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Dallas, TX

AT&T Premises Technician Pay?...

I'm in Northern California and I just got off the phone with AT&T Staffing. They said that there would be no hiring until the contract is settled. Premises Tech jobs will be posted again once this happens. It's important to keep the e-mail from the person who contacted you about the RJP/PTA. That is most likely your only communication link to them.  (Apr 26, 2012 | post #5977)

Dallas, TX

AT&T Premises Technician Pay?...

This time around it's going to be different. The people I know in the phone company are a cut above in their skills and work ethic. They'll continue to be resources. Last time around my biggest mistake was requesting a transfer to a yard realizing I would be very low in seniority. Thinking the benefits outweighed the risk. Then five years later the floor dropped from underneath me. Live and learn.  (Feb 16, 2012 | post #5803)

Dallas, TX

AT&T Premises Technician Pay?...

I worked for the phone company for ten years. Then put in surplus mode. I refused a job offer to Bakersfield. This after the Union repeatedly assured us that we would not be moved further than 50 miles. I now work for an electrical company placing CAT5&6, installing data jacks, and terminating it all at patch panels. It looks like I'll be working for AT&T again in the near future. It's worth it to me as well as many others.  (Feb 16, 2012 | post #5802)

California

AT&T Prem Tech Nor Cal

@Cowboy86, If there is an e-mail from Staffing you can use to reply, it would be to your benefit to do so. Let them know you're still interested in the position and you're ready to work as soon as another position opens up. They need to hear from you because so many people don't take the time to show interest beyond filling out an on-line application. Hiring is supposed to pick up thru March so keep an eye out for new job listings and submit your application again. Contract negotiations hasn't stopped Prem Tech hiring. In Nor Cal there was a new group that started in January and there is also a group that started today(Feb. 10).  (Feb 10, 2012 | post #4)

Dallas, TX

AT&T Premises Technician Pay?...

@ Future ST L PT, "Weekly starting rate of pay" always means 40 hours. So those numbers are the minimum you'll make based on your experience. I don't know of any Prem Techs that work only 40 hrs. During the Realistic Job Preview the managers will let your group know of some of the expectations of the job. Safety, Customer Service, and OVERTIME. What they don't tell you about is the number of jobs they'll expect from you each day. As well as the 100% efficiency they now demand. Which means that after so many days the customer can not initiate a "callback " for any reason otherwise it screws up your efficiency numbers. Often times it may not come down to anything you did or didn't do. It could be a bad piece of equipment or the customer tried to load some software for little jimmy and messed things up on there computer system. It aint fair sometimes. In my time working construction jobs or telecommunications there ends up being two groups. The lazy jaded sneaky ones and those that care about the kind of work they do. @ LSU Prem Tech, Is there a possibility of moving to a different position within AT&T? In the near future: Probably Not. In the distant future: Maybe. What are the chances of taking a company vehicle home? Slim to none. Because I'm not new to the workforce I think it's worth it. To each their own. AT&T is a good place to increase your skill set while bringing home good money. Every job has it's "stuff". AT&T is no different.  (Feb 10, 2012 | post #5780)

Dallas, TX

AT&T Premises Technician Pay?...

Very good. You're close to the top. Some of your co-workers are making $15. You're 6 to 12 months away from the current top pay.  (Jan 29, 2012 | post #5765)

Dallas, TX

AT&T Premises Technician Pay?...

The 1st Quarter hiring push in CA begins in March. It benefits AT&T greatly to get as many U-Verse installs completed as possible in the shortest amount of time. Name brand recognition is hugely important. U-Verse sets the stage for future home technologies. For those new PTs who can latch on to one or two tech savvy, "work smart" techs it would definitely be worth buying a lunch or two. It seems that Premises Technicians are the Techs of the future. AT&T had a group called Advanced Solutions Inc (ASI) that handled the DSL installs. ASI was not welcomed by the "core" with open arms initially. ASI personnel were AT&T employees. Once again it seems clear that U-Verse and Wireless is At&T's bread and butter. I would be surprised if Prem Techs don't receive a wage increase as well as other enhancements in their benefits package this April 2012.  (Jan 27, 2012 | post #5762)

California

AT&T Prem Tech Nor Cal

Hello, I've been working in telecommunications for twelve years. Telephone & DSL install/maintenanc e and a couple of grunt jobs. Applied on line in Sept. for AT&T Premises Technician position. Was able to bypass initial testing because of my experience. On 11/22/11 attended Realistic Job Preview & Premises Tech Assessment in San Ramon, CA. There were a few guys who ended up leaving after the Realistic Job Preview. The 1st level manager who interviewed me posed four different scenarios that are answered with common sense and on the job experience. He told me that he would be giving me "Two Thumbs Up" and would be forwarding that sentiment to Staffing. I've e-mailed them to let them know that I am looking forward to working for AT&T. It is now 12/8/11. My online status: "HR review". Has anyone in this group been contacted? Note: I know a few Premises Techs and the conditions they work under.  (Dec 8, 2011 | post #1)