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DIRECTV El Segundo Reviews

Updated May 30, 2017
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El Segundo, CA

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DIRECTV Chairman, President, and CEO Michael D. (Mike) White
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  • Quality of life - no work/life balance, management believes they own you (in 32 reviews)

  • Long hours investment that pays off but challenges the life work balance (in 38 reviews)

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  1. "Protection Plan Technical CSR"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DIRECTV (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun work environment and team building exercises, bonus incentives, health insurance/retirement benefits, well-structured.

    Cons

    It was sold out to CenturyLink.


  2. "Not bad"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Coordinator, DIRECTV Sports Programming/Operations Department in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Coordinator, DIRECTV Sports Programming/Operations Department in El Segundo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    I enjoy my work, I get to speak and use my bilingual skills.

    Cons

    Company has been going through some new challenges with the merge but we are working hard to get through them.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to support the team, give positive feedback.


  3. "QA Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Analyst in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Analyst in El Segundo, CA

    I worked at DIRECTV (More than a year)

    Pros

    good environment, very organized

    Cons

    I hope has opportunities to apply for full time in a future


  4. "Marketing Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great Perks and you make great contacts. Salary is competitive. Great launch pad for your next position.

    Cons

    It's amazing to see who gets where on the org chart. One can easily stagnate and one never knows when the next reorg is coming.

    Advice to Management

    Think about the long term impact of new media and devote more resources to non-DBS delivery of content


  5. "Communications Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Communications Specialist in El Segundo, CA
    Former Contractor - Communications Specialist in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DIRECTV as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent culture and entrepreneurial spirit. Flexible work environment. Highly intelligent and creative team who readily collaborate.

    Great corporate events and services available for employees (e.g., special events, holiday shopping on campus).

    Strong directive to ensure all employees throughout various locations within the country felt a part of the team.

    Cons

    Constant organizational changes, with promotions to management occasionally misaligned with skills of individual.

    Advice to Management

    Rotate leadership and create standards for recurring meetings that were both informative and fun. Leverage assets of the entertainment industry.


  6. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1. Good Company and has Long future.

    Cons

    1.Lot of Old technologies are using. need Upgrade.
    2. Unnecessary layers of Teams.


  7. "Sr. Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DIRECTV (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, including health and educational

    Cons

    Not too many if you were lucky enough to have a great boss


  8. "Customer Service"

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    Former Employee - Technical Customer Service Representative in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Customer Service Representative in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DIRECTV (More than a year)

    Pros

    Helping customers fix their issue and making them feel good about the company.

    Cons

    When you get a long phone call


  9. "Overall Great Experience"

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    Former Intern - Software Engineering Intern in El Segundo, CA
    Former Intern - Software Engineering Intern in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DIRECTV as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    My experience here has taught me a lot especially about process. They put you onto actual projects that are useful to the company.

    Cons

    Some technologies are a little dated but still very relevant in industry.


  10. "Finance Manager"

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    Former Employee - Finance Manager in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in El Segundo, CA

    I worked at DIRECTV full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunity for career growth.

    Cons

    As the company has grown bigger, the jobs have become more specialized.

    Advice to Management

    Cross functional training could provide opportunity for further advancement in a career.


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