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"A summer worth remembering"

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Intern in Basking Ridge, NJ
Former Employee - Intern in Basking Ridge, NJ
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Friendly atmosphere, many worthwhile events, and valuable training sessions. Hourly pay is also very good (approx $17 per hour). Interns can begin contributing to a 401k with the company. The company intends to breed interns into full time employees. Definately worth working at the headquarters as opposed to one of Verizon's small offices as the majority of its senior leadership is positioned in Basking Ridge.

Cons

Technical support issues with passwords/logon screens is highly frustrating. Little supervision of employees often leads to wandering minds. Need to better explain the steps that need to be taken to transition to a full time employee.

Advice to Management

Need to provide interns with a timeline from advancing from intern to full time employee upon graduation.

Other Employee Reviews for Verizon

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Engineer review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Not a great deal of responsibility - large levels of management alleviate a lot of personal accoutability

    Cons

    no upward movement, little motivation to work hard. you are expected to do the bare minimum

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within - bring in new management


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Worst Morale in any Company I've ever worked for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Sales in Richardson, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Lots of Customers
    - Onsite fitness center (for a fee)
    - Great people / coworkers

    Cons

    - This is not a sales driven company in any way, shape, or form.
    - No sales support whatsoever
    - 99% of accountability and administrative work falls to the sales rep
    - Commissions policies are horrible (quotas change with no notice when you are successful, and the company has changed the policy so they can charge back past sales by raising quotas). I was over 100% of quota last year and ended the year owing the company $5000. Finance changes the commissions policies/rules after sales have been completed in an effort to reduce commissions costs. At best, they are very unethical.
    - Morale is the worst I've ever encountered at a company. Even WorldCom had better morale.
    - Senior management is oblivious to the amount of administrative work placed on sales reps. There is no time to sell because of all the administriva.
    - Sales Reps have to track and fight for every penny of commission. The company regularly decides to not pay owed commissions for numerous reasons, and whenever an obvious mistake is made finance is famous for saying "there's nothing we can do, it is what it is".
    - Layoffs happen on almost a weekly basis. There is no job security.
    - The process for ordering and implementing new service for customers are awful. It can take two weeks just to order a router or a circuit. Management tells sales reps not to get involved in implementation or process issues, but no one else has any accountability since they don't face the customer. Plus, all of the support areas have been laid off to the bone.
    - It is truly a sweat shop environment; everyone is overworked and no one enjoys their job. It's truly a miserable working experience.
    - The overall staff is so thin that employees are encouraged to log on at home and basically work 24 hours a day.
    - This is the cheapest company ever. They removed all coffee and water machines from the building, so if you want water you better bring your own or pay $4.00 for a cup of coffee from the cafeteria.
    - Our partners such as Cisco, Juniper, etc. view Verizon Sales Reps and Sales Managers as people to be pitied (i.e. they feel sorry for us because of our working environment).

    Advice to Management

    This is for the wireline side of the house (Verizon Business) since Verizon Wireless is a different company run by different leadership. Please update the systems, listen to the issues of your employees, and staff appropriately. Everyone in the Corporate Accounts Sales organization is ready to leave at the first good offer since morale is so low. Management really should make an effort to force finance/commissions to be fair and to have some sort of escalation for all the commssions rip offs that are in place. Sales reps are basically chained to their desk because of all the administrative tasks and implementation blunders they are forced to manage, but are put under tremendous pressure to produce (even though much of what they sell they are never paid for). I would imagine that one day Verizon Business will find itself in court for their unethical commissions policies, and if it ever occurs the prosecuting attorney would be smart to make it a class action lawsuit since they would have no problem finding willing sales reps to participate.

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