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Updated February 21, 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 1033 reviews)

  • Life consuming, no work life balance (in 297 reviews)

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  1. "2017 ERG Conference"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Tech PM in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Tech PM in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    AT&T holds an Employee Resource Group conference every year in Dallas in support of Diversity & Inclusion. This is an amazing opportunity to meet with senior level executives in the company and network with other employees from diverse backgrounds! I am very proud to work for such a company that encourages and promotes diversity!

    Cons

    AT&T is a very large company and if you are not familiar with how to navigate this structure it can be challenging.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to promote diversity & inclusion and spread the news of the good work that is being done at AT&T!


  2. "Decent company hampered by corporate environment"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fairly good benefits, large variety of problems to solve, and reasonable pay. The company is looking to pivot into new industries so there are many new opportunities for work.

    Cons

    Very hierarchical management structure leading to a very inefficient corporate environment. Typical problems with large companies; yearly layoffs, leadership with different objectives in mind.

    Advice to Management

    Flatten the management structure. Managers are constantly looking to try moving up the hierarchy which leads to their incentives (short term success) to come at the expense of long term success.

  3. "Premises Technician"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - U-Verse Premises Technician in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - U-Verse Premises Technician in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Overall great job to get your career started as a technician in the telco world. Many overtime opportunities.

    Cons

    Very difficult to move up in the company.

    Advice to Management

    We, as union workers, want a fair wage for all the additional work we have in our job scope.


  4. "Progressing Toward a Shared Vision"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Area Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Area Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    *Variety of job functions available across corporate footprint.
    *Opportunity to have input to corporate direction.
    *Leaders focused on the bottom line who also recognize the impact of individuals.

    Cons

    *Limited opportunities to move from non-management to management.
    *Slow movement from lower level management position to upper level management, if you've not been chosen to be fast tracked when you enter the corporation.
    *One ineffective manager during your career can impact your earning potential for many years based on their personal bias.

    Advice to Management

    Continue and increase AT&T's work in evaluating pay treatment and rooting out disparity which is not based on performance but on bias.


  5. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior SPECIALIST-NETWORK SUPPORT in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior SPECIALIST-NETWORK SUPPORT in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    AT&T offers a very competitive benefits and compensation package. There is room and a defined path for growth.

    Cons

    It does take some time to reap the rewards of all of your individual hard work.


  6. "Outside Plant Technician"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Service Technician in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Field Service Technician in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AT&T full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Steady work

    - Great benefits

    Cons

    - Pervasive, PC 'group think' throughout the company insures the non-wireless side of this company is doomed to dinosaur style extinction.

    - You are just a replaceable cog in the wheel, with no chance to ever be promoted based upon merit.

    - Very hierarchical, military-style culture.

    - A sea of mediocrity where slackers rule!

    Advice to Management

    They never listen to advice!


  7. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - AT&T in San Francisco, CA
    Current Intern - AT&T in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AT&T as an intern (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of helpful coaching for me

    Cons

    Dont have any major cons

  8. "Over 15 years with the company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good peers, benefits, flexibility for the job.

    Cons

    Low pay for long term employees.


  9. "Account Executive at AT&T - national sales"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AT&T full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, work like balance, perks such as tickets that AT&T sponsors

    Cons

    so many meetings, no very nimble with new platforms, a new boss every year

    Advice to Management

    try to use more exclusive AT&T data, hire from outside AT&T


  10. "Organized and enjoyable internship"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AT&T as an intern

    Pros

    - Very organized internship program through Technology Development Program
    - Competitive pay, reasonable expectations
    - Safety of large organization with plenty of room for growth

    Cons

    - Large bureaucratic structure, not for everyone
    - Internship has potential to not be challenging enough


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