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Verizon Reviews

Updated 18 December 2014
Updated 18 December 2014
2,551 Reviews
3.3
2,551 Reviews
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Verizon President & CEO Lowell McAdam
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The best thing is the pay and benefits that start on your first da (in 194 reviews)

  • Good work-life balance depending on which part of the business you are in (in 90 reviews)


Cons
  • Lack of work/life balance attribute to high absenteeism across the company (in 94 reviews)

  • Management cannot do their jobs due to idiotic Upper Management fiascos (in 88 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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Opportunities Abound Along with Unlimited Change

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Much growth exists within the organization and leaders are amiable to providing new challenges for top performers.

    Cons

    Reductions In Force take place on a yearly basis if not quarterly. It can be disconcerting to execute stellar work while looking over one's shoulder waiting for the next RIF to see if your name might actually be on the list.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The uncertainty at the leadership and strategic level creates a tremendous amount of stress for those attempting to execute the credo within the organization. The executive team should devise a strategy and execute that strategy before changing it several times in a quarter within a given year.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
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  5.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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 (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
  8. 5 people found this helpful  

    Company tries but management suffers from schizophrenia

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Solutions Architect
    Former Employee - Solutions Architect

    I worked at Verizon full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Training, easily set and met expectations, goal oriented

    Cons

    Lack of top down clarity of mission and vision. Makes drastic, complex and hurtful changes far too often.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Slow down. Get a strategy and stick with it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    I work for Verizon in Orangeburg,NY and let me say this,it is worth the ride!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Orangeburg, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Orangeburg, NY (US)

    I have been working at Verizon full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I travel each day by public transportation,train,and taxi,well worth it for the money,(with commission that is)i pray one day i can move to rockland county,even for a temporary rental,for 1 yr.till i can save enough,but so far i am enjoying it premise on benefits. the girl who interview me,told me by fone,"full benefits from DAY ONE,i did NOT believe her UNTIL i seen it for myself.VERIZON is a great place,and the gym is a helpful nice relaxation atmosphere.I love the full medical and the pay with commission seriously can't top it you guys.I again travel public transportation,and i now have a driver who will help me get there daily, i hired a driver,for me 100.00 week well worth it,and i have NO ISSUE so far for while with this great company.

    Cons

    The travel. at first i was depress because if train late,i am then dock pay some hours,but now i place ad on FB and other sites indeed,fb,space,craiglist,find a NICE woman driver! she bring me back n forth,IF i can't procure the train on time. talk about luck.... IMO this position company should really be in NJ and NYC area,for more people to get to easily.Experience people,who actually LOVE our job is hard to find,so maybe 1 day it will be. But for now i love it,worth travel 1hr.for work and back,and my boss is NOT strict stuck up and i m appreciating the job so for this year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    LESS KIDDIE-CHIT CHAT,AT TIMES,THAT SHOULD NEVER BE IN BUSINESS LIKE VERIZON AND INSIDE SALES OFFICE WORK. LESS GOSSIP around the office,then it will be more perfect,i ignore it,but so far it has been getting better,for the MATURE professional like me mid thirties and up with much experience,great place seriously.... GREAT OVERALL.SO FAR THIS YEAR.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Network Security Engineer in Ashburn, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Network Security Engineer in Ashburn, VA (US)

    I have been working at Verizon full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Verizon is extremely focused on their customers, technology, and innovation while taking excellent care of its employees. They provide opportunities for employees to share and present ideas while encouraging them to grow personally and advance professionally. They offer up to $8,000 in reimbursements for educational/training costs. The benefits and salary are extremely competitive. Co-workers are smart and want to share new ideas and work information with you. You also have access to an on-site wellness center with free chair massages, gym, 24 HR ATM, bank, Starbucks, live music during lunch, large café, concierge, free shuttle service to and from metro stations, and more. It is not very hard to see why most people who work here tend to stay a very long time.

    Cons

    Sure it’s a large company and there will be shifts in leadership, but it’s rare and won’t have much effect on your daily job functions. Some employees can talk negative or whine about their job or the company, but that’s almost everywhere, and you learn very quickly to tune out those toxic employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Internship Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Basking Ridge, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Basking Ridge, NJ (US)

    I worked at Verizon as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    As a Verizon Intern you are treated like an employee instead of an Intern.

    Paid Internship.

    Great feel of a corporate environment

    Cons

    8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday - Friday

    You're held accountable for all work that you do.

    Try not to ask too many questions about projects assigned to you.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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