Tuesday, June 22, 2010

AT&T Hiring In Uptown

A reader writes: "I work for AT&T and we got an email announcing some new store openings. One location is Montrose and Broadway, opening this fall. Following is the message about job openings in case you would like to post any of it. I'm hoping some neighbors can get a job there!"

AT&T is currently hiring Full Time and Part Time Retail Sales Consultants, Assistant Store Managers and Retail Store Managers. AT&T Mobility is looking for enthusiastic Consultants to sell wireless and wireline products and services.

The positions pay a competitive hourly rate plus commissions. Candidates should be available for typical retail schedules Monday - Sunday. Full-time and part-time positions are available.

Required Qualifications:
  • Using competitive spirit to meet and exceed assigned sales goals
  • Staying up-to-date on the latest data/entertainment technology and devices, such as Wi-Fi, data devices, TV entertainment tools
  • Understanding customers' needs and helping them discover how our products meet those needs
  • Multi-tasking in a fast paced team environment
  • Working a variety of hours including weekends, evenings and holidays involving occasional overtime
  • Educating and engaging customers through product demonstrations
  • Interacting with customers and providing prompt and courteous customer service to all customers in person, via phone or written note
  • Position may be commissioned and quota based

Desired Qualifications:

  • 1-3 years retail/customer facing/sales experience preferred
  • Please ask your referrals to apply on line at http://www.att.jobs/.


  1. So I assume this means that there will be an AT&T store in the Wilson Yard complex?

  2. Applications can be picked up at the Alderman's office, right next to the voter registration and a "Vote For Helen" button.

  3. The irony is that ATT&T's service is so poor that the callers will not be able to dial 911 from this location when the bullets start flying.

  4. That's actually happened to me Chip, it's pretty darn frustrating.

  5. Ideally -

    It would have been nice to see some retailers with a little more draw. Maybe they are yet to be announced.

    I have always thought Uptown would be a nice location for an Old Navy. We have a large population that could benefit from stylish (sorta) affordable clothing.

    Several years ago, I read about Old Navy opening in Harlem in NYC.
    The article was all about "if you build it, they will come" and how Old Navy, in its own little way, has contributed to Harlem's rebirth.

    Speaking of, has anyone reached out to Chic-fil-a and invited them to consider Uptown yet? If they build it (and run it responsibly) I will definitely come!

  6. "Applications can be picked up at the Alderman's office, right next to the voter registration and a "Vote For Helen" button."

    The nice thing about this is that it came from UU. Unlike the housing and Target jobs, ONE and Helen can't pretend to take credit or say they're influencing it. At their convention, ONE was still claiming that they forced Target to hold 20% of the jobs for area residents, even though the spokesman told UU it was untrue, er, a "Miscommunication." This is free of taint by the slickmeisters.

  7. Uptown couldn't support El Pollo Loco so why do you think Chic-fil-A will be well received?

  8. On at least four occasions over the past couple years, I've tried calling 911 from my iPhone along Montrose or Wilson, and the call wouldn't go through, despite multiple attempts to make the call. Very, very, frustrating. Luckily none of these instances involved a threat of immediate danger, but it did not inspire confidence.

  9. As a frequently frustrated AT&T user, I found out about "Mark The Spot", a free app for reporting a variety of problems with AT&T coverage.

    I've seen "some" improvement near Montrose/Malden.

  10. Not sure Chic-Fil-A would be a good idea given the diverseness we like Uptown to be....

    Chick-Fil-A is a supporter of Focus on the Family. Focus on the Family is the organization in Colorado run by Rev. James Dobson, which (among other anti-LGBT things) openly works to try and defeat equal rights measures around the country, and sponsors an ex-gay ministry program, Love Won Out. He has compared the recent steps toward gay marriage to Pearl Harbor and likens the battle against it to D-Day. Chick-Fil-A supports an organization that equates gay marriage and homosexuality to the destruction of World War II.

    I know Uptown has it's problems, but I would not want to invite other ones!

  11. I agree regarding AT&T service...I routinely get calls dropped at my place on Montrose between Magnolia and Malden. I never get more than 1-2 bars in my place, either.

    I'd welcome Old Navy even though I don't care for their clothes, at least the stuff for guys. Anything is better than those stupid hiphop stores on Broadway with dollar signs all over them.

    I'm afraid that low-rent fast-food places will probably fare better here than something a bit more upscale. I wonder how much business the Starbuck's on Wilson/Magnolia does as compared with a few miles south....

  12. Yes, AT&T is HORRIBLE!! I didn't know what a dropped call was until I switched to AT&T.

    Regardless, would love stores in Uptown that I would actually shop at frequently ... Trader Joe's .... ONE CAN ALWAYS DREAM. I wouldn't mind and Old Navy, GAP or something of the like. The point is, we need a "corridor". I've never even walked to Border's because there is nothing else along the way / in the area that I'm interested in. We need a variety.

  13. Oh wow. Another cell phone store. What a snooze. Wake me when something exiting happens.

  14. On the subject of AT&T service, it's getting better in the west end of the ward, because Alderman Shulter got AT&T to put up another tower.

    From what I heard, he agreed to give them the space for the tower in exchange for a donation to Chase Park.

    I have AT&T, and my kids love Chase, so that was a win-win for me.