Much more than a wireless network services provider, AT&T spearheads fast-paced projects and smart technology for every kind of thinker: innovators, entrepreneurs, academics, and inventors. Within its internal innovation center, the AT&T Foundry, the company combines business, design, and technical resources to create new products and services that defy the imagination. Because the company’s projects are driven by well-rounded technology teams from a variety of backgrounds and perspectives, the company is able to cultivate a unique community of brilliance.
Like family, AT&T Foundry employees gather in the many communal spaces available around the company’s comfortable office, making it easy to collaborate and feel at home. Whether it’s the weekly meetings in the kitchen where the pancakes are hand-made by leadership or it’s the informative Wednesday lunch and learns that are available on-site, employees have the opportunity to work and grow together as a close-knit community.
“We work together like a family and enjoy each other’s company beyond work,” says Michael Albrecht, an Innovation Coach. “At the same time, we're all striving to get work done. It's a nice mix of fun, interesting work, and laidback people.”
But the AT&T management team goes beyond giving employees the space to have fun, giving people the tools they need to work their best. The team supports all kinds of individual work styles—and they’re there as a guiding force every step of the way. The company’s leaders keep lines of communication wide open so any issue can be heard and resolved, and so every question can be answered.
“We are empowered by senior leaders to be leaders ourselves on the floor. Regardless of tenure or experience, we are encouraged to go for it,” says Annie Luoung, Associate Business Manager.
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Caroline Liu is a freelance writer, graphic designer, and computer programmer studying at Wesleyan University. She is pursuing majors in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Computer Science in order to bridge her passions for tech, design, and social justice. Learn more about Caroline on her website or follow her on Twitter.More from this Author