Verizon Reviews

Updated 22 October 2014
Updated 22 October 2014
2,411 Reviews
3.3
2,411 Reviews
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Verizon President & CEO Lowell McAdam
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Pros
  • The best thing is the pay and benefits that start on your first da (in 189 reviews)

  • If your a mgmt employee there is a good deal of work life balance (in 81 reviews)


Cons
  • Lack of work/life balance attribute to high absenteeism across the company (in 87 reviews)

  • Management cannot do their jobs due to idiotic Upper Management fiascos (in 86 reviews)

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  1.  

    High Salary

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Verizon as a contractor

    Pros

    Why do principal lawyers with 10 years experience are paid so high around AUD 200000 above p/a and some lawyers with experience are just paid around half of this?

    Cons

    some lawyers are so under paid and some just over paid for no reason

  2.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (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
  3.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Technician
    Former Employee - Operations Technician

    I worked at Verizon full-time (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
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  5.  

    Flexible hours, poor culture, no progression or development.

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    • 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 (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
  6.  

    Great place to work

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    • 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 (more than an 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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    Life at Verizon

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and pay, great people, great work environment

    Cons

    RIF's at least twice a year with no one examining skill sets or value to the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really look at your employees hard before you let them go - you are losing far too many talented people that made your company profitable in the past

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Warm culture, huge company, Verizon industries getting more competitive

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst

    I worked at Verizon full-time

    Pros

    FYI, worked for finance organization.
    - Competitive pay
    - Lots of options for movement because such a large company
    - Friendly and helpful colleagues
    - Room for improvement, especially in reporting efficiency (could also be a negative)
    - Great benefits
    - Ideas are listened to (although not always acted on)
    - Good education support. Pay for CPA, CFA, etc.. CPA especially desired for promotions

    Cons

    - All of Verizon's industries (wireless, wireline, enterprise) are becoming more and more competitive. Especially noticeable in the wireless area. That means costs need to be saved. Slower promoting, hiring freezes, and general cost saving happening. No mass layoffs as of yet.
    - Top management promotes higher efficiency and performance, however not all groups embrace this and status quo often seems to win the day.
    - Pay and recognition are not well tied to value add activities.
    - Promote based on "experience" not necessarily ability/talent. This can result in mediocre middle management and unsatisfied junior talent.
    - No official program to explore groups outside your own

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Performance excellence and world class culture must come from the bottom up. Get middle management more serious about bringing top performance from their groups and the more junior employees will follow. Recognize and reward talent, don't let them atrophy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Former emplyee

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Verizon

    Pros

    Good organization and structure. Not chaotic

    Cons

    Some of the local management

  10.  

    Great learning experience.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Various in Cary, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Various in Cary, NC (US)

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

    Pros

    Career experience from a Fortune 16 company. Great health benefits.

    Cons

    I prefer positivity. Moving forward.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good luck.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company to work for if you are in the right group

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Systems Consultant - Systems Analysis & Programs in Colorado Springs, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Lead Systems Consultant - Systems Analysis & Programs in Colorado Springs, CO (US)

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

    Pros

    good salary, great benefits, experienced and knowledgeable and friendly people

    Cons

    I am not aware of any

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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