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Verizon Arlington Reviews

Updated April 13, 2017
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  1. "ok company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good benefit and employee programs

    Cons

    pay is not that good

    Advice to Management

    be honest


  2. "Administrative Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Job Security, attractive environment, good pay

    Cons

    sometimes monotonous, politics, job mobility


  3. "Small buss tech"

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    Former Employee - Technician in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Technician in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    All the alone time. As a tech you had a lot of time to get personal things done during the day. Oh and all of the overtime pay!

    Cons

    Too much micro management from the middle managers. Also a bit of a bloated middle management.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of unions and 50% of middle management. No need for arbitrary set of productivity in how many lines a tech puts in a day.


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  5. Helpful (5)

    "PM"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    The benefits are great. The flexibility of working remotely was wonderful, that alone was worth working for Verizon. There are some very knowledgeable people that are great to work with.

    Cons

    The constant layoffs are disruptive and demoralizing. There is no "plan" on how the work of 3 or more people will be accomplished by a single person without addressing the "process and resource issues", the result of the constant "restructuring". There is very little opportunity for promotion.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "IT Analyst"

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    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Friendly working environment.
    Work from home option.

    Cons

    Terrible management. Not willing to take teams inputs on projects. Lot of politics.


  7. "Spec-System Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong on education and the latest technology.

    Cons

    Lots of layoffs. Two or more each year. Lot of the IT work is being outsource overseas. I was laid off after 20+ years.

    Advice to Management

    If you stop all the layoffs you would be surprise how the company bottom line would grow. Yea you can say you doing well, but I believe if you slow it down some, things would be even better.


  8. "Verizon is a mixed bag of positive and negative qualities"

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    Current Employee - Marketing in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Marketing in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I found the benefits to be quite good, and very often my colleagues were nice, interesting people. Arlington, VA location was convenient for commuting.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, the people in power are often not the most fair-minded, businesslike, or fundamentally nice people. Constant threat of job loss creates a difficult environment. IT was so process-oriented that nothing ever was accomplished or, if something was completed, it was a sub-standard product.

    Advice to Management

    Prioritize the quality of results as well as quantity. This will involve hiring quality people and, yes, paying them market rates. Remove the road-blocking and/or unpleasant supervisors to non-supervisory roles.


  9. "NA"

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    Former Contractor - Financial Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Former Contractor - Financial Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Verizon as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good for growth and learning

    Cons

    Limited mobility and constant restructuring.


  10. "mts- 1 systems engineer"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Verizon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - good benefits
    - flexible schedule

    Cons

    - work environment and ethics are worst
    - unreal expectations
    - management pressure

    Advice to Management

    - look at the bottom level as well pls provide some benefits for the lower level employees


  11. "Technology, not for today, but for tomorrow"

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    Former Contractor - Senior Project Manager in Arlington, VA
    Former Contractor - Senior Project Manager in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Verizon as a contractor (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great telecommute opportunities with a global presence. Mobility is available for those who work for it. Energetic focus on new technologies with a quick to market focus on products. Continuous change in corporate culture.

    Cons

    Constant changes in upper-level management structure. It's commonplace for new organizational charts to be distributed creating difficult development of long-term, productive goals. A great amount of time is wasted on changes of philosophies and practices of successful teams

    Advice to Management

    Stop the annual house-cleaning of upper-management. Corporate virtually comes to a halt for the last 2-months of the year while management goes into lame-duck mode.


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