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AT&T CEO Randall L. Stephenson
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  1. "AT&T review"

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    Current Employee - Principal Product Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AT&T full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Large company with lots of opportunities Flexible work life balance Great access to training resources

    Cons

    Lot of processes and people slow down product development. Its common to be on calls with 20+ participants where only a small subset are really involved. Work can be technically non-challenging as vendors do the implementation No stock grants below Director level Frequent layoffs - Last in First Out

    AT&T2017-07-23
  2. "Mixed review"

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    Former Employee - Principal Product Development Engineer 

    I worked at AT&T full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Competitive salary, good benefits, satisfactory bonuses, multiple training opportunities, some flex time

    Cons

    No option of remote working, no breaks during day, work 10-11 hours/day, work during vacations to keep up on workload, heavy workload, promotions minimal, technical job titles only available if an employee attended a school that a senior manager did, no loyalty to high performers by senior management

    AT&T2019-04-04
  3. "Principal Product Development Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Principal Product Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AT&T for more than a year

    Pros

    Very large company. If you like contributing to very large initiatives, this is a good place for you.

    Cons

    Very large company with lots of overhead, administration and politics.

    Advice to Management

    Let engineers do the work without all of the noise and interference from 4 layers of middle management. Hire some administrative staff to do administrative work so skilled engineers are not doing energy and time consuming silly stuff.

    AT&T2018-02-20
  4. "Strictly ok. No growth prospects."

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    Current Employee - Principal Product Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AT&T full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Good yearly cash bonus based mainly on company performance, not individual. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    No growth prospects. Promotions based on availability, not based on performance. That too seniority takes precedence more than skills. Low benefits, insufficient paternity and maternity days with full pay.

    Advice to Management

    Give opprtunity to shine, grow. Put more faith in all the employees, not just a few.

    AT&T2017-06-05
  5. "Going Places- but Political"

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    Current Employee - Principal Product Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AT&T full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Decent benefits and pushing the edge of some innovation. Good people to work with and nice environment. Lots of different teams/groups if you want to try something. Good flexibility to work from home sometimes.

    Cons

    Very political and the technology group leadership is getting extremely flat with little to no ability to move your career forward. Also, the the technology group is taking the stance that almost everyone should be a coder, which if not desirable makes it challenging. Seems to be difficult to switch groups.

    Advice to Management

    Prioritize projects to better prioritize resources. Allow groups to be truly be agile, and push all groups to be agile - as it stands, it's broken with some doing it, and some not, and projects can't move forward because of other groups.

    AT&T2016-05-11
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    "Principal Network Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Principal Product Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at AT&T for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Exciting technology, large scale projects, carrier grade equipment.

    Cons

    Mired down in corporate muck. Cost of business gets sacrificed to executive whims. Impossible to get the tools you need to do your job.

    AT&T2015-08-02
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