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Verizon Reviews

Updated November 25, 2014
Updated November 25, 2014
2,495 Reviews
3.3
2,495 Reviews
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Verizon President & CEO Lowell McAdam
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The best thing is the pay and benefits that start on your first da (in 194 reviews)

  • Good work-life balance depending on which part of the business you are in (in 90 reviews)


Cons
  • Lack of work/life balance attribute to high absenteeism across the company (in 94 reviews)

  • Management cannot do their jobs due to idiotic Upper Management fiascos (in 88 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Finance Leadership Development Program

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

    I have been working at Verizon as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Learned a lot of valuable skills, Great name on resume, very interesting projects, great leadership programming

    Cons

    extremely bureaucratic structure and full of office politics that are obvious to interns

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Very Satisfied

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Phila, PA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Phila, PA

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

    Pros

    benefits, salary, training, vacation and pension

    Cons

    I prefer not to work in Philadelphia

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Overall a good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Taunton, MA
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Taunton, MA

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

    Pros

    Competitive compensation and benefits packages, strong brand image, industry leading products, work-life balance

    Cons

    Too much corporate red tape for its own good, promotes within but must have an advocate in higher places. It's an "old" company, with the average age above 50.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Must experiment more in developing new products. We have a higher churn rate than we'd like because our competition is stealing market share left and right. Fresh ideas and workshops will help to mitigate this.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Wireless vs Wireline

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Distinguished Member of Technical Staff
    Current Employee - Distinguished Member of Technical Staff

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

    Pros

    Descent pay and good benefits, yearly bonus, you will get opportunities to move up if you work

    Cons

    Things are getting worse, layoffs and benefits diminishing every year, Verizon wireless and wireline synergies + wireless market saturation and FiOS penetration & fierce competition will yield tons of layoffs in the future

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stalwart and dependable - What you would expect from a phone company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer

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

    Pros

    Verizon provides solid fortune 10 company performance, and has benefits that are very progressive.. They also allow for a decent work-life balance, and provide substantial continuing education funding.

    Cons

    The Environment seems to always be changing. Reorgs are frequent, and inevitable, despite what management claims. Perhaps this is unique, but I suspect this is now normal for large technology companies - reinvent (or at least try to)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually complete changes. Be serious when you implement a program, rather than platitudes or current buzz words.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Recommend seeking employment

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

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

    Pros

    Verizon is a good place to work - great benefits and flexibility for Work-Life balance!

    Cons

    Slow to adapt to market changes and constant reorganization. CHANGE is a reality everywhere but if you don't provide an opportunity to execute before repeatedly changing, you can never determine what does and doesn't work. Clearly defined objectives, execution plans and metrics and measurement are a must.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is okay to listen to folks at the lower levels who have been around awhile. Not every McKinsey consultant is always right! All intelligence and knowledge is not ensconced only in the wireless organization.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Flexible work place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior IT Manager in Ashburn, VA
    Current Employee - Senior IT Manager in Ashburn, VA

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule.
    Very good Benefits
    Access to good learning resources

    Cons

    poor career growth opportunities.
    often lost in bureaucratic clutter. Deep Hierarchies.
    Company Culture is good but growth at individual level is dependent on immediate supervisor.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    A BUSY PLACE TO WORK

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    - Never a dull moment, as there is no down-time between phone calls.

    Cons

    - Bidding for shifts based upon seniority every 2 months.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Loved working for Verizon!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in West Palm Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in West Palm Beach, FL

    I worked at Verizon full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Employee benefits! The absolute best benefits ever!!

    Cons

    They closed my office due to corporate downsizing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great company to work for overall, but changes keep you on your toes, and layoffs happen this time of year

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Dev Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Product Dev Manager in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    great benefits, pay, work life balance....work from home (until a new manager says otherwise)

    Cons

    management change their mind on direction, lots of layoffs (unnecessary in many people's opinion), a lot of the talent that is needed to continue development and offering new solutions, they need to keep a couple other folks around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make better choices as to who you are keeping during a RIF, or find other ways of structuring so you don't lose such good talent

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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