‘Dream It. Build It. Do It Here’: Employees Pursue Their Ambitions at This Award-Winning Company

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April 21, 2024 at 12:30PM UTC

You’ve probably heard of Verizon, one of the largest communication technology companies in the world. The company’s network is at the core of its business but its culture of learning keeps V Teamers at the forefront of an ever-changing industry. That includes fostering diversity and inclusion, supporting its employees with many programs, and balancing work and personal life.

“We take pride in our talented and diverse team of people who focus on our customers every day. Their combined intelligence, spirit and creativity make Verizon a great place to work, learn and grow,” a Verizon employee said. 

Verizon has received numerous accolades, including:        

  • Top 3 Military Friendly Company for the past five years 

  • Named a 100 Best Company by Seramount (previously Working Mother) for 21 years

  • Named a 2021 Best Company for Multicultural Women for 16 years

  • Ranked #14 on the 2021 LinkedIn Top Companies (U.S.) list

  • Received a 100% score on the Disability Equality Index (DEI) for six years   

  • Ranked on Forbes’ 2021 list of America’s Best Employers for Diversity 

Curious to learn more about working at Verizon? We provide a glimpse into their welcoming culture and how they support employees below!

Promoting diversity, equity and inclusion.

Verizon brings to life their core values each and every day. According to the company, 59.3% of employees are women or people of color, and six of 10 board members are women or people of color. There’s also 100% pay equity in salary for women and men.

This culture is recognized by Verizon’s global team, with one employee calling out Verizon’s “strong leadership support to help women grow within the company [with] more effort being made to have more women at the top and many initiatives and programs to help women throughout the career path as well."

To cultivate an inclusive environment, Verizon has formed 10 employee resource groups (ERGs) that promote professional and personal development while celebrating diversity, equity and inclusion. These ERGs are open to all employees and include: 

  • Verizon ADVANCE – Advocates for Disability, Accessibility, Neurodiversity, and Caregiver Empowerment 

  • Verizon BOLD – Black Originators Leaders and Doers

  • Verizon NAV – Native Americans of Verizon

  • Verizon PACE – Pan Asian Corporate Excellence

  • Verizon PACT – Parents and Caregivers Together

  • Verizon PRISM – Lead with Pride

  • SOMOS Verizon – The Voice of the Latinx Community

  • Verizon UNITED – Progress Through Unity

  • Verizon VALOR – Veterans and Advocates Leading the Organization Responsibly 

  • Verizon WAVE – Womxn's Association of Verizon Employees

Verizon also offers mentorship programs to empower employees, such as Women’s CoLab, the Women of the World (WOW) career development program and Verizon Thrive Apprenticeship Program, which offers vocational training and opportunities for individuals to thrive.  

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As a result of their DE&I efforts, Verizon has been honored as a 2021 Best Company for Multicultural Women, a NAFE Top Company for Executive Women and a Top Corporation for Women’s Business Enterprises.

As stated on the company’s website: “By celebrating diversity across all spectrums, including but not limited to race, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran/military status and age, we are a stronger company and culture.” 

Advancing work-life balance.

Verizon employees are truly one of the company’s greatest strengths. From a comprehensive Total Rewards Program to an array of benefits that start on day one, Verizon cares for its employees’ professional and personal growth. Benefits include:

  • Generous PTO

  • Healthy pregnancy programs

  • Up to eight weeks of paid parental leave (Expecting moms are eligible for up to 16 weeks of paid maternity leave between short-term disability and parental leave)

  • Performance-based incentives

  • Discounts on Verizon products

  • Matching 401(k) contributions

  • Health and dependent care spending accounts

  • Fitness and wellness reimbursements/discounts

  • Tuition assistance, award-winning training, online development tools and access to industry research

  • Employee Assistance Program

These are just some of the reasons why employees are proud to work at Verizon. Interested in joining the V Teamers who are driving meaningful change in their careers, in their community and in the world at large?  Now’s the time — Verizon is hiring globally! Consider being a part of the network of people who move the world forward. Check out current positions via the following link.

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