Verizon Reviews

Updated July 27, 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. Good employeer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Basking Ridge, NJ
    Current Employee - Manager in Basking Ridge, NJ

    I have been working at Verizon

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    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


  2. Intern - wireline network and engineering

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Basking Ridge, NJ
    Former Intern - Intern in Basking Ridge, NJ

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

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

    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.


  3. Helpful (2)

    I wish I still felt proud

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

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

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

    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.


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  5. Sr Consultant / Project Management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Basking Ridge, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Basking Ridge, NJ

    I have been working at Verizon full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    decent benefits and salary....can change careers within company, but at the possibility of being laid off

    Cons

    Company losing stability, constant layoff/rif'ds every quarter, not building physical networks any more, all about reducing cost and employees that hurt the customer, main focus on stockholers


  6. Operations Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Basking Ridge, NJ
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Basking Ridge, NJ

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Compensation, company reputation and strength.

    Cons

    Land line business in decline. Annual reductions in force.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Group manager

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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

    I have been working at Verizon

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits good vacation and holidays

    Cons

    Impossible to take a decision

    Advice to Management

    Fire all the VPs and above


  8. Helpful (2)

    Senior Analyst - Human Resources

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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

    I have been working at Verizon full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    You regularly get a paycheck and the 401k match is competitive. Interns initially receive red carpet treatment.

    Cons

    You are not treated like a person and required to work as many hours as needed. My boss (a director) constantly drilled the following statements: "We work 24 by 7" and "We run towards a fire, not away from it." She was right. We were like indentured servants paying off debts and we were constantly thrown into "fire drills" because our leaders lacked the ability to be proactive. Many people left the company before me and many continue to leave after me. Human Resources at Verizon is a nightmare!

    Advice to Management

    Be proactive so that every task/project is not a fire drill. Try not to have your employees work more than 8 hours each day and weekends, so that they can be refreshed for the next day of work.


  9. Consultant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Basking Ridge, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Basking Ridge, NJ

    I have been working at Verizon (More than 3 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent manager that challenges me and allows me to participate in projects outside the scope of what I was originally hired for.

    Cons

    No comment at this time


  10. Helpful (2)

    Senior Staff Consultant

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Consultant in Basking Ridge, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Consultant in Basking Ridge, NJ

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Salary, benefits and pension - although pension is not now being offered

    Cons

    Workload demands - company started policy of selectively not replacing personnel who left which increased workload of those left. Workweek went for 40 to 55 hours or more.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on your employees.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Good company, but feeling the pinch

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Basking Ridge, NJ
    Current Employee - Director in Basking Ridge, NJ

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Interesting work (in middle to upper management), - Can be very dynamic - Opportunity to change positions, learn new things - Very competitive salary and benefits

    Cons

    - Constant reorganizations - Senior management can be disconnected from what's going on due to size of organization - Tendency by some managers to agree to bad ideas because they come from the top - sometimes too much of a "yes man" behavior. - With reorgs and some downsizing, workers nervous, wondering when the ax is going to fall.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the casandras in your organization. There are many people who just go with the flow, and get promoted sometimes because of that. The business needs people who are willing to say the emperor has no clothes, and not punish them when they do.



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