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Updated January 30, 2018
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SBA Communications President & CEO Jeffrey A. Stoops
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Pros
  • SBA is a good company with good benefits (in 10 reviews)

  • SBA is a results oriented fast paced environment promoting creativity and collaboration (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • HR and some Upper Management has listened to concerns, however, to no resolution (in 8 reviews)

  • Not such good on the salary side, low pay (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Sr Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boca Raton, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boca Raton, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stability, Strong Management, Forward looking business plan

    Cons

    There is little upward mobility for middle management


  2. "SBA"

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

    I have been working at SBA Communications full-time

    Pros

    Upper management receptive to suggestions. Very little workplace drama. Decent benefits package.

    Cons

    Pay rate for employees is very low. Many employees are over-worked or otherwise stretched very thin.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company & Enviroment"

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

    I have been working at SBA Communications full-time

    Pros

    Leadership, environment, job security, dominates market, headquarters location, and benefits.

    Cons

    Management and below positions wages are under market average
    Company rarely promotes within the company
    Resistance to innovation
    Cafeteria

    Advice to Management

    Hire employees with less experience and new ideas. New college grads with coding and advanced technical capabilities to work in different departments.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Company overview"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at SBA Communications full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    SBA is a good company with good benefits. I think with improvements this company could go from good to fantastic.

    Cons

    Old technology, to many databases to use to find information to do your job, takes 3 times the time it should take. Database has incorrect information. Need to get rid of the good ole boy mentality. I wish i could show the executives what i have to do on a daily bases to do my job and maybe we would see some changes. It would be great if the executives took the time to sit with an employees in different depts. and get a feel for the job. Not just corporate, field office too. I cannot speak for all departments but some managers should not be managers. Our manager does not listen when we talk especially if its a issue that is being escalated as this manager does not like confrontation ( managers words). Then when it escalates above their position from the client, that manager blames the employee. Even though the employee tried to tell them ahead of time. Even though the company is growing, our department does not offer growth opportunities. Only hires outside and no opportunity to learn next level up. I was even told by my manager not to help another dept. tell them i am too busy. Its like we are not all SBA employees. Really weird. Our dept is very micro managed and the director does not talk to the staff only the manager point of view. Staff is scared to report to HR as it comes back to bit them.

    Advice to Management

    Please get to know your employees, take a hard look at managers. Some people just are not cut out to be a manager. Stop offering hiring positions to the friends and good ole boys club. The star rating below pertains to my department ratings. Not SBA as a whole. SBA can be an fantastic company, just need to make some changes.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great company but no growth opportunities."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SBA Communications full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Growing Company. Diversity in staffing. Management is approachable. Great Executive Leadership. Good benefits. Good if you just want a job.

    Cons

    Very little promotion within. HR does not adequately respond to employee work concerns. Leadership is focused only on the stock price rising and not employee value. Employee morale has changed for the worse. Many unhappy employees.

    Advice to Management

    Create 360 reviews. Open up communication beyond your executive team. The work environment is suffering because the hard workers are not being heard, promoted, or appreciated.

    SBA Communications Response

    Aug 29, 2017 – Director Talent Acquisition and Development

    Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback and review. You have stated in your "Pros" that SBA is a growing company, however, titled your review "Great Company but no growth... More


  6. "Tower Technician"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SBA Communications full-time

    Pros

    per diem, weekly pay, flexible time off

    Cons

    Out of town work, long hours, dangerous conditions

    SBA Communications Response

    Aug 29, 2017 – Director Talent Acquisition and Development

    Thank you for taking the time to provide your review. The life of a Tower Technician (Journeyman) does include a lot of travel. We make sure that we discuss this in the interview process and ensure... More


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Good people, good industry, highly recommend"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boca Raton, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boca Raton, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable company with solid track record. Culture is positive and forward-looking. Good working environment, good people. Company is a hidden gem in South Florida.

    Cons

    Nothing meaningful. It's been a rewarding experience.

    Advice to Management

    Recent efforts to improve training and employee recognition are appreciated.

    SBA Communications Response

    Aug 7, 2017 – Manager Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for the great review. SBA will continue to strive to be the very best we can be. We will continue to support our greatest asset, our employees.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible Management"

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

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits and a somewhat flexible schedule. Gym, cafe...although somewhat expensive.

    Cons

    Management is not supportive of their employees. Employees are not valued or informed. No matter how much effort or work is produced, it's never sufficient for some managers. Some managers play favoritism and unnecessarily badger other employees with unrealistic expectations, demands and micro-management. Lower management, for the most part, does not take any interest in communicating and understanding various aspects of an employees role to understand the ins and outs of the various roles and requirements in which they manage causing much frustration and division. Advancement is non-existent in some areas. Concerns, suggestions and constructive criticism is not accepted and there is retaliation from management if employees attempt to address any concerns. HR and some Upper Management has listened to concerns, however, to no resolution. Lower level management uses HR and upper management as a scare tactic and discourages employees from communicating with them. There is division in the departments and communication is discourage with fellow employees, the people you spend most of your waking hours with.

    SBA Communications Response

    Aug 7, 2017 – Manager Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback and review our SBA Communications. SBA Communications does value our employees and work very hard to provide the very best work environment... More


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Site Administration Specialist II"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Site Administration Specialist II in Boca Raton, FL
    Current Employee - Site Administration Specialist II in Boca Raton, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at SBA Communications full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Different things learned, nice cafeteria, good pay and benefits. I believe that with heavy workload you probably have a guaranteed job.

    Cons

    Heavy workload, no work life balance. Tons of employees quit because they are probably burned out from so much work and dealing with immature co-workers and superiors.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees


  10. Helpful (7)

    "1 word - Terrible."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounting in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Accounting in Boca Raton, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SBA Communications full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    From the outside looking in you would think this would be a fantastic place to work for but it is anything but that. The only 'pros' are for stock investors, Directors and the CEO's , they get to stuff their pockets with bonuses .

    The bonuses that HR speaks of equates to a whole extra 8 dollars a day, it is nothing to brag about. (they already factor that in the budget)

    Cons

    I have never stepped into a Corporate environment where then tension was so thick you can feel it. Workers are stressed and unhappy. The person that hired me quit 3 months later, shortly thereafter a couple more coworkers left . I instantly saw the writing on the wall. Even the HR person I worked with left for another company. If that doesn't tell you something I don't know what will. There is no moving up here. I literally received a 50 cent raise..

    There is lots of turnover here, they don't care. Most people don't last long here with good reason.

    Low Pay, Hostile work environment, mistrust of Management, Nepotism.

    We (current and former employees) know the reviews that state this is a "Great Place to work" is put up my HR and management, since they don't want their investors to see this and know they are trying to save face.

    I highly recommend working somewhere else or yourself, it is not worth the stress and aggravation.

    Advice to Management

    Ha! They don't listen.

    SBA Communications Response

    Jul 13, 2017 – Manager Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for sharing your review with us. We are working hard to ensure everyone that we hire fits our SBA Culture. A number of the items that you have listed above are not accurate. We care... More


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