AT&T - Great company with a great culture | Glassdoor
  1. "Great company with a great culture"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    AT&T has a great culture about caring for employees at all levels, by my experience, especially when compared to some of the current cutthroat tactics elsewhere. Good opportunities for advancement if you work hard and stick with it, but it does need commitment, patience, and demonstrated good performance. You can't get by just slacking. Strong culture of inclusion and diversity. Excellent compensation and... benefits including bonuses and discounted or free services for employees (cell service, DIRECTV, HBO, etc.)

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    Cons

    Like any business, especially publicly traded, costs including labor are constantly optimized, which does lead to some layoffs and use of low-cost countries. However, the company treats employees very fairly and with dignity in the process when layoffs are necessary, with reasonable compensation, and tries to find another opportunity for them. Heavy emphasis on training and education, which is good, but not all... requirements are well-focused for particular jobs, so the number of mandatory courses to be taken sometimes feels burdensome.

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    AT&T2019-08-21
  1. "Not Your Parents AT&T"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Freelancer - Associate Director in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AT&T for more than 10 years

    Pros

    More diversity in Television Media and Mobile Phone than old Landline Business High Tech Digital Company

    Cons

    Continuous change over of employees as they eliminate expenses to meet Wall Street Expectations and repay debt

    Advice to Management

    Older employees made AT&T what it is today but Experience snd Salary makes you dispensable

    AT&T2019-07-14
  2. Helpful (143)

    "Horrible"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • 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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