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TDS

(Public)  
Telecommunications
2,500 - 5,000 employees  |  
Overview

TDS Telecommunications Corp. (TDS®) is the seventh largest telecom provider in the U.S. For more than 40 years, the company has been connecting people with high-speed Internet, phone, and TV entertainment services in hundreds of rural, suburban, and metropolitan communities across 31 states. Today, TDS has more than 1.1 million equivalent access lines in service and 2,700 employees. Business customers select from the latest technologies, including: VoIP (managedIP) phone service, dedicated Internet, data networking, and hosted-managed services.

TDS Telecommunications Corp. also manages the operations of VISI Incorporated, TEAM Technologies, OneNeck IT Services Corp., and Vital Support Systems through TDS Hosted & Managed Services, LLC. These companies employ more than 500 people, who specialize in engineering and management of IT infrastructure, including: hosted application management, managed hosting, enterprise cloud services, and Tier III data centers.

TDS Telecommunications Corp. headquartered in Madison, Wis. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS]. A Fortune 500® company, Telephone and Data Systems provides wireless, local and long-distance telephone and broadband services to approximately 7 million customers in 36 states through TDS Telecommunications Corp. and U.S. Cellular [NYSE: USM], its majority owned wireless subsidiary. Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Chicago, Telephone and Data Systems employed 12,300 people as of March 31, 2012.

Employment at TDS is subject to post offer, pre-employment drug testing. EEO/AAP Employer.

Culture
World Class Technology. Friendly Hometown Service. TDS is a national communications provider with a distinctive difference. We provide local phone service to rural and suburban communities nationwide as well as leading edge business technology. But what sets us apart is our commitment to community. TDS provides service for more than 1 million customers in 30 states. Benefits include: 2 weeks accrued vacation, personal time, sick time, phone & internet discount, medical/dental/vision insurance (eligible immediately), 401K (eligible immediately) 100% on the first 3%, 40% on the next 2% and extensive training and continuing education reimbursement. TDS is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Employment at TDS is subject to post offer, pre-employment drug testing.
Benefits
As a part of your total compensation, TDS provides a comprehensive, competitive benefit package. The benefit plans address both the immediate and long term needs that you and your family may have. Here is a sample of what we have to offer for full-time employees. Insurance Medical We have several medical care options available to assist our employees and their families with the high costs of medical insurance. The Company pays the majority of the premium for medical coverage and employees contribute the remainder through pre-tax payroll deductions. The plan(s) available to each employee depend upon where they are geographically located. Dental Dental coverage is available through Delta Dental Plan. Coverage includes preventive services and some orthodontic services for children. Vision Participants may choose Vision Service Plan for coverage of periodic exams, eyeglasses, or contact lenses. Life Insurance TDS provides Basic Life Insurance coverage an amount equal to the employee's annual salary to all full-time employees. Employees can also elect Dependent Life Insurance and Supplemental Life Insurance. Vacation As a regular full-time employee, you will accrue vacation with years of service, while offering 2 weeks vacation to start. Sick Time In most instances sick time can be used during a personal medical disability or personal medical appointments. It can also be used when caring for an ill dependent child under sixteen (16) years of age. Holidays The following are paid holidays observed by the Company: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. In addition, five personal days are given annually, prorated the first year dependent on date of hire. Investments 401K The Company matches 100% on the first 3% and 40% on the next 2% of employee's salary deferrals. Employees are eligible to enroll in this plan beginning on their hire date. Pension The Pension Plan is a defined contribution plan that provides retirement benefits to eligible employees of TDS and its Affiliates that have adopted the Plan. Each calendar year, your employer will contribute an amount to the Plan, provided you are a participant (age 21 or older) and have completed 1,000 hours of service during each 12 consecutive months of employment. Employee Stock Plan Take Stock in Your Company! TDS provides you with a convenient and inexpensive way to purchase shares of Company stock through payroll deductions. Flexible Spending Accounts A tax-free account available for qualified dependent care and/or healthcare expenses. Additional Benefits Education Assistance Full-time employees with one year of service are eligible for 75% tuition reimbursement for continuing education in a work-related course or degree program, assuming a minimum grade level is achieved. Telephone and Internet Concessions There is discounted local telephone service for eligible employees who reside in our operating service territories. Our Internet services are also offered at discounted prices for employees. Personal Computer Purchase Purchase of PC's, software, and related equipment at discounted prices is available with financing through the company. You are eligible after one year of service with the company. Part-Time *TDS also offers competitive benefits and paid time off for eligible part-time employees working a minimum of 20 hours a week. Our staff is committed to our customers and offering friendly service with a personal touch. If you become an employee of the TDS family of businesses you will find that our company strongly supports employee training and development programs, and actively encourages participation in community service. *Note: The benefits extended to any associate will be described at the time of any offer of employment. The actual terms of any benefit plans offered by TDS and its regular employment policies shall govern in any conflict with the descriptions on this Web site. TDS reserves the right, subject to applicable law, to change, reduce or eliminate any benefit at any time. TDS is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Employment at TDS is subject to post offer, pre-employment drug testing.
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Connecting to Your Future
A career at TDS gives you the opportunity to use your education at one of the nation's largest telecommunications companies—a company that's on the cutting-edge of technology, connecting people. At TDS, you'll get the chance to work with people like you—people who are interested in a career and not just a job.

TDS feels like a smaller organization, but provides benefits and support of a large corporation. Our focus is on delighting our customers at every point of contact. This distinctive work environment makes TDS a great place to start your career.

We're dedicated to hiring only the best employees. Our success is built on the talent and energy of our outstanding employees. Our Internships offer hands-on experience that helps lay the foundation for successful careers. TDS also offers rewarding Undergraduate Opportunities.

Working at TDS is a challenging, ever-changing, and rewarding experience. Through our philosophy of Investing in People, you'll be given a wealth of opportunities to grow and develop. We welcome your talent, enthusiasm and fresh ideas to help us continue our success.
Services
Consumer Products:

  • High-Speed Internet
  • DISH satellite TV
  • Local and Long Distance calling
  • Calling features

Commercial Products:

  • VOIP & Phone
  • Internet & Security
  • Managed Services
  • Data Networking
  • Phone systems