Network Solutions Reviews

Updated March 19, 2015
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Network Solutions President & CEO David L. Brown
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Pros
  • You can work from home and they still treat you like you are there in the office (in 4 reviews)

  • Good pay, good benefits when you can use them (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Your company was purchased for it's customer base (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Nice place and people, good perks, a little slow

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Herndon, VA

    I worked at Network Solutions full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Network Solutions is a really well-established business, and as such they can support you well - financially, training-wise, benefits, etc. They do good work, and their new partnership with Web.com has brought some positive changes

    Cons

    The pace of work in the engineering department was a little slow for my tastes - a fair amount of sitting around waiting for others to complete certain tasks so I could move forward on my own. Mostly due to prioritization, not due to any lack of work by others, but I found my time was very underutilized.

    Advice to Management

    Put back the benefits that were in place before the Web.com merger - specifically the PTO rollover, company events/parties and social gatherings.


  2. Toxic Corporate Culture

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

    I worked at Network Solutions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Loyal employees. Telecommuting flexibility. Lax oversight.

    Cons

    Poor leadership, no vision, employees aren't valued. Dwindling talent pool due to non-existent retention practices.


  3. Circling the Drain

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

    I worked at Network Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fair benefits and reasonable PTO. Excellent work location and office.

    Cons

    Poor Salary for the area.
    Lousy management.
    Too sales driven.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house in the support division.


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  5. Living Hell

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - NOC Specialist in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - NOC Specialist in Herndon, VA

    I worked at Network Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Walking out the door on my last day was the best thing that I can think of.

    Cons

    12 hour shifts for NOC personnel (guess that could be a pro too though). No training program.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the vice president in charge of the NOC (if you haven't already).


  6. Helpful (1)

    Micromanaged from day one by a VP.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - NOC Engineer II in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - NOC Engineer II in Herndon, VA

    I worked at Network Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It's a paycheck, not much more.

    Cons

    micromanaging VP with a short fuse and unrealistic expectations


  7. Good place to work (review is based on experience prior to acquisition)

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA

    I have been working at Network Solutions

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Congenial atmosphere. Staff is very professional and respectful. Colleagues work together well as a team and help each other in delivering tasks. Senior Management has a true interest in the well-being of the employees while keeping an eye on the company's performance. Employees have flexibility to maintain work-life balance.

    Cons

    Being a fast-paced environment, work can get hectic sometimes depending on deadlines or tasks. Depending on roles, there is limited opportunity for career growth. Company does, however, promote moving to different roles/functions for professional growth.


  8. Great people

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA

    I have been working at Network Solutions

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people despite the obstacles.

    Cons

    Management dwells on the negative too much. There are great people doing extraordinary work but they seldom get recognized. The company is going through a difficult transition as it is absorbed into web.com

    Advice to Management

    Value the skillset you have in place. It is not all about what they cost; it is about the value they provide.


  9. Helpful (1)

    A lot of movement but the engine is broken

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA

    I have been working at Network Solutions

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A lot of smart people, good opportunities to solve problems, good scale in terms of customers to apply problem-solving.

    Cons

    The engineering function is broken. Very little gets done. All the focus seems to be on rearranging priorities around a broken development engine - an engineering team that is demotivated, poorly-led (if you can call it leadership) and out of touch.

    Advice to Management

    Replace senior-mgmt leadership within engineering, marketing.

    Engineering leadership is completely out of touch with how fast tech companies need to operate. Things are probably more efficient at Exxon Mobil. And instead of motivating teams to meet high expectations, leadership spends more time coming up with elaborate and sometimes ridiculously laughable excuses for why things cant get done. Rotten from the head down...

    Marketing org is really about maintaining schedules and lists instead of real marketing. Marketing mgrs are clerical staff who suck at copy-writing, merchandising, or really anything creative. Simple changes to pages takes months and leadership seems to tolerate it.


  10. A place to call home

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor, Technical Support in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Supervisor, Technical Support in Herndon, VA

    I have been working at Network Solutions

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Innovative environment, strong history, fun people

    Cons

    benefits seem below average tech companies in area, leadership has been in flux

    Advice to Management

    work on communication


  11. Helpful (1)

    Lot of activity but little strategy or meaningful results

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA

    I worked at Network Solutions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    People are really smart and talented, and have good intentions.

    Cons

    The company has been going through a lot of change in the last 3 to 4 years. It seems every few months there's a new executive, and he brings his new ideas and his new team. No one wants to truly collaborate or build on what we have because each new person is pressing his own agenda. I don't get the sense any of the senior managers/executives really like each other or know what the others are really working on. Everyone else is in the galley rowing away in the heat and no one really tells us what's going on, just to row faster.

    Advice to Management

    Get your act together. Articulate a plan, and stick to it.



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