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"It's the phone company"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Lead Member of Technical Staff in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Lead Member of Technical Staff in Seattle, WA
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Security, stability, reasonable pay, decent benefits

Cons

Phone-company outlook, slow-moving, rule-bound, cookie-cutter approach to decisions and management

Advice to Management

Predictable, efficient execution is indeed all that matters - until someone changes the game. Will you see it when it happens?

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    "AT&T: Changing Its Name to Bureaucracy"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Architect in Middletown, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Architect in Middletown, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Better than no job. Reasonably safe (for now) from layoffs and downsizing.

    Cons

    Incredible bureaucracy! Most of my time is spent on overhead that would be unnecessary at a normal company. To be fair, this is partly an unavoidable consequence of size, but AT&T sets a new standard. Thank god we are a monopoly! We'd never survive in a truly competitive environment. It make for a lot of drudgery.

    Low technology. Innovation, at least internally, is stifled. Corporate email accounts are limited to 35 MB! (You are supposed to download to your laptop/desktop and work out your own backup strategy). Laptops provided (even to tech workers) are 2+ year old technology. All internal IT systems are being herded to a one-size-fits-all architecture. Variations are punished with crushing amounts of paperwork, approvals, and other overhead that makes it almost impossible. Workers are slotted to do one thing---probably to set up their jobs for off-shoring. Hard to find anything on the internal web. The simplest things (e.g. checking vacation balance, signing up for mandatory training) can take an hour due to poorly designed internal systems. Telecommuting is strongly discouraged---even if most of your job is solo work and conference calls.

    I could go on. Why would any young, talented worker choose AT&T over, say, Google? Beats me. Most of the people I work with are older workers with 20+ years in and are hanging on until retirement.

    Advice to Management

    Retire.


  2. "Good company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Operations in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Operations in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are very good. I have built a career and really feel like my management cares about what happens to me

    Cons

    There are not a lot of downsides. I think the company tries to do the right thing most of the time

    Advice to Management

    I would like more continuous feedback and an opportunity to cross train in other positions

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