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"Tuition Assistance excellent"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Verizon full-time

Pros

Tuition Assistance very very good

Cons

most of the timeManagement inconsistent

Other Employee Reviews for Verizon

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    "Good Company, Glass Ceiling For Non-Diversity Employees"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Verizon (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Verizon is a BIG company. You can spend an entire career there if you manage to avoid the constant rounds of layoffs. Telecom will always be a changing and challenging field and you probably won't get bored. If you've got to work someplace, Verizon is a good place to do it.

    Cons

    Took me a long time to realize this: Verizon is a lousy place to work if you are white male. Verizon has fully committed to diversity and I think that that's a great idea -- if it means that there is a level playing field. However, at Verizon this is NOT the case. What this means is that if you are NOT diverse (white male), you are pretty much out of luck.

    The company holds annual "diversity training" rallies for Asian / Black / Hispanic / Female management employees where they are congratulated on being at Verizon and are told that they can go far. No such rally for white males. Additionally, when positions open up, the hiring manager can hire anyone they want. However, if a diversity candidate applies (Asian / Black / Hispanic / Female) and they are NOT selected for the position, then the hiring manager has to fill out an additional form explaining WHY they didn't select the diversity candidate. The implication is clear -- pick the diversity candidate or else...!

    This reverse racism is not apparent in day-to-day activities, only when promotions / awards / bonuses are being given out. Additionally, there are ethic clusters that exist within the company depending on where various senior managers are located. At one time Boston had the Asian employees, Tampa had the Indian employees, and the Middle Eastern employees were in Dallas. These things change, but you get the point.

    Final point: Verizon's board of directors is (almost) all white males. If you can get one of those jobs, congratulations. Otherwise, I would recommend that white males avoid Verizon -- the deck is definitely stacked against you.

    Advice to Management

    Stop playing games with layoffs. Its clear that annual Valentine's Day and Thanksgiving Day employee layoff massacres are being done just so that you can balance the books at the end of the year. Really -- are you that poor managers that you can't plan ahead and you have to play games like that to get your bonuses?

    Stop with the reverse racism thing. Diversity is a great idea only if you are leveling the playing field. It sure looks like whoever is in charge of your diversity program is trying to make up for 200 years of past sins all at once.

    Finally, the Verizon management structure is too flat: manger, director, VP, CEO. Look, everyone likes to be recognized and promoted every once in awhile. Your current structure means that most of your employees may NEVER be promoted while they are at the firm. Loosen up and provide everyone with a clear career path that doesn't end in a layoff.


  2. "Good place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary, commute and the work

    Cons

    The office phone technolog y, unable to work from home in the Finance dept.on a regular basis.

    Advice to Management

    Create a work/life balance for Finance employees.

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