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Verizon Reviews

Updated 19 November 2014
Updated 19 November 2014
2,476 Reviews
3.3
2,476 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 191 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 91 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

    • 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
  3.  

    [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
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  5.  

    Flexible hours, poor culture, no progression or development.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    • 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
  7. 6 people found this helpful  

    Worked for company for 28 years, recently riffed.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Boston, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Boston, MA (US)

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

    Pros

    Salary and Benefits are excellent. Most departments open to telecommuting.

    Cons

    RIFs (Reduction in Force) occur on a regular basis. Basically work with a guillotine hanging over your head. It is not a matter of IF you will be RIFFED it is a matter of WHEN. Usually have to handle responsibilities of those who were let go. Depending on who you work for, and reorgs are common, best not provide your opinion if it is not in line with your Manager's or Director's unless you have a very good repoire with them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open to employees who are providing feedback, even if it is not what you want to hear.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Overall a good place to work

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

    I have been working at Verizon full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Competitive compensation and benefits packages, strong brand image, industry leading products, work-life balance

    Cons

    Too much corporate red tape for its own good, promotes within but must have an advocate in higher places. It's an "old" company, with the average age above 50.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Must experiment more in developing new products. We have a higher churn rate than we'd like because our competition is stealing market share left and right. Fresh ideas and workshops will help to mitigate this.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Wireless vs Wireline

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Distinguished Member of Technical Staff
    Current Employee - Distinguished Member of Technical Staff

    I have been working at Verizon full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Descent pay and good benefits, yearly bonus, you will get opportunities to move up if you work

    Cons

    Things are getting worse, layoffs and benefits diminishing every year, Verizon wireless and wireline synergies + wireless market saturation and FiOS penetration & fierce competition will yield tons of layoffs in the future

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stalwart and dependable - What you would expect from a phone company

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

    I have been working at Verizon full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Verizon provides solid fortune 10 company performance, and has benefits that are very progressive.. They also allow for a decent work-life balance, and provide substantial continuing education funding.

    Cons

    The Environment seems to always be changing. Reorgs are frequent, and inevitable, despite what management claims. Perhaps this is unique, but I suspect this is now normal for large technology companies - reinvent (or at least try to)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually complete changes. Be serious when you implement a program, rather than platitudes or current buzz words.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Verizon Cloud - Troubled Launch due to Changing Priorities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Solution Executive (Sales0 in Trenton, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Solution Executive (Sales0 in Trenton, NJ (US)

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

    Pros

    Benefits, training, support, systems. Surprisingly efficient support and huge research facilities online. Online Training system is extensive with coursework available in many disciplines. From sales perspective for Verizon (Terremark) Cloud, the portfolio has great potential.

    Cons

    Changes in upper management structure yield organizational disruption. Cloud solutions delayed 3 months so available solutions are limited. Acquisition of 100% of Verizon Wireless for $130 Billion puts huge pressure on the wireline, cloud and security divisions. Layoffs have been occurring and more are imminent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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