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Updated May 23, 2017
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U.S. Cellular President & CEO Kenneth R. Meyers
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  • Work life balance is not the best (in 90 reviews)

  • No work/life balance and need a more thorough training program with implementing new ideas and systems (in 16 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great company to work for!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Sales Executive in Columbia, MO
    Former Employee - Business Sales Executive in Columbia, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at U.S. Cellular full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great team atmosphere, very supportive BASM's. Young and very collaborative in nature. Major freedom.

    Cons

    Major freedom, means that you need to know the services in order to do your job. They will not babysit you.

    Advice to Management

    Provide a better on boarding program that helps executives learn how to do their jobs better.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Unprofessional IT department. Cult like mentality."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Applications Developer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Applications Developer in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at U.S. Cellular full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Small company, potential opportunities to learn many different aspects.
    Benefits are on par if not better than most big corporations.
    Front line has some really good, honest and passionate people.

    Cons

    No life balance. 12 hour days are a typical occurrence. Management does not see an issue with that and of opinion everyone should be working extra hours.
    Upper management is extremely unprofessional at times. Backstabbing and unprofessional behavior by managers is easy to come by. Everyone likes to dog everyone else thinking their own waste doesn't produce odor.
    Entire company has a cult-like mentality around their Dynamic Organization mantra "values". Which are just a bunch of common sense items everyone should be doing anyway in their daily professional life. But be careful saying anything of that sort out loud. Feels like you are in Cuba or North Korea at times.
    Within IS everyone would like to say they breathe and bleed the values but the only time the D.O. values are employed is against someone when complaining to a manager when they simply don't like something instead of using the D.O. framework to work with a colleague on resolving the issues.
    Employees that have been with the company for a long time think they are the top dog, in reality they would never survive in any other corporation.
    Business is slow to react to the market changes. Missing items a 5 year old would have foreseen and then pressure IS to deliver in days something that took a competitor months to deliver. No one in IS has any decent conversations with Business towards achieving common goal. IS always ends up jumping through hoops at a moment notice to grant every wish, else things are escalated to the very top.
    Company is strapped for cash yet lets 3rd party vendors take advantage of it left and right.


  3. "HR"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Bonuses for All Positions, Strong Benefits Plans

    Cons

    Decrease in work life balance over the years. Limited work from home or telecommuting options.


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  5. "USCC"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at U.S. Cellular full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company, very strong D.O.

    Cons

    Not a great severance package upon being laid-off


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Do not take a retail position in the Tulsa area."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Tulsa, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at U.S. Cellular full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Not many. I enjoyed some of the relationships I was able to form with my team. That is, the ones that wouldn't stab me in the back.

    Cons

    The Tulsa area is run like a dictatorship. No autonomy in decision making whatsoever. You will be placed on corrective action for the smallest, minute things that have no bearing on performance results. The Tulsa area is consistently failing, morale is at an all-time low, people are constantly leaving, and it can all be traced back to area leadership.

    Advice to Management

    You've made your stand, now sell the company to Verizon.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Not a great place for marketers"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at U.S. Cellular full-time

    Pros

    Very good work life balance

    Cons

    Not a marketing-led organization by any means.


  8. "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Finance in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at U.S. Cellular full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    This is a relaxed environment and a great place to work.
    Great culture
    Great People
    Great Pay

    Cons

    This place can be a little unorganized at time which creates unneccessary chaos.


  9. "US Cellular"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Business Account Manager in Davenport, IA
    Former Employee - Business Account Manager in Davenport, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at U.S. Cellular full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - work/ life balance
    -team environment
    -pay equal to effort
    -continually upgrading products and services

    Cons

    -ever changing and inconsistent points of focus
    -continual structure changes and job expectations
    -lack of growth, promotion opportunities


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Retail Store Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Store Manager
    Former Employee - Retail Store Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at U.S. Cellular full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fast-paced, solid income potential & superior benefits. Attempts are made to create a very strong culture, which is admirable in a corporate world.

    Cons

    Over time, this organization has lost focus on what's most important; the people. If you don't drive the solid sales expected and comply to some micro-managed tools and policies, you'll be eliminated. The "do more with less" mentality has been fully ignited.


  11. "good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at U.S. Cellular full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    good pay and good environment

    Cons

    can not think of anything negative


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