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Verizon Wireless Walnut Creek Reviews

Updated June 9, 2017
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Pros
  • Excellent pay and benefits offered (in 645 reviews)

  • Great pay (a bit more for being bilingual) great benefits since day 1 (in 1641 reviews)

Cons
  • Scheduling takes away from work/life balance (in 873 reviews)

  • also there is NO work life balance (in 240 reviews)

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  1. "Good Employer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Walnut Creek, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Walnut Creek, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits - Tuition assistance (paid for my Masters); 401K matching; phone discounts

    Cons

    Bureaucratic; No opportunities to advance in Finance unless relocate to New Jersey


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Recent Changes"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Walnut Creek, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Walnut Creek, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are some great people still striving to do great things.
    Benefits are pretty good. If you are energized by change, this is the place for you.

    Cons

    Recent changes in company direction. Constantly shifting priorities. It feels like the company is losing its way a bit.

    Advice to Management

    Make a decision and see it through

  3. "Really Greedy people manage the IT/Dev/QA department"

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    Former Employee - Web Developer in Walnut Creek, CA
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Walnut Creek, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Verizon Wireless full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Automated Systems for development process

    Cons

    1. unethical practice
    2. no benefits for overtime
    3. late night calls with off-shore
    4. mental harassment
    5. no visibility
    Last but not IT Dev & QA management was the worst kind of management that I ever had. The IT Dev management has opened a sweat shop in Walnut Creek Office where they import people on fraud visas and make them work 18hrs a day and exploit who doesn't do the same. people have complained against management before but nothing has been changed.

    Advice to Management

    Please look into Walnut Creek office's Management team in the company carefully. It's causing more trouble to company than achieving anything for the company. It's really affecting organization's reputation. They have internal connection with third party consultancies where they get favors under the table for hiring people into Verizon Wireless.


  4. "QA Analyst Contractor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Walnut Creek, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Walnut Creek, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    nice amenities, good company, good technology

    Cons

    too short contract duration, not too many people in the building


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Not great, not bad"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Walnut Creek, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Walnut Creek, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Almost all of the people are great to work with. Lot's of talent.

    Cons

    Not a lot of collaboration. You're pretty much told what to do, even if it's your area of expertise and what you've been hired to do. You can offer your opinion. But it won't matter.

    Contractors are not employees. You will be treated like a contractor.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees and contractors equally. Trust employees/contractors to do their jobs correctly.


  6. "Sr Developer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Developer in Walnut Creek, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Developer in Walnut Creek, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Enhancement to existing system. Lot of freedom to introduce new techologies

    Cons

    Senior management needs to tale a look at projects and bring in new technologies and take some risks

    Advice to Management

    introduce newer technologies


  7. "Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Walnut Creek, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Walnut Creek, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits (401k, bonus, health benefits), flexible work schedules. Good opportunities for growth in the right location(s)

    Cons

    Terrible growth opportunities outside the two major hubs in Texas and New Jersey unless working Retail or Operations, executive team still slow to execute.

  8. "Mostly good, some bad"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Walnut Creek, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Walnut Creek, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Verizon Wireless (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Middle management is full of good people. Benefits are among the best you'll find. Pay is very competitive. Job security, barring layoffs, is impeccable.

    Cons

    Too much red tape and politics. Promotions are hard to come by unless you have the right relationships.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Analyst, Sales Operations"

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    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Walnut Creek, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Walnut Creek, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and compensation.

    Cons

    Verizon Wireless has gone downhill quickly after becoming part of Verizon Communications in 2014. Restructuring and layoffs occur constantly and the company treats employees like numbers no matter if they perform well or poorly. With wireless phone growth flattening, the company is struggling to find a new area of growth. Executive team is good old boys network. They make large decisions impulsively and at the recommendations of over price consulting firms they hire instead of employee suggestions / recommendations. CMO Diego Scotti was hired to disrupt business but is not qualified to market a technology company.

    Career opportunities are largely based on your ability to relocate anywhere int he country at a moments notice. HQ in New Jersey which is not a desirable place to live, but has the most career growth.

    Advice to Management

    Stop bending over backwards for what you think the shareholders want by trying to increase profits at the expense of employees and customers. Start running the company responsibly with more transparency and both the employees and shareholders will respect you more. Customers and employees need to come before shareholders not the other way around.


  10. "Intern Product Development"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Product Development in Walnut Creek, CA
    Former Intern - Product Development in Walnut Creek, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It was a fun experience and the people were great. I was only there for a short time but would like to go back anytime. The pay was good, I was able to create my own schedule for completing certain task. Overall great experience.

    Cons

    Not much to complain about only thing would be that I couldn't work there and longer. The reason I couldn't was because it was only a short internship.


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