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Verizon Reviews

Updated Jul 29, 2014
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3.1 2,249 reviews

60% Approve of the CEO

Verizon President & CEO Lowell McAdam

Lowell McAdam

(746 ratings)

54% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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Pros
  • excellent pay and benefits for the type of work performed (in 183 reviews)

  • Good benefits and competetive or better salary especially the more years you have (in 209 reviews)


Cons
  • Not a very flexible working schedule to meet today's work/life balance needs (in 77 reviews)

  • Management cannot do their jobs due to idiotic Upper Management fiascos (in 78 reviews)

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    Demoralizing

    Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee) Philadelphia, PA

    ProsThe salaries are okay, if you want personal growth you better learn it yourself

    Cons70% of IT Vice Presidents are Indian. Whole teams may have 1 American. Constantly having RIFS where the older Americans are let go and more new, young Indians are hired. There is no work balance, if they have something they want done, kiss your weekends or nights good-bye. There is little if any leadership. The VPs worry if you telecommute when they should be looking at strategic direction.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou make your money here and lots of it, hire people born here.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Run while you still can!

    Finance (Current Employee) Charlotte, NC

    ProsDecent Pay and benefits are excellent.

    ConsIntense micro management, unclear expectations and no work life balance are the top three. Much better company 10 years ago when I started

    Advice to Senior ManagementRemember what makes the company great......the people that work there. Treat us with respect!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Intersting

    Customer Services Sales Consultant (Current Employee) Livingston, NJ

    ProsGreat benefits, tuition assistance programs, great coworkers. You get to see how the products and services benefit consumers for front line of organization.

    ConsOne of the biggest challenge is career advancement. Looking to advance from a union employee to a management employee is pretty much impossible when looking to go into a different part of the organization. The work-life balance is horrible. The work schedule comes out for Friday for the next week, which makes it impossible to plan or have a regular life, especially if it changes.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI would recommend leadership course as a perquisite for every supervisor. There is poor leadership, career advancement and work-life balance. The company moral is poor and the scared tactic seems to be the approach towards union employees. If you dont do this we will fired or written up. Lastly, numbers do not always tell the best story when dealing with call center data from sales.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Regressive place to work at

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Ashburn, VA

    ProsThe only reason to work here would be the salary and the ability to change positions without leaving the company.

    ConsThe work culture is awful, the ways of working are regressive, the leadership is not the best, poor planning, feels like a typical telco company of the 70s.

    Advice to Senior ManagementChange the culture to attract young and bright talent.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Good experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood benefits and pay scale. Good chance from promotion

    ConsUnrealistic targets, most workers are not passionate

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet some managers who are motivated to work

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    Gold Plated Sweat Shop

    Consumer Sales (Current Employee) Dallas, TX

    ProsBenefits were excellent, pay was fair. This was solely due to a Union environment. Sales position with no very little checks on quality customer service. Also, extremely unethical sales techniques being overlooked buy middle management due to their sales reps results directly impacting their pay.

    ConsVery liitle advancement opportunity, constant layoffs. Micromanagement on steroids. Bathroom breaks monitored. Working under a microscope is an understatement.

    Advice to Senior ManagementImplement better quality assurance to make sure ethical sales are being enforced instead of using these type of reps for a couple years to make "numbers" before firing them for unethical behaviors.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    not a good place to be

    Software Developer (Current Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsSalary, bonus, some very clever people still working at Verizon.

    ConsEvery deliverable seems to be in 2 weeks, regardless of the project. Business requirements are written/defined as the project is already in develpment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo your homework. Understand the project, requirements. Then set a plan. Culture rewards buzz words preaching people.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A Company In Decline

    Supervisor (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsAdequate pay, overtime when available, decent benefits

    Conspolitical atmosphere, inept management, favoritism, union losing strength

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter treatment of the employees will garner better results and a pleasant work atmosphere. Stop promoting the ass kissers, and give credit to the ones who actually get the job done in a timely efficient manner, which is GOOD for business.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Verizon needs a complete leadership change!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThere is very little positive to say about upper management and the corporate culture that has been created. Management manages using fear and intimidation. The current iteration of Verizon is a far cry from the company of the past.

    ConsAll work in several departments is being contracted out to short-term contractors, creating an environment where every 2 years, there is a new workforce that needs to be re-trained. Most organizations expect unpaid overtime to be worked regularly by salaried employees. After working for the company for years, they took away pensions, benefits and profit sharing on the management side.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUpper management needs to realize that knowledgeable employees are an asset. When you treat people like their work doesn't matter, then it doesn't matter anymore. Perception becomes reality - if you tell me enough that what I do doesn't matter, why should I act like it does matter?

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

     

    Misled about contract job leading to full-time employment

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Tulsa, OK

    ProsThe benefits are wonderful, I assume the pay is good but the best thing to me is the weight given to education and training.

    ConsLots of absolutely worthless employees that the company seems unwilling or unable to get rid of. There is a definite feeling of superiority put off by Verizon employees like they are better than everyone else.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of the dead weight people, look for people with the talent to excel rather than looking only for experience and reasons not to hire someone. Why would you rather have someone experienced at doing a job poorly over someone who has always excelled at whatever they've done regardless if it isn't exactly what the job description says?

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