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"Positive experience. Worked on leading edge service."

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Former Employee - Distinguished Member of Technical Staff in Ashburn, VA
Former Employee - Distinguished Member of Technical Staff in Ashburn, VA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Verizon full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Interesting technical work, challenging assignments, and had chance to work with highly talented colleagues.

Cons

- Physical working environment sometimes made it difficult to concentrate and be productive at times, as company tried to practice a "common shared space development environment", where noise and telephone conversations from too tightly spaced colleagues made working a challenging daily experience.

Other Employee Reviews for Verizon

  1. Helpful (2)

    "More bad than good."

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Reston, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Verizon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Annual bonus was awesome, but to stay long enough to receive it was challenging. Co-workers were quality folks and created a family type atmosphere.

    Cons

    Micromanagement...Co-workers very personable, management - not so much. Long time, old school style of management didn't work for the good people on board. The style of management created an unusual turnover rate. Had I known the annual turnover rate, I wouldn't have gone there to work. At that point in time it was over 25% annually

    Advice to Management

    Find fresh new faces to put in front of the customer. Keeping the hardliner, old school, style of management will certainly spell disaster (I've heard it already has).


  2. Helpful (7)

    "Best and Worst Company in the World at the Same Time Resulting in an Average Company."

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    Former Employee - Director/Manager in Basking Ridge, NJ
    Former Employee - Director/Manager in Basking Ridge, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Verizon full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The variety of departments allows employees to sample many positions. The training opportunities are plentiful. The culture allows for people to make mistakes, and recover from them so that careers can be salvaged. Compensation is good for people who are average or above average in intelligence. They are supportive of a diverse work force, work at home (to a point), and flexible work hours (to a point).

    Cons

    Having experienced many departments, I can attest to the following: Long Term planning jobs are safe, but dead end jobs; Marketing jobs are high reward with access to greater opportunities, and more probability of layoffs. IT is a sweat shop, and most employees burn out. In Finance you work hard, putting in long hours, but the work can be interesting. However, Finance is detached from the operations of the business, and the employees there are usually snowed by the people running the business. The Company is still undergoing a change from the joining of the Wireline and Wireless organizations. Since Wireless is now responsible for approximately 80% of the revenues, the former Wireless employees feel entitled, and superior to the Wireline employees. Working in the Landline side of the business is thankless. Finally, if you are in the top ten percentile of performers, you have to compete for very few spots, and if you are not rewarded within a reasonable period of time, you should go elsewhere. This is why Verizon is a great place to START a career.

    Advice to Management

    History has shown that during good economies, people leave VZ (nee Bell Atlantic) for better offers. Since VZ compensates most of the employee base well, they keep their employees during recessions, and mistreat them. Employees cannot keep a work/life balance. Now that pensions and full paid medical are a thing of the past, VZ will not be able to keep their talent as the economy improves. I don't believe that VZ's faith in Machine to Machine offerings will make up the difference. If VZ wants to be an innovator, it must benchmark itself with truly innovative companies (see companies with greater than an 80% approval rating on Glassdoor).

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