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"NEPOTIST HIRING PRACTICES."

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Former Contractor - Software Engineer in Redmond, WA
Former Contractor - Software Engineer in Redmond, WA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at AT&T as a contractor (More than a year)

Pros

Casual mentality. People like to dress up. Family oriented in a big way. Nice locations. If you're Indian, you'll fit in just fine. Diversity seems to flourish here. The workload is well thought out. Most managers are very nice and easy to get along with.

Cons

No flex time. Strict break and lunch times are ridiculous. No cafeteria. Temporary Agencies kind of ruin everything. Nepotism is very high at this Corporation. Hiring is based on how your relatives are within the company, regardless of experience. I've seen a school teacher hired for Software engineering and was trained to do her job, and even though she was slow and terrible at it, they kept her on, because her husband was a Project manager. They cram 12 people into an office created for 2.

Advice to Management

Hire based on skills not on your personal preferences.
Stop the nepotism.
Flex time.
Cafeteria.
Stop cramming a bunch of people into tiny rooms, so ridiculous.

Other Employee Reviews for AT&T

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Retail Management in Albuquerque, NM
    Former Employee - Retail Management in Albuquerque, NM
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AT&T full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Professional environment, great products, good service, and a national presence. They offer good benefits, 401K, tuition reimbursement, and opportunities for advancement. There is lots of upside.

    Cons

    It's a retail job, so that means retail hours. You work most weekends (including Sundays) and nights, and you don't get any time off for holidays (so no travelling plans). So, family/friends time will be sacrificed. Also, if you get assigned/transferred to a store with an incompetent / egotistical manager in place - it can make a life a living hell. You will do all the work so that they can live it easy. So, make sure you see eye to eye with the store manager FIRST before agreeing to work there.

    Advice to Management

    Don't just visit the store for an hour. Have your ARSM and DOS actually sit in for a day to see how the store is really ran, and who actually does the work.

    AT&T Response

    May 14, 2014 – Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your feedback and willingness to recommend employment at AT&T to a friend!


  2. "The company is too big and there are lots of bureaucracy. Too many middle level management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AT&T full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Upper managements have the correct future view and company goes to a right direction. The salary is OK and there are lots of smart people.

    Cons

    many different business units fight for the same hot projects, too many politics, play favorites, micromanagement.

    Advice to Management

    Too many layers of middle level managements, and the information that upper management get might be different from the fact.

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