Best Places to Work in IT 2014 Employer Profile

No. 30, Large

Verizon Wireless

Basking Ridge, N.J. [Mid Atlantic]

Why you want to work there

Top 10 rankings: No. 8 for training
This telecommunications company headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., prides itself on providing a work atmosphere that supports productivity and teamwork. Through the Top Dog program, an IT leader is responsible for improving the quality of office life at each major IT hub location by recognizing employee achievements, enhancing the work environment and promoting staff engagement. Any IT worker can make an impact by contributing or reviewing business and technology ideas via the company's Powerful Answers tool; hundreds of employee-generated ideas are currently being implemented.

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 72,197

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 3,698

IT employee turnover in 2013: 4%

IT promotions in 2013: 8%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2013: 12

Training budget per IT employee in 2013: $815