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Getting an Interview
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I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ months – interviewed at Verizon in December 2014.
Very quick succession of interviews including 1:1 and panel interviews. Then no response to emails, phone calls or other inquiries for 4 months. Obviously not interested in follow up to their investment in time and resources interviewing candidates.
- Level of experience and examples of success. Answer Question
Other Interview Reviews for Verizon
Director InterviewAccepted OfferNegative ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at Verizon.
Very rigorous interview process. HR is driving it to be 100% behavioral-based. Questions have been standardized for each job title. Recruiters are overloaded and very slow to respond. So are the HR Business Partners.
- I was asked four separate times if EVRYTHING on my application was truthful. And then they came back and compared what I told them with what was on my application and what the background check showed, even for very minor discrepancies. Not unusual to have to provide a W2. Answer Question
There is limited room to negotiate. I had very high leverage and only got an additional $5k/year + $10k signing bonus.
Director InterviewNo OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Verizon.
Recruiter reached out via LinkedIn; set up phone screen to review position, location, skills; phone screen w/ a panel of 4 team members; follow up via phone w/ hiring manager.
- No difficult or off the wall questions. Answer Question
Director InterviewDeclined OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied in-person. The process took 2+ months – interviewed at Verizon (Basking Ridge, NJ) in February 2012.
I had difficulty understanding the VP leading the Process Improvement group - although personable, heavy accent and sometimes mumbled. He basically did a bait and switch with me - told the recruiter he was interested in me for one position then when I interviewed with him - he told me the position was filled and asked if I was interested in lower level position - he also did this with other candidates I spoke with - seemed to be his MO. Interestingly, the position he told me that was filled is still being posted on the Verizon site, the Glassdoor site and others. In addition, someone I know took a job under him and he said the hiring VP lied (yes he used that term) to him about the level of the role and once he got on board he found out otherwise. Told him he would be a director and when he came on board he was listed as manager and now is in a cube for first time in 20 years.
Reasons for Declining
Lack of integrity of the hiring VP. Could not see myself working for someone I could not trust.
Director InterviewAccepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at Verizon (Basking Ridge, NJ) in May 2011.
Phone and on site with senior team only. Try to speak with peers or direct reports to get a better understanding of the work environment. Most communications go through human resources. Difficult to negotiate salary. Verizon will ask to see your paycheck or W2 to verify your current salary. Drug testing and background checks made.
- Behavioral interview questions. Same questions used for all candidates. 1 Answer
Director InterviewAccepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 weeks – interviewed at Verizon (New York, NY) in January 2011.
It was conducted as a panel interview with 5 people including senior leader; peers and human resources. Primarily behavioral questions were asked and rotated among panel. There were two technology specific questions. It took about and hour and 15 minutes
- what in your experience and education qualifies you for this position Answer Question
Director InterviewAccepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through other source. The process took 5 days – interviewed at Verizon (Silver Spring, MD) in March 2010.
I was transitioned from a contractor to an employee. Verizon had already seen my work and the interview process was very straightforward. I was asked for an updated resume and application, I was interviewed by my current supervisor, and was offerred the job. I was able to negotiate additional starting salary since I was in a postion to request it.
- Why do you want to work for Verizon? 1 Answer
I asked for an additional $5K in salary and was told that it was unlikely to happen. Verizon didn't negotiate on salary. My senior manager went to bat for me and I was able to get my request. I think this is not typical.
Director InterviewNo OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied in-person. The process took 1 day – interviewed at Verizon (Thousand Oaks, CA) in February 2009.
Panel of HR, Area President, and SVP. Structured and scored.
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