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great place to work

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Operations Coordinator in Charlotte, NC
Current Employee - Operations Coordinator in Charlotte, NC

I have been working at Verizon Wireless

Pros

very flexible time off options and benefits
management very understanding and easy to work with
sense of family and unity within work group
easy to foster and build relationships and network

Cons

job compartmentalization
can be repetitive and mundane
management may not be knowledgeable about job specifics
very subjective performance appraisals
overly reliant on hard numbers to determine job performance and employee worthiness

Advice to ManagementAdvice

offer ability of entry level positions to participate more in different projects in order to expand on their knowledge and skills about the business that will aid in career development and progression

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Soul Crushing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Warren, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Warren, NJ

    I worked at Verizon Wireless

    Pros

    The commute was good and the paychecks were issued promptly. Other than that, there were no factors I would consider "pros".

    Cons

    Treating contractors (we are not even considered consultants) like dirt is hard wired into VZW's DNA. I've never seen such a corporate culture this dysfunctional. Productive staff were overloaded with more and more work while slackers were allowed to coast. Of course renewal decisions had no bearing on productivity. Managers rose to their positions by virtue of tenure and not merit. There is a very lean management structure which might work in an organization with competent staffers but not one staffed by hacks. Long term managers are known to berate and bully the rank and file with impunity. Even long term well connected contractors throw their weight around. They are attuned to the poor job market and are acting accordingly because they can.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire all the ATT and OTC legacy middle managers and reboot the culture, purging it of ll the anal retentive territorial nonsense. Institute a robust PMO.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great benefits and pay but you can get trapped

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA

    I have been working at Verizon Wireless

    Pros

    Tuition reimbursement around $8500 per year. I love the backup childcare benefit. You can't beat 1/2 price on 6 lines of service plus 35% off accessories. Mobiles are no longer a luxury. You can afford to make sure your grandma and your 2 kids have the security of a mobile.

    Cons

    SMEs are taken advantage of. Manager jobs are now posted as Consultant level jobs. ADs are being downgraded to Managers and Consultants are being downgraded to Analysts. This even as the scope of responsibility increases dramatically. This effectively makes it increasingly difficult to get promoted. Promotions are rare unless you are an executive. It is infuriating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you have people in a postion for more than 5 years who have posted for at least 2-4 positions you need to look into why they are not advancing. There is a lot of self-driven career advancement opportuinity, (training etc.) but there is no focus on ensuring Managers are mentoring, guiding and coaching their staff. Giving me a list of classes to take is not guiding or coaching.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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