Verizon Wireless Recognized as Best Place to Work in Information Technology

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., June 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For the tenth consecutive year, Verizon Wireless is being recognized as one of the top workplaces for information technology (IT) professionals.  This year, Verizon Wireless places sixth on IDG's Computerworld "2012 Best Places to Work in IT" list and is once again the highest ranked wireless provider.

The "Best Places to Work in IT" list is an annual ranking by Computerworld of the top 100 work environments for technology professionals.  In addition to a comprehensive questionnaire regarding company offerings in categories such as benefits, diversity, career development, training and retention, the rankings are also based on extensive surveys of IT workers.

"We strive to improve our customer experience each and every day through the creation of leading information technology solutions and resources driven by an environment that fosters innovation through teamwork," said Shankar Arumugavelu, chief information officer of Verizon Wireless.  "Being recognized as one of the best workplaces in IT every year for the past decade is a remarkable accomplishment that speaks to the dedication and drive of our team."

At every step in the customer experience, Verizon Wireless dedicates IT resources to discover and develop new and innovative ways to improve the customer experience, while driving change that moves the business and its culture forward.

'The organizations on this year's "Best Places to Work" in IT list consistently seek out and hire the most talented IT people, offer them competitive pay and provide great benefits,' said Scot Finnie, editor in chief of Computerworld.  "Many of these organizations have spent years building top-notch IT workplaces, and we applaud the amazing work they've done to sustain dynamic environments where IT professionals can work with the latest technologies and play a key role in business-critical projects."

At the beginning of 2012, Verizon Wireless reported a total workforce of more than 80,000 employees nationwide.  In addition to its industry-leading 4G LTE network and customer loyalty, Verizon Wireless consistently ranks as one of the best places to work and a leader in IT, having most recently received the 2012 CIO 100 award for the creation of a streamlined Iconic Sales Portal. 

For more information about Verizon Wireless, visit www.verizonwireless.com.  For more information on the "2012 Best Places to Work in IT" results, visit www.computerworld.com.

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless operates the nation's largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 93.0 million retail customers, including 88.0 million retail postpaid customers.  Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 80,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD).  For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

SOURCE Verizon Wireless

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