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Verizon Reviews

Updated March 1, 2015
Updated March 1, 2015
2,795 Reviews
3.3
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Verizon President & CEO Lowell McAdam
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1. Featured Review

     

    Great place to work!

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    • 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. 25 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.  

    Verizon is a great place to work, period!

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    • 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
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    A good cmpany in a competitive environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Resource Management
    Former Employee - Resource Management

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

    Pros

    Very good benefits. Opportunities exist, for the right people. Some of the technologies are cutting edge

    Cons

    If you aren't one of the "right people" advancement is rare.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do more to encourage and assist promotion from within.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company to work for except in the FIOS NOC

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Ashburn, VA
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Ashburn, VA

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

    Pros

    So many positive benefits including Medical, Dental, Life Insurance, Flex Spending, etc...Educational benefits are outstanding as well. Wages were well above the norm from the beginning of my career.

    Cons

    The company itself seems to have forgotten the big picture that the customer is paying their salary and they should expand the FIOS product across the country but as of now they have not...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your lower level employees are a very important part of the company. Give them respect and a great culture to work in. Many departments in the customer-view level are treated horribly and do not deserve to be.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    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

  9.  

    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
  10.  

    i have enjoyed my experience working here.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Verizon

    Pros

    great community full of genuine people

    Cons

    takes time to be able to move up the ladder

  11.  

    Fantastic Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Global Enterprise Advisor in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Global Enterprise Advisor in Salt Lake City, UT

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

    Pros

    Excellent work-life balance, pay, long tem rewards. Also highly invested in long term leadership capabilities and educational advancement. The best company I have ever worked for in my life.

    Cons

    None at all! The company is incredible and takes excellent care of its employees. It is an incredible place to work and build a career. I truly have nothing negative to say.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work. Focus on improving technology and the great work that is being done in the business operations department.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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