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AT&T Reviews

Updated 23 October 2014
Updated 23 October 2014
5,887 Reviews
3.3
5,887 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The pay and benefits are pretty impressive for the amount of work that's required (in 298 reviews)

  • Work life balance is fantastic - they never interfere in my free time (in 156 reviews)


Cons
  • However what they don't advertise is the absolutely horrendous work/life balance (in 261 reviews)

  • Upper management will throw store management under the bus to look good to RSC's (in 283 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good Experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Bangalore
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Bangalore

    I worked at AT&T full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Salary on par with the market standards
    Good learning Environment

    Cons

    Nothing to specify.. good company to work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    The Best Place to Work!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Service Manager in Hyderābād
    Current Employee - Client Service Manager in Hyderābād

    I have been working at AT&T full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Freedom to take your decisions
    Open door policy
    Huge opportunities
    Access to Vast Environments
    You are your boss for the work you do

    Cons

    Need to be in the same role for a long duration

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to explore the domain

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Network Analyst T1 5 in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Network Analyst T1 5 in Bangalore

    I have been working at AT&T full-time

    Pros

    Excellent Work Environment and supportive fellow mates

    Cons

    Benefits to employees not up to the mark

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More encouragement is expected

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Awesome work enviorment and dilligent workforce

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Bangalore

    I have been working at AT&T full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Will be interacting with worlds best people in communications bussiness.Real good opurtuinity working for world's best communications company in the world.

    Cons

    Could not expect Inter transfer within different countries

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    It feels nice working here.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Current Employee - Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana

    I have been working at AT&T as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    We get to work as a competitive unit. We are led by able leaders. We also get respect as a part of a reputed company.

    Cons

    Sometimes, we are told that we have a space problem when it comes to arranging for each and every employee's working space.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No comments.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    awesome

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore

    I have been working at AT&T

    Pros

    A telecom Giant, one of the biggest mobile networks in the world, lots of new technologies to learn

    Cons

    A bigger network requires large time to understand

    Recommends
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Database Engineer in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Associate Database Engineer in Bangalore

    I have been working at AT&T

    Pros

    good work
    lesser work load
    good technical exposure

    Cons

    no onsites
    lesser customer exposure
    less pay hikes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please try sending people from India instead of hiring in US

    Doesn't Recommend
  9. 6 people found this helpful  

    Overall Good Company - I've enjoyed my 30+ years.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PMTS in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - PMTS in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I have been working at AT&T full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay is decent. Work is challenging if not outright FUN. As a lab, new tech is being actively analyzed.

    Cons

    The company has a heavily political atmosphere. It's not necessarily what you know but who you know. To much brown-nosing.
    We have too few technically proficient workers and way too many "lets call a meeting" project managers. A lot of wasted time.
    Legacy SBC employees get paid more than legacy BellSouth employees. Don't ask me how I know. I know, people talk.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit outsourcing. Quit paying new hires the same (or more) than high rated long time employees. The pay plan obviously needs to be revised. How can a new employee I trained be hired at a higher rate than me?

    Create a more vibrant technical career ladder. Today we have but a paper shell of one.

    Quit the turmoil. Who in their right mind starts up capital spending in march and shuts it down in june?

    You need to bring back proprietorship in the company. Most new hires see this as only a temp job. They know you are screwing the long time employees with stagnant wages. Who would want to buy into this?

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Long history, lots of changes

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Network Operations Manager in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Network Operations Manager in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at AT&T full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Strength of the company is from the old Southwestern Bell roots, not from the legacy AT&T company, which was bought by SBC in 2005. SBC took the AT&T name, but the management team was from SBC.
    Lots of opportunities for development if you are in the right city.
    Innovative company which has survived throughout the turbulence of the telecom industry.
    Very talented people working on new technology.
    Good (but not great) pay and benefits.

    Cons

    If you are not mobile, you won't advance, regardless of how good your skills are.
    Many of the people who came over when SBC bought AT&T still have the legacy AT&T mindset of "budget cutting is the only way to be profitable."
    Assignments in the older (wireline) side of the business are dead end jobs, but getting out of those jobs into other assignments is tough.
    Outside technical and customer-facing jobs are high pressure, poorly paid, and typically dead-end.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use your own technology to get the best workers, regardless of physical location.
    Be more honest about future plans and don't limit opportunities for people who want to move into other parts of the business.
    Don't try to achieve profitability by short-changing employees. They will leave, whether voluntarily or involuntarily, and will cause damage to the brand in the process.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AT&T

    Pros

    Wonderful pay and work life balance

    Cons

    No room for advancement in nashville market

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow for more room for growth.

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