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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible experience working in their tax department

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Tax Analyst in Basking Ridge, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Tax Analyst in Basking Ridge, NJ

    I worked at Verizon full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The only pro to working here is having this well-known company on your resume and they reimburse some of your graduate school tuition or certifications.

    Cons

    - Staff is very unfriendly and unwelcoming since day one. No one reaches out to you to feel comfortable
    - All management cares about is how to keep saving the company money. So little emphasis on the customer or their employees (unless you're in marketing or IT)
    - No consideration for work-life balance.
    - Employees only care about themselves. No team effort or collaboration.
    - Management does not provide proper training or guidance to new employees.
    - Very limited opportunities for advancement.
    - Company does not allow any professional recommendations for current or former employees.
    - No appreciation by upper and mid-level management for work done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop thinking about cutting costs all the time and start thinking about how to promote customer advocacy and keeping your employees satisfied or else you'll continue to have a high employee turnover.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Manager Call Centers, NJ

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Pros

    Good company to work for with good potential for career growth and good benefits. Lot of different work locations and nice people to work with.

    Cons

    Always downsizing on the landline side of the business. Too much time is wasted in reorganizing business units

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline cooperation between business units and stop re-organizing. It is a waste of time when we could be focusing on the customers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Going through a huge transformation - can't feel settled

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant FP&A in Basking Ridge, NJ
    Current Employee - Consultant FP&A in Basking Ridge, NJ

    I have been working at Verizon full-time

    Pros

    Historically the company has had good benefits. The overall culture is not strenuous on work-life balance, so good for working parents. On site facilities include gym, health services, dry cleaning and cafeteria among others.

    Cons

    There's no focus on training. The systems are too many and changes are too frequent to feel settled. Constant transformation forces the talent to leave in search of settled places to contribute their skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Save the talent & experience drain from seemingly unending transformation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    A very good company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Project Manager in Basking Ridge, NJ
    Current Contractor - Project Manager in Basking Ridge, NJ

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

    Pros

    Sometimes allows telecommuting, competitive salary, technical knowledge of employees, friendly workers

    Cons

    Very tight management with too much control

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow employees to make decisions on their own with some costraints

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    I'm going mobile and liking it.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Visual Designer in Basking Ridge, NJ
    Current Contractor - Visual Designer in Basking Ridge, NJ

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

    Pros

    Good pay, pleasant professional atmosphere, nice people. They maintain a diverse workforce and seem to encourage the employment of older workers which I admire and appreciate.

    Cons

    Position is somewhat limited in it's scope. Not utilizing many of my skill sets and fear I may lose some of them if I don't keep working in them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't outsource so much. Bring people into the fold.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Basking Ridge, NJ
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Basking Ridge, NJ

    I worked at Verizon full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment, collaborative, ability to share ideas, ability to learn as you work. Opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Can be stressful, tight deadlines, projects can be 24/7 for periods of time need to keep an eye on your work/life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Money is a important tool for recognition but remember a thank you and a job well done are always welcome are a day to day reminder and can go a long way in employee/management relations.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Large company not communicating its direction to employees

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

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

    Pros

    Large company with many different work areas, decent vacation policy, decent compensation

    Cons

    Lack of clear communication from leadership about where company is going and what the means to its employees, no promotions in Finance, lots of discussion around "inovation, agile and transformation" but no real mid/senior level support for it. No interest in employee feedback.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to your employees, the moral is terrible and many are not confident about the changes that keep happening.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent management with good business skills and technology management.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President - Global Network Operations in Basking Ridge, NJ
    Former Employee - Vice President - Global Network Operations in Basking Ridge, NJ

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

    Pros

    Many jobs opportunities and there is frequent career movement to new positions to diversify workforce skills. Diverse workforce from all parts of the globe.

    Cons

    Large company with many rules and processes which frequently are out of date with current times. Size reduces speed of change and launching of new products. To many departments have a say in a product or process change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce layers of management and streamline organizations to make them total accountable product and operation success.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Dynamic, Fast-paced, Exciting

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

    I worked at Verizon full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The industry is very exciting and Verizon is a true industry leader. If you like working for a company that strives to be number one, is well-run and results oriented, you'll like Verizon.

    Cons

    Its a big company that can be overwhelming if you do not know how to navigate. When I was there, telecommuting was frowned upon, which frustrated employees who had worked in other companies that had more flexible work arrangements.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open to /reconsider flexible work arrangements for employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Decent first internship

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

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

    Pros

    - My manager was great and acted as a mentor throughout my internship
    - I was able to have informal chats with other people in the office
    -Pay, housing and transportation was good
    - Diverse corporate culture
    - Got to meet a lot of cool people

    Cons

    - The other directors and HR employees didn't recognize my hard achievements until my final presentation
    - All they care about are sugar coating the numbers for senior leaders
    - Wasn't given access to the software used- lack of trust
    - Not a great location and lacking a younger demographic of employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - make a stronger connection with your interns especially for top tier schools so they want to stay

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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