Verizon Reviews

Updated April 21, 2015
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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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    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. BSW Clerk

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    Former Employee - Dispatcher in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Dispatcher in Irving, TX

    I worked at Verizon

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great bosses and work team

    Cons

    Unionized company. I lost my job due to lack of seniority. It doesn't matter if you are a consistent and good employee. Seniority wins everytime.

  3. Door to Door Sales

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    Former Employee - Door to Door Sales in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Former Employee - Door to Door Sales in Rancho Cucamonga, CA

    I worked at Verizon full-time (less than a year)

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great people. Excellent team work. Nice learning experience. Available training.

    Cons

    Straight commission. No hourly pay. Not a reliable source of income if you're not good at sales.

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  5. IT security

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits, pays for college

    Cons

    A lot of cutbacks and downsizing

  6. Project Management

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Denton, TX
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Denton, TX

    I worked at Verizon

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

    Pros

    Manage Engineering / Manage tech's / Portfolio Project Manager

    Cons

    Transferred from department to departments due to 1st FNS contract ending and transferred due to department funding and final Riffed due to department funding.

    Advice to Management

    I had 25 years of Telecommunications management.

  7. Tech

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Verizon

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Get pay and will train you for everything

    Cons

    NONE not problem when I work there

    Advice to Management

    EASY UP

  8. Good company

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    Current Employee - Dispatcher in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Dispatcher in Irving, TX

    I have been working at Verizon full-time (more than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Great pay, awesome benefits, I have a great boss and co workers

    Cons

    Like any business, job, or career, there are perks and there are pains. The pains at my job vary from day to day and most don't last more than a week. Overall, I can't say anything too bad about Verizon, although there are times where the stockholders are all the upper management cares about, and in business terms, is the right way to go.

    Advice to Management

    Incorporate all employees into the same contract.

  9. construction

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Verizon

    Pros

    Good benefits Yea Yea yea

    Cons

    Union mentality destroys all progress, and there is no equal rights among one employee to the next. First level management for union techs, love ego stroking and to be. Productivity is not the priority for some. No accountavility

  10. Supervisor - Network Ops

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Verizon full-time

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

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits are great. Work/Life balance is good. Have worked with many fine people. Good education tools.

    Cons

    Never offered paid certification in anything. Work-from-home was given and stripped away at the VP level, Layoffs, layoffs, layoffs. Not many promotions given out.

    Advice to Management

    Treat everyone fairly across organizations, stop giving and taking bonuses, and instead keep good employees. Offer structured certification courses instead of only reimbursement.

  11. Lots of opportunity

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    If you are looking for a big company with lots of structure, benefits, training, and community involvement, Verizon is a great place for you. Given the size, Verizon offers plenty of career opportunities and promotes personal growth. The compensation packages are fair when compared to other Fortune 50 companies. It is fun to work for a company that is constantly innovating.

    Cons

    The primary con is the massive bureaucracy. It can be very challenging to get anything done. I work in sales and it is easier to get my customer to say yes than getting a deal through our many processes. On the plus side, Verizon is very focused on improving our processes and is making great progress.

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