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Verizon Reviews

Updated 20 November 2014
Updated 20 November 2014
2,481 Reviews
3.3
2,481 Reviews
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Verizon President & CEO Lowell McAdam
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The best thing is the pay and benefits that start on your first da (in 191 reviews)

  • If your a mgmt employee there is a good deal of work life balance (in 81 reviews)


Cons
  • Lack of work/life balance attribute to high absenteeism across the company (in 91 reviews)

  • Management cannot do their jobs due to idiotic Upper Management fiascos (in 86 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good company to work with

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst, Specialist in Chennai
    Current Employee - Business Analyst, Specialist in Chennai

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

    Pros

    Office culture, Good work life balance.

    Cons

    No promotions. Too much politics in VDSI. No vision for Business Analysts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Business Analysts are not used and there is no growth plan for them. The top VDSI think developers are everything and business analysis is a support work.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    I was with VZ labs . It was like a startup environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    It was good place to get good experience

    Cons

    it's like a startup without having benefits of a startup

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

    Great brand name, but the company has grown too huge and reactive to be agile

    • 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 an year)

    Pros

    Verizon offers:
    1. Good pay - usually 10-20% above market rates
    2. Good benefits
    3. Flexible working hours

    Cons

    Tons of challenges working @ Verizon:
    1. Co has grown so huge, one hand doesn't know or care what the other one is doing and both end up being horribly out of sync
    2. Verizon is a Sales driven organization. It doesn't matter if you are highly technical, all of it has to translate into numbers for you to survive
    3. There are no clearly defined policies and procedures - it all depends upon your manager. What he thinks is gospel truth for you
    3. People are very used to bureaucratic work environment and tend to enjoy and thrive in the chaos that comes along with it
    4. Verizon is a ruthless hire and fire org. Re-org's are a constant threat and demotivate the employees. It doesn't matter if you are working hard - what matters is if everyone else thinks you are working hard

    My final words - stay away from Verizon if you are from technical stream, its a completely out and out sales org.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    salary

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Chennai
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Chennai

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

    Pros

    Strong leadership at C leve(US)l makes the company being competitive in Telecom area. Fortunate Leaders like Lowell driving the company towards successful path

    Cons

    Indian division is facing issues with lack of clear direction ,overlapping responsibilities with US ,poor work life balance. Fearful Local leadership push unrealistic expectations to middle management for their survival.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    promote mature folks in top level positions like delivery heads

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    "Good Place To Work". If you are looking for work life balance . Please do not go for it.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst- Systems Development in Hyderābād
    Current Employee - Analyst- Systems Development in Hyderābād

    I have been working at Verizon full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    "Good Place To Work". If you are looking for work life balance . Please do not go for it.

    Cons

    "Good Place To Work". If you are looking for work life balance . Please do not go for it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    "Good Place To Work". If you are looking for work life balance . Please do not go for it.

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    I literally work for 14 to 15 hrs a day

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Chennai
    Current Employee - Analyst in Chennai

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

    Pros

    Work environment is good
    Whether the project release is a go or not... Can learn a lot.

    Cons

    If manager says 1+1=3... it is... else get ready to get the worst appraisal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Every emloyee is a human and not a slave...

  8.  

    Good Organization

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Verizon

    Pros

    Good working environment, with employee benefits

    Cons

    Have to extend the day beyond 7 pm, as other IT industries

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Very much satisfied

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

    I have been working at Verizon full-time

    Pros

    Good Opportunities & like it

    Cons

    Lot of them & Many to describe

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None as of now

    Recommends
  10.  

    Flexible work place , good platform to learn

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Chennai
    Current Employee - Analyst in Chennai

    I have been working at Verizon full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance, increment structure is flexible, comfort zone is assured for work ,job security is a guarantee

    Cons

    No onsite opportunity. Dont stay for long time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    You will be out of the market

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Architect in Chennai
    Current Employee - Architect in Chennai

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

    Pros

    Heavy Package. If they see you important they will raise your salary like anything.

    Cons

    you will be out of the market once you join. They use very old technologies, they dont even think of anything new. They will suck all blood out of you. The worst part they will make you think as a marketing executive to come up with new ideas to increase profit which normally upper management does. the time you enter the office, it will be chat support right from the start, it will be irritating and you cant even think anything new. Atlast you will feel very tired end-of-day, if you turn back and see what you did, there will be nothing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advices are made, no one is hearing :)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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