Verizon Reviews

Updated October 19, 2014
Updated October 19, 2014
2,403 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 189 reviews)

  • If your a mgmt employee there is a good deal of work life balance (in 78 reviews)


Cons
  • Lack of work/life balance attribute to high absenteeism across the company (in 87 reviews)

  • Management cannot do their jobs due to idiotic Upper Management fiascos (in 84 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great company to work for if you are in the right group

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Systems Consultant - Systems Analysis & Programs in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Lead Systems Consultant - Systems Analysis & Programs in Colorado Springs, CO

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

    Pros

    good salary, great benefits, experienced and knowledgeable and friendly people

    Cons

    I am not aware of any

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Customer service

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative

    I have been working at Verizon

    Pros

    Everything is wonderful. The environmennt peoole of course we l8ve u all of u

    Cons

    L9ve love love love l8ve

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Network Operations Specialist in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Network Operations Specialist in Richardson, TX

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

    Pros

    Exposure to new and exciting technologies and the opportunity to work with many wonderful and dedicated professionals. Definitely would recommend.

    Cons

    Twelve hour shifts with only about four hours of work to be done each day makes for a lot of down time. This time could be better spent training up on new skills but this isn't provided by the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    It was a great experience. Wasn't too hard. Looking at the reviews of other interviews helped a lot

    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Charleston, SC

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

    Pros

    The best thing is the pay and benefits that start on your first da

    Cons

    I'm not a fan of selling products but it's ok

    Recommends
  6.  

    Overall, very good experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Cloud Services in Temple Terrace, FL
    Current Employee - IT Cloud Services in Temple Terrace, FL

    I have been working at Verizon as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Everyone I worked with was very passionate and excited to be at their job.The team I was placed on gave me meaningful assignments and helped bring me up to speed with the rest of the team.

    Cons

    The physical work place was pretty empty. The company allows employees to work from home a couple days a week so the office can get pretty empty.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A must consider company for anyone looking for an meaningful career in technology

    • 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

    Opportunities to be part of a transformation. Building solutions that transform business and the way we live and play

    Cons

    Maintaining work life balance is sometimes a challenge

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    My career with VZ

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Silver Spring, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Silver Spring, MD

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

    Pros

    VZ has excellent benefits. They pay for training and college education.

    Cons

    If your non-management you can not transfer employment to Fios or Wireless.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Outside Plant Technician

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Outside Plant Technician in Plainfield, NJ
    Former Employee - Outside Plant Technician in Plainfield, NJ

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

    Pros

    Great pay/benefits. Tremendous boss. Great company-employee communication network.

    Cons

    Working in the elements. Insufficient amount of new vehicles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move Ravi Ramdath as high up the HR chart as you can.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    A stable company with a very diverse mix of technologies in an enterprise environment

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits package for an employee, education assistance up to a max of 8k, telecommute option and flexible work schedule. highly discounted very good gym facility for employees, may not be available at all locations. Company matches up to 6% of employee contribution in 401k. Annual performance related bonuses. Will I go back? Yes, I will. On my terms.

    Cons

    Security? Whats that? Layoffs is the norm. Best is to keep your skills & knowledge sharp and up to date. And keep changing companies. Several years ago pension scheme was reduced to 401k. Change is the name of the game. Go with the flow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    will save my lung power and energy instead

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    A great company. A great BIG company.

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

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

    Pros

    Time off and benefits are great! I felt like the company took care of you as a person.

    Cons

    It was hard to find meaning in the position I was in. As a consultant, your deliverables were to clients, who often-times didn't act on your recommendations. To Verizon, they were only interested in the hours you billed. For me, that makes it difficult to find meaning in your day to day work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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