Senior Consultant, Operations (Former Employee) – Irvine, CA – March 29, 2016
Verizon has grown from its not-so-humble beginnings as a conglomeration of landline, European and start-up telecommunications companies to the U.S. mega company it is today. In the earlier years, there was much room for advancement and innovation and hard work got you moved in and up. Now, it's mostly red tape and politics, as expected from a company in the Fortune 500 Top 20. There is a saying, "Our best is good enough for today, but tomorrow we'll do better." That basically meant 12 hour days, weekends, holidays, nights...leaders are "on" 24/7. There is no "down time." The titles were inflated and the pay excellent, but beware the yearly "re-org" purges and giant career sucking sound coming from New Jersey. I do believe senior leaders have a sound, long-term vision for success and the people are earnest.
Pay, benefits, 401(k) matching, on-site gyms, tuition reimbursement, discounts
work-life balance, slow technology adoption, management layers, "red tape"