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Verizon Reviews

Updated November 20, 2014
Updated November 20, 2014
2,481 Reviews
3.3
2,481 Reviews
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Pros
  • The best thing is the pay and benefits that start on your first da (in 191 reviews)

  • If your a mgmt employee there is a good deal of work life balance (in 81 reviews)


Cons
  • Lack of work/life balance attribute to high absenteeism across the company (in 91 reviews)

  • Management cannot do their jobs due to idiotic Upper Management fiascos (in 86 reviews)

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    Worked for company for 28 years, recently riffed.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Salary and Benefits are excellent. Most departments open to telecommuting.

    Cons

    RIFs (Reduction in Force) occur on a regular basis. Basically work with a guillotine hanging over your head. It is not a matter of IF you will be RIFFED it is a matter of WHEN. Usually have to handle responsibilities of those who were let go. Depending on who you work for, and reorgs are common, best not provide your opinion if it is not in line with your Manager's or Director's unless you have a very good repoire with them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open to employees who are providing feedback, even if it is not what you want to hear.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Overall a good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Taunton, MA
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Taunton, MA

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

    Pros

    Competitive compensation and benefits packages, strong brand image, industry leading products, work-life balance

    Cons

    Too much corporate red tape for its own good, promotes within but must have an advocate in higher places. It's an "old" company, with the average age above 50.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Must experiment more in developing new products. We have a higher churn rate than we'd like because our competition is stealing market share left and right. Fresh ideas and workshops will help to mitigate this.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Wireless vs Wireline

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Distinguished Member of Technical Staff
    Current Employee - Distinguished Member of Technical Staff

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

    Pros

    Descent pay and good benefits, yearly bonus, you will get opportunities to move up if you work

    Cons

    Things are getting worse, layoffs and benefits diminishing every year, Verizon wireless and wireline synergies + wireless market saturation and FiOS penetration & fierce competition will yield tons of layoffs in the future

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Loved working for Verizon!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in West Palm Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in West Palm Beach, FL

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

    Pros

    Employee benefits! The absolute best benefits ever!!

    Cons

    They closed my office due to corporate downsizing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great company to work for overall, but changes keep you on your toes, and layoffs happen this time of year

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

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

    Pros

    great benefits, pay, work life balance....work from home (until a new manager says otherwise)

    Cons

    management change their mind on direction, lots of layoffs (unnecessary in many people's opinion), a lot of the talent that is needed to continue development and offering new solutions, they need to keep a couple other folks around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make better choices as to who you are keeping during a RIF, or find other ways of structuring so you don't lose such good talent

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stalwart and dependable - What you would expect from a phone company

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

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

    Pros

    Verizon provides solid fortune 10 company performance, and has benefits that are very progressive.. They also allow for a decent work-life balance, and provide substantial continuing education funding.

    Cons

    The Environment seems to always be changing. Reorgs are frequent, and inevitable, despite what management claims. Perhaps this is unique, but I suspect this is now normal for large technology companies - reinvent (or at least try to)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually complete changes. Be serious when you implement a program, rather than platitudes or current buzz words.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Easy going.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Construction Coordinator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Construction Coordinator in New York, NY

    I have been working at Verizon full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    There isn't any micromanaging, easy going, team work oriented environment.

    Cons

    Supervisors lack the competence to resolve your issues regarding your job functions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Verizon Management Review

    Current Employee - Consultant In Marketing in Basking Ridge, NJ
    Current Employee - Consultant In Marketing in Basking Ridge, NJ

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

    Pros

    It is a very caring company - when everything is going well, it is great. Lowell McAdamm is very inspiring.

    Cons

    Life at Verizon is as good as the director you work for. Something to the expression "You never know if today is the day you come to work and get riffed". You can work very hard, even due the jobs of many and yet not get properly recognized for it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look to developing middle management - they are the core of the company.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Verizon Cloud - Troubled Launch due to Changing Priorities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Solution Executive (Sales0 in Trenton, NJ
    Current Employee - Solution Executive (Sales0 in Trenton, NJ

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

    Pros

    Benefits, training, support, systems. Surprisingly efficient support and huge research facilities online. Online Training system is extensive with coursework available in many disciplines. From sales perspective for Verizon (Terremark) Cloud, the portfolio has great potential.

    Cons

    Changes in upper management structure yield organizational disruption. Cloud solutions delayed 3 months so available solutions are limited. Acquisition of 100% of Verizon Wireless for $130 Billion puts huge pressure on the wireline, cloud and security divisions. Layoffs have been occurring and more are imminent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good pay and good benefits.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Telecommunications Engineer in Ashburn, VA
    Current Employee - Telecommunications Engineer in Ashburn, VA

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

    Pros

    It was great to be able to work from home, but I feel once in a while team members should get together and collaborate. Training was all paid for.

    Cons

    Very frustrating working with a supervisor who does not know how to supervise. Would only talk to my sup twice a year for the review. Hard to get promoted unless you know someone and do the daily brown nose with them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do some reassessment on supervisors and managements skills.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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