AT&T - A good place to start off, but hard to stay long term because of benefits and HR problems. | Glassdoor
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"A good place to start off, but hard to stay long term because of benefits and HR problems."

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Former Employee - Analyst in Arlington, VA
Former Employee - Analyst in Arlington, VA
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Pros

Flexible working hours and management tried to keep employees after government contracts ended. Company 401K matching contributions were competitive.

Cons

Medical benefits were limited to a consumer drive high deductible plan, or a low quality HMO. Education benefits were limited to certain fields of study. Human resources and benefit information is hard to find among different websites. Too much reliance on technology to address HR needs.

Advice to Management

Improve employee benefits and make it easy for an employee to be an employee within the company. Too much time is wasted trying to handle employee HR and administrative issues.

Other Employee Reviews for AT&T

  1. "Go in eyes wide open and ready to network like crazy."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility in schedule if you luck out w/the right job and management

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, still settling on processes and players after the last merger almost 3 years ago.

    Advice to Management

    Lead by noble principles, including the bottom line, not by reports, especially not to be in red. Everything is not a firedrill. Elaborate or be open to questions if someone needs information beyond your one-word directives. Lead with compassion, not by the threat of your formal authority. Cherish and respect a team that challenges stupid moves. We don't want mud on our faces nor we want to be out of job any more than you do.


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    "AT&T - it's like working for the government without the job security."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Birmingham, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The more you screw up, the less you'll have to do...up to a point, of course...

    Keep a low profile & you should be able to ride out your job till you're surplussed - be cool when dealing with other areas & help them out when you can & you'll be able to move to another group when they cut your job.

    Cons

    As far as I can tell, it's just a little worse than the other telcom's - benefits SUCK (if you're management, the union seems to be looking out for its people); people who do their job very well end up getting stuck in it because they can't afford to move someone competent into management; "raises" come in just under the rate of inflation - no matter if you excel or not - managers try to keep compensation even across their employees; most job training consists of some web pages you click through just to get your "certification."

    Advice to Management

    Nobody cares anymore - seriously. You've created an organization that's run like the federal government without the job security.

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