Verizon Reviews

Updated September 30, 2014
Updated September 30, 2014
2,361 Reviews
3.3
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Verizon President & CEO Lowell McAdam
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The pay and benefits are still good compared to other companies (in 187 reviews)

  • If your a mgmt employee there is a good deal of work life balance (in 75 reviews)


Cons
  • Not a very flexible working schedule to meet today's work/life balance needs (in 85 reviews)

  • Company is being ruined by upper management No concern for customer or employees (in 84 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great management when the economy is good

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    Former Employee - Account Manager  in  Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Verizon full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Managers, benefits, coworkers are great

    Cons

    Union environment makes it hard to work with lazy, entitled, tenured employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend a little time doing more for your employees and getting to know their jobs, and you won't have to work so hard to justify your own existence.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Overall, very good experience.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Cloud Services  in  Temple Terrace, FL
    Current Employee - IT Cloud Services in Temple Terrace, FL

    I have been working at Verizon as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Everyone I worked with was very passionate and excited to be at their job.The team I was placed on gave me meaningful assignments and helped bring me up to speed with the rest of the team.

    Cons

    The physical work place was pretty empty. The company allows employees to work from home a couple days a week so the office can get pretty empty.

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

    Great Company - Union Catered

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Consultant  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Consultant in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Salary is Great
    Benefits
    Yearly Bonus
    Great Co Workers
    Telecommute option for some management

    Cons

    Constant reductions in force
    too much work with less people.
    New Wireless upper Management doesn't understand wireline
    Union

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grassroot with older management employees with a lot of experience. They built this company. Once you lay them off its all done.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Huge company, experiences will vary wildly

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Basking Ridge, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Basking Ridge, NJ

    I have been working at Verizon full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I have had a good experience so far with my group. However, Verizon is a HUGE company, and I have seen plenty of both good and bad experiences elsewhere. This is a huge company with 10+ divisions, and each division is compromised of many more groups. I would consider them all very different companies, with only the shared experiences of dealing with the same central administration.

    Cons

    Typical bloated, big company disorganized mess in many respects (HR, IT, administration in general), all coupled by the fact that wireless being massively profitable gives them a big cushion. Everything is really political, and too many people care about accumulating power as an end in itself instead of accomplishing things and working together.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start looking to actually innovate instead of studying best practices and reacting to decisions made by other companies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    New to Company

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    Current Employee - Senior Executive Assistant  in  Dulles, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Executive Assistant in Dulles, VA

    I have been working at Verizon full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    My team are thoughtful, encouraging and eager to help me be a successful and valued part of the company! So far so good....

    Cons

    Too early to say but I am sure there will be some.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Far from perfect but overall good company that cares about it's people

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager
    Current Employee - Operations Manager

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

    Pros

    Steady, new technology, compensation, good people

    Cons

    Departmental fragmentation, slow moving to adopt new processes, "bell heads"

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Verizon

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    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Ashburn, VA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Ashburn, VA

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

    Pros

    They have great benefits and compensation.

    Cons

    They have very high lay off rates/

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    great company with good benefits but not very impressed with higher management

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Verizon

    Pros

    good company with good benefits

    Cons

    difficult to maintain a good work life balance in few teams

  10.  

    Instructional design

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Verizon

    Pros

    Excellent IT department with capbility to work remote

    Cons

    With each department determining training separately coordination became a difficulty

  11.  

    Had a good summer internship

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    Former Employee - IT Solutions  in  Cary, NC
    Former Employee - IT Solutions in Cary, NC

    I worked at Verizon as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Lots of different positions available, somewhat competitive pay, fairly well structured intern program.

    Cons

    Seemed like it was the first time my boss had an intern working for him, so there wasn't quite enough work to keep constantly busy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to keep a better idea of how busy the interns are.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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