AT&T Booth at MWC
Courtesy of AT&T

    The iconic telecom company is undergoing a massive update of its technology—and is retraining its workers to match. That means that rather than making big layoffs and hiring new, tech-savvy workers, AT&T is pushing to retrain more than 100,000 of its staff to work with the modern equipment and thrive in today’s tech-centric business world. (See our feature in the March 15 issue of Fortune magazine for more.) Employees appreciate the “sheer size and scale” of the effort, as well as the company’s ongoing push toward innovation, and say they’re happy with the ample opportunities to grow: “you can start your career in HR, and retire in Finance.” Last year, AT&T filled more than 40% of its open positions with internal candidates.

    Learn more in the Great Place to Work review here.

    Company Info

    Rank last year-
    Years on listNew
    HQ locationDallas
    Total employees269,000
    Job openings (as of February 2017)1,800
    Revenue (2016 or most recent year)-
    Year founded1877
    Type of organizationPublic
    Number of work sites-


    100% health coverageNo
    Unlimited sick daysNo
    Onsite fitness centerYes
    Discounted gym membershipsNo
    Job sharingNo
    Compressed work weeksNo
    Fully-paid sabbaticalsNo
    Onsite medical care facilityYes
    Medical facility at all locationsNo
    Onsite childcareNo
    Domestic partner benefits for same-sex couplesYes
    Non-discrimination policy includes sexual orientationYes
    Sick days for part-timersYes
    Health insurance for part-timersYes
    PTO for volunteeringYes
    College tuition reimbursementYes


    % Women33%
    % Minorities41%
    % African-American/Black19%
    % Asian6%
    % Caucasian/White58%
    % Hispanic/Latino13%
    % Native American/Alaska Native1%
    % Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander<1%
    % Two or more races2%
    % Unknown ethnicity1%

    Paid Time Off

    General PTO18
    Total PTO after 5 years23
    # Sick days-
    Max hours PTO for volunteering-
    General PTO for part-timers18
    # Sick days for part-timers-


    Most common job (for salaried employee)Confidential
    Avg. base pay (salaried)-
    Avg. extra compensation (salaried)-
    Total pay for most common job (salaried)-
    Most common job (for hourly employee)Confidential
    Avg. base pay (hourly)-
    Avg. extra compensation (hourly)-
    Total pay for most common job (hourly)-
    Avg. monthly rate for onsite childcare-

    Hiring/Staffing (Past 12 Months)

    Full-time job growth %4%
    # of job applicants1,185,582
    Avg. # of applicants per opening16
    FT voluntary turnover-
    Jobs filled internally18,320
    % Jobs filled by referral46
    # New graduates hired1,275
    Avg. college tuition reimbursed-


    Avg. # hours training (salaried workers)75
    Avg. # hours training (hourly workers)72