Best Places to Work in IT 2017 Employer Profile

No. 36, Large


Dallas, Texas [South Central]
Credit: AT&T

Why you want to work there

AT&T gives its IT employees the opportunity to create new technologies. It encourages people to be forward-thinking and anticipate what skills they will need in order to work with the strategic technologies of the future. Employees at the Dallas-based telecommunications company have personalized learning road maps that outline plans for obtaining those needed skills. That approach allows them to take control of their careers and customize their training plans. AT&T's Flex Worker policy gives employees the tools and technologies they need to work from almost anywhere and collaborate with colleagues in other locations. The company's offices feature many updated workspaces designed to support collaboration and innovation.

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 223,715

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 11,532

IT employee turnover in 2016: 8%

IT promotions in 2016: 7%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2016: No set maximum

Training budget per IT employee in 2016: $1,301

PTO and Healthcare

Days of paid time off after one year of service: 18

Days of paid time off after 10 years of service: 23

Percentage of employee health insurance premium paid by employer: 90%