How to get a job at

Verizon

Verizon is currently one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world and has offices in a number of different countries.

What

Verizon

Looks For

Verizon cares a lot about employee diversity, believing that differences are a strength. Verizon also looks for employees that will contribute positively to the inclusive workplace environment they have built over the years. Applicants should place an emphasis on how they work with people who are different from them and what makes them unique compared to other potential employees.

History of

Verizon

Verizon is an American telecommunications company created in 2000 through a merger of GTE Corporation and Bell Atlantic Corporation. It offers a variety of wireless products and services. It is currently the second largest provider of wireless telecommunications in the US, only trailing AT&T. Verizon is currently ranked 20th on the Fortune 500, dropping one spot over the past year. Verizon has placed an emphasis on building the best 5G network over diversifying their current portfolio through stepping into the entertainment industry which Comcast and AT&T has done. This seems to have worked in their favor with profits surging by 24% over the past year.

Quick Facts

Entry-level careers:
Finance
Human Resources / People / Talent
Supply Chain / Logistics
Legal / Public Policy
Customer Support / Success
Security / Trust / Safety
IT/IS
Engineering
Marketing
Project Management
Sales / Account Management
Data / Analytics
Consulting / Professional Services
PR / Corporate Communications
industries
Tech
office locations
Greater New York
Greater Charlotte
Greater Los Angeles
Greater Tampa
Greater OKC
Greater Phoenix
2019 Revenue:
$131.8B

Verizon

Internship Programs

Verizon Internship Program

Verizon offers a variety of internships and co-ops for college students. With both technical and business positions available, interns are placed in the firm’s engineering, telecommunications, operations research, IT, marketing, sales, finance, accounting and HR departments. Throughout the program, Verizon interns learn about the company’s various sectors, have access to online courses, and serve on the intern advisory board. Internships are offered year-round, but the summer program provides the most structure. Some summer interns also stay on as interns in the fall. Programs range from 10 weeks to 6 months.

Internship Info

Number of interns (2019):
Preferred education level:
All years
Perks:
  • Access to online educational courses
  • Intern advisory board

Verizon

Interview Process

The process depends on the internship that the individual is applying for but they all start with a recruiter reaching out to communicate the next steps.

1. Initial Phone Screening

Frequently, there is an initial brief conversation with a recruiter to go over the candidate's background and interests.

2. Interview(s)

If moved to the next round, the next step is a second and possible third interview with managers of the job type the applicant is applying for. There is also a possibility of tests that the applicant will have to pass in order to demonstrate an aptitude for the work they would do as an intern.

How to Prepare

Use your network

Reach out to your alumni network and see if they can offer you insight into Verizon. and the interview process

Do your research

Do research on Verizon, such as their culture, current projects, company goals, etc.

Practice makes perfect

The positions are very competitive to get, so doing your research and preparing for behavioral-type questions is imperative.

Common Interview Questions at

Verizon

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  • Why Verizon?  
  • Tell us about your past experience ?  
  • Describe a time you went over and beyond your work?  
  • Why would you be a good fit for verizon?  
  • When have you had to solve a problem with a group.  
  • What are your short/long term professional goals?  
  • Describe a project you worked on and why it was successful.  
  • What was a technical challenge you faced, and how did you overcome it?
  • How did you deal with confrontation in a team setting?  
  • Tell me about a time when you were in a leadership position?  
  • How would you handle a conflict between you and a co-worker?  
  • Why did you choose your major?  
  • What is innovation to you?  
  • What qualities do you have that you think will lead you to success in this position?  
  • What do you see yourself doing in 10 years?
  • Name a time you had to make an unpopular decision  
  • What role did you have in a group project?  
  • Tell us about a time you had a plan and it did not go as expected. What did you do?
  • Talk about a time you took on more work than you could handle.  
  • Tell me about a time you were in a group project with somebody who was outspoken or failed to contribute, and how you dealt with it.