AT&T - A good company - extremely tough to move up past a certain point | Glassdoor
  1. Helpful (3)

    "A good company - extremely tough to move up past a certain point"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Director in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AT&T full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Good training programs. Generally friendly people. Lots of good discounts. Depending on your department, lots of telework opportunities.

    Cons

    Very Dallas-centric. Extremely difficult to move to the GM/Director level even if you're a High Potential employee, particularly if you're anywhere other than Dallas.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure that your HiPo employees can actually advance. Having to move around laterally for a decade in an effort to move up leads to serious burn-out. And you're a global telecom with every opportunity to leverage high-end video conferencing and other communications media. Why do you still have to physically run into people in the hall of the Dallas headquarters to advance?

    AT&T2017-06-15

    AT&T Response

    July 24, 2017Talent Acquisition Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We truly care for our employees and appreciate your input on what we can improve upon – your feedback is very important to us and our efforts to make AT&T a better place to work.

  1. "Sr. Project Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AT&T for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Supportive environment, opportunities to learn. Pay was good.

    Cons

    Difficult to be hired permanently. Not everyone in management was good. Lots of favoritism

    Advice to Management

    Be fair by hiring and promoting based on merit and not because the person is your friend or relative.

    AT&T2018-12-04
  2. Helpful (116)

    "Horrible"

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    Current Employee - IT Senior Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at AT&T full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Decent benefits- that’s about it

    Cons

    HORRIBLE COMPANY! Constant layoffs! Management has also restricted Telecommuting. Employees used to be able to work from home all the time- now it is limited to 4 times a month. Impossible to find workspace at corporate locations- everything is “drop in” and you need to haul all your stuff into the office daily. Long hours and absolutely NO WORK LIFE BALANCE. Management does not care that you have a life outside...

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    Advice to Management

    IT employees need the flexibility you once gave us. We have ZERO WORK LIFE BALANCE. Over time, the best and brightest WILL LEAVE ATT. My coworkers and I are all just marking time. Waiting for the surplus and package- at which time we will take our talents elsewhere. ATT will be left only with the employees on the right side of the bell curve who are nowhere approaching top Talent if they don’t change the culture...

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    AT&T2018-08-15

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