Verizon Reviews

Updated 19 October 2014
Updated 19 October 2014
2,400 Reviews
3.3
2,400 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 78 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 84 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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    • 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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    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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    Customer service

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative

    I have been working at Verizon

    Pros

    Everything is wonderful. The environmennt peoole of course we l8ve u all of u

    Cons

    L9ve love love love l8ve

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Network Operations Specialist in Richardson, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Network Operations Specialist in Richardson, TX (US)

    I worked at Verizon full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Exposure to new and exciting technologies and the opportunity to work with many wonderful and dedicated professionals. Definitely would recommend.

    Cons

    Twelve hour shifts with only about four hours of work to be done each day makes for a lot of down time. This time could be better spent training up on new skills but this isn't provided by the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Large Telecom firm with opportunity to grow.

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    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Director in Ashburn, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Director in Ashburn, VA (US)

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

    Pros

    Work life balance. Opportunity to grow. Large Firm.

    Cons

    Not easy to move between divisions or between Verizon Wireless & Verizon Telecom.

    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company

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

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

    Pros

    A Very dynamic and fast moving environment

    Cons

    Lots of Bureaucracy and meetings

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