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"Good experience despite being laid off after 14 1/2 years"

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Former Employee - Project Manager II in Overland Park, KS
Former Employee - Project Manager II in Overland Park, KS
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Overall, the company treats it's employees well and made great strides in improving it customer service & network since the merger with Nextel. Dan Hesse is top notch. The culture was great and they did a very good job of corporate compliance. I met & worked with some great folks within Sprint and with outside vendors.

Cons

In the department I was in, there was lack of focus in helping supporting the PMs develop and train while other departments seemed to have carte blanche to send folks to training all over the country.

Advice to Management

Continue on the current path that Dan Hesse is laid out.

Other Employee Reviews for Sprint

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Your experience depends on your location and management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Consultant in Baton Rouge, LA
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Consultant in Baton Rouge, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sprint full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefit package;
    Decent salary (for a sales consultant, you get a base hourly rate + commission);
    Employee perks such as reduced monthly plan (even after you quit);
    Training is compensated (mileage and time)

    Cons

    bad management can make your life hell;
    an upward trend of increasing your quota (if you don't meet your quota, you get written up); it's like they hang a carrot stick in front of you and you are the donkey;
    you have NO control over your pay as the quota is controlled by some entity in corporate;
    managers can engage in shady practices at your location and you have no real way of reporting it unless you want to be fired

    If you work in a bad area combined with bad managers, your life will be hell. You will burn out very quickly. Choose your location wisely.

    Advice to Management

    You have to be on the same team as your employees, not corporate. Realize that your employees are trying their best to meet the sometimes ridiculous monthly quotas. Stop nitpicking your employees over every little thing (for example: if an employee is late once every few weeks/months for 5-10 minutes, IT'S NOT THE END OF THE WORLD!); side with your employees before you side with the customer. Make the meetings worth it.


  2. "Sprint's Nextel"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax Analyst in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Tax Analyst in Overland Park, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sprint full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    work life balance and the campus' convenience

    Cons

    Salary, constant layoffs and advancement opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in your employees

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