Verizon Reviews

Updated 23 September 2014
Updated 23 September 2014
2,343 Reviews
3.3
2,343 Reviews
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Verizon President & CEO Lowell McAdam
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • excellent pay and benefits for the type of work performed (in 183 reviews)

  • Good benefits and competetive or better salary especially the more years you have (in 209 reviews)


Cons
  • Not a very flexible working schedule to meet today's work/life balance needs (in 77 reviews)

  • Management cannot do their jobs due to idiotic Upper Management fiascos (in 78 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great working conditions; beautiful people; Has what it takes to be #1 in the Telco industry

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Service Program Manager  in  Melbourne
    Current Employee - Service Program Manager in Melbourne

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, flexibility around working hours, telecommuting; Endless training opportunities; exciting projects and solutions

    Cons

    Global company = processes are slow; Lack of career opportunities if not working from main offices;

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    [Verizon Business formally MCI] a decent employer but somewhat hampered by size and organizational structure

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Technician
    Former Employee - Operations Technician

    I worked at Verizon full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Decent work environment, good company value (emphasis on providing quality)

    Cons

    Not a very dynamic environment, not many opportunities to contribute to areas beyond ones own role, lack of communication from management, average salary, hard to advance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide employees with more opportunities to contribute ideas and give them the chance to do their best for the company. Large amount of talent sits wasted by "gate keeping" middle management. Provide more career development options and encourage development.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Flexible hours, poor culture, no progression or development.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Xxxx  in  Sydney
    Current Employee - Finance Xxxx in Sydney

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

    Pros

    Ability to work from home, flexibility around hours as well. Work to complete the job on hand, not by the clock.

    Cons

    Redundancies have left behind a culture of each man for his own. Too much whinging but no action action taken to resolve ongoing problems. Working environment and culture very poor. Communication is almost non-existent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less talk more action.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Melbourne
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Melbourne

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

    Pros

    Great culture, flexible conditions and work / life balance. World leading networks and solutions. Feels good to be part of a growing business with a strong parent company providing financial backing

    Cons

    Growth outside the US can be patchy; up and down. The trend is upwards! If you are based in small satellite offices you have to remind yourself that you are part of a global leader from time to time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep investing outside the US. We have the best product mix, and our Cloud offerings will beat the competition if we keep investing in them!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great Company - Union Catered

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Consultant  in  Boston, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Consultant in Boston, MA (US)

    I worked at Verizon full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Salary is Great
    Benefits
    Yearly Bonus
    Great Co Workers
    Telecommute option for some management

    Cons

    Constant reductions in force
    too much work with less people.
    New Wireless upper Management doesn't understand wireline
    Union

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grassroot with older management employees with a lot of experience. They built this company. Once you lay them off its all done.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Very much satisfied

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Verizon full-time

    Pros

    Good Opportunities & like it

    Cons

    Lot of them & Many to describe

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None as of now

    Recommends
  8.  

    great company with good benefits but not very impressed with higher management

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Verizon

    Pros

    good company with good benefits

    Cons

    difficult to maintain a good work life balance in few teams

  9.  

    Verizon

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Ashburn, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Ashburn, VA (US)

    I worked at Verizon full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    They have great benefits and compensation.

    Cons

    They have very high lay off rates/

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Instructional design

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Verizon

    Pros

    Excellent IT department with capbility to work remote

    Cons

    With each department determining training separately coordination became a difficulty

  11.  

    Had a good summer internship

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Solutions  in  Cary, NC (US)
    Former Employee - IT Solutions in Cary, NC (US)

    I worked at Verizon as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Lots of different positions available, somewhat competitive pay, fairly well structured intern program.

    Cons

    Seemed like it was the first time my boss had an intern working for him, so there wasn't quite enough work to keep constantly busy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to keep a better idea of how busy the interns are.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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