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Updated January 5, 2018
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AT&T Chairman and CEO Randall L. Stephenson
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  1. "AT&T is a great company, with head on challenges and pushing the limits of technology."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Allen, TX
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Allen, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There are always challenges and deadlines, keeps you on your toes so that top individuals can excel in this next level environment.

    Cons

    Current out sourcing rate hurts US morale and impacts overall performance of teams. As members in same team or across working groups were impacted it left discontent in its wake.

    Advice to Management

    Changes over the past 5 years and the constant looming fear of unemployment due to cheap off shore labor also has an impact to the bottom line that should be quantified. The offshore individuals have an unfair advantage over the US due to differences in economy. Since we have limited control over the financial woes of the US, it leaves on shore employees with a looming boot waiting to drop.


  2. "QA Engineer at&t"

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    Current Contractor - Senior Software QA Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Contractor - Senior Software QA Engineer in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Giving Oppurtunity in all the business aspects of Testing the Product feature and its great to involve in this and testing the Product quality

    Cons

    Nothing as of now, Everything looks good

    Advice to Management

    Nothing

  3. "Great culture and office, quality work"

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    Former Intern - Software Engineer(Internship) in El Segundo, CA
    Former Intern - Software Engineer(Internship) in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    El Segundo is a great office, comparable to Microsoft offices in Redmond and Amazon in Seattle. Can't speak to other locations.

    Cons

    A lot of bureaucracy, as is expected.


  4. "AT&T Software Engineer review for 2017"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I really liked working here

    Cons

    I got laid off due to number


  5. "Culture Problems, but interesting technology"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in El Segundo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. New microservices development paradigm with AWS and modern Java technology stack. Will learn a lot working on this platform.
    2. Excellent people who work hard and are willing to come together
    3. Good work/life balance usually.

    Cons

    1. Communication is a huge problem, especially with the change to Agile from Waterfall. Teams often are not in sync and often are given conflicting direction.
    2. Pay, enough said
    3. Politics is played in terms of shifting blame from one team to another. Ironically when it comes down to it, teams will work together when they have to, but until then they will blame each other.
    4. Lack of technical vision, architecture is often people who just drawing up which pipes to connect, but not recognizing how to use technologies and what limitations these technologies are using. This often falls to the development team to make the judgement, which many teams lack the experience.

    Advice to Management

    1. Avoid unrealistic expectations
    2. Realize that software development is Quality,Speed,Cost. At best pick 2, if you constantly focus on deadline you will get none of those.
    3. Pay your people well or they will look for other opportunities.
    " Train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough so they don't want to"
    - Richard Branson


  6. "Nice comapny"

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    Current Contractor - Senior Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Contractor - Senior Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good culture and work balance.

    Cons

    No Job security for contractors.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good life/work balance"

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    Former Contractor - Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Contractor - Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Balanced life/work environment
    VERY estblished and strict SCRUM
    Diverse environment

    Cons

    Politics sometimes is involved
    Ofter big and crowdy teams

  8. "25+ year AT&T employee - mostly content"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Nashua, NH
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Nashua, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, varied and and large breadth of high tech disciplines to pursue, impressive range and quantity of internal/external training opportunities, very rich history of innovation.

    Cons

    Very large company, despite recent great efforts - still not as agile as smaller companies

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work but please revamp the internal job search process, especially the web based job search.


  9. "Diverse"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company has good benefits. Many people have been with AT&T for over 20 years, showing that the company values its people

    Cons

    Not necessarily a comment against this company in particular, but as with all large companies it can be cumbersome and difficult to function an an agile way. Especially very diverse companies

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. "The world's largest telecommunications company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AT&T full-time

    Pros

    Very academic like. you have lots of freedom to choose your project and let your creativity fly

    Cons

    Lots of room to grow your career. Cannot think of any