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Verio Reviews

Updated August 5, 2014
Updated August 5, 2014
57 Reviews

2.5
57 Reviews
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Verio President & CEO Hideyuki Yamasawa
Hideyuki Yamasawa
20 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good Benefits, 401K, Insurance, employee discounts, nice amount of vacation/sick time (in 6 reviews)

  • Some great people do/did work here and the local leadership tries to make improvements (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Poor Executive Management, no clear direction, Japanese-owned company with different business approach/management style from most US companies (in 4 reviews)

  • Upper management is incompetent (in 3 reviews)

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21 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

    Decent living

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

    Pros

    Plenty of freedom for creativity as long as the job is done.

    Cons

    Politics at the top end.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cross the department boundaries and work better together.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    It's okay for the timebeing

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

    Pros

    Freedom to make decisions if you are secure enough to handle the consequences. Begging for forgiveness is much better than asking for permission as you will likely never get permission.

    Cons

    Decision can take a very long time if you have to wait for the top management to get back to you. The company isn't growning and that's a concern.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let your managers manage.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Struggling to make its way

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Orem, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orem, UT

    Pros

    Good benefits
    They have paid out bonuses every year
    Good people to work with

    Cons

    Company rotates its CEO from NTT Communications every 3-5 years. Each one tries drive the company into a new direction.
    Promotions are practically non-existent
    Financial decisions are short sighted

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The CEO shuffle would be okay if there was a fixed direction that other members of the leadership team were taking the company. Being yes-men when the new CEO wants to go in a crazy new direction has resulted in negative company growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Tech II

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

    Pros

    Enjoyed working here. Overall I learned alot and had ample opportunity to grow within my position.

    Cons

    Upper management issues caused the focus of the company to be skewed.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Was fine.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Order Administrator  in  Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Order Administrator in Cleveland, OH

    Pros

    I enjoyed the company prior to Verio and found it just fine after. (Worked for a company that was purchased by Verio which in turn was purchased by NTT.)

    Cons

    As comes with acquisitions, there was a general chaos around where the good people would fit in the new business, and as one would expect, people in the larger cities were given much more weight than long timers in smaller cities. (Chicago/NYC vs. Detroit/Cleveland, etc.)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This review is recent, but the experiences are so old I wouldn't know much about what's going on now. Left in 2000 and kept tabs through 2005-ish

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Keep your mouth shut, collect your paycheck.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst  in  Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Boca Raton, FL

    Pros

    Good developers, decent benefits, great Florida location

    Cons

    Inexperienced management for a web hosting company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Read Steve Job's book.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good people, band management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator  in  Boca Raton, FL
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Boca Raton, FL

    Pros

    The people in the trenches are some of the best people in the world and years after working there they are still some of my best friends.

    Cons

    Shenanigans with pay scales. I've seen many people get what they thought was a promotion only to find it to be a lateral move with a minimal raise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop playing games with your peole. Either pay them and treat them right or you are going to loose great talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Verio: A Good Company That Could Be Better

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Communications-related  in  Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Communications-related in Boca Raton, FL

    Pros

    The pros to working at Verio consist of...

    - Competitive salaries
    - Pleasant, if rather mundane and cramped workspaces
    - Plenty of camaraderie among workmates
    - Many local eateries and services

    Cons

    Among the downsides to working at Verio are...

    - The workspaces are generic corporate "cubes" and small offices.
    - The company always seems to be one step behind regarding web hosting technology
    - The management structure is inflexible
    - Corporate downsizing always seems to be a worry among employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice to Verio's management...

    - Nix the stuffy corporate image. Fashion an image that's more in line with the "out of the box" thinking and creativity of today's youth. Verio seems to be stuck in a 1990's marketing persona.
    - Try to do better to remove the wall between management and employees. The managerial mindset often makes subordinates feel like inferiors and not fellow Verio employees.
    - Don't rely so much on ViaVerio. Reel in the partner program, concentrate on the core business and develop it and it's products imaginatively.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    its a good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales  in  Boca Raton, FL
    Current Employee - Inside Sales in Boca Raton, FL

    Pros

    they Pay well for the area

    Cons

    Clueless on how support affects sales

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get your heads out of the sand

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    adequate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inside Sales  in  Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Boca Raton, FL

    Pros

    The people there were decent, but under a lot of pressure to perform.

    Cons

    high pressure to work extra hours, management not responsive to employee life/work balance needs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to complaints, people work so they can take care of their families.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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