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Verizon Wireless Reviews in Orangeburg, NY

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
2,803 Reviews

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Pros
  • Pay and benefits were good although commissions began shrinking which is why I eventually left (in 180 reviews)

  • They offer great benefits - full health insurance from day 1 - no probation period (in 536 reviews)


Cons
  • Let see: almost NO work-life balance (asking for vacation gets you the evil-eye (in 261 reviews)

  • They work you so many hours with no work/life balance at all (in 72 reviews)

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  1.  

    Excellent company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Orangeburg, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Orangeburg, NY

    Pros

    Good job place. Good Benefits. Paid MS education and training. Good overall company to work for

    Cons

    Not much for now.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better base salary

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    this place will give you PTSD

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Orangeburg, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Orangeburg, NY

    Pros

    401k and health benefits
    nothing else is good

    Cons

    quota always goes up so pay goes down but a higher work load.
    so you work harder to make less money yeah not cool.
    always trying to fire you its like they Don't want seasoned employees
    work weekends and nights no work life balance
    forced over time now
    ever since they closed centers att
    everyday is filled with so much stress

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    they all suck get your heads out of your butts verizonwireless

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Not for everyone

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - TELESALES Representative  in  Orangeburg, NY
    Current Employee - TELESALES Representative in Orangeburg, NY

    Pros

    Amazing benefits, seriously, like the best in the country. Room for growth....if you do well.

    Cons

    You are a number, they dont care about family issues or anything else. Very numbers centric company, if you don't hit quota no one can save you. Commission structure has changed 3 times in 10 months....always for the worse.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    I was dissatisfied for quite some time and was in the top 5 of the sales reps for the first 2 years.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Telesales  in  Orangeburg, NY
    Former Employee - Telesales in Orangeburg, NY

    Pros

    They offer great benefits. For other departments, the bonuses and employee satisfaction are much higher.

    Cons

    Since I started, they wound up cutting the commission in half and capping. The sales team is the most micro managed I've ever seen. Some managers are unprofessional. Very hard to move out of sales. Keep in mind this is ONLY the sales atmosphere I am speaking of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The director should listen to the reps more to improve the morale.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Been here for 7yrs... well... The more I grow with the company the more on the fence I become

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff  in  Orangeburg, NY
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Orangeburg, NY

    Pros

    Definitely provides decent work life balance (pending on your positon at least). In most IT positions you'll find it pretty reasonable (remote work, flexible days pending on work load).

    Cons

    Something about the salaries do leave something to be desired. I suppose if you start in an area with a higher cost of living you'll maximize your earning potential. Then if you transfer to an area with a lower cost of living you'd be pretty set. But forbid you start in a lower cost of living market (like Midwest) then transfer to somewhere like NYC. You need to make sure you negotiate the a cost of living adjustment or fair market salary. Or you'll be playing catch up for the rest of your career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Systems Engineering

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer II  in  Orangeburg, NY
    Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Orangeburg, NY

    Pros

    Work-life balance, Good benefits, secure jobs

    Cons

    I saw a lot people doing nothing and since managers didn't understand tech jargons they didn't do anything either.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They are tech company, its culture should be more focus on that.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company, particular job not so much

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Telesales  in  Orangeburg, NY
    Current Employee - Business Telesales in Orangeburg, NY

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits and room for advancement. Good job for college grads, but if looking for career sales at VZW is not the place

    Cons

    Can be stressful managing quota and meeting some of the ridiculous requirements management imposes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    n/a

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Orangeburg, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orangeburg, NY

    Pros

    Great Benefits, great environment to work in, Wonderful and helpful co-workers

    Cons

    If you are in a commission based job thats the only downiside to the comapny

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Greedy

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Representative  in  Orangeburg, NY
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Representative in Orangeburg, NY

    Pros

    Great Co-workers, Great company to work with, benefit are great and so are the employee phone program. You get repect from others

    Cons

    Low base salary, long hours, no holidays off. Sales Driven. High Quota. If you don't hit your quota for a few months, your on final written warning

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    lower the quota

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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