Verizon Wireless Reviews in Warrendale, PA
Pay and benefits were good although commissions began shrinking which is why I eventually left(in 178 reviews)
They offer great benefits - full health insurance from day 1 - no probation period(in 528 reviews)
Let see: almost NO work-life balance (asking for vacation gets you the evil-eye(in 254 reviews)
They work you so many hours with no work/life balance at all(in 72 reviews)
Pros – Great company, benefits and people to work with and for.
Cons – Golden handcuffs. When the quote are fair and reasonable you can do very well. When they are not. this is when things go wrong.
Pros – Great pay and benefits, there are oppurtunities to move within the company and the training you receive is top notch.
Cons – The company has seems to have forgotten about their employees and customers and is focussing too much on KPI's. They make it hard tobleave because even if you're miserable, you are unlikely to find similar pay elsewhere.
Advice to Senior Management – Listen to your employees, remember the front line employees and the customers are the ones who truly grow the business...
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend
Pros – Benefits the company gives would be the best reason to work for Verizon Wirless.
Cons – Many departments within the company have different promotions which can offset customers buying intentions.
Advice to Senior Management – Many departments within the company have different promotions which can offset customers buying intentions.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company
Pros – Great benefits. On site fitness center. 401I match. Bonus and great raises every year. Professional development. Discounts on service. Lots of vacation time.
Cons – Stressful. They make it difficult to be graded as Leading each year. Hard to manage everything they ask you to do.
Advice to Senior Management – Give employees the time and resources to perform job instead of just micro manage.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company
Pros – It's a fantastic company to work for. Training and corporate culture is top rate. Co - workers are great and managers are also very helpful and friendly. Excellent health benefits and company march in profit sharing.
Cons – Always changing corporate focus and aggressive quota is extremely stressful. An abundance of fraudulent calls, and terrible new line prospects. Most notably customers that live in less ideal areas such as Detroit, Michigan setting up 5 lines of service which they won't pay their bill. With better prepaid options post paid service is on the decline. Even with payment installments on full price no contract options. Verizon can't compete with prepaid pricing*, the industry is on a decline. They have to rely on joint ventures with cable companies and other industries to stay viable.
Advice to Senior Management – Instead of firing excellent employees in telesales let them transfer out to different departments within the company.
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company
Pros – Great coworkers, education, benefits and 401k. Hours were very open for making money and onsite gym available.
Cons – You could really use the gym or anything else for that matter because you HAD to do the hours to meet unrealistic quotas. One day new rule next day forgotten. So many leaders to cover so little subordinates.
Advice to Senior Management – Quit the layoffs and quit giving bonuses to the 1%.
Pros – The people are awesome, you basically live there and they are your support. The beneftits are great and school incentive.
Cons – But you can't really use the school incentive because you have to work more hours to meet unrealistic quotas or get written up/fired. Too many chiefs do you need for your Indians.. Be ready to put on 20 pounds due to stress eating and drinking.
Advice to Senior Management – I wanted this to be my career but as I meet more people who left, I see healthier people again. You lose a lot of intelligent folks Verizon. Cool it with the quota, more people keep leaving and you spend more on new hires, how is that cost effective?
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“Spent almost 12 years with the company. It used to be employee & customer focused but slowly changed to greed focused.”
Pros – The company has great benefits,
Cons – There is very low job satisfaction in all departments: Employee moral is bad due to the demanding, difficult to attain quotas, and scorecard requirements. The sales people are making a fraction of what they were making 10 years ago, yet the company profits has exceeded 40 billion year after year. The only people making money are top management. When I started with the company, I loved it, but in the last 6 or 7 years, mgmt. decisions have put undue strain on the workforce, and you feel like you're valued only as a number instead of a person.
Advice to Senior Management – 1-Be more realistic with quota's so the sales force can make the kind of money that motivates them to produce instead of meeting their scorecard. 2- Treat people as valuable employees, not children who need reprimanding if they make a mistake. Operate the company without being so driven by greed. If you have happy employees who love coming to work, who make a decent paycheck, they are going to enjoy their work and are more motivated to work to their highest potential, which will produce happier customer results and sales...which in turn brings more company profits.
Pros – Plenty of Career Advancement Opportunities. Salaries very competitive. Great chance to experience cutting edge technology. Fast moving industry
Cons – Not the place to be if you don't like constant change. Constant reorganization of positions and titles. My position was ultimately eliminated and I choose to leave via severance as opposed to moving to lesser position.
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend
Pros – focused on revenue and the ability to increase income
Cons – Loss of work life balance
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend