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AT&T Systems Engineer Reviews

Updated December 8, 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. "System Administrator"

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    Current Employee - Professional Systems Engineer in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Professional Systems Engineer in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    AT&T is always interesting, with great people and challenges. I'm impressed by the quality of the change management processes I've been exposed to, and the network support professionals are amazing!

    Cons

    In any company, there is the occasional "bad egg." For the most part, at AT&T, the corporate policies that are in place limit the reach of the bad eggs - they keep themselves in check, because it's not tolerated!


  2. "System Engineer"

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    Former Contractor - Systems Engineer in Durham, NC
    Former Contractor - Systems Engineer in Durham, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    8-5 work, no need to worry about work after you go home

    Cons

    not social env, mostly strict on work time management

  3. "A Sinking Ship"

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Bedminster, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Bedminster, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is generally good. Benefits are good, though the 401k match could be better.

    Cons

    Management has an anti-telecommuting bias, strange for a company that used to tout the concept.

    Constant reorgs, often done arbitrarily and sometimes reversed a year later.

    Multiple layoffs per year, with no end in sight

    A constantly changing long term strategy; one year its a telecom company, the next year its a software company, now its an entertainment company. Reacting to changing environments is admirable, but when your 5 year plan changes annually, it seems like someone isn't planning properly.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management seems to have forgotten that its employees are what made the company great, and, instead, seem to have become complete slaves to Wall Street. The short term fixes are going to create long term issues.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Deteriorating conditions, might have to call 911 soon"

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Alpharetta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    pay, diversity, work life balance

    Cons

    lack of progress, rampant outsourcing, bean counter dictators

    Advice to Management

    If you have just peanuts to offer - all you are going to get is monkeys.


  5. "Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Middletown, NJ
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Middletown, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The management is very good. Looks out for the employees.

    Cons

    More personal needed to keep up with the workload.


  6. "Worked Remotely for 3+ years"

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    Former Employee - Principal Systems Engineer in Somerville, NJ
    Former Employee - Principal Systems Engineer in Somerville, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent management - Excellent environment - Excellent culture

    Cons

    Can not think of any


  7. "Good working environment"

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    Former Contractor - Systems Engineer in Bothell, WA
    Former Contractor - Systems Engineer in Bothell, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A good place to work. Nice working environment.

    Cons

    Too many vendors. Contractor payscale should be better.

  8. "Great company, long term growth and lots of opportunities internally."

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    Former Employee - Professional - Systems Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Professional - Systems Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of pros - Awesome place to work, lots of flexibility, good pay, management cares and lots of exciting initiatives

    Cons

    Sometimes there is more focus on the process of creating a product than the actual product. But overall a great place to work.


  9. "Professional System Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Professional Systems Engineer in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Professional Systems Engineer in Richardson, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible, laid-back environment, diversity, cutting edge technology.

    Cons

    job reduction every six months, moving to automation, moving jobs to offshore.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Cast us out like yesterday's news"

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent pay and working conditions

    Cons

    They threw out many years of experience like day-old trash because they think people over 40 aren't useful anymore.

    Advice to Management

    You get what you pay for