Verizon Reviews

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Verizon President & CEO Lowell McAdam
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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. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    Great place to work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Lake Mary, FL
    Former Employee - Manager in Lake Mary, FL

    I worked at Verizon

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive salary, great benefits, excellent working environment.

    Cons

    job relocations, individual management feedback

  2. Great pay

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cst in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Cst in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Verizon full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work with great benefits. It is considered craftwork, so once you learn your craft, as they do train you for the job you apply for. Once you learn your craft your work becomes easier...

    Cons

    Cut backs/ downsizing. Voluntary separation or RIF's come often either management or associates sometime have to decide whether between layoffs or voluntary separation

  3. Business Analyst, QA, Project Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Freelancer - Maryland in Columbia, MD
    Former Freelancer - Maryland in Columbia, MD

    I worked at Verizon (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Challenging assignments, Growth with company

    Cons

    Not willing to relocate, travel should not exceed 50%

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  5. Good people, large investments in new products

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Irving, TX

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    We have endless resources and are constrained only by our abilities to work effectively across functions and be creative

    Cons

    Old school paper pushing can consume significant amounts of time.

    Advice to Management

    Let's learn from previous efforts that did not go so well so that we do not repeat them

  6. Experience Specialist leading wireless workshops

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Experience Specialist in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Experience Specialist in Schaumburg, IL

    I worked at Verizon

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fantastic training and good e learning programs

    Cons

    Must stand for 8 -10 hours

  7. Was a great company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Facilities Administrator in Annapolis, MD
    Former Employee - Facilities Administrator in Annapolis, MD

    I worked at Verizon (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    work life balance, paid fmla time, paid holidays and vacation

    Cons

    The need to make employees do more with less as of late

  8. I enjoyed my time with this company.Great people to work with.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Pearl River, NY
    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Pearl River, NY

    I worked at Verizon

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Enjoyed the depth of the company and the technology available.

    Cons

    Limited Opportunities, employee outsourcing, Long working hours

    Advice to Management

    Company has great pay and benefits. Plenty of training available and management is very solid. Great place to make a career

  9. Great Company that focuses on developing top talent.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Verizon full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great for developing talented individuals

    Cons

    Old ideals can prevent the company from evolving to a company of the future.

  10. Business Consultant

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Strategic Business Consultant in Silver Spring, MD
    Current Employee - Strategic Business Consultant in Silver Spring, MD

    I have been working at Verizon (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good products pay benefits and fellow employees.

    Cons

    Work life balance needs to be improved upon.

    Advice to Management

    Streamline and fine tune the processing of orders.

  11. Activation and Testing Support Engineer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Verizon

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    1, Verizon is biggest and latest Telecommunication company worldwide with updated system.
    2, good Compensation & Benefits and salary range.
    3, There are Career Opportunities growth within company

    Cons

    1, Verizon has well known company for fast turnover/Layoffs/relocation.
    2, external/Internal IT services are all automation cause massive delay process within timely manor.

    Advice to Management

    My 15 years of Telecommunications experience at Verizon Communications and Cable & Wireless has given me the knowledge that would contribute to your organization’s goals and objectives.

    You will see after reviewing the enclosed resume , I have made numerous contributions to my present employer that has benefited the bottom line. These accomplishments are derived from my exceptional interpersonal and communications skills, strong attention to details and unparalleled work ethics. A key talent that I can bring your organization includes installation knowledge of telecommunications services.

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