Verizon Reviews in Basking Ridge, NJ

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
2,336 Reviews
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Verizon President & CEO Lowell McAdam
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789 Ratings

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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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  1.  

    Great experience had a 32 year career fast paced and challenging

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant/Second Level Manager  in  Basking Ridge, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant/Second Level Manager in Basking Ridge, NJ

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

    Pros

    The varied work, the opportinities for lateral and upward mobility. great benefits good people a place that your thoughts and ideas are always welcomed. If you are willing to work hard and give it your all, you will always have a rewarding career at Verizon

    Cons

    I cannot think of CONS at this time. other than I did not appreciate the "game change" in 2005 when the funding of the pensions stopped. But that is the way of corporate America today not fair to say a Con specifically for Verizon

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing Lowell. Upper Management has a lot of talent and the company will surely do well with the team in place

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    I'm satisfied but want more!

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

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

    Pros

    Good pay, large stable company, rewarding financially

    Cons

    Not much movement, demanding job and constant layoffs resulting in a consistently panic and stressful work enviornment

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Friends & Family & Sinecures

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    Current Employee - Finance Manager  in  Basking Ridge, NJ
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Basking Ridge, NJ

    I have been working at Verizon full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are pretty decent, and they have a decent tuition reimbursement policy. Unfortunately, a decent benefits package is all there is to say about Verizon now.

    Cons

    Verizon's Finance Department is not a healthy environment to work for straight, white, males of European descent. Nor is it a mentally healthy environment for Asian women who do not wish to be compelled into 'traditionally subservient' roles. Verizon is no longer a company where one can makes a career, but is more the place where you build up a little experience and move on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Verizon Management might want to at least try and make it appear that they are trying to live by the Chairman's 'code'. Someone should review some of the more 'interesting' promotions, transfers of people within the Finance Department, where "what you know" is trumped by who you know, and how often you hang out in the gym.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    My experience as an employee

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

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

    Pros

    Compensation is better than most

    Cons

    Work life balance is a big challenge

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look under the hood at how employees are being treated

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor leadership, zero vision. Unmotivated employees.

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

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

    Pros

    Resources, deep pockets, respect in the marketplace.

    Cons

    Command and control leadership who are not visionaries. Staff is composed of lifers who are absolutely not motivated or driven. Teams are not held accountable to missed deadlines somes late by months or years for straightforward projects. Also, there is a lack of diversity at the Sr. Director level on up. Pale stale and male.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in more new blood. Get energized.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Growth opportunity

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    Current Employee - Program Manager  in  Basking Ridge, NJ
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Basking Ridge, NJ

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

    Pros

    Working at Verizon has afforded me tremendous experience, professional growth and educational opportunity.

    Cons

    Work life balance can be difficult to achieve because one works hard often .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time identifying and rewarding those who are truly driving change who are behind the scenes and not out in the forefront with the position of power or title.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Verizon DMTS

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    Current Employee - Distinguished Member of Technical Staff  in  Basking Ridge, NJ
    Current Employee - Distinguished Member of Technical Staff in Basking Ridge, NJ

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

    Pros

    Great place to work! Highly recommend working for Verizon.

    Cons

    None, all around top notch company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Terrible culture

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    Former Employee - Talent Management  in  Basking Ridge, NJ
    Former Employee - Talent Management in Basking Ridge, NJ

    I worked at Verizon full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    PowerPoints central day in day out. You become expert in PowerPoint and MS Excel.

    Cons

    Culture of command and control, everybody is supposed to be scared the hell out of their "boss." and do whatever boss commands whether it serves any business purpose or not (because the boss is trying to please his/her boss, get it?)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pull your head out of clouds, 60s are over.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great opportunity to learn and work with experienced individuals

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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst  in  Basking Ridge, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Basking Ridge, NJ

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

    Pros

    Fun work environment, work-life balance is great. Deadlines are not that crazy depending on the position you are working.

    Cons

    Age old norms, company runs more on seniority then on actually value produced. Work can get monotonous sometimes. Moving up can be a challenge. Compensation is low comapred to industry average.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Inflow of new talent and fresh graduates over all departments and not just IT.

  11.  

    Professional atmosphere which caters to its employees

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

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

    Pros

    The headquarter facilities are quite nice

    Cons

    A lot going on across the Enterprise

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be sure to spend time with your interns

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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