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Verizon Media Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Jan 17, 2020

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3.4
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Verizon Media CEO Guru Gowrappan
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66 Ratings
Pros
  • "Free food, work/life balance, quarterly reviews(in 65 reviews)

  • "The overall work life balance offered allows employees with kids to take the time needed to deal with appointment(in 64 reviews)

Cons
  • "The brands (Yahoo and AOL mostly) are in decline and are a joke to many people outside of the company(in 28 reviews)

  • "The company (previously known as Oath) has no future, no growth(in 22 reviews)

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  1. "Good work culture"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Verizon Media full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Free food, work/life balance, quarterly reviews

    Cons

    Lacks forward looking strategy on media side

    Advice to Management

    More transparency

    Verizon Media2019-12-08
  2. "Great Culture and Benefits"

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    Current Employee - IT Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Verizon Media full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great pay and friendly work environment. The overall work life balance offered allows employees with kids to take the time needed to deal with appointment. The option to work from home was offered and allowed to me to have a flexible schedule. Free lunch and special events were awesome.

    Cons

    Lack of Direction and vision from Senior management . Layoff occur frequently.

    Verizon Media2020-01-06
  3. "A sinking ship, no prospect"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Verizon Media full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - flexible work hours - good work life balance - good gym - pay is lower than first tier companies, but not bad given the work hours required

    Cons

    The company (previously known as Oath) has no future, no growth. The whole organization is chaotic. Too many acquisitions, which ends up lots of duplicates. Teams fight for their projects to stay alive. Lots of politics. Incompetent managements, only promotes those who can talk, even with no technical depth. No clear vision.

    Advice to Management

    Able to make tough decisions, streamline the products.

    Verizon Media2020-01-17
  4. "Great work-life, learning how opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Se Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Verizon Media full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great culture, diversity, work-life balance. A great learning opportunity both technological and managerial. Company isnt too big that you’ll feel like you have no influence. The employees are truly at the center.

    Cons

    The brands (Yahoo and AOL mostly) are in decline and are a joke to many people outside of the company. On the other hand, the company was is not under public opinion’s attack like others. Working outside of Sunnyvale can feel remote (lots of online meetings with the HQ). Working for Verizon can make it less innovative in the long run.

    Verizon Media2019-12-12
  5. "Great workplace"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Verizon Media full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly Environment Great lunch Great Breakfast Work-life balance Good facilities

    Cons

    Salary not as competitive as other bay area positions 401k plan matched part needs vest No dinner is provided

    Verizon Media2019-11-16
  6. "A Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Architect in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Verizon Media full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I've been here for over 2 years now and like the direction is heading. Since getting rid of the Oath brand, things have been more focused. Yes, there's still issues that need to be solved, but that's why the call it work. The benefits are great and free breakfast and lunch is available in most locations. I also find work/life balance to be very flexible.

    Cons

    The amount of legacy tooling on the former Yahoo side of the house is a bit of a challenge. While the company has shown a lot more focus, it's still not clear what it wants to be once the integration of Yahoo/AOL/Verizon is fully complete.

    Verizon Media2019-09-12
  7. "Good company that's a bit behind the curve"

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    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Verizon Media

    Pros

    Good work life balance Flexible work from home Fun and friendly environment Nice co-workers that are pretty smart Pretty good food and amenities I generally enjoy coming to work Good pay

    Cons

    Some of the leadership isn't that good Behind the curve on innovation. Behind the times on many Staples including e mail, sports, and finance. Feels like the competitors have already or are in the process of disrupting us and we don't have a good plan to prevent that. Hard to get different verticals to collaborate

    Advice to Management

    Stick to a solid strategy instead of changing every few months Sometimes directing company initiatives top down may be the best way to make teams work together

    Verizon Media2019-09-06
  8. "Good work life balance. Decent pay"

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    Current Employee - Data Scientist in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Verizon Media full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good work life balance Decent pay Location

    Cons

    Product quality declining No clear direction

    Verizon Media2019-09-03
  9. "Good people, good products, evolving vision"

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    Current Employee - Marketing in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Verizon Media full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Family-friendly Flexibility in WFH when needed Good, smart, talented people Smart & friendly product team Mostly supportive environment Good compensation & benefits Verizon overall has a lot going on - which is cool to see and it provides some opportunity for movement laterally. Really good DSP with great data capabilities This company has a ton of potential- the last couple years have been rough but im optimistic for its future Right now (2019) - the leaders are better than previous especially Iván

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    Cons

    Constantly evolving leaders, vision, names, focus - The company doesn’t fully know what it wants to be and dispite having great product and tons of potential - it tends to sabotage itself. Hopeful that will change. The media portion is always put first before the platforms (which may be a benefit too - depending what you work on) Very fast paced environment for sales & marketing. If you are the type of person that gets stuff done - you will get tons of work thrown on you, while others kind of cruise. Typical for a company this big... Poor work/life balance - teams are way way under-staffed with no backfills and bi-annual layoffs - so money always comes over supporting a healthy employee ratio

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    Advice to Management

    When people feel secure & supported in their job they work harder. Headcount is an investment but with everything that gets outsourced you probably could find the budget. It’s a worthwhile investment. Give a company plan/vision the time to manifest before switching direction

    Verizon Media2019-08-22
  10. Helpful (5)

    "Bleak and depressing place to work. Avoid at all costs."

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Verizon Media full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Good work/life balance, nice offices, decent salary, and benefits expected of a company of this size. - Friendly and talented individual contributors

    Cons

    - constant fear of semiannual layoffs - very little opportunity for promotion or intra-company moves - salary increases beyond cost-of-living are nearly non-existent - nearly impossible to innovate due to extreme risk aversion, despite top management's constant calls to think outside the box - poor onboarding – you are expected to learn nearly everything on your own very quickly - utterly incapable of/disinterested in leveraging senior employees' experience. The majority of attention goes to junior contributors and management - questionable business practices such as the type of aggressive personal data collection that other companies scaled back on - expect to work almost exclusively on Yahoo products. Former AOL employees have been either jettisoned or are treated like second class citizens - insular groups and silos galore - inattentive HR - revolving door of managers who have no business working in their respective verticals

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    Advice to Management

    Actually get to know who works for you, and quit allowing good talent to slip away. Hire managers who are passionate experts in their fields, not people who make false promises and then leave after a year or less.

    Verizon Media2019-07-30
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