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11 hrs ago

Director Orchestration Software – new

Verizon Santa Clara, CA +2 locations

This position will lead the team responsible for software development in cloud orchestration/management products in support of large key strategic… Ivy Exec

21 days ago

Operations Program Manager

Verizon Santa Clara, CA +2 locations

The OnCue Business Operations team is looking for an experienced business process architect to help plan, build, and run the next generation business… Ivy Exec

11 hrs ago

Director DevOps – new

Verizon San Jose, CA

This position will lead the team responsible for DevOps testing and maintenance, in support of large key strategic initiatives. The position reports… Ivy Exec

30+ days ago

Senior Software Design Engineer

Verizon Santa Clara, CA

• Design, develop, debug and maintain a scalable server framework • Work with the TypeSafe Stack (Scala, Akka, Play!) to construct the framework…

20 days ago

Natural Language Processing Engineer

Verizon San Jose, CA

Verizonrsquos OnCue Voice technologies team is looking for a Natural Language Processing Integration expert to help integrate best in class ASRNLU… Dice

28 days ago

Senior Quality Assurance Engineer

Verizon San Jose, CA

Verizon-OnCuersquos Centralized QA group is looking for a Senior QA Engineer to join a highly talented group of people working on a cutting edge… Dice

28 days ago

Java-Scala Software Engineer

Verizon San Jose, CA

include the server-side development of components and services that support industry-leading consumer experiences on a variety of media devices. The… Dice

30+ days ago

OnCue Lead Embedded System Software Engineer

Verizon Santa Clara, CA

Verizons OnCue Engineering Team is hiring passionate and talented Lead Embedded System Software Engineer, you will design and implement system… CareerBuilder

30+ days ago

Speech Recognition Engineer

Verizon Santa Clara, CA +2 locations

Verizons OnCue Voice technologies team is looking for a Sr. Software Engineer to help implement best in class ASR/NLU solutions for improving the TV… CareerBuilder

30+ days ago

OnCue Embedded System Software Engineer

Verizon Santa Clara, CA

Verizons OnCue Engineering Team is hiring passionate and talented software engineers for the development of cutting-edge consumer electronics… CareerBuilder

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    OnCue: not a positive work environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

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


    - benefits and compensation are better than most startups, but worse than larger companies
    - work-life balance is good

    - some of the best engineers I've worked with in the Bay Area
    - an interesting technology stack
    - engineers are generally friendly, easygoing, helpful, knowledgable, and have a lot more potential than they display

    - good place to join if you like to:
      a. fail and say "it's nobody's fault"
      b. suck up


    General for Verizon:
    - only 12 days PTO, accrued over the first 10 months of the year
    - 9 days of paid vacation
    - very few career opportunities. Verizon is an East Coast company and all strategic directives will be coming from there
    - few professional training and development opportunities

    General for the team:
    - this place only rewards complacency and compliancy
    - engineering and operational decisions are made by a handful of people without any meaningful feedback from the rest of the teams or the team members. Be mindful, however, that a better half of decision making people have no relevant engineering or operational experience though try to position themselves like they do
    - management style by the most part consists of the following (pick and choose one or more):
      a. micromanagement
      b. incompetence
      b. complacency/indifference
      c. backstabbing
      d. closed door policies
      e. no relevant communication to employees, or "worker bees" as they see it
      f. no feedback on performance
      g. varying degrees of ignorance

    - management relies on a few (say 3-4) "unicorns" who they think pull the whole engineering organization, therefore:
      a. get used to the fact and feeling of being completely ignored in terms of your input, suggestions, contributions, or performance because you'll still be grouped with "the rest"
      b. forget about individual and professional development opportunities since only a few selected people get to go to any training courses even if you show a significant interest in the training or the training is relevant to your immediate job responsibilities

    - organization is run by the people from two camps, if you don't belong to either of them you'll be on the sidelines regardless of your contribution or potential. This, in turn, leads to only people from either of those two camps being rewarded or promoted.
    - middle management often changes direction and scope of work just to show the amount of work performed, not the actual value or importance of it because five completed items no matter how you look at it looks better than one in their opinion
    - middle management pretends to be "the executives" and even go as far as calling themselves that
    - project management exist only on paper

    - very engineering heavy organization, though balanced inappropriately because some teams have excess capacity, while others are running super lean. This creates unneeded stress on the organization as a whole and individual teams.
    - management does not seem to understand the concepts of "code quality", nor do they believe in real testing of any kind. Velocity is the only determining factor for any project

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