Why is John Legere paid so much?

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Aug 28 20 Comments

His TC was over 66 Million in 2018!! I heard he’s a great CEO, but is he really worth this much?

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  • Internet Brands subzer0
    Fuck the TC, what is his base salary? And more important than that, can he even reverse a linked list? 🍿
    Aug 28 0
  • T-Mobile
    A-b-c-d-e

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    A-b-c-d-emore
    That entire management team is excellent, Legere included. He’s worth it.
    Aug 29 7
    • Tableau Kaczynski
      Those successes were due to many more people than just the CEO and similarly could be disbursed to many more people in a more equitable way. The manner in which CEO pay has increased at a vastly disproportionate rate to the average worker will always perplex me, more than people defend it as somehow “justified”. I frankly think it’s absurd. I have no issue in folks being compensated commensurately with their accomplishments. that’s not what this is. It’s basically a siphoning if that wealth into the hands of an increasing few and then going through the mental gymnastics to justify it.
      Aug 29
    • T-Mobile IaDR71
      Couldn't have put it better myself
      Aug 29
    • Let's the engineers and the salespeople not show up for a day and see how much off that 66M would desapears like magic. You f*king "almost called you moron". The company shouldn't lose any money as long as the CEO still shows up, right? If he's responsible for creating all that money. If not, no he's not the one that generated all the profit
      Sep 6
    • T-Mobile
      A-b-c-d-e

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      I think you’re looking at it wrong. Everyone in the company has a job that contributes to success. Legere is the final accountable person for everything and is responsible for strategy, managing us in the media, and making the right choices to help us compete with things like spectrum purchases. He makes strategic calls that affect every employee, and it’s hard to dispute these results. I’ve never heard him fail to sincerely acknowledge the work for everyone in the company. We could all work hard and fail if we had a bad leader at the top making bad decisions. I’m sorry you’re bitter.
      Sep 7
    • Tableau Kaczynski
      None of that is untrue A-b-c-d-e but take the converse. If he made all the right choices and all those tens of thousands of people executing and expanding on those decisions didn’t do a good job what would things look like? And did he really make ALL those choices? I guarantee many were the result of many more people, from SVPs down to ICs, than just him. And say the average tech employee at TMO makes 150k (I know TMO doesn’t pay like some places), is Legere worth 440 times any of those employees? What about store employees? That’s likely the far more average case, they probably make way way less, to be extra generous say 66k (for easy math). Is he worth 1000 times those folks? I think it’s appropriate a CEO be compensated well. Until the last twenty years or so that might be 20-30 times the average employee, not 400-1000 times. 20-30X I think is totally reasonable and appropriate, rewards the unique value and importance of his role, and is not inequitable IMO. What we have now is just a sick joke.
      Sep 7
  • T-Mobile lambda22
    Not sure about linked list, but he pretty much reversed thinking as a carrier in telecom. No contracts, bill credits, cheap upgrades are a few to name.
    Aug 28 3
    • CenturyLink
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      There is also a thirty day free trial they started recently which is a genius marketing play for t mobile band 71
      Aug 29
    • CenturyLink
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      Oh sorry, didn't notice you're TMobile.
      Aug 29
    • Thoughtworks kemosabe
      I agree and I usually NEVER think CEOs are worth what they earn.

      He’s truly innovative and probably saved T-Mobile. And he did it while being BENEFICIAL to consumers. He’s in one of the shittiest industries in the world and he turned T-Mobile into a likable company. The guy is worth his weight in gold
      Sep 7
  • He brought TMobile back from the brink of death after the AT&T merger was blocked
    Aug 29 0
  • T-Mobile / Eng FQkr26
    He is the reason TMO has the iPhone. Past leaders pissed off Apple so much they refused to bring it over for ages. Leger was the one to get them to come over. That alone was a huge value to the company.
    Aug 29 0
  • Tableau Kaczynski
    The vast majority of CEOs are absurdly overpaid. But then so are many of us in tech, just not quite to the same degree.

    https://www.epi.org/publication/ceo-compensation-2018/
    Aug 28 0
  • T-Mobile Oki
    I thought it was over 100mil. Regardless, the man is the highest paid CEO in the northwest and one of the highest in the country. And on that note, the board seems to think that he's worth it considering they signed him a multi-year offer. He's a natural born salesman with really good leadership skills and a huge portion behind the UnCarrier brand.
    Aug 28 0
  • REI / Project neverland
    I have zero respect for him & the company due to how I see their employees treat contractors, especially ones from India, who they heavily rely on and treat like 3rd class citizens. Blatant racism, fearmongering, hanging their jobs over their heads. Acting like bullies & getting away with it. And yet, the employees are so steeped in the "un-carrier" kool-aid that they don't even stop to think to themselves, "am I an asshole?", or even, "what impact will this have on my family if the world knew I was this way?"

    I'm just hoping these contractors rise up one day and sue them.
    Sep 7 0
  • Kaspersky Lab / HR
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    It’s all about talent demand. There are maybe a handful of CEO that could replace Legere, and they might worth even more
    Sep 6 0
  • T-Mobile BHY7579
    It's all stock options.
    Aug 29 0