Verizon Reviews

Updated August 12, 2015
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Verizon President & CEO Lowell McAdam
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Pros
  • Great pay and benefits with this company (in 194 reviews)

  • This creates a good work/life balance for those who can manage it (in 90 reviews)

Cons
  • If you are looking for work life balance (in 94 reviews)

  • New Wireless upper Management doesn't understand wireline (in 88 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    looks good, tastes bad

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend

    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 Management

    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.


  2. Helpful (3)

    A miserable place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Professional in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - IT Professional in Alpharetta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Worst Job of my life

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend

    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 Management

    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.


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  5. No room to grow

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    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.


  6. Company culture not very dynamic- resembles old pre-divestiture mentality

    Former Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, vacation & sick day policy generous

    Cons

    No advancement, constant layoffs, employees and management have been there so long without challenges that they act in an "institutionalized" manner

    Advice to Management

    Understand you have to make profit, however, should show some respect to employees and care about growth and contribution to company.


  7. VZW

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

    I have been working at Verizon (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Large, big, huge, company in the US.

    Cons

    Buddy system to get promoted.

    Advice to Management

    Post all positions.


  8. Sr Account Manager review for Verizon Business

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Brand recognition Global strength and strong R&D Wireless

    Cons

    3 year wait for full vesting. Wireless and enterprise markets still operate in separate buckets. Too much focus on day to day results vs long term strategy and planning. Management not in line with company objectives.

    Advice to Management

    Sr Leaders - value your employee - they are your best asset!


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Alpharetta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Customer Service sent overseas

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Customer Coordinator in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Customer Coordinator in Alpharetta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    None. They wouldn't listen if it was given


  11. Helpful (2)

    good rewards, very inconsistent and not employee friendly

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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



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