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"Outside looking in"

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in New York, NY
Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in New York, NY
Approves of CEO

Pros

If you want telco its a big player and its always changing

Cons

No real synergy within the company employee base. Verizon hemorages money daily and just keeps applying bandaids to big wounds. No communications between tier managment.

Advice to Management

Tighten up the reporting process and better understand where your loosing money in your hard line business. The marn may have to be cut off before it infects the whole body. (stop dumping money into usless technologies for a business thats fading like the land line business)

Other Employee Reviews for Verizon

  1. "Great Learning Opportunity, Low Pay"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QA PM in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - QA PM in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I needed to gain the technical side of project management and took a position as Quality Assurance End to End Test PM. I have learned more about the technical than I knew existed. Great teams and very good processes for adequate requirements testing. Streamlined and automated communication processes keep Verizon paperwork light compared to IBM.

    Cons

    Contractors are restricted by the 4160 rule, meaning you can only owrk your contract for a maximum of approximately 2 years, then you are let go. Pay is very very low comparatively and I would not have taken the job if I had not needed to fill out my business heavy resume with technical expertise. No conract to hire.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the 4160 rule, relaxtcontract to hire regulations, and pay your contractors what they are worth. Privide more WFH opportunities. Happy employess mean productive employees.


  2. "The Good Ol' Boys are Alive and Well"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Marlborough, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Marlborough, MA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Salary and benefits are good.
    There are some exceptionally bright and talented people in the mix.
    Some managers are great about family events and allowing for flexible scheduling.

    Cons

    When you are firmly embedded in an organization, you can end up trapped there with no new opportunities for growth.

    The appraisal process is laughable. Employees list their accomplishments, management butchers the list and sends it up. There is no feedback, no guidance, and no communication from management regarding organizational direction, or team objectives. "Keep doing what you're doing" doesn't do a bloody thing for the employees, or for the company.

    Management does not care to understand the skills and experience newer employees have. When it is time to reduce head count, management takes care of the good old boys first. Also, LIFO definitely applies regardless of your skills and abilities!

    Advice to Management

    Provide more guidance to the lower level management regarding objective setting, providing feedback and determining appropriate RIF targets. Also, focus on your own company's progress rather than expending your energy chasing AT&T's.

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