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Very intimidating management

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Former Employee - Cable Splicer in Fredericksburg, VA
Former Employee - Cable Splicer in Fredericksburg, VA

I worked at Verizon full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Great pay if you are union. Best in the industry. Great benefits as well. Great craft people who know their job.

Cons

cruel sociopathic management style. Will suspend or terminate at the drop of a hat just to improve bottom line. over 100,000 complaints to the EEOC for unwarranted discipline and terminations. They are known to sabotage employees with false accusations all the time to cut costs at any cost. upper management likes to pretend they can't afford labor costs while enriching themselves generously.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't give in to the pressure to find ways to preserve your career at the expense of lower ranking employees. Abide by the code of conduct. what goes around comes around.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Very dedicated employees and good training

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    Current Employee - Sales Engineer
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer

    I have been working at Verizon full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Offers competitive compensation and good training. Very talented employees that truly care about customers.

    Cons

    Very poor morale at all company levels. There is no job security for Management positions, layoffs every quarter.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Join only if you are starting your career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Distinguished Member of Technical Staff in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Distinguished Member of Technical Staff in Waltham, MA

    I have been working at Verizon full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic benefits (although slowly disappearing), great 401k matching, good health plan, excellent salary.

    Cons

    Extremely political, more than other large corporations. Yearly agreement and review is irrelevant, done only to comply with HR. No strategic alignment, everything is done because "we are already doing it". Verizon Wireless seems to be better, but they are getting tired of other business units eroding their profit. No career path, you need to be 15 years on the company to reach a mid-management position, regardless of your skill (seen with many mid-level managers). Promotions are almost by luck and tied to the managers interest in growing her/his own career only.

    There is no collaboration between teams, getting information to do your job is almost impossible. Everybody is scared (because of historical reasons?) to share information and then losing the credit. Something it should take a couple of weeks, takes you months and countless trips around the country trying to convince other teams that you are trying to work for the improvement of the company. This is endemic and not only in one location/business unit.

    These comments are a compilation of feedback from people that have been 7+ years in the company and worked in projects across the US and gone through many lay-offs and management changes. I have experienced 95% of this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice, there is no fixing Verizon. Advise in general: save wireless, get rid of the rest.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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