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"Absurd"

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Current Employee - Tower Technician in Columbia, SC
Current Employee - Tower Technician in Columbia, SC
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at American Tower full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Great insurance benefits from day 1, positive expected growth rate (company is thriving), overtime is available, "flextime" time off from day 1.

Cons

Do not expect to "climb company ladder"; its a dead end job. Position is remotely based; you will be expected to live on the road with another man 4 days a week (24/7), Management has no clue what actually goes on in the field (not in a good way), Directives are highly ambiguous; leaves you guessing, Dual roles are required; you will need to be blue and white collar simultaneously.

Advice to Management

Spend some time in the field to broaden your understanding so that you can implement a positive, efficient, open atmosphere (Do some real life managing to create the atmosphere your company desires). Review the numbers for in-house vs. subcontracting for your entire tower maintenance program.

Other Employee Reviews for American Tower

  1. "overall"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at American Tower full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    very professional but..... (see cons)
    middle management good stock options
    growing company
    nice people
    overall OK

    Cons

    interview very long process, way too long...
    not enough vacations... full package 3 weeks with sick time included....
    limited health plan

    Advice to Management

    review career opportunity for employees


  2. Helpful (1)

    "One word if you're interviewing for an IT Position -- RUN!!!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woburn, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woburn, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Tower full-time

    Pros

    Financial stability, good CEO and Senior Vice Presidents, most employees are nice, strategic vision for the company is sound

    Cons

    Management is extremely critical of their employees, they micro-manage, and they're very unpleasant to work for. For the most part they're new to managing IT which has also resulted in roadblocks taking way too long to get resolved. The IT Organization has a revolving door so avoid getting too attached to any of the coworkers. Given the financial stability of the company it's extremely sad to see the poor culture IT Management has decided to foster, there's just no reason for it other than their own egos.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees more and talk less, appreciate the effort employees put in and allow employees to make mistakes -- this is how people learn, when trying a new method realize it's not going to go smoothly the first time around be reasonable with employees instead of blaming them when things don't go the way you anticipated. And for goodness sake, take accountability for your actions and direction.


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