Work there for almost 5 years. Little pay, management in the Accounting Department is below average. They fear they will lose their jobs and there is a lot lack of trust. They do not value their employees or their contributions.
Construction Manager (Former Employee) – Denver, CO – 11 April 2017
A lot of great people work here. They are worth more than what they do on an everyday basis. You tend to work many hours on the Construction side and the people hat you have to work with you are to busy to get their own jobs completed. The tower division is the most important side of this company so they do not look at the construction as a part of the company.
Some great people in the company
Need to pay more attention to our employees, need more communication to your employees, need to train your employees instead of ignore them.
SBA is a good environment to work at. They have wonderful management skills, and also they make sure employees are comfortable. They have different activity for every holiday. flex schedule and great team atmosphere. The ability to move within the same company, the ability to transfer to another company.
Regional Construction Supervisor (Current Employee) – Centennial, CO – 23 February 2017
SBA is a company that cares for its employees and encourages growth with each of its employees. In general, the executive management is solid and, unlike many other companies, communication within the company's individual parts flows consistently which helps the success that SBA has achieved. Overall, a good company in which to work.
I worked at SBA Communications and it was a bad experience. I worked my tail off because that's what I learned to do at my old jobs before SBA. Half of the people at SBA would be shopping on the internet, talking in their cubicals, reading books, playing games on their iPads, talking on their cellphones, dancing and singing in the isles while the other half which included me, worked. Some even left a few times a day to go for long walks while some others found it hard to get a break for lunch. The building is nice, I especially liked the cafe and gym, and I made some friends but the office was too loud and wild to concentrate and the atmosphere was not at all professional so that bothered me. It was getting too frustrating and if you complain to Human Resources like they tell you to do, you get fired, so forget that! I left when I had enough! I got another job where EVERYONE works. No noise, no frustration, no more.
Some of my coworkers, the cafe, the gym
Noisy, unprofessional workplace and managers, coworkers don't work and play around and managers look the other way, too frustrating if you come to work to do work
Real Estate Leasing (Former Employee) – Boca Raton, FL – 7 August 2016
The worst place I ever worked! It wasn't about the job you performed. It was about stroking egos of workers who were not qualified to get the job completed. Very hostile working environment with no room for growth. High turnover and bullying.
Financial Analyst (Former Employee) – San Jose, CR – 4 July 2016
Provide overall New Tower Build project accounting support, to staff in areas to include but not limited to billing, creating and receiving purchase orders, change orders, and updating of trackers, zoning and building permit applications, the processing of lease and title documents and the tracking / reporting to status of these documents. Liaison with departments both locally and in US headquarters; Legal, Leasing, Site Administration, Shared Services and Financial Accounting for accuracy and data submission.
Responsible for overall NTB project accounting support, tower development job setup and creation of and receivables for purchase orders, coding of invoices, including working with the Shared Services Department and coordinate payments of such, create new vendors and work with the vendor database team to ensure compliance on insurance requirements, responsible for uploading budgets into the web estimator for all new projects.
Civil (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – 27 May 2016
Worked my butt off here for 4 years, got kicked to the curb when they brought a new territory manager corporate yes man in. Took a project based position after being layed off for 4 months hoping it would lead to another full time gig. They sent me two states away with no vehicle, had to have my family drive me there. Never compensated me for the trip out there. Was kicking butt getting work done but they bid everything too low so they were stingy with hrs. Went four days not being able to eat anything cause I was broke coming out there. Per diem is stone age scale. I asked to borrow a vehicle for a weekend to get groceries and they said no, when they said whenever I needed one to ask when I first came out. I loved the work but SBA definetly needs to start treating employees as assets not just replaceable cogs.
A lot has changed in the last 2 years since I started. The company has moved into a really nice new building. The company keeps growing and is doing really well. For the most part, the people that work here are pretty cool. I always think its funny when someone reviews a company and is still working there and says that the company is no good. I don't see any recent reviews that say that here. I like it here. Work is work and you should expect to work when you are at work. We still have people here that don't do a very good job and they blame everyone else when they screw up. good news, those days are starting to be over....
Very successful company
The people that dont like it here should just leave.
In the past six years this company has shot to the top in reaching goals. The culture has gone more internationally focused and is branching out strongly. Part of the job functions have been changed due to the expansions and there are new systems in place reducing the need for strong accounting people. Currently they are transitioning and outsourcing many of the jobs due to process improvements.
The team environment is strong and co-workers supportive.
some decent managers, but not in the Denver office
construction supervisor (Current Employee) – Denver, CO – 4 January 2016
Ok company, pay could be better. the management in the Denver office is too busy trying to play office politics to get their jobs done. I have worked with management in the Chicago office and did not have this issue with the managers there.
Terrible company to work for. SBA is very profitable company that pays extremely low wages to workers. Management treats employees like they are in a sweat shop. If you complain about being treated poorly to HR they will fire you.
NO room for growth. Wages are easily 30 pct under average.
Extremely stressful and uncomfortable working environment. You can't trust anybody.
You'd expect much more from a well known company. All they care about is their shareholders, that's it.
I would not recommend working here if you want long term stability.
It's a job
No stability, management throws you under the bus, lots of turnover.
Project Coordinator- Site Development (Current Employee) – Boca Raton – 8 September 2015
Big company, good stock price. But low salaries. Could have better systems and database to perform work. Company has grown lately, not easy to meet all the employees, an often get together will be terrific. Good environment.