Verizon Reviews

Updated 19 October 2014
Updated 19 October 2014
2,403 Reviews
3.3
2,403 Reviews
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Pros
  • The best thing is the pay and benefits that start on your first da (in 189 reviews)

  • If your a mgmt employee there is a good deal of work life balance (in 78 reviews)


Cons
  • Lack of work/life balance attribute to high absenteeism across the company (in 87 reviews)

  • Management cannot do their jobs due to idiotic Upper Management fiascos (in 84 reviews)

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  1.  

    Senior Security consultant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Verizon full-time (more than 5 years)

    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.  

    Great product, dreadful service delivery

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    Former Employee - Global Account Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Global Account Manager in London, England

    I worked at Verizon full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Market presence - a known name that will get you in the door to prospective customers
    Great set of products

    Cons

    Service Delivery - just really hard to plough through the red tape.
    Really difficult to do business with
    Company doesn't seem clear on what it actually is - telco, SI etc?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sort out Service Delivery - makes the sales team look stupid when the company doesn't deliver on our promises.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worst Career Move in Over 25 years

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    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in London, England
    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in London, England

    I worked at Verizon full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible working, good pay. Not a great deal of pros to say about the company.

    Cons

    Arrogant and idiotic management. Too American centric which does not fit every culture in the world. Lack of customer care or service delivery. Not suitable for professionals who have opinions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of all dead wood managers and bring in fresh blood. Listen to front line people, overhaul the delivery organisation. let local team decide what works in their environment instead of pushing service portfolio from the US.
    Provide transparent career progression path for employees and stop the bullying culture

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Pretty poor

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

    I worked at Verizon full-time (more than an year)

    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
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Women employee

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Verizon

    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.

  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    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

    I worked at Verizon full-time (more than 5 years)

    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
  8.  

    Great company to Work in

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Verizon full-time (more than an year)

    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
  9.  

    Ok

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

    I worked at Verizon

    Pros

    Nice Office with good coffee

    Cons

    Poor management and poor motivation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    neutral

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Reading, England
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Reading, England

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

    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
  11.  

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

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Verizon

    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.

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