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AT&T Project Manager Reviews

Updated Oct 10, 2019

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AT&T CEO Randall L. Stephenson
Randall L. Stephenson
218 Ratings
  1. "Favouritism"

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    Former Employee - Senior Technical Project Manager 

    I worked at AT&T full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Offer best benefits from major companies

    Cons

    I would not recommend someone to work there as they're going downhill. Upper management doesn't care about what you do or bring to the table. They only care about themselves and number.

    Advice to Management

    Please care for the employees.

    AT&T2019-06-19
  2. "challenging company"

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    Current Contractor - IT Senior Project Manager in Remote, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at AT&T for more than 5 years

    Pros

    pro work environment, nice teamwork

    Cons

    bad payment, a lot of projects

    Advice to Management

    none

    AT&T2019-05-20
  3. "Just an okay company"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AT&T full-time

    Pros

    HQ is a great building to work in. This place is great if you end up on a good team. There's a Starbucks in the lobby. I had great work life balance, but that had more to do with my manager and team, no so much with the company overall.

    Cons

    They try hard to come off as cool and innovative, but won't pay for the innovation. So employees get stuck trying to innovate without a budget, which usually means an inferior product. You still have to work your way up in this company. You have to start from the bottom, get blessed by the proper people in order to move up. This is doubly difficult to do if you are a minority because only certain minorities get... chosen and shepherded through the company. Undeveloped managers who don't know what they are doing. Nepotism. Want staff to retool, but won't promote or hire employees that convert to their skills. Older employees unwilling to change and management won't do anything about it.

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    Advice to Management

    HR really needs to decide who's in charge. Is it Blase, Smith or Palmer?

    AT&T2019-05-16
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Rapidly Declining Company Culture"

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    Former Employee - Digital Project Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AT&T full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Benefits are decent, but have steadily declined over the past 10 years

    Cons

    Worked at the company for 19 years, starting at BellSouth, which was an awesome company. Since BellSouth merged with At&t over 12 years ago, it's steadily declined. Constant restructuring and layoffs over the past 6 years has produced process and budget deficiencies. Becoming a 'fear based' work environment where having a positive outlook and striving to produce at top level is very difficult. Employees are put... in the wrong roles as part of ongoing restructuring, which negatively impacts production, motivation and morale. It's become a cut throat culture with little employee consideration. The ongoing laying off have driven talented top level performers to jump ship, leaving 'yes people' who lack basic skills, innovation and drive. Executive Leadership level not held accountable to lead by example. Hard work and results are not recognized or rewarded. Through ongoing real estate consolidation efforts over the years, the company moved to open concept 'drop in' work spaces across many of the major hubs, driving flex work schedule and telecommute flexibility. Telecommute policy recently removed in many areas, with little warning or rational. Forcing employees to go into an office carrying all their equipment daily, where space is very limited. The open concept work space has proven to be ineffective - not just at AT&T, but many companies who have tried it. Decreasing productivity and morale. If you expect your managers to work 60 plus hours a week with no extra pay, provide them telecommute flexibility. Promotion opportunities are limited. It's not what you know or proven results, it's WHO you know. Many 'clicks' prevail at the leadership level - only promoting buddies who support their agendas. This used to be such a great company that I was proud to say I worked for and planned to retire from. I volunteered to leave as soon as a severance package became available.

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    Advice to Management

    Randall and his Executive Leadership team - please Wake Up! Top performers are leaving daily due to the toxic work culture that prevails. Employee understand change is needed and are all onboard. But, how it's being executed will be the demise of what once was a awesome company to work for.

    AT&T2019-05-24
  5. "Company first"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AT&T full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, great service discounts, ability to work from home.

    Cons

    Company is primarily concerned about their bottom line. They have no problem cutting jobs when things get tough.

    AT&T2019-04-16
  6. "Cheap labor is all they care about"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at AT&T full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Employee discounts on services. ERG Conference.

    Cons

    You will be laid off at some point. Getting a promotion is nearly impossible unless you “know someone”

    AT&T2019-05-16
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Fair Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in El Segundo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at AT&T full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Compensation is appropriate for the Job

    Cons

    Lack of trust from the Executive Leadership down.

    AT&T2019-04-21
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Working at Big Blue"

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    Current Employee - IT Project Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AT&T full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They have a decent compensation package.

    Cons

    The bureaucracy working at a company this large is frustrating. Trying to get questions answered outside of one's department is very difficult and usually relies on hoping that a mail list you've been given is still in use.

    AT&T2019-04-17
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Would not recommend for a newcomer with a long career ahead of them."

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Jackson, MS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AT&T full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Reasonable compensation, benefits and paid time off

    Cons

    Legacy company with continuous reorganization and downsizing that has become "too big" through acquisition/mergers incurring huge debt load. Very difficult to accomplish objectives with dependent groups having a constant lack of resources/personnel to meet corporate goals. Must be in "hub city" (only a handful in the US) locations to have any career advancement opportunities.

    AT&T2019-04-17
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good Benefits, Poor Culture"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager 

    I worked at AT&T full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Flexible Work Schedule

    Cons

    Poor Culture, Profits Over People

    AT&T2019-04-16
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