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Customer Care Associate

Chicago, Illinois

Overview

Listen closely – we’re dialing you in to something huge. Inside our Call Centers, you have the chance to be our voice, solving customer issues and connecting them to the latest and greatest in tech. In return, we’ll set you up with a career with so much potential, it’s off the hook.

  • Full-time: may include nights & weekends

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What makes a successful Customer Service Representative? Check out below to see if you have what it takes.

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Customer Care Associate

Chicago, Illinois

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What's in it for you?

To experience our Integrated Service Model Centers, click the link to see our remodeled Chicago Center.  Sunrise, FL and Houston, TX will have similar geographic environments.
Start with the paycheck: Customer Care Associates make $16.91 per hour ($35,178.00). Additional financial incentives are currently available based on performance.  AND, you receive an automatic pay increase every 6 months of active service up to top pay!
You’ll receive 50% off your AT&T wireless service and discounts on other AT&T products and services (i.e. DirecTV, WIFI, etc..).
Add to all of that a full benefit package, including medical, dental, vision, 401(k), tuition reimbursement, paid time off, and work/life resources.
To hear testimonials from several of our successful call center employees that have advanced their careers within AT&T, click here.
What you'll do:

Handles customer questions, complaints, and billing inquiries with the highest degree of courtesy and professionalism to resolve customer issues with one call resolution. Offers alternative solutions where appropriate with the objective of retaining customer's business. Handles business transactions in connection with activation of new customer accounts on a computer terminal. Communicates with customers using web-based tools and demonstrates the associated proficiency in typing and grammar. Makes financial decisions to protect/collect revenues and adjusts customer accounts. May sell all products and services offered by the company. Has broad working knowledge of AT&T practices and operations and demonstrates continued and consistent proficiency in most of the skill sets utilized within the Host Call Center. May assist management with scheduling and tracking of the workforce and vacation schedules in accordance with set Company guidelines and requirements. May assist in training new employees. Performs other duties as assigned by management.

GENERAL DUTIES

The essential functions listed below are representative of duties performed by this job title.  Duties generally include but are not limited to the following:

GENERAL ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS WHICH ARE NORMALLY REQUIRED:

  • Answers customer requests or inquiries concerning services and products and reports problem areas.
  • Utilizes various systems and tools to initiate and service customers.
  • Continually maintain working knowledge of all company products, services and promotions.
  • Make recommendations according to customer’s needs.
  • Utilize operational systems to process purchases of all products and services.
  • Administer system functions on all opening, closing, and balancing procedures to according to finance guidelines.
  • May perform other related duties and responsibilities as assigned and/or required.
  • Solid problem-solving skills for the purpose of determining and solving customer billing issues
  • Strong verbal and phone skills for the purpose of gathering data for problem-solving and for communicating results to customers.


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Employee may be required to sit for long periods of time on the phone while using computers.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • 6 months to 1 year of customer service/sales experience preferred
TESTS:

Applicants will be expected to pass any assessments or tests associated with the position.

Study Guide for pre-employment screening(click the link below to open the study guide)

Call Center Assessment (CCA)

SPECIAL JOB REQUIREMENTS:
  • Specific job assignments may require day, evening, weekend or holiday hours.  Occasional overtime may be required.

TRAINING

  • Classroom training.
  • On-the-job training.


Job ID 1907049
Date posted 03/13/2019

Applicant Experience

Want to know what to expect? Here’s a breakdown of the typical application process.

  • Your experience can take between 4 – 6 weeks depending on location and time of year.
  • You may have to pass an assessment before moving on to the next step.
  • If you don’t pass on your first attempt, you’ll be eligible to retake your assessments after 6 months.
  • Your interview may be online. Make sure you have a strong connection and dress professionally.
  • Watch this video to see what the job’s really like

  • Complete the assessment

  • Phone Interview

  • In-person interview

  • Conditional job offer

  • Drug screening and background check

  • Congratulations and welcome to AT&T!

How to prepare for your assessment

Our goal is to set you up for success at AT&T.

That's why we’re providing you with the information you need to prepare for the entire application process. In particular, your first assessment will look for traditional employment characteristics to see how you work best. Your second assessment is more like an interactive game – testing your decision making and memory skills. And if the role you’re applying for is bilingual, there'll be one last language assessment over the phone to help us confirm you’re fluent in the needed language.

When you’re getting ready, it’s a good idea to find a quiet place, get in the zone and answer as honestly as possible. And to prevent any errors from happening, make sure you are doing so on a computer and not a mobile device.

To get a better idea of what will be involved, check out our Assessment Tips.

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Pros

Excellent pay and benefits, great locations with access to Marta, great co workers and managers.

Cons

Deadlines and spreadsheets , some weekend work

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Perks

We take care of our own here (hint: that could be you). Our benefits and rewards mean we cover some of your biggest needs with some of the coolest offerings. We already think we’re a pretty great place to work. We’re just trying to rack up some bonus points.

  • Party every (pay) day

    Let’s start with the big one: Your work gets rewarded with competitive compensation and benefits. It really does pay to be on our team.

  • Save on swag

    Wanna make your friends really jealous? You’ll get discounted access to the latest and greatest AT&T products and services – plus other awesome items, like tickets to live events.

  • Get some “you” time

    Vacation? Staycation? Heck, let’s take a road trip. On top of paid holidays, chill out with paid time off (PTO) that you can spend any way you want.

  • Upgrade your skill set

    You strike us as an over-achiever (don’t worry, it’s a compliment). Our training and development programs are your ticket to expert status in your job.

  • Graduate to what’s next

    Our people have class. Literally. We can help you out on approved education costs with our tuition assistance plan.

  • Stuff your piggy bank

    When the day comes that you get some much needed R&R (not that you’d ever want to leave #LifeAtATT) you’ll know your future is set with the AT&T Retirement Savings Plan (ARSP).

  • Know you’re covered

    Here’s another reason to breathe easy: You and your family get access to excellent medical, dental and vision insurance options.

LifeAtATT

This is the life – the #LifeAtATT, that is. We’re creating what’s next and having a blast doing it. You’re looking for proof? Well, see for yourself.

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