Verifone Reviews

Updated August 4, 2015
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Verifone Chief Executive Officer Paul Galant
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Pros
  • Can work from home depending on your department and job (in 6 reviews)

  • There are good people here if you look (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Career growth options are very less or Nill (in 7 reviews)

  • Multiple employee surveys have highlighted work life balance as an issue, promises to fix the issue go unanswered, instead they lay people off (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    A rough ride

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Verifone full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A company with great opportunity. One of the largest players in the payment space. Global company. Reasonable compensation and benefits. Interesting work.

    Cons

    Not an employee-friendly culture. High stress environment. Reactive management. Political environment that leans towards blamecasting and scapegoating. Perhaps okay for some people who like that sort of thing, but just not for me.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees. Work to create a better culture that rewards the right behavior and motivates people to do the right thing. If you do, the payoff will be huge!


  2. Helpful (7)

    Not a place for career growth

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Verifone full-time

    Pros

    The best part about working at VeriFone is the people. Individuals are nice for the most part.

    Cons

    The overall setup of the company is very old school. 40+ year old men and women that have a 1990's approach to everything... On top of that old school vision, the salary's are very low, not competitive at all. If that is not bad enough the health care and benefits are pretty poor. Last but not least, there is no light at the end of the tunnel, there no indication that this is someplace where your career will grow.

    Advice to Management

    Offer competitive salaries if you expect to attract and/or keep top talent. Provide a real benefits package. You can start by adding sick hours (which are separate from PTO) into the mix. Embrace the younger employee's that are educated and are in tune with the current/future technologies. Lastly, follow the lead of the other large corporations looking to catch up, create a start-up within Verifone that can embrace and build something great with the current tech trends that will be tomorrows tech standards (Way2Ride, mobile payments etc).


  3. Helpful (1)

    Inside Sales: Excessively High Quota Requirements, High Stress, Little to no concern for Customers or Employees.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Savannah, GA
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Savannah, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Verifone full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Comparable benefits. Company Shutdown, Mandatory Week Vacation twice per year.

    Cons

    Low Commission, Monitored Calls / Micro Management, Little to no regards for Customer concerns & issues; low regard for employees.

    Advice to Management

    Improve on communications across the board; update documentation & web site to accurate information. Show concern for products and customer satisfaction. Less Voice Mail, more answering calls.


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  5. Helpful (8)

    Stressful Work Environment / Oppressive Management

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Clearwater, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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.


  6. Helpful (6)

    Full of Political Bureaucracy

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


  7. Helpful (4)

    Not customer focused

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Verifone full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Limited work life balance for employees

    Cons

    Not interested in project management best practices


  8. Helpful (5)

    New CEO, same old stuff

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Verifone full-time (More than a 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 Management

    Good luck


  9. Helpful (11)

    Constant Layoffs and Firings

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Alpharetta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  10. Helpful (8)

    Senior Management is out of touch

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


  11. Helpful (4)

    Don't work here

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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



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