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Verizon Wireless Reviews in Warren, NJ

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3.0 19 reviews

75% Approve of the CEO

Verizon Wireless President & CEO Daniel Mead

Daniel Mead

(12 ratings)

50% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Pay and benefits were good although commissions began shrinking which is why I eventually left(in 178 reviews)

  • They offer great benefits - full health insurance from day 1 - no probation period(in 528 reviews)


Cons
  • Let see: almost NO work-life balance (asking for vacation gets you the evil-eye(in 254 reviews)

  • They work you so many hours with no work/life balance at all(in 72 reviews)

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    Difficult, stressful and rude IT environment esp. Oracle DBA

    Senior Oracle Database Administrator (Former Employee) Warren, NJ

    ProsThey have Latest Technology. Onsite seminars/training/demo sessions.

    ConsWork environment is filled with rude and mean employees and managers. Whole IT work culture is stressful. Especially Database Administration Group. Don't share knowledge. Make you work like slave. Give no respect to contractors.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEncourage knowledge sharing. Respect everyone.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    3 people found this helpful  

    Java Developer

    Java Developer (Former Employee) Warren, NJ

    ProsThere are always job openings.

    ConsThe most unprofessional management,no work ethics and work/life balance.

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

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    Soul Crushing

    Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee) Warren, NJ

    ProsThe commute was good and the paychecks were issued promptly. Other than that, there were no factors I would consider "pros".

    ConsTreating contractors (we are not even considered consultants) like dirt is hard wired into VZW's DNA. I've never seen such a corporate culture this dysfunctional. Productive staff were overloaded with more and more work while slackers were allowed to coast. Of course renewal decisions had no bearing on productivity. Managers rose to their positions by virtue of tenure and not merit. There is a very lean management structure which might work in an organization with competent staffers but not one staffed by hacks. Long term managers are known to berate and bully the rank and file with impunity. Even long term well connected contractors throw their weight around. They are attuned to the poor job market and are acting accordingly because they can.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFire all the ATT and OTC legacy middle managers and reboot the culture, purging it of ll the anal retentive territorial nonsense. Institute a robust PMO.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Stay away from Verizon Landline managers

    Engineer Product Development (Current Employee) Warren, NJ

    ProsVery high exposure to cutting edge projects, benefits are good. One of the few companies to give bonuses during the recession. Also receive profit sharing and long term incentives which is a nice second bonus if you're lucky to have gotten one. People are great to work with.

    ConsIf you work for a manager that was either laid off or transffered from Verizon landline BE CAUTIOUS. Landline managers a bunch of idiot micro managers. Landline managers should stay out of wireless because the cultures clash and they just do not belong. Landline managers don't know squat about wireless technologies. Its so sad to see landline managers trying to act like they know what they are doing but everyone sees through the fakeness.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIF you're from telco, do yourself a favor and learn about the wireless technologies. Stop micro managing your people to the point where you don't like the font being used in a specific presentation. Learn the wireless culture or else your employees will start to hate you.

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