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Former Employee - Business Account Executive in Cleveland, OH
Former Employee - Business Account Executive in Cleveland, OH

I worked at Verizon Wireless full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Verizon has a very strong sales culture and long history of performance excellence. You will not have trouble competing in the marketplace with the quality of service they provide. The tools I was provided were also top notch.

Cons

I worked at Verizon for 7 years and every year the compensation plans were changed but never for the better. They had a 300% cap on target commission, which capped earning potential.

Also, like many large corporations, there is a major disconnect from the front line sales associates and middle/upper management. In my particular market, they simply wanted "yes men" and discouraged voicing market trends/concerns.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Capping commission at 300% creates a culture of "sand bagging" and limits the potential productivity of your sales associates. Why would you ever want a rep to stop selling because they reached their monthly max??

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  1. My experience working for Verizon Wireless (in NJ) was thrilling and very fulfilling.

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Engineer in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Training, Career Advancement Opportunities in NJ.

    Cons

    The cons involve a degree of separation and segmentation from HQ when you come to work for the Region. The cultural attitudes are in stark contrast from the Corporate structure in NJ.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Disorganized and Untrustworthy

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Verizon Wireless as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Freedom to create new exciting programs
    Paid semi-well, despite smaller budget

    Cons

    -Unorganized/All Over The Place
    -Untrustworthy
    -Unreliable paying bills
    -Sets unrealistic deadlines despite having issues with the same deadline set in previous years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have advice, however I'd prefer to write senior management a letter separate from this posting.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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