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Updated Aug 15, 2014
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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Internship Interview

Internship
Reading, England

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Verizon in April 2012.

Interview Details Initial CV and Covering Letter. Then telephone interview. Then face-to-face interviews with departments.

Interview Question – What do you know about six sigma   Answer Question


No Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Internal Audit Interview

Internal Audit
Reading, England

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Verizon.

Interview Details Had a face-2-face interview for an open position with the company a couple of years ago.
The phone interview went very well and was asked to attend a face-to-face interview, which I thought went well. The Hiring Manager was very pleasant and sounded very positive about my prospects.
However, despite a number of follow-up emails with the third party recruiters, I never received any response or feedback. I'm not so bothered about not being offered the role as I went on to something better, however, I was very disappointed at the fact that the company were not courteous enough to provide me with any feedback following the process. Shameful really.. Probably a good indication of the potential working environment.

Interview Question – None - mix of competency and background.   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

IT Summer Intern Interview

IT Summer Intern
London, England

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Verizon.

Interview Details Started with a CV screening which shortlisted to around 200 people, followed by phone interview asking about the specifics of the company and CV details down to 25 and finally onsite interview which had a technical part and a competency part.

Interview Question – Describe how an outer join works in SQL   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Network Engineer Interview

Network Engineer
London, England

I applied online - interviewed at Verizon in February 2008.

Interview Details it was pretty ease, HR, technical manager and Network managter.
all basic question i was lucky may be to get a easy interivew

Interview Question – firewall question, routing question   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – none


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Summer Internship Interview

Summer Internship
Reading, England

I applied online and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Verizon in April 2012.

Interview Details Fist of all you have to apply online - you have to fill in their application form including cover letter, CV and basic questions. After preliminary screening, you will be interviewed over the phone, my interview lasted 40 minutes, usually it is about 30 mins. When being successful, you will be invited for personal interview.

Interview Questions

  • What would you say if you were a Verizon employee and your parents asked you to tell them who you are working for?   Answer Question
  • As a university student, what subjects are you currently pursuing? Which one of them do you like most and why? Have you been involved in any projects? If so, what was your role in the project and what do you think was your strength?   Answer Question

Accepted Offer

Negative Experience

Difficult Interview

Director Interview

Director

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Verizon.

Interview Details Very rigorous interview process. HR is driving it to be 100% behavioral-based. Questions have been standardized for each job title. Recruiters are overloaded and very slow to respond. So are the HR Business Partners.

Interview Question – I was asked four separate times if EVRYTHING on my application was truthful. And then they came back and compared what I told them with what was on my application and what the background check showed, even for very minor discrepancies. Not unusual to have to provide a W2.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There is limited room to negotiate. I had very high leverage and only got an additional $5k/year + $10k signing bonus.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Very Easy Interview

Lead Software Developer Interview

Lead Software Developer
Highlands Ranch, CO (US)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at Verizon in May 2012.

Interview Details I was placed into Verizon through Disys, a horrible contracting company. My contact at Verizon wanted to hire me as a FTE right away, but his management made him go through a very scummy contracting company. I was treated well by Verizon and terribly by Disys. The interview process was bizarre: I was asked no technical questions at all. They tried to convert me to an employee (at a rank ABOVE even MTS-4) but neither my boss, nor his, nor even his above him the director, was allowed to hire anyone. I ended up in a lead position and then two years after I was brought on, senior management freaked out and fired all IT contractors and a huge number of regular employees, even from groups that were growing and profitable like mine. We were in the middle of a release, and I was their lead and their defacto release manager. My director was told he could keep me, but they went behind his back and fired every single contractor, reneging on their word to him. I could have walked at that point, but I had friends on the team, so I put in 120 hours in the remaining 8 days (including a holiday) trying to get the release into shape and making sure everything was covered. I was doing the job of three people there, and everyone was devastated. I got a nice going-away party etc etc etc. Upper management are fools for treating creative staff like interchangeable parts; the layoff culture there is poisonous. That even my director was not dealt with honestly by upper management gives me no confidence in them whatsoever. That said, everyone I worked with at Verizon on my immediate team, and management to the first three levels above me, were all great people. But everything above them is a madhouse. They keep making fewer people do more and more work, and it doesn't hold together. The technical debt is staggering.

Interview Question – The oddest question was whether I understood that they were a big company. They did not ask actual programming questions. I wish they had: the overseas elements were very very bad programmers, and us onshore people were constantly having to mop up after them.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – I negotiated for higher pay, which Verizon were quick to say yes to. However, Disys docked me for health care I didn't receive, even including overtime (but charged Verizon the full amount), so it didn't work out very well. Contract work is being misused here by both parties, and the government needs to crack down on it.


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Customer Service Representative Interview

Customer Service Representative

Interviewed at Verizon

Interview Details The process was 2 phone interviews the first one were trying to get to know about me and why I wanted to work for the company. The second interview I was given situational scenerios and asked to give examples on how I resolved the issues.

Interview Question – Situational   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Customer Service Representative Verizon Call Center Interview

Customer Service Representative Verizon Call Center

Interviewed at Verizon

Interview Details I applied for the position on a Thursday, received an email to have a preliminary interview which was the following Monday, it went great and was asked to take the assessment test Wednesday, after test, I had a f2f interview which went great, received a call the same night stating they wanted to offer me the job. Waiting for the background and Drug Screening. I know they will return without a problem.

Interview Question – Where would you like to be in 3 or 4 years?

What if questions....

Selling Wireless info
  Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Business Account Executive Interview

Business Account Executive
Alpharetta, GA (US)

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Verizon in August 2014.

Interview Details 1st phone interview went well. Next interview scheduled for this friday - exactly 30 days after initial interview. It went extremely well and I feel that I will be given an offer at my next interview.

Interview Question – What are my plans for the future   View Answer

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