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A day job, not so much a career--and keep your resume updated!

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rocklin, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rocklin, CA

I worked at Verifone

Pros

Verifone is a large, far-flung company with a diverse and talented workforce. The people you work with will generally be competent and professional; benefits are generous, though benefits have generally declined over the past few years.

If you have a deep, narrow talent, you can expect a salary premium. If you enjoy working in a tactical environment, with short horizons, this is the place for you, especially if there is an exact fit.

Cons

Opportunities for a true career are limited to a very few now that VeriFone has perfected the are of the layoff. There is little recognition of individual achievement unless you are working on projects important to management. Don't expect long hours and loyal contributions to the bottom line to be job security insurance.

Many people working at VeriFone think management tends to have blinders on when it comes to keeping the basics running, and rely on firefighting for the worst of the problems as they crop up. To some in upper management, this appears to be considered a valid cost savings strategy.

Upper management is generally insensitive to the average employee except where it is a) a pet project of upper management or b)a cost reduction exercise.

Do not expect meaningful or timely communication about things critical to your success or survival at VeriFone, e.g., reorganizations, changes in budgets, project priorities. Do not expect org charts; org charts only emphasize the churn and transition that has defined the company in recent years. Recognize that when project and priorities shift, people are shed. Don't expect meaningful participation in strategic planning, as virtually all strategy is top-down. Accept that reviews will generally be lip-service exercises.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Unlock the natural talent in your employees by treating them with more respect and enlisting them to take this otherwise great company to new heights. Treating employees like cogs or dayjobbers is a short-term strategy, and causes them not to take the necessary risks that make a company truly successful. You're playing a defensive game when the true rewards are going to come from a full-on team effort.

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  1. Nice work culture, average pay, no swipe in swipe out.

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at Verifone full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice work culture, lot to learn in payment domain, flexible time, salary breakup doesn't have variable pay. Above salary company pays for daily commute, special day allowance, no need to pay extra premium for dependents medical insurance. Two shutdowns for a week in a year. Good to start carrier.

    Cons

    Hr department is worst. After certain time period, learning curve doesn't grow. Job won't be stable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hr department is worst. No maturity level, don't want to work.

    All verifoner's need to start taking further steps for quality, innovation, best practices. They need training from experts to deliver quality in time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Software engineer work

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer Specialist in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Specialist in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Good work
    Good perks
    good amount of leaves

    Cons

    timings of work are a bit messed up as most of the work is done in coordination with people sitting across timezones

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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