Sprint Reviews

Updated 30 October 2014
Updated 30 October 2014
2,300 Reviews
3.2
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • PTO Free phone service and not extremely stressful as a technical consultant (in 164 reviews)

  • The best thing about Sprint is the work/life balance that working there provides (in 149 reviews)


Cons
  • Weird drink the Koolaid mentality when the upper management is scheduled to visit (in 97 reviews)

  • Multiple years of staff reductions continues to drive work/life balance challenges (in 38 reviews)

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  1.  

    Decent place to work but be careful.

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    Former Employee - Application Developer II in Overland Corner
    Former Employee - Application Developer II in Overland Corner

    I worked at Sprint

    Pros

    People that worked there are great. My management was great with allowing us to telecommute one day a week. They were also flexible if issues came up and you had to change your work schedule some. The 401K benefit was good, dollar for dollar up to 5% of your pay. Benefits include Medical, Dental and Vision. They also had voluntary benefits such as car and home insurance, pet insurance. The bonuses are being paid out quarterly now and not yearly, which is better because you get what you earned and not lose it when one quarter of the year tanked.

    Cons

    The layoffs they have been having makes it kind of worrying to work there. Also even though they say they won't expect same amount of work with less people after the layoffs they seem to still expect it. There was bonuses but no raises this year, just hope that doesn't become a trend. Also the job grades got consolidated and so there isn't as much promotion from one grade to another, though they can promote you in grade to a different level but it is confusing on how that all works. Also they seem to embrace everything that was Legacy Nextel and have to change everything over that way, but that is my perception.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of cutting lower level employees and expecting the remaining ones to do the same work as did before upper management, especially really upper management needs to take a pay cut or decrease the amount of them.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Atmosphere

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Kansas City, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Kansas City, MO (US)

    I have been working at Sprint full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Sprint encourages adult learning through basic and advances classes and drives innovation.

    Cons

    Nepotism and favoritism stifles the growth of well deserving employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote individuals base on skill sets and hard work, not because they are a member of the "Click" or "Good Ole Boys Club"

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Compensation structure is terrible.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC (US)

    I worked at Sprint full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I made great money while at Sprint.

    Cons

    I was capped on my monthy pay over and over again. The comp structure changed almost every year and sometimes it seemed like they made up their own rules to their convenience whenever they wanted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit treating your top performing sales people like kids who are always on a need to know basis.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    People make this company great

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

    I worked at Sprint full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to learn new skills and try new positions within the company. Pays well.

    Cons

    Leadership never deselects projects even with multiple resource constraints. Always expected to do more and more and more with less. Too much "flavor of the day" chasing what is important that week. Constantly redoing and adding iterations of the same project with a new twist.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find your focus and trust your high performing employees - that's what's left - to do the job you gave them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Fast paced tech-support environment focused on customer satisfaction and issue resolution.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Teir II Techsupport Specialist in Oklahoma City, OK (US)
    Former Employee - Teir II Techsupport Specialist in Oklahoma City, OK (US)

    I worked at Sprint full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good environment and advancement opportunities for hard workers.
    Salary is fair and the benefits package was very good for the job level.
    The training is also very thorough for each level of support and each team has weekly training to sessions.

    Cons

    Time constraints to solve customer issues can make for a very stress full atmosphere at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus less on call handle times and more on issues resolved.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    A great place to start a career

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    Current Employee - Retail Store Manager in Lancaster, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Retail Store Manager in Lancaster, PA (US)

    I have been working at Sprint full-time

    Pros

    Excellent training. Customer focused.

    Cons

    Corp and Dealer channels compete instead of work together. Customer care doesn't know which store is Corp owned and whioch is dealer and leads to frustration on both customer and employees behalf.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A One Sprint approach would be beneficial. Consolidate communication amongstchannels.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Project/Program Manager in Overland Park, KS (US)
    Former Employee - Technical Project/Program Manager in Overland Park, KS (US)

    I worked at Sprint full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Plenty of advancement and personal growth opportunities. Excellent team environment. The benefits are good and pay is fair.

    Cons

    Employees are expendable given all the layoffs.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Flexible

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sprint full-time

    Pros

    Flexible, casual work environment. Good people to work with.

    Cons

    Telecom pretty unstable environment with many re-orgs and layoffs

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Wonderful, Open, and Inclusive

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Customer Service Representative in Las Vegas, NV (US)
    Former Employee - Business Customer Service Representative in Las Vegas, NV (US)

    I worked at Sprint full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The company has a great positive outlook on itself, its employees and its customers. Benefits are pretty decent as is the phone service discount. Very well done on the requested time off and attendance policies. Company gives plenty of attendance leeway before termination. Good staff, great atmosphere and comfortable settings.

    Cons

    Ongoing changes due to Softbank purchase and the ongoing layoffs throughout the year. Some management staff may not be fully trained in techniques or duties that they are overseeing you in. Also, retention offers and attempts are somewhat inconsistent and may need some improvement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you do and remain a positive force for your teams. They sure do notice and appreciate when you stay positive despite any problems.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great job!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Consultant in Lancaster, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Consultant in Lancaster, PA (US)

    I worked at Sprint full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    No phone Bill. Great pay. A lot of hours. I love working with people so if you do great :)

    Cons

    Sometimes they schedule weird hours but not too much of a problem. There's rude customers of course but you have too know how to talk to them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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