is not receiving the same in return.


  2. "Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Good Pay, Fun Work

    Cons

    Miscommunication among management, The face of AT&T through all their mishaps, so prepare to deal with unsatisfied customers.

    Advice to Management

    A telecommunications company should have no problems effectively communicating with itself.

  3. "Retail Sales Representative"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Oakland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The AT&T Outfits are cool to wear and you can wear tennis shoes since your on your feet literally all day , the allowance to buy items is not out of your own pocket. Customers who are patient can be refreshing to talk to while you help them.

    Cons

    Where do I begin! Mgt. is horrible at training it is a sink or swim environment and they do not care because they are use to a high turn over so your just a number in their eyes because they only want to train who they think will succeed and will not help development of your skills. Behind close doors employees will talk behind your back to make themselves look like they are doing helpful work but really they are covering thier behinds! Never will have a weekend of and if you have any emergency you will get point system added on your record. Don't plan on any realistic life situations happening like your kid getting sick , flat tire , or running late you only get 5 t0 7 points and your fired... This job really is for like a high school kid who lives at home with their parents and no bills no rent so you can get a taste of the retail world.

    Advice to Management

    Learn that business is like a Cake , you have to treat the bottom layer important to build up the fancy icing and all the toppings or your company will never get great customer service! When your treated just like a number it is hard to have a smile on your face trying to sale AT&T Products. Engage with a winner attitude to help out a young sales rep , don't just worry about development of your favorite hires


  4. "Summer LDP Intern"

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    Former Intern - LDP Intern in Oakland, CA
    Former Intern - LDP Intern in Oakland, CA
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AT&T as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good work life balance, job security.

    Cons

    MBA salaries are not competitive, company is not very customer focused.


  5. "AT&T was overall a good company to work for."

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    Former Employee - Technician in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Technician in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The salary and benefits such as pension and 401k were great. The number of vacations and paid days off were generous.

    Cons

    The worst part was management. Some of the managers only seemed to care about meeting the numbers even if not honestly attained and as a result the customers suffer.

    Advice to Management

    Customers are people and not just numbers. Work more honestly and with more integrity.


  6. "Managment was horrible"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA

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

    Pros

    Benefits were great and family oriented.

    Cons

    Always laying off, no much chance for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Treat others how you would like to be treated.


  7. "Hard lines"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great salary, great benefits, good union, lots of potential for promotion and long term employment.

    Cons

    Brutally precise work environment, no room for mistakes, no possibility for job movement, or promotion without high seniority. Skill is less important than seniority.

  8. "Assistant Manager"

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    Current Employee - Retail Management in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Retail Management in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are the best!
    Overall a great company to work for.

    Cons

    work/life balance is not existent and expectations are spread thin


  9. "Technician"

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    Former Employee - Technician in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Technician in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great experience, company provided tools and training, work in different areas, good benefits, can network with others, freedom to work indepently. Can work in partners at times

    Cons

    Constantly working, not a lot of support from management, can be very demanding, set schedules, no part-time, very hard to transfer to different areas, management plays favorites.

    Advice to Management

    Be fair, treat employees as people, communicate instead of just being a puppet for the company, tell upper management what your employees are saying and need


  10. "Sales and service rep"

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Oakland, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AT&T full-time

    Pros

    Great pay although benefits are dwindling.

    Cons

    Treats employees like a piece of crap! Very stressful

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees a lot better!


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