VeriFone Reviews

Updated October 10, 2014
Updated October 10, 2014
116 Reviews
2.5
116 Reviews
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VeriFone Chief Executive Officer Paul Galant
Paul Galant
25 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Can work from home depending on your department and job (in 6 reviews)

  • Good people at the lower levels - I would definitely work with them again (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • No career growth, management clueless of the tech stack and cannot make decisions (in 7 reviews)

  • Work-Life balance: Depends on Manager, Project, team-mates (in 4 reviews)

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    Stressful Work Environment / Oppressive Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Clearwater, FL

    I worked at VeriFone full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are good people here if you look.

    The benefits are fine, but you have to be middle to upper level to real bonuses like stock options.

    Cons

    There are unsympathetic, overbearing, oppressive people here whether you look or not.

    Upper management is out of touch with front line employees.

    Departments have insufficient man power. Verifone has traditionally ran their departments very thin so there are often times when everyone is overwhelmed with more work than they have the manpower for.

    Communications between departments is generally poor. It is not uncommon for one department to make demands against other departments instead of working with them.

    Verifone is aware that their employee morale is low, but they do not take steps to try and bring them together.

    There is very little career advancement except for minor advancement within the same department.

    Salaries are at the low end for the industry.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Full of Political Bureaucracy

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at VeriFone

    Pros

    lot of potential in the organization to lead the industry,

    Cons

    Worst Management structure. Many people been there for more than 25+ years and will not let you make any changes in organization. part of the reason why the organization internal structure and process is out dated and chaotic. Management can't face the ugly truth.....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please bring in some fresh blood and fresh idea to the top - to - Mid level management. and focus on employee career growth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not customer focused

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at VeriFone full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Limited work life balance for employees

    Cons

    Not interested in project management best practices

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    New CEO, same old stuff

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at VeriFone full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    If you look really, really carefully there are good people within the organization. Good pay, good benefits.

    Cons

    It's a dinosaur of a company that doesn't know who it is. The people inside are more concerned with backbiting each other than looking outside at what is happening around them. Rightfully so, there is no trust within the organization. And each time they switch directions -- which happens about once a quarter -- they loose the good, right people and the old, crappy management remains.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good luck

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 7 people found this helpful  

    Constant Layoffs and Firings

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Alpharetta, GA

    I have been working at VeriFone full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay is good and fellow employees are nice.

    Cons

    Every day you have to worry about being fired at this company. In my four years I've seen more people fired than people who quit on their own. The company is struggling and the senior management is filling their pockets. When things don't go well the worker bees pay the price with the annual "restructuring." The pay is good, but the risk are too high. The stress isn't worth the return.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house from the top down to the director level. Cut the tenured and start to appreciate the forgotten who do all the work for you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 7 people found this helpful  

    Senior Management is out of touch

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I worked at VeriFone full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The product is good.
    Middle managers are helpful.

    Cons

    Senior managers are ridiculous. They are running the company and feeding their own ego and pocketbooks. They do not listen to anyone and make decisions on their own. Don't care about employee moral. Senior managers are all new and their are hiring their friends who don't know the business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Perhaps talk to employees and actually listen to their opinions. When you fire someone - you need a reason. You should live near your job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Don't work here

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at VeriFone full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Can work from home depending on your department and job

    Cons

    No career growth, management clueless of the tech stack and cannot make decisions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Revamp IT management and get some people who can make decisions. Promote internally

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not ideal right now

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I worked at VeriFone full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Location was great for my commute

    Cons

    None of the common silicon valley amenities. Management is totally detached from the front line workers who keep the place going.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    wake up and enter the 21st century

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Warning to work here

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I worked at VeriFone as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    You will have less work

    Cons

    There is too much politics here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get good management team

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    very political and exodus of staff happening.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at VeriFone full-time

    Pros

    good options movement in the past.

    Cons

    a lot...No ESPP, no rank and file bonus

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    provide more benefits and less politics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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