Pros: free directv, fitness center, proximity to airport, outstanding holiday parties
Cons: long hours, high demands, bi-coastal schedules, operational barriers
DIRECTV is a premier television provider and as such they have very lofty demands for their employees. Their high expectations and high demands are matched with sky-high salary compensation for Sr. Managers and higher. This is a high pressure, high reward company that knows how to party.
My coworkers worked hard but were often halted by operational – more... barriers and political maneuvering. Management has vision and have done a tremendous job with growth, but stamina, new competition and inferior technological advances may make advancement with their position in the industry increasingly difficult.
Work/Life balance at DIRECTV has improved significantly over the past 2 years and the culture is better focused on employee growth and efficiency.
The hardest part of the job is tight turn-around times, analytical planning and forecasting and managing executive demands/expectations. However, its a fun industry with access to exciting programming and partner benefits. – less