Verizon Reviews

Updated June 24, 2015
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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. Company culture not very dynamic- resembles old pre-divestiture mentality

    Former Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Verizon

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    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.


  2. 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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Looks good on your resume

    Cons

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


  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

    I worked at Verizon

    Doesn't Recommend
    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. 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

    I have been working at Verizon

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    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.


  6. 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

    I have been working at Verizon

    Doesn't Recommend
    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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    It was ok I guess

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

    I have been working at Verizon

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The pay and benefits were good. and that's pretty much the only good thing i can say.

    Cons

    Because a majority of my coworker were in another state i ended up feeling completely isolated. There's no real training so even months in to this job there were basic things I didn't know about. It seems like this company has no idea what the concept of "work life balance" is.

    Advice to Management

    If you're going to put someone in a management position please give them a little training. My last few months were miserable because my new manager had no idea what he was doing.


  8. Overworked and underpaid

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Large multinational with various departments to move into.

    Cons

    No room for women and minorities at the top.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your staff


  9. Helpful (1)

    Product Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    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 Management

    BA group needs a new leader


  10. 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 Management

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


  11. Verizon alpharetta

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

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

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

    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 Management

    None of my business, i am a contractor



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