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Verizon Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
2,685 Reviews
3.3
2,685 Reviews
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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. 16 people found this helpful  

    Excellent pay, no work/life balance for managers

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Verizon's career opportunities are unlimited for qualified and motivated individuals.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Consultant in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Consultant in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    Large corporation with opportunity to work in a variety of diverse job functions over the course of a career.

    Cons

    Fast paced, heavy work load.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More flexibility in putting the right people in the jobs that are best for them and the company.

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

    Fantastic company to work for!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Engineer in Cary, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Engineer in Cary, NC

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

    Pros

    I always felt wanted and challenged. The company has excellent products and benefits. They also focus on professional development and have a culture of honesty and integrity. Excellent management team and also work life.

    Cons

    Since it's such a large company there are sometimes different goals and objectives between organizations. Also it' is sometimes hard to change positions within the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the employees informed on why business decisions are being made.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    sales associate

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in Lombard, GA
    Current Employee - Sales in Lombard, GA

    I have been working at Verizon

    Pros

    great pay, great time, enjoyable

    Cons

    i have no complaints about this job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    great pay

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    I totally enjoyed working for this company.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Employee benefits, training, health and fitness are priorities with the company

    Cons

    no career advancement opportunities at the Cary location. Too many employee riffs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People make a company. if you keep laying off people you will not have a company

  7.  

    Great pay and benefits. Lots of opportunity. Lives on diversity numbers. Not loyal

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Basking Ridge, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Basking Ridge, NJ

    I have been working at Verizon

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits
    Job opportunity

    Cons

    Lives on diversity numbers
    Very political
    Large volume of leadership movement in short periods of time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire the best person
    Let leadership mature over 3-5 years.
    Invest in training employees on market trends

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Employment at Verizon

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Consultant - Systems/Architecture in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Systems Consultant - Systems/Architecture in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Verizon

    Pros

    The company has a solid pay structure and benefits. The individual has the opportunity to advance. Training in a various area or two, which can be accomplished with the company's help, can help achieve that goal.

    Cons

    The company is changing, primarily to try to stay out front of the competition. Stream lining in all areas is still occurring today and accordingly keeping abreast of your career at the company is at the front.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Become more transparent about opportunities for advancement, even more than what has already been put in place.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Financial Operations Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Operations Analyst in Lake Mary, FL
    Current Employee - Financial Operations Analyst in Lake Mary, FL

    I have been working at Verizon

    Pros

    Work Life Balance and team environment

    Cons

    Growth is not as it is portrayed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    perks

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    This job can be stressful but rewarding.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Solution Specialist in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Solution Specialist in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Verizon

    Pros

    +Ability to earn based on ability to sell.
    +good benefits day 1.
    +410k price match 6%, vested after 3 years

    Cons

    - goals can be challenging some months, things out of your control can effect this like under staffing
    -hours can be tough for family life, but to be fair you should already know and expect this getting a job in retail.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep in mind that stress rolls down hill.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Better than average company to work for.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Collections in Wilmington, NC
    Current Employee - Collections in Wilmington, NC

    I have been working at Verizon full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Full time, health benefits, gym, free college all the way to Masters degree, great cafeteria , caring and supportive supervisors, steady permanent work.

    Cons

    Production/$ goals, FAST FAST FAST MONE MONEY MONEY. cant really be helpful to customers. . too much emphasis placed on clocking in and out EXACTLY on time , work a minute less than scheduled or take bathroom break and it comes out of personal time, 3 different systems for tracking time worked, main form of communication is email ..required to read emails but no time given to do so. Cannot read off the clock but reprimanded if you do so on the clock. Biggest problem is that customers cuss you out and management says you have to smile and take it, no recourse when you are treated like a piece of crap.All calls and computer movements recorded.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Back off a bit. We are doing more than our best and it is not enough.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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