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Verizon Reviews

Updated March 5, 2015
Updated March 5, 2015
2,814 Reviews
3.3
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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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  1. Featured Review

     

    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

    Pros

    Competitive salary, great benefits, excellent working environment.

    Cons

    job relocations, individual management feedback

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 26 people found this helpful  

    Excellent pay, no work/life balance for managers

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3.  

    Amazing company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative

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

    Pros

    This company helped me raise my family in a good life

    Cons

    Need to put more into training their employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My management staff is great

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Verizon

    Pros

    The pros were its a great working environment, nice people everyone is very approachable as well as helpful. Room For advancement

    Cons

    cons would be, as expected very challenging dealing with irate customers at times, your shift depends on your productivity within the company, so theres a chance you could have a later shift depending on how your working habits are.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Solutions specialist

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

    I have been working at Verizon

    Pros

    Good benefits with good pay...very good work environment

    Cons

    other Co workers that are frustrated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No need my management been amazing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Great company to work for!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Benefits, salary, networking opportunities, diversity

    Cons

    Balance of personal and work life. Increasing pressure for employees to be in or close to Basking Ridge

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Verizon is a great place to work, period!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst-Sys Anly & Prg in Long Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst-Sys Anly & Prg in Long Beach, CA

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

    Pros

    Great compensation, great benefits, great management. This is a company that wants to see you succeed. I started at the bottom as an associate and got promoted up through the ranks--one time twice in one year. I love that Verizon cares about learning and development. I took advantage of their tuition assistance program, which was great!

    Cons

    A lot of times you may excel as a person, but if the team doesn't meet objectives, everyone takes the hit. Also, layoffs are not uncommon, particularly if you're in a department where the technology/service is obsolete. My advice for those wanting to join Verizon is find a department that is GROWING.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work! Keep developing your employees, and working as a team. Always keep your employees "in the know" on the business and where they stand as performers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good company to work for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Verizon

    Pros

    Tuition Reimbursement, Annual Bonus, & challenging work environment.

    Cons

    Large company with significant challenges internally for efficiency.

  10.  

    Account Executive

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    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Former Employee - Account Manager

    I worked at Verizon

    Pros

    There is a lot of opportunity to grow withing the org

    Cons

    Lack of work life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate more

  11.  

    Senior Vice President

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    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Serious company building the very best network on the planet; full of people who take their work seriously but not themselves.

    Cons

    Endless (and pointless) emails, meetings and other assorted corporate nonsense.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Delegate authority and reward excellence. Cut all internal meetings by 50%. Happiness will sprout, as will additional profits.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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