AT&T Software Engineer Reviews | Glassdoor

AT&T Software Engineer Reviews

To filter reviews, or .

Found 114 reviews

3.2
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
49%
Recommend to a Friend
44%
Approve of CEO
AT&T CEO Randall L. Stephenson
Randall L. Stephenson
47 Ratings
Pros
Cons
More Pros and Cons
  1. "Summer software engineer intern at at&t"

    StarStarStarStarStar
      Former Employee - Software Engineer 

      I worked at AT&T

      Pros

      Relaxed Friendly work environment lots of people to help teach you

      Cons

      A little hard finding who to ask for what

    • "Lots of Bureaucracy"

      StarStarStarStarStar
      • Overall
      • Culture & Values
      • Career Opportunities
      • Compensation and Benefits
      • Senior Management
      Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in El Segundo, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at AT&T full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      the company has an established name and very long history in telecommunications.

      Cons

      As an employee, you are only a number. Innovation is frowned upon. Training is forced with the hope of improving employee knowledge. The reality is this training has to be completed on your personal time as no time is allotted for the training during the work day. The organization is very siloed, so collaboration between departments is extremely challenging.

      Advice to Management

      Learn from the great things companies you purchase are doing and replicate that. Stop crushing the good from those organizations.

    • "Good place to work"

      StarStarStarStarStar
      • Overall
      • Culture & Values
      • Career Opportunities
      • Compensation and Benefits
      • Senior Management
      Current Employee - Software Development Engineer 
      Recommends
      Negative Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at AT&T full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Nice work culture and collaborative teams

      Cons

      sudden layoffs and senor managements

    • "Decent benefits and salary"

      StarStarStarStarStar
        Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer 

        I worked at AT&T full-time

        Pros

        Decent salary that matches with average of industry.

        Cons

        Not on par with high-paying companies

      • "I am an intern in this company"

        StarStarStarStarStar
          Former Employee - Software Engineer in Manila, Dallas, AL

          I worked at AT&T for more than a year

          Pros

          My stay overall is great

          Cons

          No cons to say at all.

        • Helpful (2)

          "Good Company"

          StarStarStarStarStar
          • Overall
          • Culture & Values
          • Career Opportunities
          • Compensation and Benefits
          • Senior Management
          Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer 
          Doesn't Recommend
          Neutral Outlook
          Disapproves of CEO

          I have been working at AT&T full-time for more than 6 years

          Pros

          Good benefits. Flexible work schedule.

          Cons

          Mostly Legacy projects. Only few projects have latest technologies

          Advice to Management

          Please do not lay off people just because they are not in collaboration zone. It is wrong and un ethical. It hurts the person's spirit (and their team members') and passion to contribute for quality of the work, which eventually hurts business. Their performance , professional behavior and contributions etc.. should be considered first.

        • Helpful (1)

          "Sr. Software Engineer"

          StarStarStarStarStar
          • Overall
          • Culture & Values
          • Career Opportunities
          • Compensation and Benefits
          • Senior Management
          Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer 
          Doesn't Recommend
          Neutral Outlook
          No opinion of CEO

          I worked at AT&T full-time for more than 20 years

          Pros

          good pay, good vacation policy, 6% matching 401k. Health benefits are competitive.

          Cons

          they offshore a large amount of IT labor, for 15 years i was worried about losing my job... they finally let me go in 2019... it was actually a relief, don't know why i stayed so long. There were periods of time where I had zero work life balance, many weeks of 12 hour days or more, and many weekend hours. My first born child did not know who I was until they were 6 mnths old because of the long work hours. It did...

          Show More

          Advice to Management

          it would be a waste of time for me to give advice to management... my advice is to young folks looking for a job: be selfish, look out for yourself, if you're not happy at your job, change jobs.

        • Helpful (2)

          "Bad Culture"

          StarStarStarStarStar
          • Overall
          • Culture & Values
          • Career Opportunities
          • Compensation and Benefits
          • Senior Management
          Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in El Segundo, CA
          Doesn't Recommend
          Negative Outlook
          No opinion of CEO

          I have been working at AT&T full-time for more than 9 years

          Pros

          1/2 off on ATT Mobile service. 1/2 off or free DirecTV service. That's about it. They've stripped out all other Pros.

          Cons

          T wants to be a tech-forward company but at the end of the day (and especially upper/exec mgmt) they are a telephone company. They want to do Agile and be leaders in the streaming industry but they do not foster it, unwilling to pay for top talent and do not take care of the employees they have. Remote work is discouraged and strict working hours are enforced. Work/Life balance is non existent. I've had 3 different management...

          Show More

          Advice to Management

          Start caring for and valuing your employees. Happy employees will give you better products and deliverables rather than demanding the deliverable and forcing employees to work certain hours because you believe that's the best suitable time. There is not a line of people waiting to land a job at ATT, so take care of the employees you have.

        • Helpful (1)

          "The declared priority for 2019 is paying down debt"

          StarStarStarStarStar
          • Overall
          • Culture & Values
          • Career Opportunities
          • Compensation and Benefits
          • Senior Management
          Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Houston, TX
          Doesn't Recommend
          Negative Outlook
          No opinion of CEO

          I have been working at AT&T full-time for more than 20 years

          Pros

          Serious about diversity, not just in hiring, but in promotions. AT&T sets the standard.

          Cons

          Serious about paying down debt - employees are easily tossed aside. Lots of jargon about Agile and DevOps but not much common sense to go with it. AT&T's best days are behind them.

          Advice to Management

          When you lose the loyalty of employees, they are no longer willing to sacrifice for you.

        • Helpful (1)

          "Avoid working at AT&T, unless you like being miserable"

          StarStarStarStarStar
          • Overall
          • Culture & Values
          • Career Opportunities
          • Compensation and Benefits
          • Senior Management
          Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer 
          Doesn't Recommend
          Negative Outlook
          No opinion of CEO

          I have been working at AT&T full-time for more than 20 years

          Pros

          Decent benefits, can work from home

          Cons

          Work environment is toxic, every 4-6 months there are layoffs, they treat senior employees like trash, catering to the new hires. Also a very cheap work place, you pay for coffee, nothing is provided.

          Advice to Management

          Stop micro managing, trust your employees

        Found 114 reviews