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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.

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Onsite fitness center
Onsite medical care facility
Domestic partner benefits for same-sex couples
Non-discrimination policy includes sexual orientation
Sick days for part-timers
Health insurance for part-timers
PTO for volunteering
College tuition reimbursement
does not offer
100% health coverage
Unlimited sick days
Discounted gym memberships
Job sharing
Compressed work weeks
Fully-paid sabbaticals
Medical facility at all locations
Onsite childcare
% 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

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