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"Good company if you are in it for the long term."

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Manager in San Ramon, CA
Current Employee - Manager in San Ramon, CA
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Stable company in an industry that has been hit hard by the economy and technology. Also, AT&T has great benefits for its employees. Senior leadership is doing a good job growing the wireless and video divisions of the company, but the economy, housing crisis and other financial factors have definitely taken a toll on the traditional dialtone lines and like most companies today, Senior leadership is faced with making hard, but correct decisions.
Although long hours are needed during most of the year, AT&T is good about making sure employees take their vacation and balance their work and life outside of work.

Cons

If you are looking for leadership development, you may want to look elsewhere. Only a small percentage of managers climb the ladder in short time frame, otherwise plan to be there for many years before promotion.

Advice to Management

Do a better job at leadership development.

Other Employee Reviews for AT&T

  1. "It's a job at a major legacy corporation, what do you expect?"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Team Lead in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Team Lead in Richardson, TX
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay when compared to other companies, but I advanced quickly with the "take the title, and the pay will come around with salary treatment", and when looking at salary ranges for the titles I've passed, I am below what I should be. It's relatively low stress, had been fairly stable as a job (lately however, yikes), most direct management folks are flexible to allow for time needed to take care of things (Dr visits, etc) and with telecommuting.

    Cons

    Can be frustrating dealing with the process and red tape on stuff. Also get management speaking out of both sides of their mouth on multiple issues (ie follow the process vs Stephenson said do this now).

    Advice to Management

    Spend the money to update some of the antiquated systems that bog down progress and require so much money spent to customize solutions for each region. Create a central customer repository instead of regional deviation.


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    "AT&T good but don't expect to break the Director level"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Area Manager in Springfield, IL
    Former Employee - Area Manager in Springfield, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Compensation and opportunities, not promotional

    Cons

    long hours in some departments, high stress. I was rated in the top 2 in a department of over 500 for three years with no support in moving up to a director level. I got director pay but wanted to move into a CFO role and the future looked dim.

    Advice to Management

    Work on improving time-off and work life balance. You need to do more for promotional opportunties for talented individuals insteading of preserving the old brass during cutbacks. There is a serious disconnect from the Vice President level and Randall Stephenson.

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