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Guide to Working at Verizon 

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When choosing a wireless phone carrier as a consumer, you’ve probably considered Verizon. As one of the biggest communication technology companies in the world, Verizon provides voice, video, and data services to millions of customers every day in over 150 different countries. 

But what about working at Verizon? Careers at Verizon span multiple fields and industries, with opportunities across several teams. Learn about salaries, benefits, internships, and more.

What Is Verizon? 

Threads of Verizon’s history date back to the 1800s, with the beginnings of the Bell Telephone Company in 1877. More than 100 years later, in April 2000, Bell Atlantic Corp. and Vodafone AirTouch Plc joined forces to create Verizon Wireless. Two months after, Bell Atlantic merged with GTE Corp to form Verizon Communications — a leading technology and communication services provider.

Verizon has grown astronomically since then, generating $136.8 billion in revenue in 2022. With corporate headquarters in New York and operations headquarters in New Jersey, Verizon’s offices span the globe with nearly 1,500 retail locations and serving more than 150 countries. 

Hans Vestburg took over as CEO in 2018, and under his leadership, Verizon reached new technological heights when it launched 5G Ultra Wideband. The company serves 99% of Fortune 500 companies and ranks number 23 on Fortune’s list.

Verizon Careers and Salaries

If you’re looking for a workplace where you can grow while driving meaningful change, Verizon may be the right fit. With over 130,000 worldwide employees, Verizon splits its jobs into eight broad career fields

  • Corporate
  • Customer Support
  • Cybersecurity
  • Field Operations & Technicians 
  • Marketing
  • Retail
  • Sales 
  • Technology

Two teams with multiple U.S. job openings are technology and finance.

Verizon Technology Jobs 

Want to leave your mark on the world? Verizon’s technology team works to continually improve the company’s networks and products. Some of the current emerging technologies this team interacts with are robotics, augmented and virtual reality, Intelligent Edge Networks, and 5G.

Verizon’s technology team encompasses four divisions: 

  • Product Development
  • Network Planning, Engineering, & Operations
  • IT
  • Analytics 

These are the average annual salaries reported to Glassdoor for common tech jobs across all experience levels:

  • Solutions specialist: $71,000
  • Solutions manager: $119,400
  • Network engineer: $121,100
  • Software engineer: $139,300
  • Senior software engineer: $171,600
  • Software developer: $118,700
  • Data engineer: $143,000
  • Product manager: $162,900

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Verizon Finance Jobs 

As a part of corporate, Verizon’s finance team utilizes financial expertise in four main divisions to inform major business decisions: 

  • Accounting and Financial Operations
  • Financial Planning and Analysis 
  • Audit
  • Tax

According to Glassdoor, these are the average salaries for some of Verizon’s financial positions:

  • Financial analyst: $94,600
  • Senior financial analyst: $130,900
  • Billing analyst: $68,900
  • Accountant: $93,100
  • Senior accountant: $120,600
  • Accounting analyst: $81,700
  • Finance manager: $190,200

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Student and New Graduate Opportunities at Verizon

Verizon offers a variety of student opportunities through the Verizon Campus Program, including summer internships, co-op programs, and leadership programs (with a few limited opportunities during the traditional school year). 

Verizon’s paid internships and co-ops allow students to work on high-impact projects from the get-go and participate in engagement and networking opportunities. Typically, Verizon internships last ten weeks, from early June to mid-August, while Verizon co-ops cap out at six months. Opportunities in the campus program are available across all departments to undergraduate, MBA, and pre-law students. 

For students who are graduating soon and looking for an entry-level position after graduation, Verizon visits college campuses to recruit top talent. You can apply online or attend a campus event — if Verizon doesn’t recruit at your campus, join talent networks to keep up to date with its careers-focused social media channels for the latest openings. The full-time entry-level jobs that are part of the campus program generally require current enrollment in a related degree program and upcoming graduation.

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Verizon Benefits and Perks

Verizon offers traditional employee benefits, including medical, dental, and vision insurance, competitive pay, and 401(k) plans with a 6% matching program. In 2019, the company invested $2.6 billion in employee health care benefits. 

The company also goes beyond traditional benefits to provide some unique perks:

  • Paid parental leave: Eligible employees can qualify for up to eight weeks of paid parental leave at base pay. By combining short-term disability and parental leave, employees may be eligible for up to 16 weeks of paid maternity leave. 
  • Tuition assistance: Verizon invests in its employees’ education with up to $8,000 in tuition assistance.
  • Day one: Verizon believes your benefits should start on day one of your employment. You’ll have access to your insurance, 401(k), and more on your first day. 
  • Be Well, Work Well programs: These programs ensure you are staying healthy with free flu shots, personal training or group training sessions, one-on-one sessions with a health coach, onsite mammography screenings, and more. 
  • Stock Together: This equity award program lets employees share in Verizon’s success.

On Indeed and Glassdoor, employees rate Verizon’s overall benefits on average 4.2 out of 5 stars and 4.5 out of 5 stars, respectively. Some of the most positively reviewed benefits include childcare, health and wellness, reimbursements, insurance, and flexibility at work. 

Employee reviews on Comparably are favorable for benefits and perks, with a 79 out of 100 rating, an A- score.

Verizon Culture 

Verizon’s work culture is centered around creating meaningful change and positive impact while upholding its responsibility to its people and surrounding communities. Wanting to “be part of the network of people who move the world forward,” Verizon invests in employing the best people from diverse backgrounds and perspectives. 

The commitment to diversity is evident in the company’s actions and initiatives. For instance, Verizon’s team is 59.7% women or people of color, and over 60% of its board members are women or racially or ethnically diverse.

The technology leader also consistently wins awards for women’s equality. In 2021, AnitaB.org named Verizon one of the Top Companies for Women Technologists. And, for the 13th consecutive year, Verizon was named on Working Mother magazine’s list of 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers. 

Here are some more of Verizon’s impressive diversity, inclusion, and equity achievements:

  • Ensures 100% pay equity for men and women
  • Ranked #1 military-friendly company in 2018, 2019, and 2020 (#3 in 2021)
  • Scored 100% on the Disability Equality Index (DEI) 
  • Spent over $50 billion with diverse suppliers in the past decade

Employee Culture Reviews

How do employees perceive the company culture at Verizon? According to Comparably, the overall culture rating at Verizon is 3.8 out of 5 stars (a B-). Employees rate perks, benefits, and compensation as the top cultural metrics. On the other hand, outlook and meetings are the lowest-rated culture metrics.

On the day-to-day, 82% of Verizon employees look forward to interacting with their coworkers, while 67% call their work environment positive. Although employees report a comfortably fast workplace, only 55% of employees are happy with their work-life balance

When analyzing more than 14,200 employee reviews, MIT’s Culture500 concluded that innovation is the most positively discussed cultural value at Verizon. Conversely, agility is the most negatively discussed value in employee reviews. 

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Verizon’s Values and Initiatives 

Verizon gives back to its communities through its corporate social responsibility initiatives. In 2021, Fast Company ranked Verizon #6 for innovative corporate responsibility. Here are some of Verizon’s current initiatives:

  • Digital inclusion: Working to close the digital divide, Verizon offers students and businesses the opportunity to access more digital resources and training. By 2030, the company aims to provide 10 million youth with digital skills training and one million small businesses with resources. 
  • Sustainability: Working toward a sustainable future, by 2025, Verizon commits to backing 50% of its total annual electricity consumption by renewable energy. Then, by 2035, the company has a goal of net zero carbon emissions in its operations.
  • Human prosperity: With values of volunteerism and inclusivity at the forefront, Verizon supports surrounding communities through its Verizon Skill Forward program, aiming to train more than 500k individuals for jobs of the future by 2030. In addition, more than 90k Verizon employees have volunteered for over 1.3 million hours — and are well on their way to dedicating 2.5 million volunteer hours by 2025.

Verizon vs. T-Mobile  

Are you curious how working at Verizon measures up to its competitors, like T-Mobile? T-Mobile is the second-largest wireless carrier in the United States. According to Glassdoor reviews, here’s how working at T-Mobile compares to working at Verizon:

OverallCulture & ValuesDiversity & InclusionWork-Life BalanceCompensation & BenefitsRecommend to a FriendPositive Business Outlook
Verizon3.8 / 53.7 / 54.1 / 53.5 / 54.1 / 573%60%
T-Mobile3.8 / 53.8 / 54.2 / 53.5 / 54.0 / 571%63%

T-Mobile scores higher on Comparably than Verizon in categories such as CEO rating, perks and benefits, compensation, team culture, and environment. 

How Does the Verizon Hiring Process Work?

Verizon breaks down the basic steps of the hiring process into three stages: explore, apply your talent, and after the interview.


In the explore phase, Verizon recommends finding your career path, joining one of its talent networks, and keeping up with the latest company news. Then, apply to the position that best suits your skills and watch for updates on the Verizon Careers Dashboard. 

Glassdoor reports 62% of Verizon interviewees applied online, 17% landed interviews through recruiters, and 8% of interviews came from employee referrals. Verizon visits college campuses regularly, so keep an eye out for recruiters at your school.

Apply Your Talent

Next up are interviews and assessments (if your role requires them). According to Glassdoor, interviewees rated the average difficulty of their interviews as 2.9 out of 5. As for the overall experience, 64% of interviewees had a positive and 15% had a negative experience. 

Verizon interviews are different depending on your role. You may encounter phone, video, pre-recorded video, and/or in-person interviews. Verizon recruiters provide top tips for preparing for your interview, such as dressing appropriately for the interview and testing your technology ahead of time.

You should also brush up on common interview questions and come up with specific examples of how you’ve used your skills in past work, volunteer, and life experiences.

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After the Interview 

Once your interview is over, you can track hiring updates on the Verizon dashboard. If selected, you’ll hear directly from your recruiter. Your recruiter will inform you of the next steps regarding your pre-employment checklist, start date, and onboarding. 


  • Verizon is one of the most popular communication technology companies, offering data, voice, and video services worldwide. 
  • Careers at Verizon vary from retail positions and field operations to corporate jobs.
  • Verizon offers students internships and co-op experiences that can lead to full-time positions.
  • Unique Verizon benefits include day-one benefits, tuition assistance, and Be Well, Work Well health programs. 
  • Verizon interviews are above average in difficulty, and 64% of interviewees had a positive experience. 

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Erica started as a Content Writer Intern with Forage in January 2021; previously, she interned with The Borgen Project and wrote for HerCampus.

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