American Tower Reviews

Updated 29 Jun 2020

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3.4
62%
Recommend to a Friend
79%
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American Tower Chairman, President, and CEO Jim Taiclet Jr.
Jim Taiclet Jr.
234 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great financially stable company that offers a great work life balance(in 34 reviews)

  • "Very good benefits plan including options not often covered by employers(in 29 reviews)

Cons
  • "Depending on manager little work/life balance(in 23 reviews)

  • "Constant moving of desks so upper management can showcase certain types of employees(in 22 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "Structural CAD Designer"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Structural CAD Designer in Lagos
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Tower full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    They do what they say...

    Cons

    None that am aware of.

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  2. "Not a innovative place to work at"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at American Tower full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, colleagues are good

    Cons

    Work life balance is zero

  3. "In crowd and out crowd"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woburn, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at American Tower full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Plenty of coffee and snacks, but being your own cup Training seems adequate enough Company pays 80% of medical premiums

    Cons

    Some managers are snobs and wont give you time of day, will stab you in the back the 1st chance they get Hidden agenda with regards to company culture and image SVP trying to convey Constant moving of desks so upper management can showcase certain types of employees

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  4. "This review is only for Shared service center sector 44 Gurgaon"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Member Technical Staff in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Tower full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    1. Decent Pantry service 2. Decent pay 3. Good work-life balance 4. Saturday sunday off 5. Great organization overall with great performance and dominance in the telecom tower space.

    Cons

    1. The management is beyond repair, they can single-handedly bring down the good name which this company has. 2. Lot of bias and favouritism at play, I may sound disgruntled but I left the organization at my own will because I could no longer work for incompetent managers. 3. They just know to pass the blame rather than do something productive and challenging. 4. Also if you are a woman interviewing for any position in this place they have no shame in asking when are you planning a child as she would go on maternity. (yes its the 21st century and still they can ask that)

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Review for American Tower"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Cary, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Tower full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Job Stability Stocks Compensation Flexibility Benefits Performance Stocks, flexibility, Global, benefits

    Cons

    Racial Discrimination Work Culture Lack of Transparency Politics Unfairness

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  6. "Good place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Legal in Calcutta
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Tower full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very structured company to work with

    Cons

    Nothing as of now. Except work life balance

  7. "Steady Employer"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Operations Site Lead in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Tower full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Decent benefits and reasonable pay

    Cons

    Often requires travel which can be hard with small children

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  8. "I had an incredible team to work with"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Coordinator 
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Tower full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I enjoyed working with the team I was on and interacting with other teams across the company; the benefits package is pretty impressive

    Cons

    Communication across departments and organizations across the board could be a lot better

  9. Helpful (4)

    "Awful Experience"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Structural Engineer in Cary, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at American Tower full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nothing to mention because there was no pros for me.

    Cons

    I am very highly educated in the field of Structural Engineering, which at that time thought to be a great help for this company. However, 1) The basis of this company stands on only production and not employee growth. There are numerous number of towers needed to be analyzed very fast (almost 2 hours each). Everything is pre-set for you to only put loads and run the spreadsheet and then create the report which is with only one click. This process which you are supposed to do it in 2 hours should be done every day, every month and so on. I have seen some people even with no structural engineering background which were employed there and were doing the same thing. Therefore, you wont be exposed to new challenges and learn more things and strengthen your knowledge and experience to enjoy as structural engineer. Since I was so bored of this job it effaced my health at that period. 2) Management is very awful. My weekly meetings with my manager were almost like a court trial answering questions about why I didn't finish 20 structures this week or why I had this many mistakes or etc. 3) Report reviewers were not consistent in their comments. They even modified their own comments after multiple rounds which I was shocked. Some of them really enjoyed seeing you fail. I resigned from that company and moved to another structural industry and now I feel very happy and successful as I am solving different challenges and very appreciated by this industry. So far I never recommended my friends to join this company as reasons mentioned above.

  10. "Great Place to Work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Tower full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great people, benefits and compensation.

    Cons

    Can be long hours but the management team has been working to institute policies that encourage work life balance.

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