Verizon Reviews

Updated August 22, 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 (6)

    Remote workers not wanted

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Basking Ridge, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Basking Ridge, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Verizon (More than a year)

    Pros

    great benefits -- health, insurance, etc strong performance culture, not a place for the timid

    Cons

    new executive leadership not a place for telecommuter


  2. Helpful (1)

    Administrative Assistant

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Basking Ridge, NJ
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Basking Ridge, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Overall great - especially if you have a good manager.

    Cons

    Too many systems and processes. Needs to get more agile. Needs to work on flexible schedules. Some teams don't allow telecommuting.


  3. Executive Assistant

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Basking Ridge, NJ
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Basking Ridge, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    its a good working environment and it makes coming to work much easier.

    Cons

    There are none so far


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Senior Consultant

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Basking Ridge, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Basking Ridge, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    For professional staff, the company offers good benefits (including discounts on Verizon services) and competitive salaries, perhaps even above market in some positions.

    Cons

    I have had seven managers in ten years, and they have been. across the board, the worst managers I have had in my thirty years of professional experience. There are clearly people who are tagged for advancement based solely on politics. Consequently, people who do not play politics well, lack opportunities for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    I would advise management that far too excessive amounts of time and energy are expended on creating PowerPoint slides seeking consensus for go-forward plans that change based on the whims of the then current political "leader."


  6. Director

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Basking Ridge, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Basking Ridge, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people on team. Good salary and benefits.

    Cons

    Long hours. Senior management more focused on career progression than running the business. Minimal communication - not in office; do not answer emails / phone calls or use IM. No leadership support for implementing strategy to achieve goals.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the business and implementing a workable strategy to achieve goals. Stop telling the executives your made up fiction that will never be implemented.


  7. Good employeer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Basking Ridge, NJ
    Current Employee - Manager in Basking Ridge, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for, excellent work/life balance and benefits

    Cons

    Need to improve in career opportunities for entry level management


  8. Intern - wireline network and engineering

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Basking Ridge, NJ
    Former Intern - Intern in Basking Ridge, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Verizon as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay. Great people. Was in complete control of project and able to take ownership of that. Flexible, 40 hour work week, but no overtime.

    Cons

    Bold, modern atmosphere created by HR department does not feel genuine because it does not match the job or operations experience. Company is constantly selling itself with its name, bright colors, and theatrics like selfie stick contests rather than through quality, meaningful, work and building strong employee relationships and connections. Large gap in age of workforce because Verizon has significantly reduced the number of employees in wireline (I could actually go an entire day and not see anyone in the office) is a huge turnoff. Hearing about employees getting forced out after almost 40 years of service does not impress me either. Quality and diversity of interns was less than I expected.

    Advice to Management

    Create program that is more in touch with individual departments. Quit cutting experienced workforce for less experienced, lower quality, cheaper workforce. Add more money to wireline because it is the foundation for wireless.


  9. Still a long way to go in the transformation

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Basking Ridge, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Basking Ridge, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Verizon (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits. Competitive pay. Some recognition that the old way of operating is not going to sustain the business.

    Cons

    The culture is not clearly defined. The pace is slow and plodding. It thinks of itself as a tech company, but it has lots of legacy from the Baby Bells. It's old school corporate in every way, from the office space to unnecessary hierarchy.

    Advice to Management

    Get much clearer on your culture and business outlook. Have a more progressive outlook on work and how to get work done. Improve technology; the internal systems and hardware are archaic.


  10. Helpful (3)

    I wish I still felt proud

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Basking Ridge, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Basking Ridge, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits and Tuition Reimburse Wireless and FiOS discount Opportunities to learn and work with new people

    Cons

    You have to learn the art of being a robot, puppet and lap dog.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be threatened by intelligent and candid subordinates, the weak ones make you appear weaker and they lie to you to appear competent but in the long run, they're creating a huge mess. Fire fighter, damsel in distress and hero syndrome cycle constantly. It's nauseating.


  11. Operations Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Basking Ridge, NJ
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Basking Ridge, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Compensation, company reputation and strength.

    Cons

    Land line business in decline. Annual reductions in force.



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