Verizon Reviews

Updated March 25, 2015
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  1. If you can avoid the retail channel, they are an excellent company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Solutions Specialist in Peoria, IL
    Former Employee - Solutions Specialist in Peoria, IL

    I worked at Verizon full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, fair starting salary, and great company values.

    Cons

    Difficult to advance at the retail level, and hours are long. Not having a set schedule isn't conducive to a healthy work life balance, and it will feel like you never have time for anything other than work. However, if you can sell anything, and everything then it can be a great springboard for your career in the organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make commission targets more attainable for the sales employees, and take a closer look at the upper management. The motivation to perform well is directly related to leadership. If the stores are not doing well its due to low morale, and poor leadership. If employees are happy they will be excited to work for the organization.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Company has great benefits, however, the team I worked under had poor management/leadership.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Verizon

    Pros

    Compensation was up to par. Diverse work environment. Great state of the art product.

    Cons

    Poor management/leadership. Work stability was always shaky. Was not a clear defining of team/personal goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Become more competent and aware of the team as well as the business aspect.

  3. Excellent company to work for; because benefits are great. I recommend if you are single or your kids have grown;

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    Former Employee - Customer Service, Customers Service, Inventory Support in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service, Customers Service, Inventory Support in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Verizon

    Pros

    Customer services ethics by company credo is a world class. The Opportunities to gain knowledge by company sources is endless, unfortunately not by management. Lots of money encouragement. (prizes)

    Cons

    Many hours ( 45-50 hours per week ) and unfortunately it's not what you know and can bring to the company, its who you know; its the retail stores culture of some of the retail store management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I believe that in an work environment your personal relations should not come first; As well every employee should be treated the same ( credo not follow) , bullying should not be tolerated regardless ethnicity, gender, language, etc; it's not about being sensitive just work ethics.
     the menteallity of the retail department should be with more positive approach.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Good place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Verizon

    Pros

    Pay, coworkers, benefits, upward mobility

    Cons

    Working retail hours. Unruly customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Na

  6. I have enjoyed working at Verizon. I have given a lot and I have learned a lot while there.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cary, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cary, NC

    I have been working at Verizon full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are great and I look forward to the STI bonus each year.

    Cons

    It seems the time has come in which they are sending jobs out of the country.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You can get more out of your employees if you pay attention more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Account Manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Verizon

    Pros

    Great coworkers, Good benefits and good pay. (401k, medical, dental, vision).

    Cons

    Big company = increased quotas each quarter: Product values decrease and some products eliminated or non compensable, while continually taking away your biggest customer accounts makes the goal of obtaining quota more difficult. Company doesn't care about you personally even if you get married or have a child, all they care about is what number you brought in for the month. The inability to work from home is also a major drawback.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management needs to listen to the concerns of middle management. Continuing concerns and problems are never resolved, just continually passed along to different departments.

  8. Verizon

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    Current Employee - Lead Systems Consultant - Systems Analysis & Programs in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Lead Systems Consultant - Systems Analysis & Programs in New York, NY

    I have been working at Verizon

    Pros

    Awesome company. Excellent brand, as a programmer analyst it has allowed me to experience a large scale enterprise programming enviornment. Lots of room for growth

    Cons

    Compensation not as high Compared to the industry

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Was a great company to work for prior to the MCI Worldcom merger and management take over.

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    Current Employee - Senior Sales Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Engineer in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits especially if you can make it to full retirement, the magic 75 combo of age plus years at Verizon. Great opportunities to maneuver through the company if you can network and navigate the corporate political landscape. Mostly good hard working people in the trenches.

    Cons

    Overloaded with Corporate VPs. Upper management seemed completely detached from middle management. Continually producing streams of vacuous sales initiatives without providing the critical technical instruction to its sales engineers. Reorganizing and rifting every six months.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Yes, train the CAMs on how to sell the tech, but also train the SEs on the tech thoroughly. Now that would be a winning combination. Why would you have CAMs and SEs, if you’re going to provide sales training only? Make the title of VP really mean something again.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Solutions specialist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Verizon

    Pros

    Good benefits with good pay...very good work environment

    Cons

    other Co workers that are frustrated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No need my management been amazing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. Great company overall

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Verizon

    Pros

    Vacation, pay, health care and 401 k company matching

    Cons

    Too many changes too often

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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