Average length spent at Telecom Company?

Jul 8 10 Comments

I've been working at AT&T for the past few years and noticed that people tend to stay in the same company a lot longer in this industry -- is that normal? Should I try to stay a longer time at AT&T or should I consider switching companies before I'm too old?

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TOP 10 Comments
  • AT&T / Eng TtXd74
    I'm approaching 7 years at Att and am working on leaving. Raises are jokes and theres little opportunity for promotion. My career is at a standstill here.
    Jul 10 1
    • AT&T / Mgmt lTm
      If you stand really still, nobody can see you
      Jul 10
  • AT&T / IT

    AT&T IT

    Looking to grow in my career .
    I have been here for 11 years , and saturated . The politics is mind boggling here . If u know the right people I have learnt u can move around and get those raises . But ,being with the same group will not get u anywhere .
    Jul 12 0
  • Verizon / Eng HansBomb
    Any longer than 5 years and you might as well live out the remainder of your life in exile.
    Jul 10 0
  • AT&T / Consultant lTm
    But what's your TC
    Jul 9 0
  • What’s your goal? Want to make more money? Switching jobs is a quick way to do that. I see plenty of people work for AT&T when starting out, leave then come back into the company several years later at a higher level
    Jul 9 1
    • AT&T gDry23
      Yep. I've been with At&t for over 12 years and have realized it's a good thing to leave and come back. Salary increases to a higher bracket. Current tenure employees are left behind. "Raises" are a joke unless you're moving to another position that has a higher pay. It's ridiculous that tenure employees are getting paid less than new employees but tenure employees are training higher paid, new, employees where the job is getting done better through tenure, loyal emoyees.
      Jul 9
  • AT&T / Eng

    AT&T Eng

    Optum, Windstream, AT&T, Verizon
    40 years or bust
    Jul 10 0
  • T-Mobile EKVe82
    I see the same thing at T-Mobile. Most people have been here 5-10 years+, and some are 20-25 years, predating T-Mobile as a brand.

    A lot of people have left and come back as well, especially earlier in their career seeking a promotion.
    Jul 9 0
  • New / Mktg fLac07
    AT&T is the best of the best, rack up those resume years if you’re happy there.
    Jul 8 0


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