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Account Executive IV

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Former Employee - Account Executive in Dallas, TX
Former Employee - Account Executive in Dallas, TX

I worked at Verio full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Coworkers were very personable, there was good camaraderie among them. Verio used to be quite a leader in the web hosting industry, had some of the best government and corporate high power companies for clients, and manage huge hosting facilities connected to MAE west; not sure the connectivity on east coast. Not sure of their lead at this time.

Cons

Top out of country management gave orders that were not reasonable: hire 20 people this month, cut 10 next month, etc. Middle and low managers would come and go - every 4 months we got new management and there was a lot of turmoil around it.

Sales managers had this idea that clients should be contacted every 3 months, or the rep would lose them. This caused for a lot of scramble and unfair fighting. Why spend a lot of time with a client, only to have them call back for upgrades and get assigned to a new rep who had not made the investment?

There was also too much emphasis on making 60-100 calls a day, which did not lend to quality time with clients, nor to follow up with clients, nor getting any paperwork done. Both strategies were not well managed. Also, when we got a deal, there was very little hoopla and praise. Perhaps its better now in CO.

Corporate layoffs (I experienced 3) were often, and usually cut salaries. For example, layoff someone making $60k, and rehire someone else at $35k a few months later.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Look for qualities of character when hiring, not just brag sheet. Consider promoting from within more; they are generally your best people anyhow, not outsiders that do not know the company yet. When I was there, promotion within only happened roughly 20% of the time. A lot of good talent was lost and went away because of that.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1.  

    It was fun while it lasted.

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    Former Employee - Customer Service in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Verio full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    From 1998-2002 it was great. Stock Option checks. Dot com boom. Was a growing company and promotions were handed out like stock options. It was a lot of fun.

    Cons

    Getting laid off in 2002.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management is all different now.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Fail up

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boca Raton, FL

    I worked at Verio full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    There is a steady paycheck and decent benefits for someone just starting out, IF you can be a full time employee. Overall, it's a clean place to work, with a decent starting salary if you don't want to be in retail tech or sales.

    Cons

    Nepotism, idiocy and failure are all qualifications for management. Frequently, the people who know the least, succeed the most.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to listen to your employees and stop trying to cut the company to the bone trying to compete with places like GoDaddy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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