Verizon Reviews in Sacramento, CA

Updated May 26, 2014
Updated May 26, 2014
2,336 Reviews
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Pros
  • excellent pay and benefits for the type of work performed (in 183 reviews)

  • Good benefits and competetive or better salary especially the more years you have (in 209 reviews)


Cons
  • Not a very flexible working schedule to meet today's work/life balance needs (in 77 reviews)

  • Management cannot do their jobs due to idiotic Upper Management fiascos (in 78 reviews)

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    technician

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    Former Employee - Data Center Support Technician  in  Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Data Center Support Technician in Sacramento, CA

    I worked at Verizon full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I was data tech and have 42 years experience in the relative area. And fully trained technician. Be able to do any network operation work in the center.

    Cons

    It is a great place to work. I nave more technical training in the company. To meet more friends.
    And meet More customers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Finance Org

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager  in  Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Sacramento, CA

    I worked at Verizon full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Engaged management, reasonable salaries, various training opportunities are available. Compensation is good if you are a Director of above.

    Cons

    The company runs really lean on human resources. Career opportunities are available if you're in one of their center of excellence, but otherwise, internal jobs and promotions are hit and miss.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be mindful of managing the increasing, non value added bureaucracy in your organizations.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    terrible place to work

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer  in  Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Sacramento, CA

    I worked at Verizon as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    good salary, interesting technologies to work with

    Cons

    terrible management, no direction, treat contractors like crap

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    The experience working as a Verizon employee was bittersweet.

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager  in  Rancho Cordova, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Rancho Cordova, CA

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

    Pros

    The pay was pretty good and the work/ life balance was ok.

    Cons

    The company did not treat employees like people. All they cared about was the bottom line.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees better and they will make the company better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    No recognition

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager  in  Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at Verizon

    Pros

    Technology
    Large Company
    Opportunities for moving around within the company.

    Cons

    Underhanded tactics, pettiness
    Takes forever to get anything done

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees with respect if you would like them to stick around

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Verizon who?

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    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Rancho Cordova, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Rancho Cordova, CA

    I worked at Verizon

    Pros

    So many people laid off, easy access to copy machine and good parking spaces. Building has nice bathrooms and desk space. Not much else....

    Cons

    Management is poor and unorganized. Everyone wants credit for all they can claim and at the expense of anything. Company doesn't care about the customer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shouldn't be so angry all the time. Some of the management is the reason behind the failures. It's not a bad thing to admit if you don't know something.

    Doesn't Recommend
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    "Management thinks they are Always RIGHT"

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    Current Employee - Providing Consulting Services.  in  Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Providing Consulting Services. in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at Verizon

    Pros

    Nothing. The Best reason I can think of I have a Job Locally. The Name is well known. Good for people begining thier careers. Can have a logo on the resume. Just work work work. Dont think aboyt reasoning, do what is told.
    Like being Micromanaged and Love being given orders and no regard for your opinion.

    "Management thinks they are Always RIGHT"

    I heard permanent employess get some benefits like company pays for your Tution but after you KA your Boss for years.

    Cons

    Micromanagement, No Longterm vision, people are focussed on shortterm issues and no voice for the consultants. It is Name sake.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better Listen to the people who are working for you. They know lot more than Management in Specialized areas. Ask them for thier Opinion in areas Management does not have a clue.

    Doesn't Recommend

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