Verizon Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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Verizon President & CEO Lowell McAdam
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Pros
  • Great pay and benefits with this company (in 194 reviews)

  • This creates a good work/life balance for those who can manage it (in 90 reviews)

Cons
  • If you are looking for work life balance (in 94 reviews)

  • New Wireless upper Management doesn't understand wireline (in 88 reviews)

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3,363 Employee Reviews

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (9)

    Great place to work!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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. Helpful (1)

    Verizon FiOS

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Verizon

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great company with uncapped growth opportunities.

    Cons

    Frequent reorgs which can be counterproductive sometimes.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Manager - Project/Program Management

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Blue Ridge, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Blue Ridge, GA

    I worked at Verizon (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Salary and benefits were very good

    Cons

    Continual downsizing to the point that it became very difficult to deliver excellence


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Senior Analyst / Team Leader

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Leader and Senior Analyst in Fredericksburg, VA
    Former Employee - Team Leader and Senior Analyst in Fredericksburg, VA

    I worked at Verizon (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    I developed excellent leadership and technical skills at Verizon. It was a great experience.

    Cons

    It is a gigantic company, so there were RIFs often.

    Advice to Management

    Stop off-shoring and keep experienced talent in house.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Call Center

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Call Center Supervisor in Freehold, NJ
    Former Employee - Call Center Supervisor in Freehold, NJ

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent pay, excellent benefits, lots of vacation time, tuition reimbursement, adoption assistance, union for associates

    Cons

    Long hours, forced overtime, horrible demands (sales, badgering customers, and having to come to work in a snow storm), management that isn't capable.

    Advice to Management

    Try to believe you have real humans working for you!


  7. Good Benefits

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

    I have been working at Verizon

    Pros

    great benefits to offer employees

    Cons

    extreme and challenging work loads


  8. Finance

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great compensation packages and beneifts.

    Cons

    Lack of work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Develop a focused strategy and commit to it.


  9. Great Experience

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

    I worked at Verizon

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

    Pros

    Stable company, cadillac benefits. Company is at the forefront of its industry. Fortune 100 company.

    Cons

    Large matrix organization, sometimes difficult to navigate


  10. Great company overall, but with some areas of opportunity.

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent compensation. Focus on quality and putting customer needs first. Very stable business. Most employees are hard working, honest, professional, and skilled. The values and philosophy of the company I truly believe are straight forward and noble although it is not always executed properly by leadership. Also, it is a large company which operates nimbly for it's actual size.

    Cons

    The policies and credo are not always executed by leadership and management as well as they could be. There is a discord in communication between departments and the company could be better synchronized. Advancement is slow after a certain level due to the size of company and longevity of employees. Hours can be overwhelming at times.


  11. Helpful (5)

    Good, Bad and the just ok

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC

    I worked at Verizon (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Verizon is a good place to work. They have a lot of employees and the on the job training is probably some of the best there is. Lots of knowledgable people to learn from in all facets of business and business operations. Their benefits are second to none!

    Cons

    Verizon since 2006 has been laying off people virtually every time payday rolls around. Some layoffs are huge and you never know if you will be the next one to go. Verizon is trying to hire younger employees so as to cut their payroll cost and hopefully infuse the company with new creative ideas. They are laying off all their older workers with the knowledge and experience that built the company. If you are over 40 you can expect you will be on the chopping block soon!

    Advice to Management

    Retain and rehire employees that built the company. Leverage internal creativity instead of using consultants constantly. Employees have great ideas but there never make it to senior management.



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