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"It's changing a lot"

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Irving, TX
Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Irving, TX
Approves of CEO

Pros

Good money
A lot of very smart, dedicated people to work with
Some interesting challenges, given the new technologies such as FiOS and FiOS TV.

Cons

Hang on to your seat, because there will be a layoff every 6 months.
The environment is becoming progressively more cut-throat and less collaborative. See above.
Current circumstances inhibit movement to new assignments.
It is likely you will get a new boss every year or two, which may allow little time to establish your value in their mind before the next rating peiod.

Advice to Management

Read Elie Weisel's "Night" as an allegory of how human behavior and attitudes change when (job) survival is the issue.

Other Employee Reviews for Verizon

  1. "Overall, a decent job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Directory Assistance Operator in Erie, PA
    Current Employee - Directory Assistance Operator in Erie, PA

    Pros

    Overall, the benefits are great. They provide full medical, dental, and vision for my entire family at absolutey no cost to me. SInce the center is open 24x7, once you gain enough seniority, the schedules are very flexible. The pay is decent for only requiring a high-school diploma. You start out low, but if you stick with it and put your time in, you can easily make 35k-40k yearly (depending on overtime).

    Cons

    The first few years are horrible. Scheduling is based on seniority so you pretty much have to work the crap hours and every weekend for years. The supervisors are not all on the same page. What is acceptable for one is not acceptable for another. There is a lot of favoritism. There is pretty much forced overtime every summer of a mandatory 6 day work schedule. Also, there is almost no room for advancement for the company in this area. If you wanted to move up in the company, look to move outside of the state. The union is really weak so not much gets accomplished on that end. The office has a lot of gossip-mongers, also.

    Advice to Management

    The amount of favortism and unproffessionalism by lower management is ridiculous. There is no uniform standard for work procedures or policies.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "looks good, tastes bad"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    benefits, being around latest technology, work around great people, can be fun at times

    Cons

    You are valuable until you do not meet the insane goals they set. you are replaceable. No accountability for those making the rules. The benefits, pay, commision structure, sales targets and everything else is going in the wrond direction. Everyday you work expect to hear something negative, and then watch everybody above try to put a positive spin on it.

    Advice to Management

    Understand the job in which you set goals and tell other people to do. Do not be so detatched. It can be hard to follow a leader that has no idea of what the job requires or that knew it 5-10 years ago. Especially in an industry that changes on a daily basis.


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