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"Potential to be a great company"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Sprint full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Pros:
- Nice benefits
- Pay is fair, but do not expect funds for continual raises
- Work-life balance
- Technology environment

Cons

Cons:
- Growth potential extremely limited outside of HQ, with vision at top in flux due to turnover.
- Weak direction, execution, and talent management at middle management level
- Limited support and recognition of talent with very limited training sponsorship
- Infested with people who routinely just can't hold a conversation about anything except the way they've always done things.
- Champagne taste on a beer budget

Advice to Management

Consider closer evaluation cycles of middle management or under performing employees, instead of just waiting for lay-offs when it is too late. Complacency is a workplace killer. There should be more discipline of under performing employees keeping seats warm and more opportunity and recognition for dedicated employees with talent to drive change, instead of just avoiding the "paper work", conflict, or protecting FTE turf. Too many middleman PM types just communicating a message or filtering and not enough talented doers who can do more with less solving difficult and challenging problems. For example, bring in, retain, reward talented and educated employees, such as MBAs/MS, who can outperform a whole team of 12 or 15 who have meetings for the sake of meetings to fill their outlook calendars to provide the appearance of work or busy for the past 10-15 years without contributing true value.

Other Employee Reviews for Sprint

  1. "The worst of both worlds."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retails Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Retails Sales Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relatively easy to secure employment
    If sales goals are achieved, there is potential for advancement

    Cons

    Unrealistic goals for sub-par compensation. I have worked at several other wireless companies, specifically Cricket and Verizon. At Cricket, compensation was low but so was the pressure in terms of sales goals. On the other hand, Verizon has very high expectations of it's sales reps but compensates accordingly to justify the pressure. At Sprint, the pressure to perform and reach sales goals is comparable to Verizon while the compensation is comparable to that of Cricket. Not to mention, depending on location, goals can be unrealistic when considering traffic flow of that location. If you're seeking employment in the wireless industry and compensation is important, Sprint is not one of the better options.

    Advice to Management

    Fairly compensate what is one of the most important departments in the organization. A sales rep that produces the same volume of business for Verizon is compensated significantly higher than a sales rep producing the same volume of business for Sprint. No wonder Sprint has a 60%+ turnover rate for retail sales reps.


  2. "Great company to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Sterling Heights, MI
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Sterling Heights, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sprint full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I love the continuing training and providing the tool and support for perform your job.

    Cons

    Dealing with some of the upper management - too much favoritism. The good hard working employees are not able to succeed and get promoted.

    Advice to Management

    Look at who is doing the right thing for the company not only the ones that are trying to be your friend so they get promoted. Look at some of the social network sites and see what actually this "promoted" employees are saying and thinking about the company.

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