Verizon Reviews

Updated October 31, 2014
Updated October 31, 2014
2,432 Reviews
3.3
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Verizon President & CEO Lowell McAdam
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Pros
  • The best thing is the pay and benefits that start on your first da (in 191 reviews)

  • If your a mgmt employee there is a good deal of work life balance (in 81 reviews)


Cons
  • Lack of work/life balance attribute to high absenteeism across the company (in 91 reviews)

  • Management cannot do their jobs due to idiotic Upper Management fiascos (in 86 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    It used to be great

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

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

    Pros

    Work-Life Balance, Diversity, Tuition Reimbursement, geographic flexibility, good pay. There are opportunities for advancement, but they are limited.

    Cons

    There have been constant reorganizations and reductions in force over the last 10 years. Benefits continue to be modified and reduced.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When eliminating benefits, consider grandfathering existing recipients instead of removing them all together. It represents a break in the initial implied contract between company and employee. Continuous force reductions disrupts the continuity of communications and benefits of functional networking and severely impacts employee morale. There must be some level of trust and loyalty between company and employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lots of changes

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Manager in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Technical Manager in Irving, TX

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

    Pros

    Good opportunity to work on different aspects of the business. Good work-life balance depending on which part of the business you are in.

    Cons

    Too many changes in management. I have had 4 bosses in the last 2 years and probably around 8 in the last 4. They are not sure of many parts of the business other than the core wireless part

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your act together and build employee confidence with a proper plan and less management changes

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good pay, great benefits, terrible leadership.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Robbinsville, NJ
    Current Employee - Consultant in Robbinsville, NJ

    I have been working at Verizon full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Always updated with necessary training. Good pay. Benefits are probably second to none. Have flexibility in schedule. You are rewarded with different perks for performing well.

    Cons

    Leadership in every aspect is horrific. Direct supervisors, their managers and executives are clueless. Management in my office makes the work environment unbearable and makes you walk on egg shells. There's a very low ceiling, so promotions and career growth is minimal if any at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hit the reset button, the management is so bad they need to start over. Become open minded, listen to your employees about ways to improve the environment. Show interest in your employees' career.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    The New Cube Farms Suck !!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Irving, TX

    I have been working at Verizon full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great 401K, great medical, below average dental. The people you work with are amazing and make working there an overall above average experience.

    Cons

    It's like working in a glass ant farm, cubes are shorter and smaller than most call center cubes you see on TV customer service commercials. Managers, senior IT consultants, all sit in the same IT factory cubes, the glare from outside light with the over head florescence creates the perfect cocktale for cranium splitting headaches.

    Pay is average for IT work, work hours are average.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a work environment that's conducive to productivity, what you're doing today isn't it.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Its hard, but good work to have.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Some people do not have job, it is good to have a job. Very good med coverage and first 6% of 401K is company matched . Work with some very bright people.

    Cons

    50-60 hr weeks, vacation is a liability causing you work additional unpaid OT to cover, shrinking employee base creating more and more work for those still employed, without additional compensation. 401K plans consistently report lower earning than analogous public funds.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. I still support capitalism and the legal steps that must be taken to be competitive. Even at my own expense, its superior than working in a non-capitalist economy. I am glad to have the job.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    good experience

    • 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

    Pros

    great people to work with

    Cons

    nothing bad to say about this company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    A recognized company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Generally pay is not too bad and really good benefits makes up for it as the bottom line.

    Cons

    Politics, politics, politics can affect job advancement. Minimal staffing can be pain that affects personal life and touch.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Unstable leadership is letting good talent slip away seems company don't seem to realize it in favor max profits.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Pleasent experiece the pay needs to be more in line with the market.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Corporate Investigator in Providence, RI
    Current Employee - Corporate Investigator in Providence, RI

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

    Pros

    Balance between work and family is nice.

    Cons

    The Pay. Needs to be in line with current Market

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good Stuff

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY

    I worked at Verizon full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great hours, fun work environment

    Cons

    Nothing to complain about here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on keepin on

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Verizon

    • 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

    Pros

    Work from home. Benefits good.

    Cons

    There is no upward mobility or advancement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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