Verizon
3.1 of 5 2,034 reviews
www.verizon.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

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Updated Apr 14, 2014
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3.1 2,034 reviews

                             

59% Approve of the CEO

Verizon President & CEO Lowell McAdam

Lowell McAdam

(641 ratings)

53% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "excellent pay and benefits for the type of work performed"
    in 154 reviews
  • "Good benefits, opportunity is there but only if you know the right people"
    in 184 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work life balance is possible, but you won't get promoted if you work "only" 40 hours a week"
    in 60 reviews
  • "Management cannot do their jobs due to idiotic Upper Management fiascos"
    in 73 reviews
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An excellent place to work for those who can live in large spaces

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsBuying power, technology adaptation, benefits, community awareness, training, many opportunities for learning new technologies.

Conspromotions are hard to come by, always under financial pressure, the chance of being RIF'd over your head 24x7.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't treat people like a number...Outsourcing to other countries is politically unpopular and there's no reason for it, so stop trying to do that. Retrain individuals when their skills become outdated instead of pushing them out the door, because what you have invested in them is valuable in so many ways.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great experience

Business Sales Associate (Current Employee)
Laurel, MD

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

Prosup-ward movement mobility, tuition reimbursement 8k a year.

Conscan not work more than 40 hours a week. I would love to work more so I can make more.

Advice to Senior Managementnone at this point

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Verizon full-time

ProsBenefits, bonus, gym, pay, tuition assistance

Consoffice politics, no loyalty,

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Innovative company

Senior Analyst (Current Employee)
Tulsa, OK

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

ProsI work with great, knowledgeable people. Benefits are great. 6% 401K match is outstanding. Tuition reimbursement. There is great flexibility when it comes to balancing home and work. The option to telecommute is great.

ConsThere tends to be a little to much micromanaging by certain supervisors. No real advancement opportunity.

Advice to Senior ManagementMicromanage less. You have good people. Let them do their jobs without constantly looking over ones shoulder.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Virginia Beach, VA

I worked at Verizon full-time for more than 3 years

Prosgreat pay . benefits, lots of prizes for top performing sales reps

Consvery strict enforcement regarding attendance

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good experience

Member of Technical Staff IV (Former Employee)
Richardson, TX

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

ProsPays and benefits are good

ConsPersonal growth is limited. Many jobs are already "filled" when posted, so applying for one is meaningless.

Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate a clear and concise message from the top down -- and keep communicating that message.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great company to work for

Senior Technical Analyst (Current Employee)
Irving, TX

I have been working at Verizon full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood pay
Good training
Lot's of technologies to learn if you want to learn them

ConsSilo'd work environment
People who have been here toooo long and play politics instead of getting work done
There are a lot of unethusiastic staff

Advice to Senior ManagementBreak down the silo's and put an end to the politics

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Verizon is a forward-thinking company.

Six Sigma Black Belt (Current Employee)
Virginia Beach, VA

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

ProsGreat benefits, 401k, tuition reimbursement and wants to be customer-focused.

ConsLife / work balance, often silo'd in terms of organizational communications and KPIs, Union detracts from positive employee accountability and empowerment and can negatively impact the customer experience.

Advice to Senior ManagementCulture shift is absolutely critical to drive employee empowerment and accountability. This will never occur while the Union has such a strong foot-hold and negative influence on our front-line employees.

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Excellent Company

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Verizon

ProsCompetitive pay and great benefits.

ConsNot a very flexible working schedule to meet today's work/life balance needs.

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to consider flexible work arrangements to meet the work/life demands of today's workforce and stay current with the employment opportunities that other modern companies are offering today's employee.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good job out of college. Good benefits.

Senior Analyst (Current Employee)
Tulsa, OK

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

ProsEasy going work place. Relaxed.

ConsNot much room for growth.

Advice to Senior ManagementPut your employees up for a promotion every once in a while.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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