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Updated Jun 7, 2014

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2.7 54 reviews

15% Approve of the CEO

Verio President & CEO Hideyuki Yamasawa

Hideyuki Yamasawa

(20 ratings)

36% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Struggling to make its way

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Orem, UT

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

    ConsCompany 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 Senior ManagementThe 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Tech II

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Was fine.

    Order Administrator (Former Employee) Cleveland, OH

    ProsI 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.)

    ConsAs 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 Senior ManagementThis 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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Keep your mouth shut, collect your paycheck.

    Business Analyst (Former Employee) Boca Raton, FL

    ProsGood developers, decent benefits, great Florida location

    ConsInexperienced management for a web hosting company

    Advice to Senior ManagementRead Steve Job's book.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good people, band management

    Systems Administrator (Current Employee) Boca Raton, FL

    ProsThe 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.

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    • Disapproves of CEO

     

    Verio: A Good Company That Could Be Better

    Communications-related (Former Employee) Boca Raton, FL

    ProsThe 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

    ConsAmong 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 Senior ManagementAdvice 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    its a good place to work

    Inside Sales (Current Employee) Boca Raton, FL

    Prosthey Pay well for the area

    ConsClueless on how support affects sales

    Advice to Senior Managementget your heads out of the sand

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    adequate

    Inside Sales (Former Employee) Boca Raton, FL

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

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

    Advice to Senior Managementlisten to complaints, people work so they can take care of their families.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Wonderful place to learn new skills

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWork autonomously while learning new skills and meeting great people. Love the relaxed atmosphere. Every one is very approachable and nice.

    ConsSlow to make decisions. Puts many projects on hold. Hurry up and wait is a good way to describe the pace of work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Not a bad place to work

    Software Development Engineer (Current Employee) Boca Raton, FL

    ProsGood friendly people. Flexible work schedule.

    ConsManagement changes and changes direction regularly

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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