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American Tower Chairman, President, and CEO Jim Taiclet Jr.
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Pros
  • Great work-life balance, minimal expectation to take work home or work long hours (in 21 reviews)

  • Good Benefits like Mobile Reimbursement and Evening snacks (in 22 reviews)

Cons
  • Unrealistic expectations and poor work/life balance (in 10 reviews)

  • upper management of IT seems uncaring (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Fast growing company, profitable and good business model"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Director in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Tower full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Growth, invests in tools and systems, good people and business model.

    Cons

    Needs to break down silos.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Avoid IT"

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    Current Employee - Director in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Director in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Tower (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company with excellent benefits and adequate compensation, values, and people. Work is challenging. Schedules are aggressive, but there is a focus on work-life balance.

    Cons

    IT is directionless. The "new" CIO has not shared his vision, even after three years. There are reorgs every few months without any explanation. Morale is absolutely in the pits. The rest of the company seems okay though.

    Advice to Management

    Replace current CIO with one who has a vision.

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Bureaucratic, division of labor makes no sense, low pay, "busy work", management is ok but could be better"

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    Current Employee - Director in Woburn, MA
    Current Employee - Director in Woburn, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at American Tower full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, work-life balance, stable company

    Cons

    Management has no sense of what motivates employees (at times, they kill motivation), low salaries, promotions take a life time, problem employees get away with a lot because managers do not have the skills to handle them which results in the loss of good employees who are smart enough to move on; IT is a joke; legal department is dysfunctional and it's lawyers do not nothing but complain and talk about each other.

    Advice to Management

    Be wise to recognize you don't know it all and that you could learn to be better managers from those managers below you and by the way, don't steal their ideas without giving them proper credit. Don't let your friendships cloud your judgment about a person's performance. Recognize the stars from the deadweight and let them lead. Put the complainers in their place, not those they complain about. Chances are, they are actually working hard for you! pay people market rates. $ is always a good motivator. Reorganize the IT department from the ground up. Do something with your legal department. They remind me of high school.


  4. Helpful (5)

    "Paycheck only. Not a career. Very bureaucratic."

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    Former Employee - Director in Woburn, MA
    Former Employee - Director in Woburn, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at American Tower full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits and work-life balance.

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic to the point that the legal department trips over themselves way too often. Leaders do not set good examples as most people are too complacent to the point of laziness and no one accepts accountability. They also treat their customers terribly.

    Advice to Management

    Being number one does not only mean owning the most number of assets.


  5. "Legal Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Legal Director in Bogotá, Bogota (Colombia)
    Current Employee - Legal Director in Bogotá, Bogota (Colombia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Tower full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Enhtusiasm. Well compensated. Good startups.

    Cons

    No much where to professionally grow.

    Advice to Management

    Take account of people who has worked for you and develop a career program.