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Verizon Reviews

Updated 29 January 2015
Updated 29 January 2015
2,685 Reviews
3.3
2,685 Reviews
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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

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    • 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

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    • 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

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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
  6.  

    Flexible hours, poor culture, no progression or development.

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    • 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

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    • 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 a 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. 17 people found this helpful  

    Excellent pay, no work/life balance for managers

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Verizon full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent salary and benefits. Amazing tuition reimbursement plan. They paid for my bachelor's and master's degrees. I was very lucky to have worked for the company for over 20 years.

    Cons

    Verizon claims they have an excellent work/life balance which is false. If you are management your job is never safe.If you take maternity leave, expect to be punished when you return. I never had children, but many of my female co-workers who did were treated unfairly when they returned. Some even lost their jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want dedicated workers to stay you must create a better work/life balance environment, respect male and female workers equally and create an environment of continuous respect.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Verizon's career opportunities are unlimited for qualified and motivated individuals.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Consultant in Philadelphia, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Consultant in Philadelphia, PA (US)

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

    Pros

    Large corporation with opportunity to work in a variety of diverse job functions over the course of a career.

    Cons

    Fast paced, heavy work load.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More flexibility in putting the right people in the jobs that are best for them and the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fantastic company to work for!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Engineer in Cary, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Engineer in Cary, NC (US)

    I worked at Verizon full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I always felt wanted and challenged. The company has excellent products and benefits. They also focus on professional development and have a culture of honesty and integrity. Excellent management team and also work life.

    Cons

    Since it's such a large company there are sometimes different goals and objectives between organizations. Also it' is sometimes hard to change positions within the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the employees informed on why business decisions are being made.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    sales associate

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    Current Employee - Sales in Lombard, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales in Lombard, GA (US)

    I have been working at Verizon

    Pros

    great pay, great time, enjoyable

    Cons

    i have no complaints about this job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    great pay

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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