How is it working at Verizon?

Aug 2, 2019 19 Comments

My friend is interested in moving to Verizon...Saw the company did well in their second quarter. He knows that it's a big corp but what's the culture like? He really values stability. Would you say an engineering job is pretty stable at Verizon Wireless? The more info the better. Thanks guys!


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TOP 19 Comments
  • Verizon HHAL65
    Verizon is a massive company with 130k employees and many many departments. There is no real catch all for how a position maybe without specifics on area and department your friend is applying to.
    Aug 2, 2019 4
    • Verizon Digital Media Services bood17
      There are definitely business units that you can learn 1990s practices.
      Aug 7, 2019
    • Verizon Digital Media Services CfRv28
      That’s a generous statement Bood! Nearly everyone I speak with is miserable at work...crap leadership and crap culture. People in the 1990s were largely happy I thought?!
      Aug 8, 2019
  • Verizon / Eng iPri62
    IT is 90% Indian sweatshop with management/product pushing ridiculous timelines. Benefits are pretty good though so I’m hesitant to leave even though most of my meetings are Indian men yelling at each other and pointing fingers.
    Aug 9, 2019 0
  • Jet / Eng fpisfun
    Horrible, full of Desi ( Indian) sweatshop workers (consultants), pay is peanuts as well.
    Aug 2, 2019 2
    • Verizon HelloMoon1
      How’s jet? What’s the interview process like?
      Aug 6, 2019
    • Verizon wfWb83
      This was the most accurate review of Verizon I’ve ever read. It really is full of Indians willing to work overtime and weekends and not get compensated for those hours. Pay is indeed peanuts, while the look at you wondering why you refuse to work unpaid overtime. It’s swarming with consultants, which shows how weak the company is. They got rid of 25K employees just to send their work to Verizon’s offshore team. I don’t know what you mean by stability.
      Aug 25, 2019
  • Verizon XtfV82
    Per your question, it's very stable
    Aug 2, 2019 1
    • Verizon XobO37
      Their have been lay-offs in almost every org the last 5 years. Sounds super stable.
      Aug 6, 2019
  • Verizon Digital Media Services CfRv28
    Change is constant - the antithesis of stability. Layoffs are regular. M&A is regular but so is lack of continued investments in the acquired orgs. Some good people like anywhere....some oppty like anywhere. Some brands have great recognition others have never been heard of. It’s very much a “your mileage may vary” place
    Aug 6, 2019 0
  • Verizon DriveDive
    I agree with most of these folks. Some departments can be very political and depending on your manager, the culture could be skewed. For the most part, the company is still a little old fashioned but the company seems to turn its fear into newer generation (VSP)... If your friend can do better I'd advice try harder, but it is still a decent place to develop his/hers career. I have a colleague moved to T-Mobile and he seems to enjoy there more than his 10 years of experience at Verizon.
    Aug 6, 2019 0
  • Verizon uBlY34
    I can only talk about jobs in IT sector.This is mostly filled with same segment of people so not so diverse.Not so professional.Stable I can say yes,but if you are looking for a professional work environment not so great. Also this is open seating so you won’t have comfort of having your own desk or cubicle which I miss a lot.I would agree with almost all the comments above.
    Aug 6, 2019 0
  • Verizon XobO37
    Like getting your teeth kicked in daily.
    Aug 6, 2019 0
  • Verizon HelloMoon1
    Find better.
    Aug 2, 2019 0
  • Verizon Dashiexp2c
    It’s pretty good the NJ and NYC offices are HUGGE bigger than Exxon Mobil’s campus in Spring, TX. Also, there’s a lot of different engineering roles a lot of my friends are in cyber security and others in raw engineering roles
    Aug 6, 2019 0


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