Verizon Reviews

Updated July 1, 2015
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Verizon President & CEO Lowell McAdam
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Pros
  • Great pay and benefits with this company (in 194 reviews)

  • This creates a good work/life balance for those who can manage it (in 90 reviews)

Cons
  • If you are looking for work life balance (in 94 reviews)

  • New Wireless upper Management doesn't understand wireline (in 88 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Verizon

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

    I have been working at Verizon full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Pretty stable employment if your competent and proactive. Great benefits. Good work/life balance. Generally good people throughout the company.

    Cons

    It has very limited growth potential. It's a company where people still spend 20-30 years, so upward mobility is tough. Your fate is often in the hands of others. Tons of red tape and a mentality of "you have to do it this way because that's the way we've always done it"...and trying to change that culture is futile.

    Advice to Management

    Stock options. More immediate performance-based incentives to internal support organizations.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Verizon closed shop in California dept. moved out of state and country.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Rancho Cordova, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Rancho Cordova, CA

    I worked at Verizon (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Verizon pays very well for the Analyst positions. Friendly people to work with. It was like a family.

    Cons

    Verizon decided to pick up and move out of California, leaving a lot of seasoned workers displaced.


  3. Intern - developer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Verizon

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people to work with. Very nice manager . Got to learn a lot.

    Cons

    was a little disorganized in plan.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing


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  5. Director

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Matawan, NJ
    Former Employee - Director in Matawan, NJ

    I worked at Verizon (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Salary & Benefits, total comp package very competitive

    Cons

    Lousy work-life balance, no regard for experience


  6. Project Manager

    Current Employee - Contractor in Farmers Branch, TX
    Current Employee - Contractor in Farmers Branch, TX

    I have been working at Verizon (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture and work environment.

    Cons

    Pay rate is very low compared to other companies. Contract work, no benefits


  7. Lots of turnovers

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pricing Analyst in Gilbert, AZ
    Former Employee - Pricing Analyst in Gilbert, AZ

    I worked at Verizon (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    great pay and benefits, was able to telecommute

    Cons

    constant lay offs and changes


  8. Central Office Technician

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Salary and Benefits including tuition assistance program.

    Cons

    limited opportunities for career advancement and mobility.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Good place to work, predictable Big Tech Co issues...

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Director - Engineering
    Former Employee - Associate Director - Engineering

    I worked at Verizon full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good for keen managers/analysts with (almost any) technology background who thrive in large corporate work environments

    Cons

    As with most (perhaps all) large corporate work environments, proficiency in navigating corporate culture is valued/rewarded equally to, or more than, delivering tangible value

    Advice to Management

    Hire and develop teams who can build products/services for the new tech-economy. That means people with track records of building things (apps, blogs, videos, games, data models) and put them to work building products/services using the best of open source software, commercial cloud services, and Verizon's own tremendous network/digital resources. Pay them generously to keep and attract more of the best talent. And, finally shed non-executive management who only 'produce' office documents.


  10. good company

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Representative in New York, NY

    I worked at Verizon

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good management,decent salary,benefits are also very good,employee oriented company that takes very good care of its employees all the time

    Cons

    Hours are very long and emplyees have to work most weekends and major holidays to maintain a decent income level

    Advice to Management

    Please schedule employee work schedules in such a way so people get to enjoy some time at least with tier families on some weekends and holidays


  11. Sales representative

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Verizon full-time

    Pros

    Unlimited income potential, and can work from home

    Cons

    Must be self starter to achieve goals



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