I left verizon because after 31 years of professional service because they put a collar around my neck. Electronic monitoring and metadata are their management tools. Both methods view you through a veil of assumptions. They assume I was a cheat, a liar, and lazy. The appraisal system has unattainable goals and they use archaic language in our contract to hold you down. After 31 years of success and a leader in quality and productivity I was deemed unsatisfactory and told I could not change job descriptions or locations until I was "satisfactory". My immediate manager was discouraged to give passing appraisals so that upper management could squeeze me do to more for them in hope of pleasing them. He left for another career and I left to regain my self respect. They have hired lawyers and psychological operation advisers to crush our spirits. Abusive, demeaning, micromanaging methods. Hey verizon, try a carrot and put away your stick. Your landline employees absolutely hate your guts and are cowed into submission. You encourage infighting and back stabbing and we participated because it is all you left us to use to 'suceed'. If you are a close eyed, small minded robotron you will find a home in verizon.
The work environment is great. Sales incentives are second to none. Clean and professional. The culture is toxic. If you work in a sales environment you are expected to lie, cheat and steal. Promotional opportunities were good back in the day but now friends are hiring friends like crazy so if you want to be promoted make lots of friends. You basically do the work of 5 people and you wonder daily if you will be fired because of the corners you were forced to cut just to make things happen. You have a workload that is humanly not possible and no work life balance
Benefits are great. Health, 401K, Flex spending, 100% tuition assistance, phone discounts, consultant pension.
No pension for management
Treat employers with dignity and respect. Do something about the absence issues so the ones that come to work wont be so stressed
How long does it take to get hired from start to finish at Verizon? What are the steps along the way?
Initially it was maybe a month total from start to finish of getting called and being hired on.
The worst! Never let out early. Forced to work New Years Eve, New Years Day, Easter. Christmas, Fathers Day, Mother’s Day and weekends. Shift work.