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Verizon Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
2,549 Reviews
3.3
2,549 Reviews
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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.  

    Luv the VZDub

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

    I have been working at Verizon

    Pros

    Great benefits- medical, dental, school and yearly bonus
    On-site cafes, gym and school options
    Work related training is amazing

    Cons

    Depending on your job description it can be very stressful

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take some time to get to know your employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 10 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
  3.  

    Data Sales

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Enterprise Data in Basking Ridge, NJ
    Current Employee - Enterprise Data in Basking Ridge, NJ

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

    Pros

    Dynamic, high engagement, complex, and fast paced

    Cons

    Management's lack of time and resources to fix sales operational tool sets

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce the internal reporting friction that takes away from customer sales activities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Consultant

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

    I have been working at Verizon

    Pros

    Benefits, Pay, Training, Education Benefits are very impressing.

    Cons

    Promotions within the company is very hard to obtain.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promoting those employees that have been working with the company 15 years plus need to be reviewed as loyal, stable and the outstanding elite employees that should be reviewed for promotions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Best place to work as an intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Intern in Richardson, TX

    I have been working at Verizon

    Pros

    verizon is the best place to work as an intern.
    The things you are thought in class are being practiced at the company, which made me so happy!

    Cons

    I could not find anything negative about this company because it helped me and still helps me a lot.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They are the best...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    I.T. Security Analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Engineer in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - IT Engineer in Irving, TX

    I worked at Verizon full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Support from Staff and employees

    Cons

    More Vacation time required for lifestyle

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share more upcoming events to employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company with a lot more potential

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Broad range of opportunities functionally and geographically

    Cons

    Management over-reliant on metrics and consequently employees cannot "act like owners".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leverage the full capabilities of your employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Typical corporate position

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Newark, NJ

    I have been working at Verizon

    Pros

    job stability, work-life balance, bonus, merit increases

    Cons

    office politics - nothing out of the ordinary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    on-boarding improvements

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Client Executive

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Executive in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Client Executive in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Verizon

    Pros

    Great portfolio to sell from, lots of resources, great benefits

    Cons

    bureaucracy and ability to execute complex solutions in a timely manner

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    cut the fat

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Best place to start

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

    I have been working at Verizon

    Pros

    Great salary and room to grow

    Cons

    The work hours and the mandatory weekends

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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