Verizon Reviews in Basking Ridge, NJ

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
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Pros
  • excellent pay and benefits for the type of work performed (in 183 reviews)

  • Good benefits and competetive or better salary especially the more years you have (in 209 reviews)


Cons
  • Not a very flexible working schedule to meet today's work/life balance needs (in 77 reviews)

  • Management cannot do their jobs due to idiotic Upper Management fiascos (in 78 reviews)

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    Director of FP&A

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    Former Employee - Director  in  Basking Ridge, NJ
    Former Employee - Director in Basking Ridge, NJ

    I worked at Verizon full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Forward thinking. Work hard and you'll reap the rewards....

    Cons

    Long hours as an executive but highly compensated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There isn't any negative advice since the harder you work; you do have a chance for promotion. Hours are long but expected as an executive in almost any company. I loved the company but had Illness in the family took a job with Frontier. I really wanted to stay with Verizon. Great Company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    great company

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    Current Employee - Strategist  in  Basking Ridge, NJ
    Current Employee - Strategist in Basking Ridge, NJ

    I have been working at Verizon full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Stable job, flexibility, great group with potential to move up

    Cons

    very political, hard to communicate upwards

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Public Affairs

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    Current Employee - Senior Staff Consultant  in  Basking Ridge, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Consultant in Basking Ridge, NJ

    I have been working at Verizon full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very good compensation. Wonderful coworkers.

    Cons

    Some departments are micro-managed with particular emphasis coming from the law department who touches every initiative and generally in a negative manner. Most director level personnel need training in how to manage teams effectively.

    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    Best and Worst Company in the World at the Same Time Resulting in an Average Company.

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    Former Employee - Director/Manager  in  Basking Ridge, NJ
    Former Employee - Director/Manager in Basking Ridge, NJ

    I worked at Verizon full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The variety of departments allows employees to sample many positions. The training opportunities are plentiful. The culture allows for people to make mistakes, and recover from them so that careers can be salvaged. Compensation is good for people who are average or above average in intelligence. They are supportive of a diverse work force, work at home (to a point), and flexible work hours (to a point).

    Cons

    Having experienced many departments, I can attest to the following: Long Term planning jobs are safe, but dead end jobs; Marketing jobs are high reward with access to greater opportunities, and more probability of layoffs. IT is a sweat shop, and most employees burn out. In Finance you work hard, putting in long hours, but the work can be interesting. However, Finance is detached from the operations of the business, and the employees there are usually snowed by the people running the business. The Company is still undergoing a change from the joining of the Wireline and Wireless organizations. Since Wireless is now responsible for approximately 80% of the revenues, the former Wireless employees feel entitled, and superior to the Wireline employees. Working in the Landline side of the business is thankless. Finally, if you are in the top ten percentile of performers, you have to compete for very few spots, and if you are not rewarded within a reasonable period of time, you should go elsewhere. This is why Verizon is a great place to START a career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    History has shown that during good economies, people leave VZ (nee Bell Atlantic) for better offers. Since VZ compensates most of the employee base well, they keep their employees during recessions, and mistreat them. Employees cannot keep a work/life balance. Now that pensions and full paid medical are a thing of the past, VZ will not be able to keep their talent as the economy improves. I don't believe that VZ's faith in Machine to Machine offerings will make up the difference. If VZ wants to be an innovator, it must benchmark itself with truly innovative companies (see companies with greater than an 80% approval rating on Glassdoor).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Verizon

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    Former Employee - Summer Intern  in  Basking Ridge, NJ
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Basking Ridge, NJ

    I worked at Verizon as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great summer Finance FLDP Internship program.

    Cons

    Certain employees in charge of the program were less than helpful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    continue to develop the program and the talent it grows.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Wake up and smell the coffee!

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    Former Employee - Communications  in  Basking Ridge, NJ
    Former Employee - Communications in Basking Ridge, NJ

    I worked at Verizon full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Decent PR Operation; Intranet; Operations

    Cons

    No coffee anywhere, on any floor or any office. Employees wander the cubicle alleys each morning like legions of zombies brewing coffee from all kinds of home-made pots and receptacles making their own Java. This, before they can get to check their email inboxes!

    The only other place is to buy is in the cafeteria several building away!

    BUSINESS INSIDER: But there's one splurge every company in the world needs to make for employees:
    Coffee.
     It’s a simple pleasure, but it’s one that people depend on. Thirty-eight percent of workers think they couldn’t live without it, according to a recent study.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Creative and driven, but work life balance is non-existent

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    Current Employee - Director - Information Technology  in  Basking Ridge, NJ
    Current Employee - Director - Information Technology in Basking Ridge, NJ

    I have been working at Verizon full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    1. compensation
    2. challenging
    3. beautiful facility
    4. on site gym (but no time to use it)

    Cons

    24x7 expected
    rush to market at times at expense of customer experience
    Women in IT tend to be pigeonholed in support jobs
    IT leadership heavily balanced to south asian and middle eastern males.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find the balance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    overall, a good employer

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    Current Employee - Systems Analyst  in  Basking Ridge, NJ
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Basking Ridge, NJ

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

    Pros

    Good benefit package
    stable.
    Life/work balance

    Cons

    not many opportuinties
    People disappears at 330pm friday.
    Not passion enough

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to challenge employees a bit more

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    VDMS

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    Former Employee - Industry Architect  in  Basking Ridge, NJ
    Former Employee - Industry Architect in Basking Ridge, NJ

    I worked at Verizon full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The original vision was compelling.. Good benefits

    Cons

    Unable to execute on the vision. Arrogant management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reshuffle the deck and bring in true leaders not Deloitte Consultants

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Forward thinking and innovative - way more than a phone/cable company

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    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Basking Ridge, NJ
    Current Employee - Consultant in Basking Ridge, NJ

    I have been working at Verizon full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The people in the corporate office, on the whole, are very intelligent and I've learned so much in the past few months. There is a huge focus on professional development and leadership, and anyone in the organization can offer new ideas that will be explored. The culture encourages change and innovation- I am very excited for the new acquisitions of On Cue and Edgecast, and how they will continue to lead us into the future. Plus now that Wireless and Wireline are finally one company, we can offer services, products, and customer service in a way we were unable to do in the past.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, for sure. Also, we have too many third party vendors delaying results. Many long-term employees resistant to change, since they have been part of the company prior to the existence of Verizon. Dealing with the unions have been a challenge- the union prevents many good initiatives from taking place and they don't seem to have their employees' best interest in mind.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep identifying and cultivating young talent to keep moving forward!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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