AT&T - Great Company | Glassdoor
  1. "Great Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Director 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AT&T full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great company good opportunity

    Cons

    Too big and most of the leadership roles are in Texas

    AT&T2019-07-04
  1. "Loving it; hoping leadership moves towards a more distributed workforce"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AT&T full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Get Fortune 10 company experience Given the company's size, you can pursue almost anything that interests you during your career. Work with REALLY big data sources. Work with some preeminent big data technologies. Everybody that I've met in senior leadership is an AT&T veteran and seems to really understand the business. While outside senior leaders bring fresh perspective, it can also be frustrating... when they don't understand the business they're supposed to be running. The company is very diverse and celebrates diversity. At least in my department, there is some flexibility on when you show up and when you leave the office. The company treats their employees better (e.g. benefits) a LOT better than other Fortune 500 companies for whom I've worked. For example, 6 weeks of paternity leave, adoption assistance, fertility treatment assistance, etc.

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    Cons

    As a Fortune 10 company, AT&T doesn't move as 'fast' as a start up does. Little flexibility to work from home or work remote. Pushing everybody into open floor, hot desk office plans.

    Advice to Management

    I perceive that AT&T leadership has aggressively pushed HR policies to 1) make people work on 'shared desk' floors and 2) move to Dallas and work at the office every day. I would like to see more communication about the ‘why’ behind these policies. In a vacuum of information, I’m only seeing my (negative) perspective. I do NOT work best in a 'shared desk' environment and don't like that AT&T, which... celebrates diversity, has shoved tens of thousands of square peg workers (who would work better in a dedicated office space with more privacy) into a round hole. The same thing applies with forcing everybody to move to Dallas and minimizing work from home/remote flexibility - many wonderful people have left the company because AT&T wouldn't afford them the flexibility to stay in town until a parent died, a child finished high school, etc. Is the incremental 'creativity and collaboration' of having everybody in the same Dallas office a few days out of the week worth 1) losing thousands of employees and 2) workers like me trying to overcome the reduction in productivity from my counter-productive work environment? Also, it seems ironic to me that we pride ourselves on selling solutions to help businesses collaborate with distributed work forces, yet don't practice it. Again, I would at least like to hear more from leadership on the 'benefits' of such a large staffing decision. In a vacuum of that information, I'm just seeing the down-sides and assuming this is a cost-cutting play. I haven't seen any quantitative analyses demonstrating the benefits of these office plans; all I've heard are anecdotes about how great these office plans are.

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    AT&T2019-07-23
  2. Helpful (148)

    "Horrible"

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    • Senior Management
    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 of “the Death Star”. Try to leave or work from home with a sick kid, and you get written up! And I am a high level IT professional.

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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 DRASTICALLY TO BE MORE EMPLOYEE DRIVEN!

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    AT&T2018-08-15

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