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Tuition Assistance excellent

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Verizon full-time

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Tuition Assistance very very good

Cons

most of the timeManagement inconsistent

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    Verizon-Decent pay and Benefits but you will age quickly with gray hair in your 30s/40s and get burned out for it.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Some positions with Verizon Enterprise allow work from home (so you can work 11-15 hours a day). Great 401k, education reimbursement, some opportunities for training.
    Some autonomy without much micromanagement depending on your VPs outlook from the top down.
    Some of the people are great, many will throw you under the next moving bus.

    Cons

    Poor upper management in many divisions
    Never get more than 3% raise even on the best years and the best performance.
    Quantitative/Numbers focus only on sales even for engineering, product, and consulting divisions without due car about delivery quality and fixing internal broken processes where are everywhere.
    Long hours and lots of stress for managers (lots of responsibility, very little authority)
    Very poor position structure, job roles and definitions.
    Very few people know who to talk to in order to get the right answer. This is the company Culture, not random to one division or another. Even people who have been around a long time due to many restructuring decisions at the top have no idea who to go to and who is responsible for many processes and products.
    Very old laptop equipment and phones for some divisions for employees (many are still running WIndows XP and old school blackberrys).
    Fleeing sales force. Many of the top sales force (Account Executives and Account Managers) and Sales engineers have left the company in 2012 and 2013 due to poor compensation, poor job boundaries, and far too much pressure on selling to a Customer who has no idea what they are buying.
    No career path for anyone with the title Consultant or Sr. Consultant. It stops there for the most part.

    Advice to Management

    You are not General Motors, no need to destroy the company culture any more and restructure again.
    Stablize the sales work force.
    Fix the compensation issues within the company across the board for each and every division.
    Focus on delivery quality for all product, support, and service organization, not only on the numbers. The culture is suffering from a sales only focus without any regard to how Verizon will deliver on those same sales with constant employee turnover and restructuring.
    Leave the engineering, product, and consulting divisions alone, if you destroy them anymore, you will soon be loosing additional sales in the near 1/2 billion dollar range. Fix the inter division processes using your VLSS investment.
    Focus on employee retention and long term career path
    Open the communication channels from the bottom up instead of only the top down.
    You overpaid for Terremark, enjoy it. More than 2 years later you still have not integrated it. Integrate it gracefully and call it a day. Pat yourself on the back and compensate yourself some more for overpaying and more so if you are successfull at integrating it or setting some bounds for the platform business.

  2. Talk vs Action

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Ashburn, VA
    Current Employee - Manager in Ashburn, VA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They 'sound' very genuine and concerned about employees

    Cons

    3 major buildings so far (Basking Ridge, NJ; Ashburn, VA; Irving, TX) have instituted 'badge reports' where Big Brother tracks your entry to the building and produces reports to management on your attendance. They factor in your vacation and holidays as time to be spent in the office, so even with a minor 'gimme' of 3 days in the office and 2 days telecommute, you will never average out to 3. So much for touting how green and environmentally friendly and technology supportive this company is.

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach

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