Verizon Reviews

Updated July 26, 2015
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Verizon President & CEO Lowell McAdam
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Pros
  • Great pay and benefits with this company (in 194 reviews)

  • This creates a good work/life balance for those who can manage it (in 90 reviews)

Cons
  • If you are looking for work life balance (in 94 reviews)

  • New Wireless upper Management doesn't understand wireline (in 88 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    A great company if you like working in sales

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Verizon does everything they can to give sales employees and sales management every single tool and competitive edge possible.

    Cons

    Intense and difficult sales environment in an industry fighting loss of growth.

    Advice to Management

    While working as an Assistant Store Manager it was incredibly difficult to use the wonderful vacation and personal time allotment without feeling like I was leaving my coworkers shorthanded.


  2. Sales, networking, and customer service all in one.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Solutions Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Solutions Specialist in Seattle, WA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good business experience, you can work overtime if you want. Keeps employees sharp with current trainings extra thing to lean.

    Cons

    Heavy sales pressure, and they change their imitative so often that it is hard to keep up with. They often ask us to do things that counteract initiates.

    Advice to Management

    Simplicity things.


  3. Solutions specialist

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Representative in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Representative in Seattle, WA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Reasonable salary and commission and good benefits , the takes good care of employees

    Cons

    Pos system horrible for a telecommunications company, managers not well trained to engage customers very well and they are not good at sales training

    Advice to Management

    Hire managers who can lead and inspire staff


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  5. Marketing assistant

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

    I have been working at Verizon

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work at

    Cons

    The pay was not high

    Advice to Management

    -


  6. Corporate Account Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Corporate Account Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Corporate Account Manager in Seattle, WA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Nice people. Outstanding 401k match and bonus.

    Cons

    The processes and systems were arduous.

    Advice to Management

    Simplify the process.


  7. Verizon is only about the bottom line.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consumer Sales Representative in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Consumer Sales Representative in Seattle, WA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people to work with. Reasonable pay.

    Cons

    This organization will ignore any input from non-managers no matter how obvious or important to the bottom line it may be. Departments are so compartmentalized you cannot solve most problems until you build relationships with staff members of other departments.

    Advice to Management

    Give customers a fair deal, be honest when you sell the products, hold sales reps accountable for dishonest sales practices. Stop creating and accepting churn. If you do these things you will create customer loyalty and keep them and they will help you attract new customers that you will also keep and quickly grow the bottom line.


  8. Helpful (1)

    WORST IT Managment ever been

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Java Developer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Java Developer in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Verizon

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Too much of work and very expectation Simple rule....work work work and work above that they dont appreciate the work u do

    Cons

    Avoid unless you dont have a third option high deliver pressure for atleast the contractors, as company has there view because they are paying. no work life balance working on the weekend without over pay is normal Every month u see faces changing there....very unstable company to be in Find better option where they value u r work


  9. Helpful (1)

    The mother of all worst places to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Verizon

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    No consequences for poor performance,

    Cons

    While you're there, you will find that accounting is king! Verizon will continue to bill customers monthly for services even if the customer has become dissatisfied enough to cancel all services. Customers can not stand Verizon service and are leaving in droves. Also, Verizon as a company will try to kill any chance of you having a career after you leave. Non-compete threatening letters, legal actions, borderline unethical communication with customers.

    Advice to Management

    Get over yourself, there ARE competitors out there that customers will go to. Spend at least half as much time trying to service customers as you do trying to screw employees.


  10. Overall it's a good place to work. Very high stress though.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Support in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Sales Support in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Verizon

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are great.

    Cons

    Extremely high stress. Constant change for change sake.


  11. none

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Verizon

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    stable, flexible, disorganized, poor middle management

    Cons

    confusing pay plan, no clear direction or management support

    Advice to Management

    communicate more



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