Pros: indoor office, with air conditioning. beats starvation from lack of employment. good people to work with
Cons: leadership is non existent, directors hire more managers to take the blame and separate themselves from the issues, no accountability, no ethics, clear favorites chosen among the "clicks"
TDS was easily one of the worst places to work in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.
There was, and probably is still, an unwavering commitment by leadership and management to exercise unethical behavior.
There was no vision, and the shell game of floating losses over the books had taken it's toll on the company.
From what I saw this year before I left, TDS – more... averaged more people leaving and being laid off, than weeks that have passed in the year.
There was a complete and obvious favorites system among employees, and some members were considered "untouchable" and could not be fired no matter how many mistakes were made. There were too many groups and buddies in the company.
Entire staff of SE's seem to have been the director of engineering friends from GE, only those individuals were given raises or opportunities to advance.
There was no follow through on commitments or honesty from Leadership, everything was the fault of the resources, and the managers were the first ones to point blame.
There was a mismatched ratio of managers to resources and it seemed to have created more resource strain.
There was an IT security breach that allowed social security numbers, and personal information to be posted for over a week on the commons folder for access by anyone in the organization. When Management was approached about the issue, the people who reported it were fired, and the employees were told to "forget what they saw", or basically shut up and move on....
The reporters of the incident had nothing to do with why it happened.
Avoid TDS at all costs. – less