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AT&T Richardson Reviews

Updated October 30, 2018
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Richardson, TX

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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 1134 reviews)

  • "Long hours and absolutely NO WORK LIFE BALANCE" (in 333 reviews)

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  1. "Professional System Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Professional Systems Engineer in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Professional Systems Engineer in Richardson, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible, laid-back environment, diversity, cutting edge technology.

    Cons

    job reduction every six months, moving to automation, moving jobs to offshore.


  2. "On balance, a good place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Business Manager in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - IT Business Manager in Richardson, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive Pay; Excellent Benefits; Nice Employee Discounts;

    Cons

    Outsourcing/Offshoring; Large Bureaucracy; Countless hours of pointless mind-numbing web "training" videos

  3. "Cash Strapped and Cutting IT Staff"

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    Current Employee - IT in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - IT in Richardson, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Telecommuting, Nice Internal Customers, Nice Management and Excellent Employee Discounts on Wireless and Direct TV

    Cons

    Company has been cash strapped since acquiring Direct TV... causing contractor furloughs and employee lay offs in IT which happened discreetly here and there. Then the acquisition of Time Warner happened which zapped what cash flow was left. And now, at least in IT, the company is laying off staff weekly with little thought given to the brain drain happening. My team has essentially been severely impacted and will have trouble functioning and delivering for our internal customers going forward.

    Advice to Management

    Use the huge tax break you received last year and raise a ton of cash this year by discontinuing the stock dividend and re-invest all of that money in your people, The stock price has been stagnant for years anyway... long term killing the outdated dividend and investing in your employees is a sound new strategy that will grow* the stock price. The net-net is that the stockholder dividends needs to go! You already discontinued the employee pensions, so doing the same to the dividend (vs asking us who remain to work 16 hours a day, 7 days a week) is what I call “equality of sacrifice”.


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    "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.


  5. "Project Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Richardson, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It was great company to work for.

    Cons

    More of an open door policy for Sr. Managment

    Advice to Management

    Opportunity for advancement


  6. "Software Build Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Software Build Engineer in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Software Build Engineer in Richardson, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Remote work, 401K, Pension Plan, health insurance, dental insurance, and vision insurance.

    Cons

    Benefits change annually, job security, a tendency to kick employees to the curb due to reduction in work force or inflexibility to long tenured employees for COBC.

    Advice to Management

    Be more flexible and forgiving to employees going thru hard times.


  7. "Tier 2 Technical Support"

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    Former Contractor - Tier II Technical Support in Richardson, TX
    Former Contractor - Tier II Technical Support in Richardson, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay was pretty good.

    Cons

    This is one of the worst places I ever worked. They were always looking for reason to get rid of somebody. They would fire people at the drop of a hat. No ride up, no coaching, no warning, they were just far you.

    Advice to Management

    If you want your customers to have a good technical support experiences, you need to really consider how you treat your technical support staff.

  8. "Great company to work for."

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    Former Employee - AT&T Premises Technician in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - AT&T Premises Technician in Richardson, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management is understanding and willing to help you succeed. The pay and benefits are great comparted to any other comunications/entertainment company

    Cons

    The numaric goals set by the company can be stressful and seemingly impossible when first starting out, also days can run very long when adjusting to to new products and situations.


  9. "Sr. Specialist Business Management"

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    Current Employee - Senior Specialist, Business Management in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Specialist, Business Management in Richardson, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for; good benefits, good employee discounts, and great people, overall. I’ve been with them for 17 years, and hope to retire with them.

    Cons

    Outsourcing jobs that should stay in the USA.


  10. "Contractor Fmla intake rep"

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    Former Employee - FMLA Specialist in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - FMLA Specialist in Richardson, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learnt many things regrading FMLA and short term disability leaves.

    Cons

    Was unable to be fully hired on as a employee, due to my contract reaching maximum term, and the corporation having a hiring freeze.

    Advice to Management

    Reward the employees that go above and beyond.


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