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  • The people whining about work/life balance need to get over it (in 330 reviews)

  • There is no work-life balance there (in 85 reviews)

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  1. "Senior financial analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Alpharetta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Challenging, fast past environment with great co-workers

    Cons

    Not all management is aware of their employees functions and cannot support those employees.

    Advice to Management

    Look closer at what they are truly focusing on within their work group, many managers do not deserve the position and are only focused on getting ahead, even stabbing others in the back.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Stay Away"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounting Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Accounting Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary was slightly above standard. Lots of long term employees. Best benefits I ever had.

    Cons

    Executive management didn't care the slightest bit about the average worker. The CFO ridiculed various teams during his quarterly presentations to the entire finance group . Didn't support any sort of flexible work arrangements. Lots of initiatives were planned and abandoned. Others were implemented with out planning. Very limited advancement.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Poor Systems"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    good benefits . I had good managers which makes a big difference.

    Cons

    Horrible internal systems, Poor process controls, poor customer service poor support structure, not growing, margin pressure, lots of lay offs .

    Advice to Management

    invest in process improvement and systems that work.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Watch Office Space Movie for full feel of Verizon"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Manager in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Manager in Alpharetta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Verizon full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Normal big company benefits but nothing great. Verizon Wireless phone discount. Easy to sell customers most things because of Verizon name. Some good people here doing the actual work.

    Cons

    Entire company run off of Excel spreadsheets instead of multi-million dollar CRM systems already in place. Little concern for client satisfaction. Old time management of not rocking the boat to try and survive instead of thinking out of the box to fix the issues which would ultimately lead to customer and employee satisfaction. Many long term employees have figured out how to deflect blame onto others to survive to the point it's a much valued and feared skill here.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Lack of strategy and direction"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Systems Consultant in Cumming, GA
    Current Employee - Lead Systems Consultant in Cumming, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company has a lot of resources and talent

    Cons

    Complete lack of direction, leadership and strategy. Company is struggling to define its position in the market and has done a terrible job integrating its acquired companies and resources.

    Advice to Management

    Need leadership and long term vision with proper investment rather than focusing on short term cutting costs.


  7. "Big Telephone Co"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Verizon full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Big company with all the bells and whistles that come with working for a big telephone company. Great place for women and minorities to succeed.

    Cons

    Big Telephone company trying not to be a big telephone company and not succeeding. Dilbert lives!!!

    Advice to Management

    Putting on a pair of jeans doesn't change the big telephone culture


  8. "Verizon workplace"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Verizon is strong company with a great leadership position in the market place.

    Cons

    Verizon Wireless was a great place to work. Unfortunately with the merger with Verizon landline business, the culture has changed. To pay down the debt to acquire the full share of the Wireless business cutting cost and people is the way management wants to move forward.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of cutting good people that put you on top of the Wireless world to pay down your debt, try growing the business.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "District Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity to relocate to other locations. Tuition reimbursement, training fast paced. Competitive salary.

    Cons

    Long hours. insufficient recognition for going above and beyond your work. Limited opportunity for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees. Create more mentoring programs and real fast track programs.


  10. "IT Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Alpharetta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Verizon as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Work hours were relaxed. It was common for me to leave work before 5 PM and have no one raise a fuss.
    -Team was very friendly and approachable. They were all supportive and willing to set aside time to introduce me to their work.

    Cons

    - I was not engaged and did not gain much experience from this internship. My boss was very disorganized with giving me work to do even though he knew about me joining his team months beforehand. I wish I was more engaged.
    - Projects that team worked on were not exciting (but that's to be expected since it's a telecommunication company)
    - I did not feel like I walked out gaining CS knowledge. There were many weeks where I just sat in my cubicle not doing anything. Multiple interns had this same problem.

    Advice to Management

    Engage the interns! You know that they will be joining your team so come up with projects that benefit the team.

    Also, maybe feed your interns even once? I never had lunch paid for me for any part of the summer, not even the first day :(


  11. "Sr Gov/Edu Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Gov/Edu Consultant in Lawrenceville, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Gov/Edu Consultant in Lawrenceville, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really great insurance, 401k vesting period, tuition reimbursement, and training.

    Cons

    Sales commissions will not pay on realized sales. Front-line managers are not consistent with messaging or even know what is going on half the time.

    Advice to Management

    Increase staring salary pay. Don't make it so difficult to earn bonus and commission salary.


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