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American Tower Reviews

Updated April 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Great work-life balance, minimal expectation to take work home or work long hours (in 21 reviews)

  • Good people in most areas, Company is growing and placing getting better at placing the right people in the right roles (in 11 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 (6)

    "Avoid IT"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "Project Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Remote, OR
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Remote, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent regional staff - everyone was enjoyable to work with and all are treated with respect.
    A very professional environment.

    Cons

    communication between some of the departments was difficult at times

    Advice to Management

    Increase teaching to new hires with little wireless experience


  3. "Miserable place to work at"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woburn, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woburn, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at American Tower (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Decent benefit and stock options.

    Cons

    Heavy workload with less manpower. Managers focus on quantity over quality.

    Advice to Management

    You should see the reality.


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  5. "Design Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Tower (More than a year)

    Pros

    very flexible, the culure and the seeting was great. ..and very open and i had enough time to work on other projects at my own pace

    Cons

    It was a temporary job, no with no security and it was more of free lancing and waiting for the next assignments.


  6. "Site Acquisition Coordninator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Site Acquisition Coordinator in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Site Acquisition Coordinator in Schaumburg, IL

    I worked at American Tower (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Team! to work with.

    Cons

    Contract and project was too short.

    Advice to Management

    Could have been more involved.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "PS"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Specialist in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Project Specialist in Boca Raton, FL

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, Coworkers are great.

    Cons

    Pay is low for the industry, Company lets go of people when they want to or when they "restructure".

    Advice to Management

    Value and empower your employees like your Company Core Values say you do.


  8. Helpful (10)

    "Micromanaged"

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

    I worked at American Tower (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits and stockstocks keep the good ones around a little longer.

    Cons

    Micromanaged by supervisors that didn't even deserve to be a supervisor. Unprofessional and a bigot. Sooner or later upper management will find they hire morons that not only should've never been promoted but sent to AA. Ridiculously managed by grown men and women that act like they are in elementary school.

    Advice to Management

    Ask the real people that carry the company how they feel about their "superiors"


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Tower full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Competitive benefits; great comp and bonus structure; culture is great and work is very interesting. Management is listening and really open to suggestion

    Cons

    Nothing really bad here. It is a great company to work for. Very busy place so if you are looking for a boring 9 to 5 job, you should probably look somewhere else

    Advice to Management

    No ad


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Project Coordinator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Woburn, MA
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Woburn, MA

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with!

    Cons

    Compensation could be better but all in all, no complaints.


  11. Helpful (6)

    "Stay away"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Culture & Values
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Structural Engineering Contractor in Cary, NC
    Former Employee - Structural Engineering Contractor in Cary, NC
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at American Tower (Less than a year)

    Pros

    high hourly pay, good exposure to what you should avoid in your career

    Cons

    poor working conditions, poor communication, poor training, unrealistic expectations, poor management, false promises

    overall a company with very low ethics

    Advice to Management

    Treat people the way you expect to be treated


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