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Verizon Reviews

Updated December 22, 2014
Updated December 22, 2014
2,561 Reviews
3.3
2,561 Reviews
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Pros
  • The best thing is the pay and benefits that start on your first da (in 194 reviews)

  • Good work-life balance depending on which part of the business you are in (in 90 reviews)


Cons
  • Lack of work/life balance attribute to high absenteeism across the company (in 94 reviews)

  • Management cannot do their jobs due to idiotic Upper Management fiascos (in 88 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Slowly going downhill

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Account Executive in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Business Account Executive in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Verizon full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, compensation, advancement, perks and technology

    Cons

    Leadership, rapidly changing, getting too big

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Acknowledge your employees hard work . They are not the problem they are the answer.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Mit

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I worked at Verizon

    Pros

    Great pay great benefits. Tuition assistance!

    Cons

    No life work 6 days a week

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manage without being friends or hanging out with team

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Pays well but no job satisfaction due to bureaucracy

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supervisor - Network Operations in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Supervisor - Network Operations in Tulsa, OK

    I worked at Verizon full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great pay which is equivalent to or better than industry average. Also great health benefits.

    Cons

    Employees just a number, management doesn't care about the people, no clear directives or goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about employees, stop treating everyone as expendable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Majority of IT resources is off shore.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Dev in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - IT Dev in Boston, MA

    I worked at Verizon

    Pros

    benefits, salary, vacation, telecommute and work-life balance

    Cons

    RIFs (Reduction in Force) occur on a regular basis.
    Manager change happens annually.
    Out source to India -
    Very bias based on nationality.
    No promotion

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Avoid RIFs talented resources who helped the company to get to where it is today.

    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    My experience was of a challenging nature due to the management.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Professional Services Consultant in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Professional Services Consultant in Sacramento, CA

    I worked at Verizon

    Pros

    The non-management workers were highly skilled and professional. You can learn a lot and enjoy working with your peers

    Cons

    The management was lacking in many areas. To many layoffs and to many ore-orgs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to take the time to relate with their staff, understand them and take a more positive approach. The need to be more approachable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Difficult to work for, pays well

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ashburn, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ashburn, VA

    I have been working at Verizon

    Pros

    Large company,
    Decent pay
    Good benefits
    Good work/life balance

    Cons

    Can be frustrating to work for as procedures can be frustrating, although that is improving
    Under the constant threat of layoffs that seem to make it around at least once a year. This can make advancement a little tough, although there is usually room for promotion within the current position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Immediate managers are good. Some of the upper management business directions seem a little unscrupulous with pushing for Net Neutrality and other things.

    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Good if you're part of the "Club"

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Verizon

    Pros

    Good pay, unlimited sick time, 17 days vacation/PTO to start, 10%/12%/20% bonus based on pay band

    Bonus % went UP now that it's combined with Verizon Wireless (they did not like that).

    Some jobs allow work from home.

    Cons

    Not sure where to start here. Verizon is dying a slow painful death. Telecom is struggling with it's landlines, Business can't make any money, and wireless is starting to feel the pain. Obamacare is the only reason Business is breaking even.

    Your compensation is entirely based upon your manager and a flawed system. Mangers will give .5% raises while giving others 5% raises. Your bonus is based ENTIRELY on what your manager thinks of you. Example:

    You make 100k, you get UP to a 10% bonus, company votes to fund 80% (now 8% bonus), your boss gives you 75% of that......you get the picture.

    HR gives raise money to mangers even if many people are at max salary cap, allowing others to get large raises. Good if your manager likes you.

    Minorities or women will always be picked first, regardless of qualifications. Indians only hire Indians, etc.

    Training and upward mobility is once again limited by your immediate manager. If you have one that won't rock the boat, good luck.

    Quarterly "RIFs" : reduction in force. This hits Verizon Telecom and Business every quarter, not sure if it has happened at wireless yet.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Equipment Maintainer working on Fiber, Transport, Power and Switching equipment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Verizon full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits and good supervision for the most part.

    Cons

    Company's upper management out of touch with employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time listening to your front line employees.

  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Managing Principal

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Managing Principal in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Managing Principal in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Verizon full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Large Corporation with traditional comforts
    Fast moving
    Some Innovations

    Cons

    "Red Tapes"
    Middle to Sr. management needs to wake up, no vision at this layer
    Good worker bees
    No growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in fresh blood from outside at Mgr to VP level
    Bring back the talents
    Promote Innovations

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Used to be a great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technician in Morris, NJ
    Current Employee - Technician in Morris, NJ

    I have been working at Verizon full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Hourly pay is good. Overtime is decent

    Cons

    Keep taking things away each contract negotiation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please listen to your union employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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