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Verizon Wireless Reviews in Walnut Creek, CA

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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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    Data Analyst

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    Former Employee - Data Analyst - Esecurity in Walnut Creek, CA
    Former Employee - Data Analyst - Esecurity in Walnut Creek, CA

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

    Pros

    Great Place to start out at and there is a ton of opportunity working for this company. I gained a lot of knowledge about the wireless and technology industry. I was able to work with a lot of great companies; ranging from established tech companies to fast-growing start ups. Competitive environment.

    Cons

    There are a lot of politics involved in the office. I you are not into a compedative environment then this is not a job for you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Senior Consultant

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Walnut Creek, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Walnut Creek, CA

    I worked at Verizon Wireless as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Close access to wireless network & tools

    Cons

    More political environment. Not easy to get promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please fix the political issues and respect the real talents and help them get promoted to higher positions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Working at VZW

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technology in Walnut Creek, CA
    Current Employee - Technology in Walnut Creek, CA

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity, great benefits and pay and people. Great company to work for.

    Cons

    Think the company is growing a little too fast - some chaos at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Good company with some great people, but Verizon Communications bureaucracy is slowly taking over.

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    Current Employee - PMTS in Walnut Creek, CA
    Current Employee - PMTS in Walnut Creek, CA

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, some great people, interesting work with a constantly evolving wireless network.

    Cons

    Management has changed compensation so that only directors and above get long term incentives. It's difficult to attract and retain good quality people, especially in the Silicon Valley. Also, salary ranges are kept secret....what's up with that?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Restore the long term incentives to all salaried employees. Give employees more information on compensation ranges, how raises are determined and how bonus are determined.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Pleasant to work for Verizon

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Walnut Creek, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Walnut Creek, CA

    I have been working at Verizon Wireless as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Invest in employee when it comes to trainning

    Cons

    Employee benefits is a standard

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    company with Good atmosphere

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Walnut Creek, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Walnut Creek, CA

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

    Pros

    (1) Good wireless network company with (a) new applications and service ideas (b) new technology for wireless network.
    (2) good atmosphere in company

    Cons

    should have a good platform for technology information and document sharing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good work environment and great team collaboration

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant, Tech Program Management in Walnut Creek, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant, Tech Program Management in Walnut Creek, CA

    I worked at Verizon Wireless as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I found the work environment at Verizon Wireless to be very collaborative and not as stressful. Most of the fellow employees were great to work with and knew what they were doing. I was on a contract there but never felt like I was being prevent to do what I need to do in my role due to my being a contractor. Because of this great environment I was able to do great work there.

    Cons

    Some employees were rude and arrogant due to their position and group. This is not unusual and seen almost everywhere.
    Lot of times multiple teams trying to do overlapping functionality/solutions and don't talk with each other creating a lot of confusion and wasted work efforts.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - BSA in Walnut Creek, CA
    Former Employee - BSA in Walnut Creek, CA

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

    Pros

    They have amazing benefits, an easy plan to advance and great company environment. The training they provide is invaluable and something you definitely carry on to other jobs. I felt it was a great place to advance my skills and grow as an individual.

    Cons

    There is a lot of inside corruptness among management as with all large businesses. Sometimes there is so much training required that you are unable to complete the work required of you.

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    Open, communicative and supportive environment!

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    Former Employee - Technical Analyst - RF Applications in Walnut Creek, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Analyst - RF Applications in Walnut Creek, CA

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

    Pros

    -- Open....as in the higher-ups are accessible and available to talk to.
    -- Interesting work technically...working on internal application(s) that run on 2-tiers and have an
        electronics/telecom component(s).
    -- Pretty campus....streams, trees, lawns, and crawdads in the streams and on the stream-banks...
        I enjoyed watching those little fellas walking or scrounging for food! :).
    -- Supportive team and Manager.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Business Account Executive Position

    Former Employee - Business Account Executive in Walnut Creek, CA
    Former Employee - Business Account Executive in Walnut Creek, CA

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

    Pros

    You can make a lot of money in this position, but territory is EVERYTHING

    Cons

    Too much pressure; bad management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's an outside sales position. No need to have people come in to the office everyday to "check in."

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