59% of the CEO
Pros – None. It really is that bad.
Cons – The work life balance made me unwell. And when I got unwell and tried to discuss the challenges of workload, I wasn't listened to. I went sick for two weeks at doctors orders and they stopped my pay. After faithful service for 7 years and not a single day off sick, this is how they treat you. You are disposable. Not valued.
Advice to Senior Management – A culture of honour, respect, trust and innovation has to be more than the plaque you place in your foyer.
Pros – Amazing pay for the work with stellar benefits. Some opportunities to climb the ladder.
Cons – For such a huge company there is a great deal of favoritism. The tension between the Company and the Union causes disenfranchisement. Company policies often attempt to union bust but the employee (who is NOT given a choice as to whether or not to become part of the union) is the one who suffers.
Advice to Senior Management – Wake up and get with the 21st century. The union will no longer be needed when draconian employee management practices are no longer utilized.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend
Pros – ZERO! Verizon Wireless people are running all of the IT function. They are incompetent and depend of vendors to do the work that should be done by internal employees. The technical skill level of the Verizon Wireless technical people and their managers is minimal at best.
Cons – Massive outsourcing to India is continuing unabated. Management's goal is to have over 90% of IT functions being done in India.
Advice to Senior Management – Stop worrying about your executive bonuses based on how many people you can RIF in the United States and take care of the career employees who made the IT function one of the best. Unfortunately now thanks to your shortsightedness it is one of the worst.
McAdam is a known union buster.
Pros – Not much. With the passage of Obamacare, as of March 2014, Verizon has passed medical benefits over to the union in many locals. What once was part of the benefits package and no cost to the employee has now changed, with unions charging for the same benefits. Also, as of March 2014, all new hires are no longer eligible for a retirement package. Only pay-in 401k's are a available, although they have a small matching plan (max 6%).The pay is still adequate, but at what price when it comes to health?
Cons – The working environment is horrendous with upper management making decisions while having no concept of how they play out on the job. Customer service frequently makes promises that are not able to be carried out in the field. This is a large money, money, money company. They make almost weekly changes that demand more of the employee, while making increased stipulations on how things must be done. They micromanage beyond belief. If you are in the field, making an installation a block from your own home residence, you must get a supervisor's approval to go home for lunch, or even to use the bathroom.
Advice to Senior Management – I think of that show called "Undercover Bosses" and think that some of the big wigs in the company ought to spend a day or two a month riding with their installers and techs, just to see what the job is really like. Open you're eyes. Happy employees will make for a much better company. Also, for a company that claims to be green, the money spent in gas, due to poor dispatching of jobs, could save a bundle. One tech, given 3 jobs in 3 different towns, while he passes othe techs going back to the same towns he just came from, makes for a LOT of money wasted on gas.
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Pros – Good Medical, Dental benefits, OK worklife balance
Cons – They're laying off long term employees even though the company is doing well and replacing employees with low payed contractors
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Pros – Salary is very competitive for title level
Cons – Too many diversity hires, incompetent senior leadership, change direction literally every six months.
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Pros – 401k match, get a company truck
Cons – Managers are bullies. They are trying to fire and suspend workers to bring new workers in. Union is not supportive. Negativity. Since I have worked there, there have been more than 10 employees who have been harassed that they opted to retire. Terrible morale.
Advice to Senior Management – Get rid of the managers who are lowering your standards and harassing your employees. Instead of numbers( you are a multi billion dollar company) stand by the good employees under your roof. Take care of your employees..there's no appreciation, just harassment.
Pros – Could possibly regain all my seniority.
Cons – Management rushes to judgement. If a 25 yr. employee makes a mistake and has an absolute clean record, you should not cut him loose. Train him on what he did wrong so everyone can learn, improve and move on. Do not just automatically assume he is a liability and cut him loose. This is completely unfair.
Advice to Senior Management – Treat your employees better. They are not just a number. Do some research before you act.
Pros – Good benefits and long term projects
Cons – So personalization decision makers are always happy
Advice to Senior Management – Be Fair
Pros – Compensation package is good once you get to the Director level.
Cons – Virtually no hope of upward movement. Individuals can't become managers, managers are not being promoted to directors. The morale is terrible -- layoff after layoff after layoff. It is a completely top-down culture with no regard for the worker bees. Very conservative, risk-adverse culture that values titles more than experience.
Advice to Senior Management – Listen more and promote a better work-life balance.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company
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