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Verizon pays well but is a high stress position

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Former Employee - Business Sales Representative in Williamsport, PA
Former Employee - Business Sales Representative in Williamsport, PA

I worked at Verizon

Recommends
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

They pay well, its a great 8 to 5 job if you like sales and I liked representing such a huge company

Cons

every day they give you constructive criticism and you are hired on temporarily for 1 year so at anytime you could lose your job

Advice to Management

Offer more permanent positions

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Wake up in the morning, wondering how I got here

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    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY

    I have been working at Verizon

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of bureaucracy makes it easy for an average or substandard performer to hide. Annual raises are formulaic. You have to be REALLY incompetent to get terminated.

    Cons

    Senior management sits in Basking Ridge HQ, telling each other what they want to hear. They are so removed from the company's operational reality that it is frightening.

    Advice to Management

    Disperse yourself ack into the field; learn what is really goingon in the company. Remember that customer service in your number 1 priority.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Reorganization and Transformation...again...and again...and yet again...

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    Former Employee - Manager in Ashburn, VA
    Former Employee - Manager in Ashburn, VA

    I worked at Verizon

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Refers to non-telecom, IP divisions: Great talent all around.
    Great benefits including 401k and education.
    Access to extensive online training.

    Cons

    Failed reorganization and transformation strategies and executions (attempted 5 times in two years).
    Low morale due to off-shoring and layoffs of great talent.
    Bleeding of customer base.
    Telecom still has a large foothold of company expenses, vision and strategy

    Advice to Management

    Verizon can be a great company but the the leadership is still too heavily focused on dying telecom instead of IP (Internet, hosting, managed IT and security services, private networks, etc.). Leaders that are in place now are old telecom regime that still think in telecom strategies. This is the root of many of the failed reorganizations and transformations. They shift around VPs and directors from the telecom divisions each time and get the same results. Much of the real talent is now gone. Maybe Lowell can lead them differently...


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