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Anonymous shared this review of Verizon, United States on Feb 6th, 2020
"When I worked for Verizon I only saw straight white men get promoted. Women, minorities and members of the LGBTQ community always seemed to be reported to HR and put on discipline. All of the leaders were white guys and the people who were promoted were never the top performers. "
Anonymous shared this review of Verizon, United States on Jan 28th, 2020
"Verizon offers competitive compensation and benefits, but leaves much to be desired in terms of flexibility for a working mom, at least at HQ in Basking Ridge. I felt I did not have any flexibility and working from home, while sometimes permitted, was frowned upon. "
Anonymous shared this review of Verizon, United States on Jan 27th, 2020
"Supportive culture, values, and company beliefs that are instilled. Company is fair and is a strong advocate for not only progressing in your career, but helps you get there. "
Anonymous shared this review of Verizon, United States on Jan 9th, 2020
"This company is amazing and has a great work life balance. "
Anonymous shared this review of Verizon, United States on Dec 20th, 2019
"Great benefits and rewards. Strong team environment. Fun and innovative products. "
Anonymous shared this review of Verizon, United States on Nov 6th, 2019
"Digital operations is very stressful and hard to balance if you have a family. You will be expected to work way over 40 hours a week and not be compensated. "
Anonymous shared this review of Verizon, United States on Oct 26th, 2019
"Especially under the new executive leadership and culture being promoted, there is no better time to be a woman at Verizon - its a great place to work in itself, but especially compared to other tech, telecom or just large corporations. "
Anonymous shared this review of Verizon, United States on Oct 21st, 2019
"To be successful you must be a cheerleader. Your qualifications, education, experience, and tenure with the company are not considered when you are looking to improve yourself. You will not be paid for any of these things either. The only thing that is taken into consideration is your ability to be over the top in your interview. "
Anonymous shared this review of Verizon, United States on Sep 24th, 2019
"Consider the leadership heading the team of your position. Policies and flexibility vary greatly depending on the ED or VP."
Anonymous shared this review of Verizon, United States on Jul 19th, 2019
"Strong leadership support to help women grow within the company... 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"
Anonymous shared this review of Verizon, United States on Jul 12th, 2019
"You have to find champions for yourself. preferably people in power that will advocate for you as opportunities arise. "
Anonymous shared this review of Verizon, India on Jun 19th, 2019
"company policy is good. but it always depend upon the manager you are working with."
Anonymous shared this review of Verizon on Feb 25th, 2019
"This company does do tuition reimbursement. Use it to continue to better yourself and, your abilities. Never grow stale."
Anonymous shared this review of Verizon on Feb 4th, 2019
"If you have a health condition, don't shy away. Let HR know so if you are an hourly employee, your metrics aren't affected when time off/ break adjustments are needed. "
Anonymous shared this review of Verizon on Jan 31st, 2019
"Verizon Wireless has competitive pay and great benefits. Promotes a workplace of equality. The job itself is demanding and can be stressful. Not for the faint of heart but if you can take a challenge it's a great place to work for a woman."
Anonymous shared this review of Verizon on Jan 16th, 2019
"Be selective of who you work for. Some bosses are better than others. "
Anonymous shared this review of Verizon on Nov 8th, 2018
"Great pay, great benefits, a lot of room to learn and grow. If you want to succeed and get to an executive level you're required to move around different locations as you start to get groomed for a larger role."
Anonymous shared this review of Verizon on Oct 11th, 2018
"Great company with excellent benefits for working moms and dads. "
Anonymous shared this review of Verizon on Oct 1st, 2018
"morale is low; on the surface, gender diversity is supported but there are a lot of politics at play behind the scenes. I would recommend working to the best of your capability, networking to the highest level possible, keeping your eyes & ears open for advancement opportunities, and going for them as soon as they present themselves. "
Anonymous shared this review of Verizon on Sep 10th, 2018
"Ensure that you are mentally healthy and strong enough to constantly be coached to certain behaviors and be willing and able to handle a constant high stress environment. Make sure you have a healthy outlet for your stress."
Anonymous shared this review of Verizon on Jul 10th, 2018
"Like most large enterprises your experience here will vary based on the group you work with. "
Anonymous shared this review of Verizon on Jun 12th, 2018
"Verizon is a great place to work. There are some places they could improve, especially for women with children who have special needs. They are really trying to get women into more leadership positions. "
Anonymous shared this review of Verizon on May 29th, 2018
"Keep your boundaries about what hours you will work. If you want get ahead schmooze a lot and speak up at meetings."
Anonymous shared this review of Verizon on Apr 27th, 2018
"It is hard to network and move up in the company. Most times you are offered lateral positions."
Anonymous shared this review of Verizon on Mar 31st, 2018
"This company is trying to be more female friendly, but it has not extended to the field sales offices entirely. (I cannot speak to the culture at HQ) Getting more women into their B2B sales teams is a challenge that they have not appropriately addressed. Also, the sales offices can be ripe with male chauvinism and little progress has been made to change that. While steps are being made through their women's ERGs, it remains a very male driven environment. If you are able to establish a good brand with leadership, then you will succeed and get promoted. If you do not fit into their narrow definition of a successful woman, then you will struggle to get promotions. Progress is being made but it sometimes falls short and hits the wrong tone. As a result, the culture remains an old-school and male dominated environment. "
Anonymous shared this review of Verizon on Jan 19th, 2018
"As with any company, there are pros and cons to working at this one. They offer a diverse portfolio of products and services, so you will always feel like you are learning as new technology emerges. Depending on the Manager, you may be able to negotiate a flexible schedule. Based on my observations, few women are hired into the business sales department and even less are promoted into leadership roles throughout the organization. "
Anonymous shared this review of Verizon on Jan 9th, 2018
"They are more flexible for the schedules of lower performers. I was always called in on off days so that they could meet sales quotas, especially when they were training someone new. Management only gets paid if the stores are selling."
Anonymous shared this review of Verizon on Dec 12th, 2017
"This was an amazing place to build my career, develop a tough skin, receive best-in-class training, and have top notch benefits. I was challenged every day here and learned more than I could have thought possible. The medical benefits were unbelievable, along with 401k match at 6%, and so many policies to support changes in your life like FMLA, disability, parental leave, etc. As a perk you also got the latest and greatest technology often. The mantra is, "Our best was good for today, tomorrow we will do better" and every day you are challenged to do more, achieve more, outperform your best. But from a job standpoint, in sales and sales leadership, it was an old, Caucasian boys club. I had to fight 3x as hard to receive the same promotion as a less qualified man who was often "one of the boys" of the hiring manager. I didn't give up, and eventually got promoted as a young woman in leadership and continued to fight my way up the ladder. It came with a barrage of harassment and innuendos about how I got there - from both men and women, people trying to intimidate me out of positions, while I was getting paid less and having to be twice as good as my male counterparts to receive the respect I had earned. Diversity was not important, and often I was the only female sales professional on my team or female leader in my management group, and also one of the only people under 30 or even under 40. The culture was like a locker room at times with the way women were discussed in the office and the chest thumping macho attitude. I often stood up against the chauvinistic culture, so people stopped saying inappropriate things if I was in earshot, but would continue conversations without me. Some women didn't have the courage to speak up, and they allowed it to happen around them and suffer in silence. During my time here, I became incredibly tough, resilient, and still produced top numbers all along the way and won awards. I personally survived and thrived and now feel like I can do anything professionally I put my mind to because nothing will be as difficult as the environment I came from. However, I watched so many talented women fail and suffer here, and become discouraged and give up. For that reason, it takes a very tough type of women to make it at Verizon, and if you are up for the challenge, that's great, and if you can make it there, you can honestly make it anywhere. But there are a lot of companies out there that will make your employee experience in sales or as a high level leader positive, supportive and inclusive, rather than grueling, attacking and disheartening."
Anonymous shared this review of Verizon on Aug 8th, 2017
"Dont be affriad to share your prespective with leaders across your channel. "
Anonymous shared this review of Verizon on Jul 23rd, 2017
"The benefits are amazing and many groups"
Anonymous shared this review of Verizon on Jun 19th, 2017
"Great company for work-life balance for management employees. Good maternity leave, gradual return to work after maternity, flexible hours and work from home depends on your manager."
Anonymous shared this review of Verizon on Jun 12th, 2017
"Male saturated environment with little advancement for female employees. Work/life balance is non existent. "
Anonymous shared this review of Verizon on May 24th, 2017
"Shifts are based on customer satisfaction, which can manipulated depending on manager."
Anonymous shared this review of Verizon on May 12th, 2017
"The benefits are great. Paid maternal leave, allow some flexibility "
Anonymous shared this review of Verizon on Apr 12th, 2017
"Can be stressful, but opportunities to succeed. Not as much work/life balance for frontline"
"Definitely not easy work life balance for families. Women in leadership positions tend to have stay at home husbands since they can't be with their families themselves. "
"Flex-time, alternative schedules, and remote work should to be available company-wide. They aren't. Be upfront with the team you are going to in asking about their perspectives on these policies."
"VZW great place to earn a good salary. Opportunity to increase your potential and income."
"Do your job and do it well. It won't matter if you are a man or a woman in this company. They like employee's who help solve problems, increase efficiency, save money and boost productivity. If you are a slacker & your head/heart is not in it (again, be it man or woman) you will get riffed. Bottom line, you reap what you sow."
"It would be nice to see more women in leadership positions in the engineering departments and at the executive level. In terms of maternity leave, you get 6 paid weeks for a v-birth. 8 for a c-section. In 2016 'Parental Leave' was introduced which is an additional 2 weeks, available to a man or woman."
Anonymous shared this review of Verizon on Jan 19th, 2017
"It's ok, the maternity benefits aren't as good as other big companies"
Anonymous shared this review of Verizon on Oct 11th, 2016
"Projects are usually male lead, males get higher salaries and getting promoted or any kind of pay raise is the most difficult at this company"
Anonymous shared this review of Verizon on May 18th, 2016
"Depending on your department family time could be severely limited"
Anonymous shared this review of Verizon on May 10th, 2016
"IT very male dominated. Women in IT tend to get pigeonholed in support positions at exec level."
Anonymous shared this review of Verizon on May 1st, 2016
"Generally speaking, corporate policies and overall atmosphere promotes diversity. The challenge is finding a team and specific management structure that will help you succeed."
Anonymous shared this review of Verizon on Apr 20th, 2016
"I found that I had opportunities to grow and create roles that were fulfilling, while still maintaining work-life balance to raise my son as a single mother."
"Verizon prides itself on diversity recruitment and empowers women throughout their careers with Verizon."
"Good benefits, pay can be fair, schedules can be flexible depending on management"
"They have nursing mother rooms all around the HQ complex."
"If you have to go to the bathroom, and you are going more that 2 minutes, they come looking for you"
"I was accepted by my peers after an informal hazing. My first day on the job, they took me to the bar at lunch time, just to make sure I wasn't a company spy. That became my routine for the next 10 years. Show up for work, go to the bar at lunch time, pray for an easy afternoon, go to the bar after work. Repeat. The company at that time offered training on their equipment up to as recently as 20 years ago. Now, it's a handout and you have to figure out how to install, operate and repair equipment on your own with no hands on classroom training. The reason service is poor is because of bureaucracy and poor training. No one on the wireline side of the company gives a damn anymore. They know that portion of the business will cease to exist, along with the union jobs that afforded workers a decent quality of life. It used to be a great company to work for, not so much today."
"The job is not who you are it's what you do. Don't come to work for the bonuses and prizes. Come to work for your salary and your benefits!"
"invest in the 401k it an investment that pays. think abo ut the future not just right now. I started at age 17 thinkinking of my future and it has paid off."
"I worked at this company for 23 years & as time went by, it basically only got worse. There was one period of time where we were actually advised to treat our customers well & to take our time with them & that was an actual pleasant experience. The rest of the years were much more strictly enforced by unreasonable rules, until it was to the point of where the company wanted us to work so fast that we worked with automation & were encouraged not to speak with customers."