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Verizon Reviews

Updated November 20, 2014
Updated November 20, 2014
2,476 Reviews
3.3
2,476 Reviews
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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. 6 people found this helpful  

    Worked for company for 28 years, recently riffed.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Salary and Benefits are excellent. Most departments open to telecommuting.

    Cons

    RIFs (Reduction in Force) occur on a regular basis. Basically work with a guillotine hanging over your head. It is not a matter of IF you will be RIFFED it is a matter of WHEN. Usually have to handle responsibilities of those who were let go. Depending on who you work for, and reorgs are common, best not provide your opinion if it is not in line with your Manager's or Director's unless you have a very good repoire with them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open to employees who are providing feedback, even if it is not what you want to hear.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Loved working for Verizon!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in West Palm Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in West Palm Beach, FL

    I worked at Verizon full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Employee benefits! The absolute best benefits ever!!

    Cons

    They closed my office due to corporate downsizing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Easy going.

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

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

    Pros

    There isn't any micromanaging, easy going, team work oriented environment.

    Cons

    Supervisors lack the competence to resolve your issues regarding your job functions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good pay and good benefits.

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

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

    Pros

    It was great to be able to work from home, but I feel once in a while team members should get together and collaborate. Training was all paid for.

    Cons

    Very frustrating working with a supervisor who does not know how to supervise. Would only talk to my sup twice a year for the review. Hard to get promoted unless you know someone and do the daily brown nose with them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do some reassessment on supervisors and managements skills.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Greatest job anyone could have

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Service Analyst in Cranford, NJ
    Former Employee - Service Analyst in Cranford, NJ

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

    Pros

    Shift time salary was outstanding benefits were also outstanding
    Salary
    Great superiors

    Cons

    Job duties were not in the real world

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Terrific work environment, extremely professional and highly skilled colleagues

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Basking Ridge, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Basking Ridge, NJ

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

    Pros

    Good compensation, contributions of employees are recognized and rewarded. Work atmosphere is excellent, and exposure to learning opportunities is high.

    Cons

    This is not a startup company - if you are looking for quick growth, then this is not it, as getting promoted requires proving yourself consistently over a period.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company

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

    I worked at Verizon

    Pros

    Iove this company and can't wait to start working with verizon.

    Cons

    Nothing wrong at all and i recommended this company to anyone.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Senior Program Manager

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    Many organizations and positions available

    Cons

    Organizations moving to collaboration model and requiring physical presence in office

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop changing process steps - conflicting, confusing and redundant.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Agent/Switching Equipment Tech in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Agent/Switching Equipment Tech in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Verizon full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great co workers, great pay, Loved my job and the challenges that came with the job. It was never the same thing each day

    Cons

    Contracts contracts contracts. When the time for the contract to be up it is always nerve wracking worrying about your job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    .

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Sales Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at Verizon full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of growth opportunity, fun place to work.

    Cons

    Long hours, no work life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of all your employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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