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Unimpressive.

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Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Washington, DC
Former Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC

I worked at Verizon full-time for more than 8 years

Pros

Stable if you want nothing more than stability.

Cons

Poor raises and no promotions for employees other than the execs at the top who just play musical chairs (switching jobs and promoting each other).

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Show your employees their value to this company

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Mindless Execution of Failed Patterns

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    Current Employee - Technical Lead  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    It's extremely difficult to be fired in an environment that rewards mediocrity. Salaried employees are paid for approved overtime, and the healthcare benefits are excellent.

    Cons

    Verizon epitomizes the classic model of survival through acquisition. The company sees conformity to obsolete and broken business patterns as a virtue, has no interest in innovation, and refuses to invest in increasing its capabilities. The more ineffectual a manager is, the greater are their job security and promotion prospects. Mediocrity begets mediocrity, and Verizon is in a mad dash for the middle. There also seems to be a pervasive attitude among management that requiring employees to work for "extra credit", rather than being paid for overtime, isn't an egregious breach of ethics and law. Your salary is capped by your title, so if you aren't being promoted on a regular basis, you'll quickly hit a hard cap on salary, and never get another raise for merit or cost-of-living.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize that aping what all your half-wit competitors do isn't good business, invest in skilled resources with demonstrated merit, and axe the endless legions of pass-through, rubber stamp managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Still a great job thanks to union efforts

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    Current Employee - Service Technician  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Service Technician in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Verizon full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Lots of overtime. Many techs(including myself) Make 6 figure salaries with overtime. Great healthcare benefits

    Cons

    Stressful work environment due to management, hazardous work environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A happy worker is a productive worker. Change the work culture to be one that is enjoyable rather then using fear to get results. Most employees take pride in there work and want to do their job well. Also I feel the reintroduction of activities and programs(like in the bell days) such as the basketball league and community volunteer work will help employees to want to be more involved in the company as a whole.

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