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AT&T Sales Area Manager Reviews

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  • "Poor work life balance if you have a family due to American working hours" (in 1115 reviews)

  • "Long hours and absolutely NO WORK LIFE BALANCE" (in 325 reviews)

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  1. "Solid company, consistent in job reliability."

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    Current Employee - Area Retail Sales Manager in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Area Retail Sales Manager in Huntsville, AL

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and great benefits. A solid position for someone to spend a career in. Also, reward trips are a blast.

    Cons

    A lot of fire drills and task that just happen to pop up. Can at times be over stimulating. If you're a male of European descent, good luck advancing.

    Advice to Management

    Seen out performers, less focus on "networking"


  2. "Area Retail Sales Manager"

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    Former Employee - Area Retail Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Area Retail Sales Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Compensation, Vacation and Benefits were a huge plus. The discounts in services were also second to none. It is a very challenging role but when you are successful you get rewarded for the work that is done.

    Cons

    The work life balance was difficult at times as it would require 60+ hour work weeks to remain successful in the position.

  3. "AT&T"

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    Former Employee - Area Retail Sales Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Area Retail Sales Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not sure. Very unstable last couple of years with a lot of layoffs more on the way, doesn’t matter how long you’ve been there.

    Cons

    Job is never secure no matter how well you do. I would recommend never putting your eggs in one basket and always be looking for the next opportunity

    Advice to Management

    None


  4. "Great and innovate company to work for!!!!"

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    Current Employee - Area Retail Sales Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Area Retail Sales Manager in Dallas, TX
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity for growth within the company, employee resource access; great benefits program both from a insurance benefit along with the vacation benefits. So much opportunity to move within different opportunities within the company and they have a great educational program that assist in getting your degree so education and development is highly valued within the organization not to mention access to nanodegree opportunities within the company and leadership development programs.

    Cons

    Depending on the portion of the company you work for a great level of commitment is needed to be successful. As long as you are comfortable with that you will be just fine.

    Advice to Management

    Let's continue listening to the people with their ear close to the community and frontline and continuing to pivot and be agile moving towards 2020.


  5. "Job Security"

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    Former Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER
    Former Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are very good.

    Cons

    No job stability. The company restructures cost employee jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget that your decisions to cut jobs effect more than just the employees - it effects familys as well.


  6. "More and more micro management and less investment in tools and sales"

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    Current Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AT&T full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility and good compensation. Stable organization with great products to sell! The company has been investing heavy in strategy and acquisitions. Great people work for organization and concept of fun work environment is definitely a hope.

    Cons

    Direction of leadership has recently been not trusting employees to do their jobs. Requiring activity standards that are unrealistic with the tools they provides. Systems outside sales use are antiquated and not efficient. No good crm to support sales efforts.

    Advice to Management

    Trust employees and cultivate fun work atmosphere


  7. "The Real Deal"

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    Current Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in Long Beach, CA
    Current Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in Long Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Vast enterprise with a lot of opportunity. Excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Mergers and acquisitions will cause restructuring often and longevity with the company will be hard won.

  8. "Area Retail Sales Manager"

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    Former Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER
    Former Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    This was truly a company I loved working for at one time. The job was exciting, challenging, rewarding and most of all the people I worked with were amazing. Certain leaders were exceptional. Allowed me the autonamy to run my business and grow my team. Other leaders were micromanagers due to their own insecurities. But at the end of the day I made some amazing relationships and this was truly the best. The positives certainly out weigh the negative.

    Cons

    Mergers and acquisitions equals work force reduction. Leadership paints "flattening the organization" as a positive result of increasing in size. I completely understand the need to grow and be competitive as a business, after all this is a for-profit business. What I don't accept is executive bonuses and shareholder returns at the cost of reducing the work force to a skeleton crew. Having one person complete the work of four is not conducive to work life balance. In fact there is no work life balance. Its more of a work OR life choice.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the number of CEO's you have and increase the number of front line and support staff.


  9. "A juggernaut of a company, just don't get steamrolled"

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    Current Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER
    Current Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Huge assets
    Great investments in the future (trainings, infrastructure, planning, etc)
    Strategically sound and stable
    Cutting edge and ever-changing industry
    Diversified portfolio into many many products and solutions

    Cons

    Too large to be managed properly
    Greed and dishonesty run rampant in sales organization
    Highly stressful in the sales organization, even for top achievers

    Advice to Management

    Need to care about people more, and not just acting as such.
    Weed out leaders with unethical tendencies, as well as those that are just in it for themselves alone.


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    "Sales Manager"

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    Current Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    People work hard for one another. Everyday brings new challenges and live sports broadcasting is a very exciting industry. Local sports with most local affiliates has been reduced so Regional Sports is the only in depth way to get sports information on your local / regional teams.

    Cons

    Unfortunately management has no background in running Regional Sports Networks, and it has become a awful work environment. Production guy running sales and sales reporting to finance....good luck with that work environment. Secrecy and constantly having doors closed is the norm.

    Advice to Management

    Control expectations and just tell people it's all about affiliate revenue and not producing a good product and or a good work environment. The recent ownership of ATT has made it a miserable place to be. Key leaders and middle managers have left and unfortunately it doesn't matter based on separate revenue gains that really make showing up to work daily as obsolete and everybody is a non-essential employee.