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Verizon Wireless Reviews in Warren, NJ

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  • Pay and benefits were good although commissions began shrinking which is why I eventually left (in 205 reviews)

  • They offer great benefits - full health insurance from day 1 - no probation period (in 616 reviews)


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  • Let see: almost NO work-life balance (asking for vacation gets you the evil-eye (in 328 reviews)

  • They work you so many hours with no work/life balance at all (in 91 reviews)

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    Difficult, stressful and rude IT environment esp. Oracle DBA

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Oracle Database Administrator in Warren, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Oracle Database Administrator in Warren, NJ

    I worked at Verizon Wireless as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Work 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 ManagementAdvice

    Encourage knowledge sharing. Respect everyone.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Java Developer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Java Developer in Warren, NJ
    Former Employee - Java Developer in Warren, NJ

    I worked at Verizon Wireless as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are always job openings.

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 5 people found this helpful  

    Soul Crushing

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Warren, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Warren, NJ

    I worked at Verizon Wireless

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Treating 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 ManagementAdvice

    Fire 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Stay away from Verizon Landline managers

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Engineer Product Development in Warren, NJ
    Current Employee - Engineer Product Development in Warren, NJ

    I have been working at Verizon Wireless

    Pros

    Very 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.

    Cons

    If 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 ManagementAdvice

    IF 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.

    Approves of CEO

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