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Updated October 25, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "looks good, tastes bad"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    benefits, being around latest technology, work around great people, can be fun at times

    Cons

    You are valuable until you do not meet the insane goals they set. you are replaceable. No accountability for those making the rules. The benefits, pay, commision structure, sales targets and everything else is going in the wrond direction. Everyday you work expect to hear something negative, and then watch everybody above try to put a positive spin on it.

    Advice to Management

    Understand the job in which you set goals and tell other people to do. Do not be so detatched. It can be hard to follow a leader that has no idea of what the job requires or that knew it 5-10 years ago. Especially in an industry that changes on a daily basis.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "A miserable place to work"

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    Current Employee - IT Professional in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - IT Professional in Alpharetta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I would not recommend this company to an outsider. However, in the interest of being positive, below are some Pros.

    NOTE: THE BELOW ARE ONLY PROS FOR LONG-TERM EMPLOYEES:
    - Long term employees have accrued decent vacation time
    - Long term employees know how to stay below the radar so they are not laid off in November or December (Key lay off times for the company.)

    Cons

    - Company removed ALL coffee pots from break rooms to cut down on cost
     - Employees cannot order supplies (pens, folders)
     - No discount given to Verizon Business employees for Verizon cell phones. (Most employees have an AT&T contract.) Only Verizon Wireless employees get a phone discount - not Verizon Business employees.
     - Employees receive, on average a 2% - 3% raise / year.
     - Flextime is a management decision (not company). Some departments support flex time and working from home. Others do not.
     - Verizon has at least 2 major layoffs/year. (One at Thanksgiving and one at Christmas.) It's always interesting to see who remains employed.

    Advice to Management

    Return the coffee; it's a minor thing but just one of many which gets employees down.
    Give Verizon cell phone discounts to all employees. Why would I recommend a phone and/or service I am currently not using?
    Set company policies regarding working from home and flextime. Allow employees to work from home. Generally, employees who would surf the internet at home do it in the office anyway.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Worst Job of my life"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Base salary versus experience was good.

    Cons

    Sales compensation and horrible business model execution. Systems inferiror for sales closures and contract building. Constant push back from internal external departments in resolving or assiting with any type of implementaton or sales issues.

    Advice to Management

    Follow the business model and train your mid level managers to help close high percentile sales, develop better methods and procedures processes. Finally, develop better implementation and cross company MCI/Verizon territoy plans to assist with sales.


  4. "No room to grow"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Verizon full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Looks good on your resume

    Cons

    Company does not care about their employees - no investment to grow their employees.


  5. "Company culture not very dynamic- resembles old pre-divestiture mentality"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, vacation & sick day policy generous

    Cons

    No advancement, constant layoffs, employees and management have been there so long without challenges that they act in an "institutionalized" manner

    Advice to Management

    Understand you have to make profit, however, should show some respect to employees and care about growth and contribution to company.


  6. "VZW"

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    Current Employee - District Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - District Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Verizon (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Large, big, huge, company in the US.

    Cons

    Buddy system to get promoted.

    Advice to Management

    Post all positions.


  7. "BGCO Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Bgco Coordinator in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Bgco Coordinator in Alpharetta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Going Home , Tuition reinbursment

    Cons

    The pay Sucks for all of the work you are required to do, The Micro Manage is at an all time high there. Management is a joke .. there is no room for growth unless your being a butt kisser. They will work you like a government mule and you cant even take vacation when u have the time available....they tell you when youcan go on vacation .

    Advice to Management

    Be more personal and professional with your colleagues.

  8. "Constant layoffs"

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    Former Employee - Technical Program Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Technical Program Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, good pay, diverse working locations.

    Cons

    Fear of constant layoffs. Middle management does not communicate well nor do they get to see the overall picture from the ivory tower. Constant fear of layoffs and offshoring. Not nearly enough support to truly satisfy customer needs.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more personnel and quit laying off those with tenure and can really get the work complete and make a difference for the customers.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Don't Plan On Retiring Here"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Management in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Management in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The employees at Verizon are the strength of the company. The network team is the backbone of the company. It's the employees that make and drive the company's culture.

    Cons

    Don't plan on retiring here, especially if you are a non union CWA employee. Once employees get over 40 years old and 15 or more years of service to the company, they get laid off. Even the stellar employees get the dreaded pink slip. The 40 + 15 crowd gets too expensive, so Verizon shows them the door. 15+ years of compounding merit increases along with 5 weeks paid vacation and rising healthcare costs means you cost way too much money to the company. Unless you are in a senior leadership position and play the political game exceptionally well, you have no chance of surviving the dreaded 40 + 15. So you get shown the door and they replace you with someone half your age and pay them a fraction of what they were paying you. Welcome to corporate America. Verizon is no different. When they say "our employees are our greatest asset" what they really mean to say is "our shareholders' cash is our greatest asset". The shareholder is king.

    Advice to Management

    Show loyalty to your employees; the same loyalty they have shown you for years. Your employees are not fools. They see what you have and continue to do their former coworkers. And many of them now work in fear. They wonder when their number is coming up. They dread the 40 + 15. They know their days are numbered.


  10. "oppressive condition"

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    Former Contractor - Java Developer in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Contractor - Java Developer in Alpharetta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are no pro except maybe paycheck

    Cons

    Working there was like working in a sweat shop. Management does not respect employees. I had to stay late to attend meeting and was asked to not report those hours even though I was a contractor.

    Advice to Management

    Treat contractor with respect and dignity.


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