Life at AT&T
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A behind-the-scenes look at what it's like to be an AT&T employee.
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#25 - The Ethical Hacker
Sean Pohl lives on the web. But it’s not the web many of us ever want to frequent. Sean spends time on the “dark web.” This is the area of cyberspace where you’ll find dangerous people – that seek to steal and sell credit card numbers, medical records and sensitive business information for profit.
Sean is a Certified Ethical Hacker – a hacker who uses his online savvy for good.
In this episode of the Life@AT&T podcast Sean explains how ethical hackers help keep our network and our customers a step ahead of cyber criminals.
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Dec 25, 2017
Dec 18, 2017
Rated 1 out of
They need a "you've been outsourced" episode to show how life REALLY is.
Date published: 2016-10-24
Rated 1 out of
Beg to differ
The public image this podcast is trying to portray is nothing like reality. Unrealistic sales quotas and constant reorganizations from product centric to having to sell anything and everything. Typical response is that lots of products means lots of sales opportunities even if the products are ones that people do not want. Forecasts about customer needs are usually wrong so compensation rules change constantly to the latest buzz terms but then back to true market trends months later after missed numbers.
Development offices are like being in a foreign country. People crammed together using collaboration or innovation as the reason or that people just like it that way. Regular layoffs or outsourcing with no benefits; and they let the outsourcing company do the dirty work of replacing them with overseas workers a few months later. When projects fail some ex-employees are brought back as temporary contractors at a fraction of salary with no benefits and cram them into the collaboration zones with H1B visa contractors. Products are piecemealed together with code that no one takes responsibility for because the schedule, not quality, is the dictator. Sales is then asked to sell such products with unrealistic quotas.
Advertised retooling sounds employee centric but not much meat to it. Especially not when told employees are not the most important asset of the company. When layoffs hit, the organization you are in determines your fate and not your knowledge level. Not unusual to see layoffs at the same time they are blocking transfers. Ironically they are quick to move people based on company needs and not the employee desires or qualifications and they call that pivoting. And all this while claiming to be pro american. Even advertised bonus statements are made at same time people are being let go. No wonder the A in AT&T does not stand for American anymore.
Date published: 2018-01-02
Rated 5 out of
Great to hear a show like this
It's great to hear a show like this about a company very committed to LGBTQ issues and civil rights. I've been an employee of AT&T for nearly 25 years an am proud of their commitment to our community.
Date published: 2016-07-25