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Working at AT&T

Posted 06-28-2018 at 04:07 PM by Habitual
Updated 06-28-2018 at 04:08 PM by Habitual

Well, we landed a contract with AT&T to manage 34 of their IDCs (Internet Data Centers).
Exciting stuff and I look forward to the challenges.

But have a little reservation about "transferable skills", and whether or not my 24 years in IT
is going to compliment or impede the tasks I will be charged with.

My desire is to be "prepared" but I'm pretty sure that is not possible since I believe AT&T has their "own way" of doing what they do. I expect training is likely on new systems and processes.
New nomenclatures, new processes, varying routines specific to AT&T.
Certification is mandatory.

Anyone have some input on working for AT&T, or at AT&T? Or even in an IDC of this scale?
Bought The Data Center Handbook. It reads like dry toast or
Code:
man bash


Boss says it won't be much different than the usual I've done (for him) for 7 years now.
I'm thinking that a "everything I know is wrong" approach may be the best approach.

What's their corporate environment like?
I am not expecting to move to Dallas as Remote work is OK w\AT&T.

Any sound advice/feedback would be appreciated.
Have a Great Day and thanks for your time.
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