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Stay away from Verizon Landline managers

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Current Employee - Engineer Product Development in Warren, NJ
Current Employee - Engineer Product Development in Warren, NJ

I have been working at Verizon Wireless

Pros

Very high exposure to cutting edge projects, benefits are good. One of the few companies to give bonuses during the recession. Also receive profit sharing and long term incentives which is a nice second bonus if you're lucky to have gotten one. People are great to work with.

Cons

If you work for a manager that was either laid off or transffered from Verizon landline BE CAUTIOUS. Landline managers a bunch of idiot micro managers. Landline managers should stay out of wireless because the cultures clash and they just do not belong. Landline managers don't know squat about wireless technologies. Its so sad to see landline managers trying to act like they know what they are doing but everyone sees through the fakeness.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

IF you're from telco, do yourself a favor and learn about the wireless technologies. Stop micro managing your people to the point where you don't like the font being used in a specific presentation. Learn the wireless culture or else your employees will start to hate you.

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    Probably the best company I ever worked for

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    Former Employee - Retail Supervisor in Saugus, MA
    Former Employee - Retail Supervisor in Saugus, MA

    I worked at Verizon Wireless

    Pros

    Cellco aka Verizon Wireless is a true leader in the wireless industry. Employees tend to take genuine pride in knowing that they are working for a premier company. The culture of Cellco, during my time there, was generally one where employees were genuinly valued and were seen internally as the single biggest key to the company's sucess.

    Cons

    The wireless field in the US has matured a great deal and Cellco is as affected by this as it's competitors. Significant cuts have been made since I was laid off in February 2009 and there is considerably less oppotunity than there had been due to that. Things should improve after the recession lets up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Verizon Wireless tends to be somewhat rigid and inflexible compared to the the other major wireless carriers. This is a poor choice these days given the ease with which customers can change carriers. The recent change to much higher early terrmination is anti-customer in my opinion and is a decision which should be reversed.

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    Run, they dont care

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Easley, SC
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Easley, SC

    I have been working at Verizon Wireless

    Pros

    You get a discount on your phone service, training is good. People are nice to work with, the stores are clean and keep nice.

    Cons

    there are no pros, the money is terrible, the hours are terrible, the managers ares too young, they dont care about work/life balance and the main reason for face to face business is to deal with complaining customers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Higher older managers who can be professional and responsible, stop promoting people for who they know and not what they know or how they perform.

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