Verizon Reviews

Updated 27 April 2015
3026 reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
3.3
3,026 Reviews
Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Verizon President & CEO Lowell McAdam
Lowell McAdam
1,082 Ratings

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)

More Pros and Cons

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    Great place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Lake Mary, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Manager in Lake Mary, FL (US)

    I worked at Verizon

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive salary, great benefits, excellent working environment.

    Cons

    job relocations, individual management feedback

  2. Love Verizon - great, flexible employment conditions

    • 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Best tuition assistance programme in existence! Bar none! Great open culture, stable, good financial results

    Cons

    Large company politics, some systems are poor

    Advice to Management

    Manage for the long-term not the quarterly results

  3. Helpful (2)

    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    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 Management

    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.

  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. High Salary

    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    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

  6. 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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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;

  7. [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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  8. 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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Less talk more action.

  9. 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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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!

  10. Activation and Testing Support Engineer

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

    I worked at Verizon

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    1, Verizon is biggest and latest Telecommunication company worldwide with updated system.
    2, good Compensation & Benefits and salary range.
    3, There are Career Opportunities growth within company

    Cons

    1, Verizon has well known company for fast turnover/Layoffs/relocation.
    2, external/Internal IT services are all automation cause massive delay process within timely manor.

    Advice to Management

    My 15 years of Telecommunications experience at Verizon Communications and Cable & Wireless has given me the knowledge that would contribute to your organization’s goals and objectives.

    You will see after reviewing the enclosed resume , I have made numerous contributions to my present employer that has benefited the bottom line. These accomplishments are derived from my exceptional interpersonal and communications skills, strong attention to details and unparalleled work ethics. A key talent that I can bring your organization includes installation knowledge of telecommunications services.

  11. Business Consultant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Strategic Business Consultant in Silver Spring, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Strategic Business Consultant in Silver Spring, MD (US)

    I have been working at Verizon (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good products pay benefits and fellow employees.

    Cons

    Work life balance needs to be improved upon.

    Advice to Management

    Streamline and fine tune the processing of orders.

Work at Verizon? Share Your Experiences

Verizon

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.