I was recently interviewed for an open position at AT&T , I was ppalled at the demeanor of the Technology Director that conducted my interview, since I have switched jobs every three or four year, he said that should disqualify me for the job opening, since "I am not good at stability.”and “Maybe i have a problem with loyalty"', after that comment I left the room, there is not way I will ever work for a company with such mentality.
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Funny you mention RiseSmart service , First of all, if you are fully aware of what day and time you are going to be on the phone with a customer , make sure you are 100% ready. Tell your roommates to be quiet, give your husband or wife the baby, kick the pets out of the room and make sure no noise is going to seep in. The last thing you need is for the customer to hear embarrassing background noise, such as someone in your house watching TV or the dog barking. But that is the kind of service AT&T provided to me during my surplus selection. I did pay attention to every bit of detail, tomake sure it’s nothing but quiet before you answer that call, and through the duration of the call, with that been said What a terrible service RiseSmart provided, 60% of the job referrals were false positives, the specialist assigned had the barking dog all times during the calls , which were few, for obvious reasons
When I got surplused and used the RiseSmart service they provided to managers to rewrite my resume, The writer assigned to help me stated that it was rare to see an AT&T person with so much time (18) years since the company has changed so much and bought so many companies over the years, Pac Bell, Cingular, SBC, SBC-ASI, ATT etc, How can any former employee resume ever look like they were loyal?!
At&t won't keep you on payroll longer than that so why would they care. Smh
Well AT&T has no loyalty to its employees. Guess its a double standard then....
If your an external then the manager was just interviewing you to satisfy HR requirement to look at candidates they supply. You really did see the inside problems here and be thankful as stated above you found out.
A lot of manager who hire are idiots and really should not be doing the interview. The old days the managers would honestly look at candidates and select a few to go further with. Only then would a person be selected. HR basically stayed out of it unless something really weird happened.
Another thing may be the job really does not exist but to keep up appearances interviews are offered. HR and upper management dictates the numbers and in almost every org there are cuts. Hiring a new person unless its a replacement is not going to happen and then only if the need is proven and approved by VP level.
Reality but true.
Thats the old ATT mired down mentality. Welcome to stagnation and all the products and services it produces as a result.
I grieve for this company's future. Its a case study in what happens when you don't care about culture. And you think that profits grow from some old formulaic magic.
Did you interview within the ATO?
You dodged a bullet. Better to learn the truth now than later.