Thread regarding Verizon Communications Inc. layoffs

Nothing good to say

Was asked by a friend's son if he should apply for a job here. Both of them were shock by everything I had to say - not one positive word about Verizon and a firm push to stay as far away from here as he possibly can.

Which had me wondering, when's the last time any of us had something good or positive to say about this place?

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Been here 16. Still a fine place to work. Companywise, it's not quite as good as one of the other companies I worked for over the years and better than other companies. But the pay is very good for what you do. I can understand that IT folks are not happy here and probably could get paid more elsewhere. But we others have it pretty good, although the sacrifice has been career progression until recently with the VSP and layoffs which have opened up doors for some.

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Post ID: @103lYSGx-4psj

I took my VSP, no regrets. The leadership in Verizon now is shallow minded with a dreamy mind set. Not the type of attitude needed for success.

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Post ID: @103lYSGx-4xhm

That is why its best to say nothing, do your thing, play the game, ignore the bias, politics and pettiness. Just smile, get paid and win. Dreams die first but you still have to feed the family.

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Post ID: @103lYSGx-3sfm

Hello benefits. WATER YOUR GRASS. I can tell you that it isn’t “greener on the other side”. It’s way less pay and a quarter of the benefits.

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Post ID: @103lYSGx-3oax

Great googly moogly! There is much unhappiness it would seem my good pakau princes. Abey yaar! Though I do wonder what the sentiment will be when it is announced that we are moving to Bangalore. Nah - ghanta gammons. You complain when you should be happy and prayerful.

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Post ID: @103lYSGx-3mcz

It used to be a great place and a great living, but it has been transformed into an H1B and outsourced to the third-world, PC palace where we are sacrificing talent and technology leadership for pseudo social justice and diversity. It has been an amazing transformation down. Soon we will be back to reinventing Morse code. The only upside is that before long the spies will no longer have much worthwhile to repatriate.

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Post ID: @103lYSGx-2mko

I work with many on the wireline side that have close to or over 35 years . You can have your 15 and out. If I were you I would hate too.

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Post ID: @103lYSGx-2avq

I have been in IT for 15 years. Back then it was a great place to work. Work life balance, good leaders and interesting work. Then it all changed. This new crew came in. Horrible leadership, zero work life balance and poor culture. With the outsourcing lead by the same culprits it has got worse. And the new leaders are just yes people who want the Director and VP money. Now you have two type of people at the working level in IT, those left behind doing the work or two or three people and those who just do endless powerpoints for those same directors and VPs. If you like one of those two it’s a great place to be

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Post ID: @103lYSGx-1zbn

"verizon is one of the highest paid positions you can get for the work you'll end up doing"

Wrong bonehead. The work "I'll end up doing" is software engineering. Verizon is the lowest rung on the ladder for that.

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Post ID: @103lYSGx-1apn

Every place I interviewed at the interviewer told me they hated Verizon.

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Post ID: @103lYSGx-1yjn

guessing this is a troll or your friends are giving you misleading information

verizon is one of the highest paid positions you can get for the work you'll end up doing

get in if you can

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Post ID: @103lYSGx-1dcm

Oh man...not the "I've been hearing that for 35 years" guy again.

Dude you have been working here for 35 years? I'm so sorry about that. 15 years and retiring for me. What a waste of life.

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Post ID: @103lYSGx-rez

IT’S A TRAP!

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Post ID: @103lYSGx-rra

Wireline will be around for along tine,it may have alot less emplyees but it will still be here,you can use it as a stepping stone until you find something better..

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Post ID: @103lYSGx-fxz
  • pwg I have been hearing that for 35 years...……. I am still here on the wireline side and staying until 2023. Are you sure you meant to say "optimistic" ?
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Post ID: @103lYSGx-hsb

I tell them the wireline side is a dead end job. Lucky if it’s around another 5 years and that’s being optimistic.

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Post ID: @103lYSGx-pwg

Agreed. I tell everyone who asks stay away. There was a time it was very lucrative. We made good money over the years as it has become less and less unionized there has been an erosion of conditions. We will get out doing g rather well but I fear for those following us. I would never want my young adult children to work at such a place as this. To any ambitious young person particularly males stay far away for your own good.

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