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Updated Apr 14, 2014
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Systems Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

Interviewed at Verizon

Interview Details – First was a HR round which was not difficult then came the tech interview

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Account Executive - Information Resources Interview

Anonymous Employee
Boston, MA

I applied in-person - interviewed at Verizon in July 2010.

Interview Details – Three phase process. Written exam, Sales simulation, interview with mgt and team.

Interview Question – The sales simulation as the real challenge. You were put in a variety of sales situations over the phone and asked to pursue a goal. Almost all interactions were negative, but you had to persevere.   Answer Question

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Easy Interview

Customer Service Representative Interview

Anonymous Employee
Pittsburgh, PA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Verizon.

Interview Details – standard behavioral interview, thorough responses to questions presented

Negotiation Details – standard offer- good starting pay and benefits. great potential to add to earning and promote.

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Senior Consultant Interview

Anonymous Employee
Basking Ridge, NJ

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Verizon in January 2014.

Interview Details – I applied on the Verizon Careers site and was contacted by a recruiter within a week. She reviewed my resume and my LinkedIn and forwarded me to the hiring manager, who I had two interviews with. I had an interview with his manager (an Executive Director) after that and was told it was likely I would receive an offer. It took a very long time to receive an offer but once I had it in hand, the process went fairly quickly after that.

Interview Question – Give some examples of difficult negotiations you've undertaken.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – They didn't budge at all on base pay - it was the Gypsy curse all over again; I got exactly what I 'wanted.' That is to say, the exact amount I asked for, decremented by the bonus they expect I'll get. They came up in a few other areas, though.

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Accepted Offer

Negative Experience

Very Easy Interview

Voice Engineer Interview

Anonymous Employee
Atlanta, GA

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Verizon in April 2014.

Interview Details – I had two phone interviews which went very well. The interviewers were the head of the team. They asked about my VoIP and network experience along with my linux and BASH exprrience in detail. This turned out to be a false job. They stated they were cut on budget and could no longer hire but would keep in touch but they had been and still are hiring.

Interview Question – The questions were all relevent and below expectation,   View Answer

Negotiation Details – The position was removed due to budget as soon as I accepted yet they are still advertising.

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Senior Payroll Analyst Interview

Anonymous Employee
Lake Mary, FL

I applied online and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Verizon in February 2014.

Interview Details – This is a very long process. Expect it to take at least 4-6 weeks. First, their recruiting department will contact you and ask a few questions. If that goes well, they will schedule a phone interview for the following week. Then if that goes well, they will email you links to fill out a formal application and schedule an in-person interview. Again, this was for the following week. At the interview (a Thursday) I was told the next step was their 'selection' process, which was going to be at a meeting the following Monday, and if selected, they will call. I received the call with a job offer that Wednesday. You have 48 hours to accept or not. And if you do, you also have 48 hours (from the time of the phone offer, not from the time you accept) to complete a drug screening. They will email you all the info and instructions, and the offer etc. If you decline the offer, you can not apply again for 1 year. There was no salary negotiation. It's simply you accept or decline. They will also email you a consent form for you to allow a full background and credit check. This includes verifying your college degree too. After all back ground checks and drug screen results are complete, you'll receive a call (mine took another week, I've heard it can be longer, based on whether former employers and colleges reply quickly) with your start date. My start date was another 3 weeks! Total process from 1st call to start date= 6 weeks!!

Interview Question – The most difficult was actually my question to them about salary. They will only give you a range. And tell you 'based on experience', then of course it's the low end. When I questioned this during my offer, the HR clerk felt uncomfortable replying. I could tell she was rehearsed in her comments and replies.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I was not able to negotiate. But right now they are hiring so many people that I think once they figure out what positions and where they want us, there may ( I hope) be some salary adjustments. The new headquarters in Lake Mary is the location I am referring to. It will be totally accounting and payroll, so we may be moved around quite a bit, until they learn our abilities and we learn their process. I feel they are sincere in fostering growth and promotions and encourage people to move up. That's why I accepted, to get in on the ground floor.

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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Brand Ambassador Interview

Anonymous Employee

Interviewed at Verizon

Interview Details – The interview process was very simple, I applied online and heard back within two weeks. The interview was a phone interview, and the interviewer just asked of my previous experience in marketing and a few questions in regards to my outgoing personality.

Interview Question – Most unexpected question was if I knew about the new Verizon products   Answer Question

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Drafter Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Verizon in August 2010.

Interview Details – lateral move from a former contracting company with Verizon

Negotiation Details – No negotiation

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Senior Analyst Accounting Interview

Anonymous Employee
Tulsa, OK

I applied through college or university - interviewed at Verizon in November 2012.

Interview Details – One interview by two people.

Interview Question – What is your greatest accomplishment.   Answer Question

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Declined Offer

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Software Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Colorado Springs, CO

Interviewed at Verizon

Interview Details – I applied for Verizon about a year ago through their website, when I was a senior at my university. I got a call from HR for a quick phone screen to see what I was doing in school and what I had experience with, and then I was emailed a week or two later for an in-person interview on my campus. This second interview was filled with behavioral questions from HR, and a few technical questions (generic technical questions like defining terms) from the managers. They sent me an email a couple of days after for one more interview--this time, to see what I had experience with (again) and how I interacted with the team.

Interview Question – The only "difficult" question I can remember was to define polymorphism and inheritance.   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – I had another offer that was with my past company when I was working as an intern.

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