Verizon Wireless

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Verizon Wireless Reviews

Updated March 1, 2015
Updated March 1, 2015
3,496 Reviews
3.3
3,496 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Pay and benefits were good although commissions began shrinking which is why I eventually left (in 205 reviews)

  • They offer great benefits - full health insurance from day 1 - no probation period (in 616 reviews)


Cons
  • Let see: almost NO work-life balance (asking for vacation gets you the evil-eye (in 328 reviews)

  • They work you so many hours with no work/life balance at all (in 91 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Retail Store Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Assistant Retail Store Manager in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits and all around great company to work for.

    Cons

    Continuously changing compensation... paying sales employees less year over year.
    Hard to get promotions because so many employees have been in the same positions for years and aren't going anywhere.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 13 people found this helpful  

    Rewarding but demanding place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Director in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Compensation is competitive but you will work very hard for it. Culture is excellent and exhibited and practiced from the top down. Benefits are excellent and cost reasonable. 401k match and profit sharing. Lots of training and professional development opportunities. Can advance if you're willing to relocate.

    Cons

    Company is trying to transform into what it wants to be beyond a wireless carrier (cloud?, security?, telematics?, wholesaler?, etc) and is struggling with a vision, resources, and org structure to make it a reality. Several re-organizations over last few years so job security has frequently been a question. Often delayed response to competitors caused by management's concern that acting would result in not meeting Wall Street expectations. Not the "happiest" place to work because no result is ever good enough and successes aren't celebrated because the focus is always on the next weekly/monthly/quarterly goal.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company but poor middle management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Developer in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Developer in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Verizon Wireless full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Nice company as far as benefits and pay are concerned. Good tuition assistance program.

    Cons

    Heavy dependence on offshore to get the work done. So onsite folks end up as business analysts rather than as developers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage career Opportunities and career mobility so that talent is not lost or wasted

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Finance Leadership Development Program

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Finance Leadership Development Intern in Lake Mary, FL
    Former Intern - Finance Leadership Development Intern in Lake Mary, FL

    I worked at Verizon Wireless as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    the finance leadership development program internship is an incredible opportunity presented to college sophomores incredible people, highly competitive pay, opportunities to present and interact with executives.

    Cons

    some of the challenges working here are that you are placed on one project for you to work on throughout the summer and if you don't love your project, you dont have an opportunity to work on something else.

  6.  

    Good benefits, reputable company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Retail Store Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Retail Store Manager

    I worked at Verizon Wireless

    Pros

    Benefits were great, matched 401k, training was excellent.

    Cons

    Bad decisions by corporate, often effected employees on the front lines. Too many forced policies with little to no input from employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have peer groups consisting of front line employees help with policies and procedures instead of force feeding with no input.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Benefits.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Liaison in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Account Liaison in Alpharetta, GA

    I have been working at Verizon Wireless full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, you get what you put in .

    Cons

    Some people are small minded. Don't like to see you advance, if they are not doing good.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Not bad

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

    I worked at Verizon Wireless

    Pros

    Great internal training and professional development opportunities, fun products and well organized company

    Cons

    very hierarchical and outdated management approach. Wants to be like Apple but not willing to pay like Apple

  9.  

    Great Company!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Little Rock, AR
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Little Rock, AR

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

    Pros

    Health Care,401k, Tuition Assistance, Pay, Everything!

    Cons

    There really are no cons!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Great company, Retail Sales at it's finest!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Solutions Specialist in McAllen, TX
    Former Employee - Solutions Specialist in McAllen, TX

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

    Pros

    Great Training,
    Awesome Benefits,
    Great Pay Hourly + Commission,
    Team Environment

    Cons

    Quotas can be hard to reach at times,
    Retail Sales means retail hours so be prepared to work 10 - 14 hour shifts when necessary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More recognition to employees making the effort to succeed, Keep enough staff to give employees a better work/life balance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's a great company that agrees with forward thinking.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Experience Specialist in Sarasota, FL
    Current Employee - Experience Specialist in Sarasota, FL

    I have been working at Verizon Wireless

    Pros

    There is a lot of learning to do on every level and it provides great experience when attempting to enter the corporate world. Verizon is all about ideas and solutions and that's perfect.

    Cons

    I would says he only challenge is that things change all the time but that's why you have to be on your feet!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Organization is great.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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