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"Can you hear me now ..."

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Supervisor - Network Operations in Hampton, VA
Current Employee - Supervisor - Network Operations in Hampton, VA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

The FiOS product will revolutionize broadband and the ways and media we are entertained by.
Company does truly embrace diversity.

Cons

Top heavy corporate structure, I am a first level, with 9 bosses up to the CEO ...
Old "phone company" mentality, this dinosaur philosophy will not lead, follow, or get the heck out of it's own way.
Far to many problems with system integration - trying to make new systems work with legacy systems, and systems from bell mergers. Ridiculous the amount of time and money spent on band aids for provisioning systems.
Reduction in force - while its necessary at times, its far too easy to pull that trigger to meet the bottom line.

Advice to Management

Get your hands dirty, rock the boat. You want to work smarter, turn over every rock in this company to fix what is broken, eliminate the duplication of effort. Get rid of the status quo if they can't change to meet the demands of emerging markets. Change the corporate culture. It's not enough to send out quarterly updates, a few webcasts and conference calls with catchy phrases or imperatives that look good on paper but amount to little more than lip servce. Get in the trenches and inspire people.

Other Employee Reviews for Verizon

  1. "It's all you could expect it to be"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - End User Support in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - End User Support in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Experience and teamwork at the technician level. Generally your temmates are very helpful as you are all in it together to accomplish the tasks at hand. There are a lot of things to learn here as well, so it's a good place to acquire some skillsets and move on to another company.

    Cons

    There is an exorbitant amount of work and tasks that need to be completed and too few people to accomplish them, and ther is no hope in sight for more staff to get hired. There is an attitude of having just enough to get by, and that leads to stress and other things outside of the workplace.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees.


  2. "Great place to launch career and move on after 3-5 years."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Health benefits have been better in the past years, but overall the benefits are still good versus having no health benefits at all. Another great opportunity is the $8K / year allowed for each management employee to put towards furthering education along with personal and professional growth. I fully believe that Verizon is a great place to launch your career and gain valuable experience to take with you to other corporations. Company offers a 401k match of 6% contribution and then depending on how the company performs for the prior year additional payout of 2% is feasible.

    Cons

    Frozen pension or no pension provided at this time, which means that you have to take an active role in preparing for your retirement, which is not that bad of thing, but it just takes some getting used too. It is especially hard for those individuals that are impacted and have several years of service with company and counted on the pension benefits. Also, not having retiree health care benefits is a bigger downer for me than not having a pension, since the company offers an enhanced 401k match.

    Advice to Management

    Verizon is extremely TOP HEAVY at this time too many Senior Executive positions and not enough management first and second levels to get the jobs done properly in the compressed time frames expected of management.

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