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Verizon Reviews

Updated Jul 22, 2014
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3.1 2,229 reviews

59% Approve of the CEO

Verizon President & CEO Lowell McAdam

Lowell McAdam

(738 ratings)

53% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • excellent pay and benefits for the type of work performed(in 182 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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    Great working conditions; beautiful people; Has what it takes to be #1 in the Telco industry

    Service Program Manager (Current Employee) Melbourne

    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)

    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

    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

    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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    I made lifelong friends, received 100% tuition assistance, and developed my Customer Service expertise from the best.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe pay, benefits, and the strong friendships. Training and coaching is of top quality.

    ConsLong hours and working weekends.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good starting point and good career

    IT Quality Assurance (Current Employee) Irving, TX (US)

    ProsThis was my first company out of college and I stayed as a management employee for 11 years. I got a lot of on the job training and experience that has made me feel confident enough in my skills to take on new challenges. I really like that they promote diversity in the workplace. The benefits are great. I took advantage of all of it, and I would recommend that everyone does so. The 401k match, health benefits, tuition assistance, learning center, development and leadership workshops/opportunities are selling points. Salary is competitive, and depending on the organization you join, there are plenty of opportunities to move up. Depending on your organization's budget, you can get a hefty bonus and raise. Some positions are open to work at home and remote locations. I was recently laid off and was given a decent severance package, so if that's important to you, Verizon will take care of you in that regard.

    ConsIt's just not stable. I don't know how I survived 11 years. There was always a big RIF (reduction in force, or layoff) at least once a year across all areas of the organization. I know this is just the nature of Corporate America today, so I can't pinpoint this on just Verizon. But it sucks because each business unit handles this differently. Some organizations don't allow lateral movement to other groups - so you may be stuck as a "lifer" if you don't want to grow under one group. Office politics are huge. Good ole' boy mentality and cronyism runs deep. A lot of people get paid way too much to do so little, and take advantage of it. The infrastructure and hiring process just \makes it easy for people to do so. Because of all the RIF's, I believe people only had enough motivation just to keep themselves afloat.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFor IT: Invest in keeping the present human resources. If staff is underperforming, I can understand letting them go in RIF's. However, if an employee is doing well, find another way to cut costs. Verizon wastes way too much money on unused assets. It's easier to decommission unused servers or hardware versus retiring an evolving and knowledge hungry employee.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Enjoyed working for Verizon

    Systems Consultant (Former Employee) Philadelphia, PA (US)

    ProsWeekly pay check, great benefits with low premium, union

    Consconstant rumors of downsizing, union, distance traveled to work

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Dallas, TX (US)

    ProsVerizon definitely is a great company to work for. They are always connected to their employees through web casts and keeping in touch via live chats during meetings. Verizon focuses on the total development of the individual as well as the team. They are always showing options for further career growth and development. I believe that having the chance to work for such an amazing organization will definitely enhance your career and pave the way for more challenging and rewarding opportunities.

    ConsThere are no cons here.

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

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    Good job, great spot for a long mediocre career.

    Central Office Technician (Current Employee) Boston, MA (US)

    ProsDependable work and atmosphere. Solid business providing good job security. Decent benefits, decent pay. Good if you want a solid job, not recommended for ambitious career climbers.

    ConsNot bad if starting now, but has gone downhill for those of us that have been there awhile. Hard to advance once tagged with the wireline and union labels.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake better advantage of those employees that want to do more. There are lots of employees that are happy to just keep on keeping on, but you have developed others that have great potential outside of wireless. Use them. Wireless is the driver, but the wireline still has good people that can transition.

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

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    Business Analyst (Former Employee) Cary, NC (US)

    ProsI was part of the business that I knew would help the overall business in the long run. Great at working with you on a work-life balance.

    ConsSmall group that was already busy enough.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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