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Updated 23 September 2018
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  • "Work life balance was sometimes not considered in some channels within the company" (in 454 reviews)

  • "some time will feel like no work life balance" (in 113 reviews)

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  1. "Love Verizon - great, flexible employment conditions"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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


  2. "Senior"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Canberra
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Canberra

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

    Pros

    Great place to work - Recommend

    Cons

    Nothing that is any different to other large companies

  3. "Good Place to learn"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Verizon full-time

    Pros

    Attractive salary, good place to learn and refine your skills

    Cons

    Projects and ideas move at a snail place. Policies are complex


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Hardest job ever Verizon Canberra Operations"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Verizon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The job is kind of tough, you are constantly pushed by the customer and there is no safe net or buffering. Hence, it forces you to be more efficient with time. It actually made me very seasoned engineer and absolutely technical lead in the next office both technically and mentally.

    Cons

    It’s either going to make you or break you if you dont mind micro management and not getting appreciated and recognised for the good job you do.

    Dont join if you are network engineer, because it’s a security environment with little network components and you will get laughed at if dont know how exactly does a firewal works

    I have never got the time or approval to do the $8000 budget training that they promote in the job ads at the time.

    Advice to Management

    Engineers are the running engine, if you take good care of them, they take good care of the company


  5. "Decent job"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Verizon full-time

    Pros

    Growth opportunities and good pay

    Cons

    No life and work balance


  6. Helpful (5)

    "So much potential, such poor execution."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Canberra
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Canberra
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Verizon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay is fantastic. I was paid well above market rates, the work is challenging and I was always busy. Flexible hours were great.

    Cons

    There is no career progression outside of the US. Teams are so scared that they will be next on the RIF list they refuse to share knowledge to maintain a job. There is an 'old boys club' culture at work, unless you're in with them, you're not in. The training allowance they provide is convoluted and difficult to navigate, I felt sorry for those in Asia that would have to come in early to argue with an american that didn't believe that Verizon existed outside of the US

    Advice to Management

    Move the teams from being based regionally to based globally. Might help you keep staff.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good and enthusiastic people to work with.
    Great Training.
    Clever technical team
    Some flexibility allowed
    Great Capabilities on paper
    Team work orientated

    Cons

    High targets sometimes unrealistic, given limited product set and client portfolio
    No marketing budget and lack of branding
    Little investment from the US
    For a technology company backwards in adapting technology themselves.
    Micro managed, too internally focused
    Lack of culture.

    Advice to Management

    Look after the good people in the organisation that have done the hard yards. Focus more on branding and locally developed solutions

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Canberra, Australia MSS Office"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant Engineer in Canberra
    Former Employee - Consultant Engineer in Canberra
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    $8,000 USD study assistance. Discounts on health insurance/benefits. Incentives for holding government certifications. Plenty of vendor training and access to documentation.

    Cons

    Management in my office had not matured from entry level management. Excessive micro management, clock watching and do not treat staff with any level of professionalism. Management employ relatives or friends they play online games with to sit below as section team leaders.

    Overall Verizon is a great company to work for with some really clever guys. But this section of the company needs addressing before recommending anyone to work there.

    Advice to Management

    To keep talent and lower turn-over the Cons above need to be addressed.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Going through change"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Verizon full-time

    Pros

    Large organisation with some support for learning.

    Cons

    A lot of cost cutting and change going on.

    Advice to Management

    Should have a process to review management teams.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Benefits"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Verizon full-time

    Pros

    You receive a hefty $8K training allowance to spend each year which is great. You also get the usual healthcare and gym membership deals that save you some money.

    Cons

    Not many people take up the training allowance as the rules around where you can use it and how you are reimbursed are confusing and difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Think about introducing benefits that make people want to stay St Verizon, and make them relevant to Australia as most are targeted to the US.


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