Verisign Interview Questions & Reviews in Mountain View, CA
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Marketing Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Verisign.
Interview Details – Great, short and to the point.
Interview Question – Why do you want to leave your current position View Answer
Project Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Verisign in October 2009.
Interview Details – Phone interview one time and on site interview two times with future coworkers.
Interview Question – None that I recall as most of the questions are manageable. View Answer
Human Resources Consultant Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Verisign in April 2008.
Interview Details – I applied online and then had a phone screen with a recruiter. From there I was invited onsite for an interview with: 1) The hiring manager, 2) The team I would be directly working with, 3) Another colleague in the department. The interviews were about an hour with the hiring manager and team and about 30 minutes with the colleague. I found people to be very forthright about the opportunity and the environment. From there I received an offer within a few days of completing the interivew. The background check process took about a week and a half and it is VERY in depth.
Interview Question – How would use your background to help launch the new project we just discussed? View Answer
Negotiation Details – I was able to negotiate for a ihgher salary but not much. In general, their salaries are quite competitive and even on the high end for the industry.
Systems Developer Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Verisign in March 2009.
Interview Details – Phone call with recruiter; phone screen with hiring manager; second round interviews with business stakeholders; final interview with Dept Head
Interview Question – experience; Ability to deal with difficult people; Answer Question
Negotiation Details – None ..all their jobs are tightly pegged to Comp ranges
Engineer II Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Verisign in April 2008.
Interview Details – I posted my resume on VeriSign's online career center and got a phone interview with HR and then an interview with the lead of the group that I intended join. Then they flied to CA for an onsite interview. There were four people interviewed me, all of whom were quite nice to me. I believe this is because 1. I answered all the tech questions right and the chemistry were right between them and I.
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- What is PKI. Explain the concept as detailed as possible. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – It is pretty fixed. VeriSign is quite tough on the salary.
Marketing Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Verisign in October 2009.
Interview Details – Phone interview and initial interaction went well. However, the scheduling process was chaotic. They rescheduled 3 times on their end due busy schedules, pushing the interview out almost 3 weeks from initial contact. The day before the interview, I confirmed the interview was still set and that I was to meet 1:1 with two senior individuals. Showed up early, nice lobby and work environment. However, was kept waiting more than 15 mins over my interview time, which was frustrating. The Interviewer showed up with apologies, but seemed distracted and rushed during the interview, hadn't reviewed my materials in advance, asked questions from a script, and rushed out the door as to not keep the next interviewer waiting. Instead, I was kept waiting, and waiting. The 2nd person never showed up. Instead, the recruiter showed up with apologies and said that she'd follow up by the end of the week. That didn't happen, despite my repeated follow-up attempts. I was finally emailed more than a week later that "they were pursuing other candidates" without any constructive or honest feedback. Net: They aren't organized, considerate or professional in the process. Clearly, a "red flag" for any potential employee. If they can't treat you well and honestly in the interview process, you can expect more of the same as an employee. Employers think they can get away with this behavior, but the Valley is small and the economy will turn around. Look for companies who live their values and treat employees and prospective employees with professional respect.