Verizon Telematics

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Verizon Telematics Reviews

Updated February 26, 2015
Updated February 26, 2015
37 Reviews
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  1.  

    Fast growing company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Verizon Telematics

    Pros

    Great benefits, company values are great, people are nice, very nice office location and building.

    Cons

    Hard to move up in company. You can never work from home if needed.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great company

    • 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 Telematics

    Pros

    Good company culture, friendly people, great pay

    Cons

    Hard to move up, working from home is not an option even when your work could be done just as easily away from the office every once in a while.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Very good working culture

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Verizon Telematics

    Pros

    Good company to learn new technologies

    Cons

    Everything is good and i do not have any cons

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Everything is good

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  5.  

    Lost in the game of politics

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Verizon Telematics

    Pros

    Plenty to keep you busy

    Cons

    Exec management is lost and dont care about people below them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leave... take your retention package and find another place to work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great leadership of OEM division

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    - great business leadership in the OEM division
    - cutting edge technology
    - above average pay, great Verizon benefits
    - enormous industry growth
    - career opportunity
    - new CEO Andres Irlando from inside Verizon starting in Jan 2015
    - new IT development leadership being hired
    - increasing control and oversight from Verizon's New Technologies Division

    Cons

    - ongoing business process redesign
    - high turnover in some teams
    - introduced too many organizational and procedural changes in a short period of time
    - inefficient and slow IT development
    - slow waterfall development with 12 month release cycle
    - increasing bureaucracy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    chaos

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    some nice people to work with, big corporate name (Verizon), interesting technology, good market to be in and positive growth potential.

    Cons

    chaotic environment where communication between departments is nonexistent, HR leadership is pretty much a joke, underpaid relative to market for similar positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    value employees more, especially those who contribute to the growth of the company. leadership should remember the employees are your most valuable asset and they should be valued more. HR leader should be let go.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Very great to work for . Great pay, position, benefits, management team.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Very Strategic Account Manager/Sales in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Very Strategic Account Manager/Sales in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Very great to work for . Great pay, position, benefits, management team.

    Cons

    Big company, extra internal paper work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great for growing company

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

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

    Pros

    Ground level as this division is still in growth process.

    Cons

    Day to day operations are cumbersome. Culture is dropping as this division grows.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline processes and don't use fear tactics to drive results

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 9 people found this helpful  

    Example of the Decline of Corporate America

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Developer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Contractor - Developer in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    It is very difficult to get fired. Some people even come out and confess they have completely lied on their resumes but managers keep them on board on basis of friendship.

    Cons

    Like I said, it is very difficult to get fired, so developers have the culture of recommending their friends. Managers have no technical knowledge, so they rely on recommendations. The result is developers will bring their friends on board and form exclusive gangs. If you are not of their cultural region and do not speak their language, you will become irrelevant very quickly. Only one in five are capable, and support their friends who do not know how to work and are not interested. There is no concept of computer science among developers and managers. Architects do not know how to draw. Many managers of development never were developers but have the pride to make technical decisions or defer responsibilities to their favorite developers. The way people get hired as managers is purely based on presentation and how well they speak and how ambitious they are. In fact, the least capable managers tend to be promoted since they are not good with technical tasks.
    The resulting culture is very bad. Gangs will not cooperate and share information for the sake of job security. If you are not a member of a gang, they will go so far as shout at you. They show up for work at 10 AM, take 2 hour lunches, have a 3 PM tea break, and leave just before 4PM. Managers defend their teams, right or wrong and their only function is to hire as many people as they can and aggressively fend off work from being assigned to their developers. Managers also like to have favorites and allow them to circumvent HR rules such as the work from home ban.
    The condition has gotten so out of hand as to even have an impact on human decency. Employees leave their personal messes in the breakroom counters and sinks. They urinate on the bathroom floors and defecate in places other than the toilets and bathrooms. Instead of working, they spend many hours strolling around the grounds or talking on their cellphones in the hallways.
    This is a very good example of the decline of Corporate America. The place is absurd and dysfunctional. The result is that productivity is very sluggish and the product is very poor. However, if you are looking for a free ride, welcome.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice for management is not necessary because they are cause of the deficiencies. Managers are abusing the system as much as the people they manage. They are not capable of improving the company, and would not be able to survive an efficient company that demands results. Any good advice is taken as a threat to their job and dismissed or retaliated with actions to fire the person.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Corporate Verizon please wise up and go in and take over the company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    The Verizon name but the folks at Telematics have been a disgraceful ambassador of that. I have to believe somewhere the corporate Verizon team is much better and actually cares about people unlike Telematics...

    Cons

    About everything, Leadership is extremely poor at the C level, the directors in no way should be directors or even managers and the managers are not good managers. The place is run like an absolute mad house, they re-org. multiple times a year and the chaos is so thick you could cut it with a knife. There is no career path and people are unfairly looked over if a promotion is to be given out. They constantly run off the true hard workers or talented folks and in additional the direction the I.T. department is headed in is a complete disaster. HR has extremely poor leadership and they have run off good talent as well within the department and in other departments around the company. One example is during the ice storm at the beginning of 2014 HR would not allow anyone to leave the office unless they used PTO and it was a state of emergency. Shows the lack of care for employee safety.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Since anything you say to management falls on deaf ears, Corporate Verizon please come in and do your thing. Please this is a dumpster fire and you need to protect your investment. Verizon proper is a good company with good people, please exercise that.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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