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AT&T Seattle Reviews

Updated November 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 1134 reviews)

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

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  1. "Software Developer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Software Development Engineer in Bothell, WA
    Former Contractor - Software Development Engineer in Bothell, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There will always be so much to learn.

    Cons

    Don't have any cons to mention


  2. "Hit or miss"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Support Representative in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Sales Support Representative in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Discount on phone plans
    - You definitely make a lot of friends and are able to network
    - My location had great people and management
    - Uniform allotment given twice a year
    - Union
    - There are opportunities to move up if you're a top seller

    Cons

    - Doesn't value employees overall
    - Too sales driven; lots of "shady" practices
    - Too much outsourcing
    - Disconnect between stores and customer care on the phone

    Advice to Management

    Direct management was great. Upper, upper management doesn't see the bigger picture of making the company steadily grow, rather focuses too much on pleasing shareholders right away.

  3. "Good place to start your career"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good PTO
    Flexible schedule
    Working from home

    Cons

    Pay is low compared to other big companies

    Advice to Management

    Care more about your employees


  4. "I love that we got to use tablets"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good money
    Hourly plus commission
    Union

    Cons

    No accelerator pay
    Seniority always got the best schedule so be prepared to close a lot

    Advice to Management

    Give the schedule to people showing performance and not just based off whose been there longest line


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Few things about AT&T"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director, Product Management in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Director, Product Management in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great long term strategy and stable company

    Cons

    Moving many jobs to Dallas is silly for such a global company.

    Advice to Management

    Improve communication to employees on changes.
    Delegate decision to employees makes for better morale through empowerment.
    Less re-orgs to create stability and continuity


  6. "Area Network Process & Quality Manager"

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    Current Employee - Area Network Process & Quality Manager in Bothell, WA
    Current Employee - Area Network Process & Quality Manager in Bothell, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and many opportunities

    Cons

    Lots of within the last 3 years

    Advice to Management

    Engage level II management with P&L line of business to help make better business decisions.


  7. "Benefits"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Very flexible working environment yes

    Cons

    Sometimes boring - could be made more diverse

    Advice to Management

    None

  8. "Very bad level 1 management"

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    Former Employee - Technical MSC/RNOC in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Technical MSC/RNOC in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay was above the average for similar jobs.

    Cons

    No continuity, consistency or control

    Advice to Management

    The level 1 management did very little work except to threaten if you weren't performing. No coaching or training was ever done to help improve the companies assets, AKA employees. I don't completely blame the level 1 managers for how bad they are. Level 2 management was so hands-off that they didn't even try to give training to the managers to help improve them. Yearly employee surveys were done, and every time there were lots of comments that were direct and indirect that should have given them clues to what needed to be done.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "ATT Mobility"

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    Former Employee - NOC Technician in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - NOC Technician in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The daily work environment was good.

    Cons

    Company is currently undergoing large workforce reduction and closing numerous work centers, and has announced a 30% planned reduction by 2020.


  10. "Senior engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Architect in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Architect in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good projects and technology learning

    Cons

    Bad management always micro managing

    Advice to Management

    Change your attitude towards employees


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