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Verizon Wireless Business Account Executive Reviews

Updated March 14, 2017
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Pros
  • Great starting Pay and benefits (in 486 reviews)

  • Great benefits Great salary Quick advancement (in 1455 reviews)

Cons
  • The company has a big opportunity with changing the work culture to allow more of a Work & Life balance (in 788 reviews)

  • also there is NO work life balance (in 220 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Business Account Executive"

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    Former Employee - Business Account Executive in Riverside, CA
    Former Employee - Business Account Executive in Riverside, CA

    Pros

    Great benefits. They have really awesome 401k and health benefits. Top tier on that .

    Cons

    They are always changing quotas. Once you hit one thing they make the quota higher. When you figure out how to make money they double the quota.


  2. "apathetic"

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    Former Employee - Business Account Executive in White Plains, NY
    Former Employee - Business Account Executive in White Plains, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Verizon Wireless (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good money, a lot of freedom

    Cons

    Heartless corporate giant, just a number

    Advice to Management

    None


  3. "Account Executive"

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    Former Employee - Business Account Executive in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Business Account Executive in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits were very good and they are the clear leader in this space (best network, etc.). Income was very consistent and there were some opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    The culture included extreme micro-management and at times, outright harassment. Upper management in Florida operates in an ivory tower with lots of nepotism. Income is capped. While you can advance into other positions the at target comp (salary + commission + bonus) virtually remains the same.

    Advice to Management

    Don't windfall your sales people or at least raise the cap at which a windfall kicks in. Lighten up the atmosphere a bit. You are a winner in the space. Take some time to celebrate in order to improve your culture.


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  5. Helpful (5)

    "Business Account Executive"

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    Former Employee - Business Account Executive in Moreno Valley, CA
    Former Employee - Business Account Executive in Moreno Valley, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Pay if you hit or went over quota. Awesome 401k program and benefits. Plenty of company events and perks.

    Cons

    Lots of change. One objective one week and a different one the next. Management was chosen by who had the best numbers and not the best qualifications. Some higher ups could use training in how to be effective as leaders and not bullies.

    Advice to Management

    Be conscious of your professionalism.


  6. "Business Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Business Account Executive in Lewiston, ME
    Current Employee - Business Account Executive in Lewiston, ME
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay, excellent benefits, freedom, finger on the pulse of wireless technology

    Cons

    Quotas are out of touch with reality, judged monthly/can still be written up regardless of prior month performance, senior management thinks there is no difference between Boston and any city in Maine

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees & adjust your expectations accordingly


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Verizon"

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    Current Employee - Business Account Executive in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Business Account Executive in Colorado Springs, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Verizon Wireless full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    +401k with company matching.
    +College Assistance to get or finish a degree
    +Employee phones and plans
    +Vacation/Personal time off
    +Knowledgeable staff

    Cons

    -Low pay compared to national average
    -No work/life balance
    -Higher and higher quotas
    - Channel competition within the company increasing
    -Does not follow Rules of Engagement

    Advice to Management

    Look at the cons and see what can be done.


  8. "Great Job if you can make it!"

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    Former Employee - Business Account Executive in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Business Account Executive in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Solid Pay, Gold Standard Benefits, Great Learning Opportunities. Good Options For Advancement. Solid Product Base. Leading Edge Technology and New Products Always Arriving.

    Cons

    They call it work for a reason. Top down management is required because they are so big. New tech not always tested thoroughly. Constantly need to stay on top of new product suites.

    Advice to Management

    Be easier to do business with.


  9. "Good Before Aquired"

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    Former Employee - Business Account Executive
    Former Employee - Business Account Executive
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits and diverse culture. Uniformity through most areas

    Cons

    Too many changes in a short time after Verizon Communications bought out. Not enough clarification on company direction. Director level and above out of touch with employee challenges

    Advice to Management

    Need more focus on field reps & daily challenges with aquistions. Need more empowerment for those in the field and much less over the shoulder looking. Reps need to feel trusted not "watched" Need more local opportunities for those who wish to grow within their career whether that be home office allowance or more open positions


  10. "It is a good job"

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    Current Employee - Business Account Executive in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Business Account Executive in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great money and tight group within the team. Hours are okay and benefits are good too. Easy to move your.

    Cons

    Micro managing and underpaid salary compared to other BAE roles at other companies. It's an ever changing business so you can easily get behind

    Advice to Management

    Stop pushing numbers by raising quota... It doesn't work


  11. "ok job."

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    Former Employee - Business Account Executive in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Business Account Executive in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great money! good benefits and 401k package. also college upfront payment. Get to meet all kinds of great people from all over the world.

    Cons

    hard work life balance. Some times it is very clicky and management will hire friends ...

    Advice to Management

    tough job. they have to work hard to stay on top of reps and what is expected of then through district and upward if they wish to move up .