Verizon Reviews

Updated July 1, 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. Good if you are starting your career

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Communications
    Current Employee - Marketing Communications

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits package and flexible working
    Well recognized brand in the US

    Cons

    Work/life balance is not so good


  2. Helpful (1)

    Comfy but uninspiring

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reading, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reading, England (UK)

    I worked at Verizon

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

    Pros

    Relaxed environment
    Good work-life balance
    Good facilities

    Cons

    Few career prospects
    Bad office politics


  3. MAnager- pro serv

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Reading, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Manager in Reading, England (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great company
    Flexible working
    Good perks
    Appreciates the key leading individuals

    Cons

    Too many leadership changes
    Largely sales driven
    Some people use large footprint and hide away

    Advice to Management

    None


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  5. good place to be...there are buts

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Management in Wheathampstead, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Business Management in Wheathampstead, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    good benefits, smart people and a nice environment to work in. decent reputation

    Cons

    too concerned with process. lack of accountability


  6. No career progression

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

    I have been working at Verizon full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, good package, lazy life

    Cons

    No career progression, frustration as every process takes ages to approve


  7. Very good

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

    I have been working at Verizon full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Very nice place to work. That can also be done remotely

    Cons

    not that many projects


  8. Sourcing

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

    I have been working at Verizon as a contractor

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Large company diversity. International exposure. Complex problems to solve. Variety of challenges.

    Cons

    Understandably very US-centric. Not really working as one organisation - plenty of apparent tribalism. Some outdated thinking and processes. Staff management patchy.

    Advice to Management

    Open your eyes - you have some good people, nurture them and see how far they can go and what benefits they can bring to Verizon.


  9. Talented people about, but too much about politics, lack of career opportunities and too centralized from the HQ .

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some excellent talent to work with and learn from
    Accessibility to higher management across all departments in certain locations
    Opportunities to move globally if the right position is available
    Generous tuition assistance program for further education
    Excellent work life balance - flexibility on working hours
    Pay is pretty decent - bonus every year

    Cons

    Far too much if not everything is managed, controlled and dictated from the HQ

    Organisation reshuffles every few years.

    Unrealistic expectations are made for the business when not all the products and tools are available

    Often people are promoted to the next level based on who they know, not what they know. Very little accountability

    Lack of career progression, very flat organisation.

    Very little diversity in certain departments, same types of people are hired, rather than introducing different people who may have the potential to be even better than the manager.

    Advice to Management

    For those who are wanting to progress in a flat organisation, opportunities need to be promoted within teams to rotate roles or help provide training for the next role. Roadmap's need to be created to show employees where they can go within the department and within their teams.

    Higher management in international locations need to be held to their promises to the business, time and time again promises are made and then broken.

    Certain departments need further diversity and the message of hiring those better than you is being lost definitely in the international region.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Stimulating & challenging but frustrating & flawed

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)

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

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent international exposure, cutting-edge solutions and opportunities to learn from across the business. Good colleagues, largely collaborative, embraces flexible working practices and clearly wants to be more transformational.

    Cons

    Conservative with a clear US powerbase, constant re-organisations poorly managed/communicated & tiring, talent management can seem almost incidental. Big variance in the quality of direction with some of it appearing very self-serving.

    Advice to Management

    Consider more carefully the impacts of frequent change and how you communicate it: Be more consistent and obvious with your efforts to understand and remove red tape and reduce silos. Don't commoditise your employees.


  11. The company gave me good experience

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

    I worked at Verizon

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

    Pros

    The people I worked with were very good. I did on-line training whenever possible. Promotion within the company is limited.

    Cons

    Line managers were generally very good but the Managers at a higher level need to see and realise just how much wprk we actually do, sometimes for more than one person. Don't get recognised for that unfortunately.

    Advice to Management

    The colleagues which I knew were excellent: talented and great to work with. The management need to see how much we do and what we are actually achieving. Over and above what our Job Spec says.



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