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AT&T Seattle Reviews

Updated November 10, 2017
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AT&T Chairman and CEO Randall L. Stephenson
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  • No Work Life Balance you'll trade time for (in 285 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (34)

    "Associate Director Technology Development"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director Technology Development in Bothell, WA
    Current Employee - Associate Director Technology Development in Bothell, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to work on cutting edge technologies.

    Support for women in technical leadership roles.

    Pride in diversity & inclusion with 12 Employee Resource Groups with 40k+ members.

    Great benefits including 4+ weeks vacation, 6% salary match of 401k, paid maternity/paternity leave, financial support for adoption.

    Flexibility to work from home or office in newly renovated collaboration zones.

    Lots of opportunity to move around the company & work on new products.

    Cons

    Process heavy with lots of administrative overhead.

    Advice to Management

    Love the technology talks from ATO collaboration zones.

    AT&T Response

    Jul 24, 2017 – Talent Acquisition Manager

    We are pleased to hear that you feel we are reaching above and beyond when it comes to diversity and inclusion, as this is very important to us as a company. Thank you for positive your input and... More


  2. Helpful (1)

    "My AT&T Review"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Data Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Data Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work environment, large amounts of training resources and support, entering a new era as it develops into a data and media company.

    Cons

    Lots of upheaval to the status quo as the company transforms itself.

  3. "Great company, great people"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Digital Producer in Seattle, WA
    Current Contractor - Digital Producer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AT&T as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work life balance, lots of opportunity for learning/training, good pay

    Cons

    Management structure is too big


  4. "Marketing"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work / life balance and no work travel

    Cons

    Need to pay more and be competitive.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more


  5. "ATT does not care about employees"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - RCS in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - RCS 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

    I like the people I work with in my location they are more honest than other locations.

    Cons

    There is a management disconnect with employees. Definitely could not care less about you as a person. Push to do fraud with a wink and a nod.

    Advice to Management

    Clean up you act do the rite thing for your employees and they will have your back.


  6. "The stalling of a giant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Business Managet - IT in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Business Managet - IT in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits in lots of areas.

    Cons

    Continuous outsourcing. The 'flattening' of management levels leave employees with meaningless titles. Contingency Planning every few years, look it up.

    Advice to Management

    As if they'd listen...


  7. "Great Place."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Appeals Manager in Bothell, WA
    Former Employee - Customer Appeals Manager in Bothell, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Comraderie, competitive pay, open opportunities

    Cons

    I can't think of any

    Advice to Management

    Always give positive feedback to your employees. When they are doing well, let them know! :)

  8. "Low risk/low reward employer for those without college experience."

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    Current Employee - Business Customer Support Specialist in Bothell, WA
    Current Employee - Business Customer Support Specialist in Bothell, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at AT&T full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You'll ascend the frontline ranks quickly if you have a good head on your shoulders.

    Cons

    After two or three advancements and reaching almost-comfortable compensation, you will need to trade 10 years of servitude to advance to management, unless you have a college degree (literally any degree will do).

    Advice to Management

    Take notice of those that clearly outperform their peers and are natural leaders instead of turning a blind eye toward lack of a college degree. Identify talent from performance/experience, not from a piece of paper- some companies do this very well, AT&T is not there yet.


  9. "Associate Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Access to and encouragement to continuously improve your skills

    Cons

    Moving laterally is a fairly open, easy process; moving up a step is not


  10. "AT&T review"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Product Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Principal Product Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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


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