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"Great company if you're going to retire there, but look elsewhere for professional growth"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at AT&T full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

The company follows best practices in technology and there are review boards that provide guidance and ensure those practices are followed. The scale at which things are done at AT&T is very large and there are very few companies where that sort of exposure is available.

Cons

Promotions are rare and the process is very cumbersome. Also, raises are small on average (1%-3%). However, the two biggest problems are the politics which can makes for a caustic work environment and the focus of senior management on metrics (numbers, percentages, etc.) which causes a lot of decisions to be very short term and narrow. Both the above also create silos where people become experts in very specific things and don't get exposure to anything outside.

Advice to Management

Focus on the employees instead of metrics, since you have an amazing pool of talent. Also, try to eliminate the politics and infighting within Business Units, not only does it make for an tense work environment but also creates silos, where collaboration and learning is stunted.

Other Employee Reviews for AT&T

  1. "Ma Bell is the company you will always respect and trust!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Sales in Bedminster, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Sales in Bedminster, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AT&T full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company you grow up and love.

    Cons

    Don't have any negative to say.

    Advice to Management

    Treats all employee with dedication and respect.


  2. "great company to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Management in Owensboro, KY
    Current Employee - Retail Management in Owensboro, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AT&T full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    this company pays great if you are willing to work

    Cons

    work a lot of nights and weekends

    Advice to Management

    work on a new approach to scheduling. You would save a lot a great employees from going elsewhere

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