Verizon Reviews in Atlanta, GA

Updated October 4, 2014
Updated October 4, 2014
2,403 Reviews
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Pros
  • The best thing is the pay and benefits that start on your first da (in 189 reviews)

  • If your a mgmt employee there is a good deal of work life balance (in 78 reviews)


Cons
  • Lack of work/life balance attribute to high absenteeism across the company (in 87 reviews)

  • Management cannot do their jobs due to idiotic Upper Management fiascos (in 84 reviews)

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  1.  

    No room to grow

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Verizon full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Looks good on your resume

    Cons

    Company does not care about their employees - no investment to grow their employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worst Job of my life

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Verizon

    Pros

    Base salary versus experience was good.

    Cons

    Sales compensation and horrible business model execution. Systems inferiror for sales closures and contract building. Constant push back from internal external departments in resolving or assiting with any type of implementaton or sales issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow the business model and train your mid level managers to help close high percentile sales, develop better methods and procedures processes. Finally, develop better implementation and cross company MCI/Verizon territoy plans to assist with sales.

    Doesn't Recommend
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    A miserable place to work

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

    I have been working at Verizon

    Pros

    I would not recommend this company to an outsider. However, in the interest of being positive, below are some Pros.

    NOTE: THE BELOW ARE ONLY PROS FOR LONG-TERM EMPLOYEES:
    - Long term employees have accrued decent vacation time
    - Long term employees know how to stay below the radar so they are not laid off in November or December (Key lay off times for the company.)

    Cons

    - Company removed ALL coffee pots from break rooms to cut down on cost
     - Employees cannot order supplies (pens, folders)
     - No discount given to Verizon Business employees for Verizon cell phones. (Most employees have an AT&T contract.) Only Verizon Wireless employees get a phone discount - not Verizon Business employees.
     - Employees receive, on average a 2% - 3% raise / year.
     - Flextime is a management decision (not company). Some departments support flex time and working from home. Others do not.
     - Verizon has at least 2 major layoffs/year. (One at Thanksgiving and one at Christmas.) It's always interesting to see who remains employed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Return the coffee; it's a minor thing but just one of many which gets employees down.
    Give Verizon cell phone discounts to all employees. Why would I recommend a phone and/or service I am currently not using?
    Set company policies regarding working from home and flextime. Allow employees to work from home. Generally, employees who would surf the internet at home do it in the office anyway.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    looks good, tastes bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Verizon

    Pros

    benefits, being around latest technology, work around great people, can be fun at times

    Cons

    You are valuable until you do not meet the insane goals they set. you are replaceable. No accountability for those making the rules. The benefits, pay, commision structure, sales targets and everything else is going in the wrond direction. Everyday you work expect to hear something negative, and then watch everybody above try to put a positive spin on it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand the job in which you set goals and tell other people to do. Do not be so detatched. It can be hard to follow a leader that has no idea of what the job requires or that knew it 5-10 years ago. Especially in an industry that changes on a daily basis.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Product Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Verizon full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    This company has a great product and great customer base.
    The international exposure is awesome for someone who is interested in international business
    Working level team are generally pretty friendly

    Cons

    Incompetent upper management
    Cannot make a decision
    Half Baked cultural change strategy
    Poor career growth prospect

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    BA group needs a new leader

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Old school management style with favoritism

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA

    I worked at Verizon full-time

    Pros

    Benefits in general for a large size company

    Cons

    Too much favoritism at the management level one of groups, you are being recognition for who you know and what you know. No benefits are worth for this kind of work environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Refrain old timers at the management level from making decision on their own.

  8.  

    Verizon alpharetta

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Alpharetta, GA

    I have been working at Verizon as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Nice parking, laid back teams

    Cons

    low pay for contractors, no processes, no documentation, projects are worked as they come with no forward planning

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None of my business, i am a contractor

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    good rewards, very inconsistent and not employee friendly

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Verizon full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    you can make your own paycheck in some locations

    Cons

    a lot of dishonest and shady upper management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    start over. your employees are unhappy and the best ones do not want to be promoted. the ones getting promoted are the ones that could not make it in sales. therefor they do not know how to lead a sales team

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Customer Service sent overseas

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Customer Coordinator in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Customer Coordinator in Alpharetta, GA

    I worked at Verizon full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good Benefits
    Was being paid much higher than industry average.
    Flexible shift hours, provided there was an opening.
    Relaxed working environment and dress code.

    Cons

    No promotion at all in my department
    Very clique oriented
    Supervisors clueless on everything.
    Immediate supervisor was caught stealing from employee yet still kept job.
    Hiring standards were non-existent resulting in high turnover and sub-standard employees.
    Company left many accounts high and dry for our services. Contracts were broken in order to eliminate the line of business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. They wouldn't listen if it was given

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Good Company for resume and work experience, terrible for life balance and recognition

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

    I have been working at Verizon

    Pros

    Verizon Wireless does use cutting edge technology for their application development. People working there are very nice. salary is competitive.

    Cons

    Projects seemed to be understaffed. You may need to work 10+ hour days consistently and possibly weekends to meet the deadline. Many departments are like this too.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would like mgmt to at least acknowledge how hard their people are working to make these deadlines. That is all. Sometimes something that cost nothing can go a long way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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