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Get as much as you can from them, then leave and get paid what you're worth.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Systems Analyst & Programmer in Tampa, FL
Current Employee - Systems Analyst & Programmer in Tampa, FL

I have been working at Verizon

Pros

Good health package, annual performance based bonus, large and stable company that has its' hands in everything, they have tuition assistance and also give you full access to a multitude of free elearning courses. They have a lot of money, use as much of what they offer as you can to make yourself worth more.

Cons

I really do not understand how anyone who has ambition could stay at this company long term (at least from the point of beginning/mid-career). In my specific instance there is very little (read: none) possibility of advancement within the company however I'd hope in other business units this would be different. Even if you do choose to move up within the company, the internal pay increase limits absolutely kill the deal. Why would you stay with Verizon when you could go somewhere else to move vertically and get paid 30k more (as opposed to 5-10k) - you could always come back to verzion later. They make it more beneficial to you to leave, although they will put their money on you getting comfortable. They do not truly acknowledge good work. Also compliance of their own policies is severely lacking.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Employees would appreciate true recognition for good work, stop treating your employees like they are lucky to be here, and instead consider yourself lucky to have your employees. If you are not able to reverse your thinking about an employee, consider why you have them here in the first place.

Disapproves of CEO

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  1.  

    Telecom is a brutal business.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ashburn, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ashburn, VA

    I worked at Verizon

    Pros

    If you want telecom experience Verizon is the place to go.

    Cons

    Due to the highly commodity nature of telecom, there are two competing companies--AT&T and Verizon. Due to that, there is a monthly sales quota that means retention or firing at the end of the month.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way to incentivize the task force rather than beating them with a stick.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Newark, NJ

    I have been working at Verizon

    Pros

    Solid Fortune 15 company with lots of potential for movement within the company

    Cons

    Career movement is largely limited to laterals as Director and above selection process is largely unstructured; mgr feed bands don't have a chance; never see an open rec

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to change the culture; increase collaboration across teams / groups; stop the cliquish cronyism for jobs; continue great work.

    Approves of CEO
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