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Verizon Wireless Reviews in Warren, NJ

Updated July 28, 2014
Updated July 28, 2014
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Pros
  • Pay and benefits were good although commissions began shrinking which is why I eventually left (in 196 reviews)

  • They offer great benefits - full health insurance from day 1 - no probation period (in 600 reviews)


Cons
  • Let see: almost NO work-life balance (asking for vacation gets you the evil-eye (in 311 reviews)

  • They work you so many hours with no work/life balance at all (in 87 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company, poor work/life balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer IV in Warren, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer IV in Warren, NJ

    I have been working at Verizon Wireless full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I've been working at VZW for over a year as IT staff member. Technology I work with is great, I love being able to telecommute, pay is great and so are benefits (medical, dental vision, 401K), if you do good they give you great bonus incentive also.
    Also there's a lot of room for advancing, and if you excel you advance quiet fast.

    Cons

    No work/life balance!!! I have to give up weekend after weekend with no end in site. My work days are minimum 12 hours, sometimes as much as 16 hours. On slow days it's usually. Management does not seem interesting in solving work/life balance problem anytime soon. Also things are disorganized, and never assumed others will do their job. You have to be careful to always watch your behind in such chaotic environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do something about work/life balance now. We do great, and next time you want us to do greater. You're never happy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good company to work, learned a lot!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Warren, NJ
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Warren, NJ

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

    Pros

    Verizon is a good company and I had the opportunity to work with a great team. The office building is located in a nice environment and the office space was also very good.

    Cons

    It is very difficult to advance in the company due to the company culture and policies. The technologies being used for product/service development were not the latest and greatest.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They should facilitate employee growth.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Very Good learning opportunities. Good to start your career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Warren, NJ
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Warren, NJ

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

    Pros

    Very good learning opportunities. Will get to work on latest technologies. Friendly people. Very good mentoring for new graduates.

    Cons

    Stressful deadlines. Not good pay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Stressful DBA job, but you learn alot

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Database Administrator in Warren, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Database Administrator in Warren, NJ

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

    Pros

    The technology and systems are challenging. Many database database environments have RAC and Sharepoint. This is a blessing and a burden.

    Cons

    much overnight work, frequent crises, demanding work environment. Shareplex probably increases the problems and alerts by threefold. The applications I supported are very demanding and required off-hours for most of the changes, which were frequent. I'm talking about 11 PM or 2 AM start times and it often was 6-8 hours of work. They require alot of Oracle patching and 8 Enterprise releases per year for many applications and that's something that runs on weekends for about 12-18 hours. Most people have had enough after 1-2 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire more DBAs to spread out the off-hours work and support.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Working with a diverse team

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - QA Engineer in Warren, NJ
    Former Employee - QA Engineer in Warren, NJ

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

    Pros

    Verizon is an ideal place to work for especially in the corporate building where technology is managed and maintain with one core vision that every one follows and that is to help change the way mobile communication is used yet enhanced for our every day lives.

    Cons

    Verizon is competitive but their competition is not to be overwhelmed by the user preferences.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Management Team that I have come to experience were very aggressive in meeting deadlines. Management don't seem to understand that certain works takes longer time to finish. My advice would be to approach every work with an open mind and consider that even the pros need help when trying to pursue a common goal.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Software Engineer Intern for Point of Sales

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Warren, NJ
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Warren, NJ

    I worked at Verizon Wireless full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great learning experience, team members were very open to answering questions and giving advice

    Cons

    long working hours, technical issues with servers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Excellent, I'm very satisfied with all the opportunities and benefits the company provides.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Smts in Warren, NJ
    Current Employee - Smts in Warren, NJ

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

    Pros

    Opportunities, lots of benefits and great compensation packages. Ability to work with top of the line technology and services.

    Cons

    As with any large company, it is difficult to get all different teams to align sometimes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior QA Engineer in Warren, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior QA Engineer in Warren, NJ

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

    Pros

    Professional, reliable, creative and very intelligent people. Friendly and proactive environment. High energy and a lot of inspiration.

    Cons

    I have nothing to say for cons.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Difficult, stressful and rude IT environment esp. Oracle DBA

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Oracle Database Administrator in Warren, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Oracle Database Administrator in Warren, NJ

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

    Pros

    They have Latest Technology. Onsite seminars/training/demo sessions.

    Cons

    Work environment is filled with rude and mean employees and managers. Whole IT work culture is stressful. Especially Database Administration Group. Don't share knowledge. Make you work like slave. Give no respect to contractors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage knowledge sharing. Respect everyone.

    Doesn't Recommend
  11.  

    Sales Operations Internship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Operations Intern in Warren, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales Operations Intern in Warren, NJ

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

    Pros

    It was a good exposure to the corporate world as a college student. The internship was treated like a true entry level job, so I was able to learn about the processes of starting a new job and how the corporate structure works.

    Cons

    The program was less developed than was described. A lot of times there was not enough work for the interns to do and we would end up sitting on our computers wasting time to log our hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure there is enough for interns to do if you are going to hire them.

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