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Verizon Reviews

Updated March 3, 2015
Updated March 3, 2015
2,809 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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  1. Featured Review

     

    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

    Pros

    Competitive salary, great benefits, excellent working environment.

    Cons

    job relocations, individual management feedback

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Don't work in sales at Verizon

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Verizon full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Big company, great benefits some ability to move within different job roles.

    Cons

    Lay people off twice a year to make the company profitable. Everyone that has been there for any time has a story about how Verizon didn't pay them for something they earned. Every year, they re-set the pay plan so that you work 3x's harder to earn the same money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to value the people that actually do the work that makes the company successful.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Not a great place to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Toledo, OH
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Toledo, OH

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

    Pros

    Pay was good, hours were reasonable.

    Cons

    No training, no benefits, little compensation when I had to drive my own vehicle to deliver phones across town. Fire you when you're expecting (pregnant) I found out I was expecting and within the next week I was "let go".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Fios Tech Support

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Verizon

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits and location.

    Cons

    Union employees, horrible hours to work, and a lot of stats to meet and micro management from supervisors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Worry less about stats and more about the customer and employees. Less Union involvement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    It was ok

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Cherry Hill, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Cherry Hill, NJ

    I worked at Verizon

    Pros

    Enjoyable interacting with customers and meeting people.

    Cons

    Low pay, no benefits, long hours due to being under staffed. Products were not priced to compete in the market.

    Doesn't Recommend
  7.  

    mts- 1 systems engineer

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Arlington, VA

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

    Pros

    - good benefits
    - flexible schedule

    Cons

    - work environment and ethics are worst
    - unreal expectations
    - management pressure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - look at the bottom level as well pls provide some benefits for the lower level employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Customers aren't half as bad as the management.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Salary, benefits, it is inside work

    Cons

    Poor hours, mirco managers, sales are routed to certain people however everyone has the same standard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire enough people so your employees don't get burnt out with all the over time, let up on the persnickety rules for calls

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Save yourself the trouble

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    Current Contractor - Systems Analyst in Ashburn, VA
    Current Contractor - Systems Analyst in Ashburn, VA

    I have been working at Verizon as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Some nice people on my team, although some others are lunatics

    Cons

    10% reduction in pay for ALL contractors after promise of mandatory overtime was completely false. This company will NEVER pay for a single moment of overtime and my director had the nerve to ask a couple of Project Managers to put this in illegally unpaid. The equipment provided after repeatedly asking for it is substandard, and my actual job responsibilities have nothing to do with those discussed when I interviewed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect your employees AND contractors

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Pure hypocrisy, customers don't matter, techs are misinformed by supers.,

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    Current Employee - Field Technician in Victorville, CA
    Current Employee - Field Technician in Victorville, CA

    I have been working at Verizon

    Pros

    Being taught the art of lieing

    Cons

    u constantly have to watch your back.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Watch your back there are cameras and snitches everywhere!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Good company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Verizon

    Pros

    Extremely Good Company!! !! Good company values

    Cons

    Leadership needs work... ..Training ok

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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