Verizon
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www.verizon.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

Verizon Reviews

Updated Apr 16, 2014
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3.1 2,042 reviews

                             

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Verizon President & CEO Lowell McAdam

Lowell McAdam

(645 ratings)

53% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "excellent pay and benefits for the type of work performed"
    in 165 reviews
  • "Good company to work for with good potential for career growth and good benefits"
    in 192 reviews
Cons:
  • "Not a very flexible working schedule to meet today's work/life balance needs"
    in 69 reviews
  • "Management cannot do their jobs due to idiotic Upper Management fiascos"
    in 73 reviews
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Great working conditions; beautiful people; Has what it takes to be #1 in the Telco industry

Service Program Manager (Current Employee)
Melbourne

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

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

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

Operations Technician (Former Employee)

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

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

ConsNot 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 Senior ManagementProvide 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Flexible hours, poor culture, no progression or development.

Finance Xxxx (Current Employee)
Sydney

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

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

ConsRedundancies 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 Senior ManagementLess talk more action.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to work

Project Manager (Current Employee)
Melbourne

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

ProsGreat 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

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Excellent company all around!

Senior Member of Technical Staff (Former Employee)
Tampa, FL (US)

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

ProsExcellent health, dental, and educational benefits. Salaries are in line with similar organizations. No problem with time-off for life events.

ConsSometimes difficult to change to another part of the Corporation, but Verizon just keeps getting better and better.

Advice to Senior ManagementGood idea to keep some of the old folks with all the knowledge, but bring in some young people with new ideas and energy to keep a good balance.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Pretty decent

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Verizon full-time

ProsGood pay, Strong Brand and a wide range of solutions to sell

ConsLeadership, Very complex and confusing internal systems and process ( Verizon has grown tremendously through acquisitions, so it's understandable. There are so many disparate teams, systems and processes that it's a nightmare navigating it.

Advice to Senior ManagementSimplify Verzion Enterprise Solutions. Make it easier for employees to actually do their jobs, instead of wasting time in navigating internal structures and systems.

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very good experience, great job

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Verizon full-time

ProsThe pay is great, and the beneits.

Consthe hours are a bit rough

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Great place to work. Fair pay. Nice working environment

Senior Network Engineer (Current Employee)
Manila, Manila (Philippines)

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

ProsDiversed culture. World leading networks and solutions. Education benefits are very flexible.

ConsDifficult for certain employees to transfer or earn promotions

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great experience

Business Sales Associate (Current Employee)
Laurel, MD (US)

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

Prosup-ward movement mobility, tuition reimbursement 8k a year.

Conscan not work more than 40 hours a week. I would love to work more so I can make more.

Advice to Senior Managementnone at this point

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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An excellent place to work for those who can live in large spaces

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Verizon full-time for more than 10 years

ProsBuying power, technology adaptation, benefits, community awareness, training, many opportunities for learning new technologies.

Conspromotions are hard to come by, always under financial pressure, the chance of being RIF'd over your head 24x7.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't treat people like a number...Outsourcing to other countries is politically unpopular and there's no reason for it, so stop trying to do that. Retrain individuals when their skills become outdated instead of pushing them out the door, because what you have invested in them is valuable in so many ways.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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