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Verizon Reviews

Updated 17 August 2014
Updated 17 August 2014
2,303 Reviews

3.3
2,303 Reviews
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Verizon President & CEO Lowell McAdam
Lowell McAdam
765 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • excellent pay and benefits for the type of work performed (in 183 reviews)

  • Good benefits and competetive or better salary especially the more years you have (in 209 reviews)


Cons
  • Not a very flexible working schedule to meet today's work/life balance needs (in 77 reviews)

  • Management cannot do their jobs due to idiotic Upper Management fiascos (in 78 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Senior Security consultant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Verizon offers multinational projects with enterprise class customers in different verticals. There is a lot expertise and great colleagues. Verizon offers training and great benefits.

    Cons

    Moving forward within company and getting promotions needs a lot of work. You have to work independently and often overtime. Sometimes sales targets are really hard to reach.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Pretty poor

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    Former Employee - Account Manager  in  Reading, England
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Reading, England

    Pros

    Nice building to work in, good cafes and facilities. Decent benefits such as good pay, pension and gym downstairs.

    Cons

    Poor leadership which leads to insecurity within teams and therefore leads to those trying to get ahead at the detriment of others. The pay is not worth the blood, sweat and tears.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually live the Verizon values especially integrity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Women employee

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    No work nothing. Good work location. I am just typing as it asked me to. Otherwise it will not let me submit.

    Cons

    The worst place for a women employee to work for. a place where women gets harassed and no one dares to question them. even the manager and hr will remain silent.

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  5.  

    Verizon turned my life upside down - thank God I escaped and got my life back

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    Former Employee - Account Executive  in  London, England
    Former Employee - Account Executive in London, England

    Pros

    None. It really is that bad.

    Cons

    The work life balance made me unwell. And when I got unwell and tried to discuss the challenges of workload, I wasn't listened to. I went sick for two weeks at doctors orders and they stopped my pay. After faithful service for 7 years and not a single day off sick, this is how they treat you. You are disposable. Not valued.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A culture of honour, respect, trust and innovation has to be more than the plaque you place in your foyer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company to Work in

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Salary increases every year. Offer great packages, great environment to work in and great leadership team.

    Cons

    none so far and would recommend this company to a friend..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to invest in People.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Ok

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

    Pros

    Nice Office with good coffee

    Cons

    Poor management and poor motivation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    neutral

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Reading, England
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Reading, England

    Pros

    It is centrally situated and has great people who work there. Benefits include working in a big corporate which is great for CV

    Cons

    Hardly ever progress people from with-in the company. Recognising talent and promoting it is not the usual practice. the benefit packages are sub standard,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    promote talent from with-in and avoid losing good employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Can acquire companies, but cannot integrate, a huge worry for customers!!!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great scope for learning all ICT technologies.

    Cons

    When hybrid solutions are sold they cannot deliver as poor integration of acquisitions to meet the clients unified network, hosting and cloud needs. Like working with multiple companies trying to deliver one solution

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find the right management as they constantly change them. BAD REDUCTION IN FORCE MENTALITY.

  10.  

    Frustrating

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    Current Employee - Programmer Manager  in  Reading, England
    Current Employee - Programmer Manager in Reading, England

    Pros

    The people on the ground are really fantastic. Hard working and eager to help.
    The Dot restaurant is OK.

    Cons

    Processes and admin is a nightmare. The workload seems to expand exponentially as more and more systems and processes stop working.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your team. Invest in your people. Stop outsourcing vital functions to save money.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Political driven company with no customer focus

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager  in  Reading, England
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Reading, England

    Pros

    Great people, flexible work hours and interesting projects

    Cons

    Constant re-orgs, incompetent managers that's been on the same position for years makes talanted people leave Verizon

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management by fear is not the way forward, listen to your customers and support your employees' ambition to develop.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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