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Verizon Reviews

Updated January 26, 2015
Updated January 26, 2015
2,665 Reviews
3.3
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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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  1. 15 people found this helpful  

    Excellent pay, no work/life balance for managers

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Excellent salary and benefits. Amazing tuition reimbursement plan. They paid for my bachelor's and master's degrees. I was very lucky to have worked for the company for over 20 years.

    Cons

    Verizon claims they have an excellent work/life balance which is false. If you are management your job is never safe.If you take maternity leave, expect to be punished when you return. I never had children, but many of my female co-workers who did were treated unfairly when they returned. Some even lost their jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want dedicated workers to stay you must create a better work/life balance environment, respect male and female workers equally and create an environment of continuous respect.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Verizon's career opportunities are unlimited for qualified and motivated individuals.

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    Current Employee - Senior Staff Consultant in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Consultant in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    Large corporation with opportunity to work in a variety of diverse job functions over the course of a career.

    Cons

    Fast paced, heavy work load.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More flexibility in putting the right people in the jobs that are best for them and the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fantastic company to work for!

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    Former Employee - Senior Sales Engineer in Cary, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Engineer in Cary, NC

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

    Pros

    I always felt wanted and challenged. The company has excellent products and benefits. They also focus on professional development and have a culture of honesty and integrity. Excellent management team and also work life.

    Cons

    Since it's such a large company there are sometimes different goals and objectives between organizations. Also it' is sometimes hard to change positions within the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the employees informed on why business decisions are being made.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    This job can be stressful but rewarding.

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    Current Employee - Solution Specialist in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Solution Specialist in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Verizon

    Pros

    +Ability to earn based on ability to sell.
    +good benefits day 1.
    +410k price match 6%, vested after 3 years

    Cons

    - goals can be challenging some months, things out of your control can effect this like under staffing
    -hours can be tough for family life, but to be fair you should already know and expect this getting a job in retail.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep in mind that stress rolls down hill.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Financial Operations Analyst

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    Current Employee - Financial Operations Analyst in Lake Mary, FL
    Current Employee - Financial Operations Analyst in Lake Mary, FL

    I have been working at Verizon

    Pros

    Work Life Balance and team environment

    Cons

    Growth is not as it is portrayed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    perks

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    great pay, great benefits, but...

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Sales Representative in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Customer Service Sales Representative in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Verizon (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    great pay, great benefits,great coworkers

    Cons

    very high stress levelfor sales quotas monitoring of reps is excessive and humiliating

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    concentrate more on system issues, procedural issues etc and stop focusing so much on monitoring of the representatives. it's not the representatives that are the issue

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    A good company to work for

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    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Alpharetta, GA

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

    Pros

    Good Salary and perks; Good work environment.

    Cons

    They have layoffs every year end :)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good compensation and benefits but little job security in IT for experienced workers

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    Former Employee - Applications Development and Support in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Applications Development and Support in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Verizon

    Pros

    Paycheck is good (though I hear the newer younger workers are making less than I would have thought).
    Benefits are good (even if employee contribution amount is increasing, benefits still good).
    Bonus amount quite good in recent years.
    401K plan options and matching dollars is pretty good (options not great but OK).
    Training is available and required (good thing .. though it depends if you will ever get to use it).
    Depending on the job and/or group, job flexibility can be very good.

    Cons

    IT work constantly being migrated to India and other offshore locations. Very little job security for most older IT workers and even for many newer younger hires. Some groups work a lot of hours while groups physically right next to them work much less OT, if any (hurts morale for the workers required to work 50-60-70-80 hours and all hours of the day and night).
    Wireline side of the house is treated with little respect compared to the wireless side.
    Layoffs are no longer restricted to those with lower skills or knowledge but more on how much one makes.
    Company decisions still appear to be political (internally) and short-term focused.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize that wireless has a good product but that doesn't mean their back-end systems are any good. Customer service is still bad. Be careful on who you layoff and how much IT work is sent to India as there will be no going back once all your expertise is gone.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Sr telecom technician

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    Current Employee - Senior Telecom Technician in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Telecom Technician in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Very professional company that creates an overall pleasant work experience.

    Cons

    Employee monitoring is on the increase.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward good employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    fast pace.

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    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Ashburn, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Ashburn, VA

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

    Pros

    still has great benefits.

    Cons

    there is no pension and cutting union jobs

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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