Each year, LinkedIn recognizes some of the best places to work, and we’re honored that AT&T was named a top company to grow a career in the United States. The reasons: A focus on skills-based hiring and expansive learning opportunities.
For the third straight year, we’ve ranked in the top 10 of LinkedIn’s Top Companies – a yearly list highlighting the best workplaces to grow your career. Factors such as tenure, growth opportunities, and job security are considered in creating the ranking.
“At AT&T, we’re always looking to hire talented, diverse employees who care about connecting people to greater possibility,” said Angela Santone, Senior Executive Vice President, Human Resources. “And when you get here – whether it’s your first job or second career – we want you to grow and develop along with the company.”
As a global company, we have endless opportunities to grow your career. Our purpose is connecting our customers and our communities. As a provider of essential services, we connect people to their world around them and greater possibilities within it. From call center and retail to technician and technology, each role is different and integral to our mission.
Shaping Our Team
When it comes to growing our team, we are looking for a combination of skills and experience – not just a diploma. With less than 5% of our positions requiring college degrees, our opportunities are open to a greater group of talented people who are ready to jump right in and have an impact. Our robust learning and mentorship programs enable our employees to continue to develop their skills and reach the next level of their career.
Start Here, Go Anywhere
There are several customized learning paths with over 21,000 courses to help our people strengthen their skills, develop new ones, and explore other areas of our business that interest them. Our entry-level positions are focused on building a foundation so that you can grow with us. Many of our leaders started in retail or technician positions and have often held roles across departments in their time. We also offer leadership and career courses, both developed internally and through partnerships with learning institutions.
If you’re a college student or in the early stages of your career, we have over 20 internships and development programs. These programs are designed to connect the next generation of innovators with our current leaders to gain real experience in their fields.
Financial assistance is offered for team members who seek to further their education. Over the last 5 years, more than 10,000 employees have utilized tuition reimbursement to obtain a degree.
Making a Difference
We have an extensive track record of strong commitments to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, creating opportunities for people of all backgrounds. Being one of the best employers for diversity means we hire talented people who reflect the world we live in. We collaborate with HBCUs and Hispanic Serving Institutions, sponsor conferences, and support initiatives committed to providing equal opportunities for all.
We are working with OneTen, a non-profit committed to hiring one million black individuals without a 4-year college degree into family sustaining careers.
In 2021, we made a $2 billion commitment to help close the Digital Divide. Our efforts focus on access, affordability, and adoption to help ensure everyone has an opportunity to benefit from using online resources.
We’ve set an industry-leading target to help businesses collectively reduce a gigaton of greenhouse gas emissions – 1 billion metric tons – by 2035, an effort which will contribute to a better, more sustainable world.
These represent just a few of the ways we are looking out for our team and how they, in turn, are helping to create a positive impact through connection.
The Benefits of #LifeAtATT
We provide an extensive set of benefits to support the wellbeing of our employees – physical, emotional, financial, and social. Some of the benefits offered to help our people achieve a healthy and balanced life:
- Retirement plans
- Paid time off
- Paid caregiver leave
- Access to various health and wellness programs
- Access to financial wellness support tools
We are committed to building and supporting the best team possible. For all these reasons and more, we earned a spot as a LinkedIn Top Company. The only question left is what position is right for you?Explore Career Opportunities