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"Large company stability at AT&T; plenty of career opportunities; possible pigeon-hole."

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Current Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in Dublin, CA
Current Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in Dublin, CA
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Pros

Stability. In such a large company, you can spend a whole careers in all aspects of business.

Cons

You could get so specialized with your function you get pigeon-holed into it and not be able to stay connected with your customer base. It's sometimes not clear who you work for and what value you add.

Advice to Management

AT&T has the best management for many years now. I think it's easy to suggest to senior management that employees can benefit from better workflow. This is not an AT&T specific issue, but rather, a large business issue. Many workers just come to work with a background in their field. However, to be effective, people need to focus not only on their understanding of the business, but their workflow to deliver results. Lots of time and resources are wasted waiting on peers to do their work. That could be major cost savings...how much, I don't know...yet I see inefficiencies in workflow all the time.

Other Employee Reviews for AT&T

  1. Helpful (2)

    "One Company...Sooooo Much Opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Plano, TX
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    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    AT&T is a leading edge company with a long history, stability and growth potential. Because of the size and scope of the company, there are lots of opportunities for vertical and horizontal movement, and you will find yourself working on projects and learning about things you never dreamed you would be! It's not "the telephone company" anymore!!! There are opportunities in areas as diverse as network engineering and IT, entertainment and content, sales and marketing, legal, finance, HR...you name it. Because of the nature of today's telecom marketplace, I would expect applicants with experience in customer lifecycle management, product lifecycle management, entertainment and content, and IT (particulary IP) would have better than average opportunities.

    Cons

    I really cannot think of a downside for the non-hourly employee. However, I hear a lot of complaints from friends who work in union-represented positions. Still, positives outweigh the negatives. Complaints are mostly from sales and support (customer care) positions, complaining of long hours, little recognition (though great pay), poor managers, and little opportunity for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    1. LEAD BY EXAMPLE! Many employees are complaining of being asked to make sacrifices while Sr and Retired Leadership have extraordinary compensation, and the CEO announces "record profits." Share the wealth!

    2. Focus on what the company does best (don't follow the Starbucks model and get too far away from your core products).

    3. Support your employees. From working with students needing flexible hours, to providing clear and actionable career paths (with accountability from managers), nothing will help this company continue to rise higher like high morale. Remember that the most important R is Respect - given and received.


  2. "You will love it here if you have no ambition and don't want to move up!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits package continue to be good - few places still give you a pension package. Still provide tuition reimbursement although package has been severely trimmed down. Can work from home - depending on your supervisor of course! Good opportunity to travel although budgets have been cut recently.

    Cons

    Not a place to work at if you want upward mobility. If you have no ambition, then you could stay here 35 or 40 years and survive. But if you like innovation, a fast-paced environment that is conducive to your career path, look elsewhere. You only get recognized for towing the line, not for out-of-the-box thinking.

    Advice to Management

    Look beyond maintenance of business and stay competitive with other major players in the industry.

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