American Tower Reviews

Updated Aug 11, 2020

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3.5
66%
Recommend to a Friend
82%
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American Tower Chairman, President, and CEO Jim Taiclet Jr.
Jim Taiclet Jr.
237 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great financially stable company that offers a great work life balance(in 34 reviews)

  • "Very good benefits plan including options not often covered by employers(in 29 reviews)

Cons
  • "Depending on manager little work/life balance(in 23 reviews)

  • "Constant moving of desks so upper management can showcase certain types of employees(in 22 reviews)

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  1. "ATC"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff 

    I worked at American Tower full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Motivation to do better in life

    Cons

    Program managers should motivate their employees

  2. "Good pay"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Boston, MA

    I have been working at American Tower full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Care about and treat their employees well

    Cons

    Not the best for training


  3. "Good Company, Bad pay and job requirements"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Specialist in Woburn, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Tower full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great Stock, Good benefits, yearly bonus and stock options

    Cons

    Management is poor, Focus is purely on stock price not operations, Wildly underpaid for job responsibilities, Management will look to take advantage of employees and not reward them with additional pay or career enhancement for the overtime

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  4. "Solid Company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Tower full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good people, significant resources, a strong desire to get the job done.

    Cons

    Different organization do not work well together; business case interface model is antiquated, goals not aligned across groups. Lack of technical expertise.

  5. "Great culture"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Woburn, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Tower full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great culture, great management, successful company

    Cons

    Can get tedious at times, not always enough work to go around for full team

  6. Helpful (1)

    "In crowd and out crowd"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woburn, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at American Tower full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Plenty of coffee and snacks, but being your own cup Training seems adequate enough Company pays 80% of medical premiums

    Cons

    Some managers are snobs and wont give you time of day, will stab you in the back the 1st chance they get Hidden agenda with regards to company culture and image SVP trying to convey Constant moving of desks so upper management can showcase certain types of employees

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  7. Helpful (3)

    "Review for American Tower"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Cary, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Tower full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Job Stability Stocks Compensation Flexibility Benefits Performance Stocks, flexibility, Global, benefits

    Cons

    Racial Discrimination Work Culture Lack of Transparency Politics Unfairness

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Steady Employer"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Operations Site Lead in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Tower full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Decent benefits and reasonable pay

    Cons

    Often requires travel which can be hard with small children

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  9. "I had an incredible team to work with"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Coordinator 
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Tower full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I enjoyed working with the team I was on and interacting with other teams across the company; the benefits package is pretty impressive

    Cons

    Communication across departments and organizations across the board could be a lot better

  10. Helpful (5)

    "Awful Experience"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Structural Engineer in Cary, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at American Tower full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nothing to mention because there was no pros for me.

    Cons

    I am very highly educated in the field of Structural Engineering, which at that time thought to be a great help for this company. However, 1) The basis of this company stands on only production and not employee growth. There are numerous number of towers needed to be analyzed very fast (almost 2 hours each). Everything is pre-set for you to only put loads and run the spreadsheet and then create the report which is with only one click. This process which you are supposed to do it in 2 hours should be done every day, every month and so on. I have seen some people even with no structural engineering background which were employed there and were doing the same thing. Therefore, you wont be exposed to new challenges and learn more things and strengthen your knowledge and experience to enjoy as structural engineer. Since I was so bored of this job it effaced my health at that period. 2) Management is very awful. My weekly meetings with my manager were almost like a court trial answering questions about why I didn't finish 20 structures this week or why I had this many mistakes or etc. 3) Report reviewers were not consistent in their comments. They even modified their own comments after multiple rounds which I was shocked. Some of them really enjoyed seeing you fail. I resigned from that company and moved to another structural industry and now I feel very happy and successful as I am solving different challenges and very appreciated by this industry. So far I never recommended my friends to join this company as reasons mentioned above.

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