Verizon
3.1 of 5 2,039 reviews
www.verizon.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

Verizon Reviews

Updated Apr 14, 2014
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3.1 2,039 reviews

                             

59% Approve of the CEO

Verizon President & CEO Lowell McAdam

Lowell McAdam

(645 ratings)

53% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "excellent pay and benefits for the type of work performed"
    in 165 reviews
  • "Good company to work for with good potential for career growth and good benefits"
    in 192 reviews
Cons:
  • "Not a very flexible working schedule to meet today's work/life balance needs"
    in 69 reviews
  • "Management cannot do their jobs due to idiotic Upper Management fiascos"
    in 73 reviews
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Financial Services

Senior Financial Services Representative (Current Employee)
North Charleston, SC

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

ProsGREAT benefits, decent pay for the industry, generous annual bonus, lots of paid time off, decent flexibility with your schedule, plenty of support from on site management, limited mobility to move up.

ConsIt is a call center. Calls are consistent and back to back. Lots of time off, but limited ability to use it unless it is scheduled months in advance. Most supervisors are there to help you and will do whatever they can, but some of the most important issues are out of their hands too.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet the Saturday schedule back under control. We were hired at 1 Saturday a month and now it we have to work every other Saturday. At the very least allow us to use our time on Saturdays or give us a little more flexibility with the Saturdays. Part of the reason I accepted this job was because I didn't want to work weekends!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Corporate Life

Network Engineer (Former Employee)
Everett, WA

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

ProsGood Pay, Benefits, Can go in many directions in the company.

ConsDog eat Dog corporate world. Need to watch your back and stay on your toes. Like Project Runway One minute you are in the Next you are out. Just have to be on your toes.

Advice to Senior ManagementI see to often management making someone out to look horrible to make themselves look better way to often. Need to accept people for whom they are and not try to change them.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Excellent Company

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Verizon

ProsCompetitive pay and great benefits.

ConsNot a very flexible working schedule to meet today's work/life balance needs.

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to consider flexible work arrangements to meet the work/life demands of today's workforce and stay current with the employment opportunities that other modern companies are offering today's employee.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good job out of college. Good benefits.

Senior Analyst (Current Employee)
Tulsa, OK

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

ProsEasy going work place. Relaxed.

ConsNot much room for growth.

Advice to Senior ManagementPut your employees up for a promotion every once in a while.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Network Engineer (Current Employee)
Ashburn, VA

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

ProsGreat benefit and excellent pay
lots learning opportunities
management are flexible as long you are doing your job.

Conslots employee stay this company over 10 years but like to complain everyday instead of doing their job.

Advice to Senior Managementshould kick those complainer and lazy people out of door instead of keep them sit t here do nothing but make others do more work.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great Benefits, lackluster Management

SMTS (Current Employee)
Dallas, TX

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

ProsGreat 401k, better than average compensation, diverse workforce.

ConsLack of opportunities to move within the company, quarterly RIfs, abundant offshoring, lack of direction that is constantly changing, nothing special as far as work environment/facilities.

Advice to Senior ManagementThey need to consider training their management, yelling is not an effective technique to attract bright young talent. There seems to be a consistent message from executive level that does not translate to the middle management and execution. Too many managers are just trying to get to the next level instead of making improvements and meeting goals

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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VZ

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Verizon

ProsBest place ever for job satisfaction and advancement

Conshard work but you are rewarded for it

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Great experience

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Verizon

ProsGreat people and teams to work with.
Good medical and dental benefits.
Good education and training programs.

ConsDo not have any so far.

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Love working here

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Verizon full-time

ProsI love the Flexibility of the job

ConsI can't think of anything that would be considered a Con

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep pushing!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I worked for Verizon Business for 11 years

Senior Provisioner (Former Employee)
Ashburn, VA

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

ProsPay was very good, the team I worked with was excellent

ConsSTABILITY. Verizon more about their shareholders than their employees.

Advice to Senior ManagementVerizon, as well as many other companies, needs to put jobs BACK IN THE U.S.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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