At AT&T, 75 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 2269 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 1.72. It was published on Sep 20, 2016. 12744 Visitors

What Employees Say

People here are given a lot of responsibility.
When I look at what we accomplish, I feel a sense of pride.
I can be myself around here.
I want to work here for a long time.
I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community.

What They Do

We asked AT&T to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

At AT&T, our employees are bringing it all together. We deliver advanced mobile services, next-generation TV, high-speed Internet and smart solutions for people and businesses. That’s why we stand alone as a fully integrated solution provider.

About this Company

Website: Industry: Telecommunications
US Headquarters: Dallas, Texas Major Locations: Atlanta, Georgia; El Segundo, California; San Antonio, Texas; Chicago, Illinois; Bedminster, New Jersey; San Ramon, California
US Employees: 240,127 Worldwide Revenues: $146,801 million
Employees Worldwide: 287,283 Corporate Structure: Public
Stock Symbol: T Founded: 1877

AT&T By the Numbers

Perks and Programs

We asked AT&T to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Benefits that matter: AT&T takes a holistic approach in offering  competitive compensation & world class healthcare and benefits packages.  Under the heading "You Matter", our programs help employees achieve their best selves at work and home.   • Your Health Matters connects employees to health and wellness tools and resources to foster a culture of healthy living at work and home. • Your Money Matters empowers employees to achieve financial wellness with the help of financial planning programs, tools and resources. • Your Career Matters offers best-in-class learning and development to help employees pursue the careers they desire. • Your Team Matters provides tools and resources to help supervisors manage high-performing, collaborative teams. • Your Community Matters provides employees with the skills to make a difference where they live and work.
  • Technology discounts to keep you connected: AT&T employees are offered several fantastic discounts from both the company and key business partners. For example, employees get 50% off their wireless rate plan, including data, voice and text for all lines of service on up to two accounts. They also receive 50% off select accessories and specialty items, waived upgrade and activation fees, and waived credit deposits for up to four lines. On the entertainment side, employees receive free DIRECTV service, along with the highly sought-after NFL Sunday Ticket Max package. In addition, some of our top business customers offer employees discounts through the AT&T Preferred Customer Discount Program, which provides access to special prices on everything from clothing to cars and electronics to hotel stays.
  • Developing our workforce & expanding opportunities: AT&T was ranked No. 1 or No. 2 for three straight years (2011 – 2013) in Chief Learning Officer (CLO) magazine’s LearningElite awards.  In 2015, AT&T invested about $230 million training employees and provided more than 24 million hours of training.   AT&T provides personal and professional development opportunities through our award-winning AT&T University (TU) which features more than 300 online courses and a wide range of career management resources. TU also offers collaborations with outside organizations, like Notre Dame, the University of Oklahoma and Georgia Tech.   AT&T's flagship leadership program is Leading with Distinction. Designed for senior managers, frontline managers and frontline employees, its goal is to strengthen connections, achieve alignment and facilitate culture change.  Our High-Potential Development and Accelerated Development programs target managers who have demonstrated the performance, potential and aspiration for higher positions.
  • Everyone can be a part of our innovation culture: The AT&T Foundry is a network of innovation centers designed to foster collaboration by bringing together leading innovators and cutting-edge technologies. In each foundry, we gather employees with third-party developers, startups and innovators to accelerate innovation. To engage other employees in the innovation process, AT&T created the ultimate “suggestion box,” called The Innovation Pipeline (TIP). Employees are also empowered to share ideas through our HERO tool, designed so they can provide feedback on system, policy, process and execution issues that prevent them from providing an effortless customer experience.  Our AT&T internship program gives undergraduates and MBA students an opportunity to experience the inner workings of a Fortune 50 company.  Each year AT&T hosts about 200 students studying in a STEM field for an AT&T Experience Weekend – unique in the technology field.
  • Contributing to our communities: AT&T is proud to be the No. 1 corporation for volunteer hours nationwide and encourages employees to commit to voluntary actions that give back to their communities. In 2015, an astonishing 4,527 AT&T employees received the President’s Volunteer Service Award.  AT&T’s Your Community Day makes it easy by providing a paid day off to managers for volunteering. Our It Can Wait movement seeks to end texting while driving and Do One Thing (DOT) program that invites employees to take steps to improve our world. AT&T Aspire, our company's signature education initiative, partners with organizations such as Boys and Girls Clubs of America and Girls Who Code, to help shape the ways that technology is altering education. Our Aspire Mentoring Academy aims to provide young people with 1 million hours of mentoring by the end of 2016.
  • All voices matter: AT&T was ranked No. 1 in Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) by DiversityInc. in 2015, and with nearly 110,000 memberships through our 12 ERGs and nine Employee Networks, it’s easy to see why. Introduced nearly 50 years ago, our ERGs cover a range of populations within the company, including women, generations, veterans, individuals with disabilities, members of the LGBT community, and many more. These ERGs do a tremendous amount of work in the community, offering support, advocacy, education, mentoring and personal development opportunities. AT&T’s ERGs are voluntary 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations.
  • Disclaimer: AT&T "Perks & Programs” and “Perks To Make Life Easier” may vary based on employee level and/or bargaining contract as well as location.


  • Pre-tax savings account
  • Restricted stock units to employees
  • Long-term care insurance to employees
  • Company-subsidized health coverage for employees
  • Employee stock ownership plan
  • Health insurance for retirees
  • Company-subsidized health coverage for dependents
  • College tuition reimbursement


  • Free snacks during the day
  • Subsidized lunch on a regular, daily basis
  • Discount ticket sales
  • Weight watchers meetings
  • Convenience store
  • Banking
  • Subsidized public transportation
  • Free beverages during the day
  • On-site package/mailing service
  • Fitness classes
  • Hair salon
  • Dry cleaning
  • Personal travel service
AT&T Innovation and Inspiration


18 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 18 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment


  • Telecommute option (25% use it)


    261 days Job-protected maternity leave40 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
    261 days Job-protected paternity leave10 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
    $5,000 Adoption benefit261 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents
    10 days Fully-paid parental leave for adoptive parents (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
    *Employees are not required to use all their personal paid time off before taking parental leave. All employees are eligible for parental leave benefits.


    • Lactation room(s)
    • Elder care resources


    • Medical care
    • Vision care
    • Mental health care
    • Fertility treatments
    • Dental care
    • Prescription drug subsidy
    • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)


    • Cholesterol tests
    • Flu shots
    • Fitness center (at some locations)
    • Blood pressure screening
    • Complete biometric screening
    • Medical facilities (at some locations)

    Community Involvement & Philanthropy

    $156,600,000 Philanthropic donations in last year $5,900,000 Total company-matched employee donations in last year


    • Chairman and his direct reports are accountable for maintaining a diverse talent pipeline and inclusive culture.
    • Formal programs support professional development for: Women; Lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender employees; Disabled employees
    • 200 events a year connect employees with peers from different racial/ethnic, religious or country-of-origin identities
    • Married employees in same-sex or heterosexual relationships receive the same benefits
    • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave
    • Medical care covers gender reassignment surgery

    Executive Diversity

    2015 diversity and inclusion national awards


    AT&T Employe diversity at a glance

    How to Get Hired

    We asked AT&T for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

    What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

    Our Talent Acquisition team works closely with the business to understand the specific needs and goals for the organizations they support. Having the functional skillset for a job is only part of the equation. We want candidates that will exemplify our AT&T culture by driving innovation and change, embracing diversity and inclusion, and supporting our communities and sustainability efforts. 

    What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

    Getting our attention starts with letting us get to know you! Applying to an opening with our organization kicks off a prospective employee's journey towards not just employment, but being a part of a company interested in them and their future. Each step in our process is designed to provide a clear picture of what to expect and where you may find your place in the AT&T community. Get insights into our process, interviewing and culture by connecting with us at #AskATTJobs.

    Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

    We are always on the lookout for ways to stay at the forefront of technology and create an effortless experience for all of our customers.  As we change the way people interact with technology at home and on the road, our open positions and employee community reflect the shifting needs of our business thru their skills and dynamic approach to career development. STEM, Sales, College, Big Data all play a part in our #LifeAtATT; both present and future.

    What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

    Check out our current openings at and join the Talent Network to be the first to know about our available jobs and relevant updates. Follow AT&T Careers on Facebook. See what #LifeAtATT is all about on our Instagram page and get the inside scoop about working at AT&T. Got U-Verse? Check out our interactive U-verse channel/app for more details, too.

    hiring Outlook

    45,000 Job openings forecast for coming year 4% Job Growth
    16 Average applicants per opening 1,185,582 Applications received
    53,109 Positions filled in past year 46% New hires by employee referrals
    22,754 New positions created 18,320 Jobs filled by current employees
    Yes Recruits on college campuses 1,275 New graduates hired
    * All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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