Verisign Reviews

Updated August 22, 2014
Updated August 22, 2014
195 Reviews

3.6
195 Reviews
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Verisign Chairman, President, CEO D. James Bidzos
D. James Bidzos
54 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexibility of working hours which helps with work-life balance, compensation and very talented employees (in 19 reviews)

  • Some of the pros are good benefits, stability, co-workers, comparable salaries (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • The senior management is dominantly white males, although there are lots of minorities as the work bees (in 9 reviews)

  • Very Unstable management, they sold many of their business units recently (in 7 reviews)

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65 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

    Awesome

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Database Administrator  in  Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Database Administrator in Reston, VA

    I have been working at Verisign full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Awesome company to work for

    Cons

    None to name anything .

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent company, great leadership, great internship benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Intern in Reston, VA

    I worked at Verisign as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The location and perks were fantastic- right in Reston Town Center, very nice office building, tons of free food (for interns that's huge) and a nice gym. I was lucky and got along great with my team, but some of the other interns, not so much. Overall, most came back and worked full-time I think. Pay was very much well above average.

    Cons

    Often times I was extremely bored and my manager/team had nothing to do for me. Don't get me wrong, getting paid to online shop is great but in the end I didn't really advance much in my field.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA

    I have been working at Verisign full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Professional working environment and great HQ location at the Reston Town Center.

    Cons

    Usual amount of office politics.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Positive Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Information Technology  in  Dulles, VA
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Dulles, VA

    I worked at Verisign full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Average all around, no issues.

    Cons

    Average all around, no issues.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Sr. DBA

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Verisign full-time

    Pros

    Stock purchase plan, bonuses, restricted shares

    Cons

    Fragmented strategy and lack of focus

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good Company and Benefits

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager

    I have been working at Verisign full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexibility of working hours which helps with work-life balance, compensation and very talented employees

    Cons

    lots of politics, many reorgs

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Rewarding workplace, technically and financially

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

    I worked at Verisign full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    VeriSign is a fun and interesting place to work. As a development engineer, I had a good degree of autonomy. The compensation is good, including bonuses and a very good ESPP.

    Cons

    After splitting off the certificate and PKI business, our mission has become rather narrow. Also, we now are a D.C. - only company without the Silicon Valley connection we had.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reliance on the domain registry business is risky. Diversification is key at this point.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Analyst

    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst  in  Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Reston, VA

    I have been working at Verisign full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good Higher level management, defined career paths and opportunity to work with talented people who want to do the right thing.

    Cons

    lower level mis management but engaged higher level management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go Verisign!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good training

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Data Center Engineer  in  New Castle, DE
    Former Employee - Data Center Engineer in New Castle, DE

    I worked at Verisign full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Learning a new skill,can be very marketable with new skill

    Cons

    Younger manager don't want give older worker their due

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try new direction, stay the course

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    automation tester

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Verisign

    Pros

    Work with a proud team of industry leading experts. The passion of being the best is clearly evident in many teams day to day operations from marketing to engineering. Benefits are good but changes are underway so carefully assess market benchmarks before making any decision. The core business is strong and resilient.

    Cons

    Strategic growth needs clarity from management to align roles and responsibilities for all team members.

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