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VeriFone Reviews

Updated November 12, 2014
Updated November 12, 2014
118 Reviews
2.5
118 Reviews
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VeriFone Chief Executive Officer Paul Galant
Paul Galant
25 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Can work from home depending on your department and job (in 6 reviews)

  • Good people at the lower levels - I would definitely work with them again (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • No career growth, management clueless of the tech stack and cannot make decisions (in 7 reviews)

  • Work-Life balance: Depends on Manager, Project, team-mates (in 4 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ethics questionable under former CEO

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at VeriFone full-time

    Pros

    Good people at the lower levels - I would definitely work with them again. Established product in the marketplace. Ok benefits.

    Cons

    It's been a while, but it was more of a sweatshop than other companies known for having long hours. Definitely pressure use to exist to be on the gray side of rules & regulations. Perhaps it is better now under the new CFO.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Very Tough!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Representative in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Human Resources Representative in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    You will learn a lot since there are not good specialization and people has to be multitask. People at all levels and in the vast majority of the countries are nice and are willing to help each other.
    Salaries are benefits are good.

    Cons

    A lot of politics within the company. To be considered for a promotion you should be part of a management group and compromise in absolute loyalty. Frequently bad practices are hidden for management and lose a lot of time trying to find out who to blame to.
    There are no planning. I oftenly worked on plans that never saw reality, without considering that in 3 years I had 5 managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers are dinosaurs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    New Leadership, Positive Outlook

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at VeriFone full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Positive improvements are on the horizon under the new leadership. Paul has a great vision for the company. The company is moving in the right direction. Salaries are fair with a decent benefits package. The overall work environment is positive.

    Cons

    There are a lot of talented people that work for the company; however, there is a lack of career growth and advancement opportunities. Some teams choose to work in silos vs. leveraging other people's skills to achieve a common goal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower employees and encourage professional development

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Analyst in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Analyst in Jersey City, NJ

    I have been working at VeriFone as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    It was a great environment working place. Everyone so much friendly & helpful. Company it self very large growing rapidly . Company provide lots of benefit for employe.

    Cons

    Friendly environment. I had a nice working experience . Had a yearly bonus .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No comments

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Former Engineer - OS

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Design Engineer in Rocklin, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Design Engineer in Rocklin, CA

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

    Pros

    Work to learn.
    I learned the secrets of linux in Verifone.
    The lower manager and the teammates were awesome.
    The greatest neighborhood in Rocklin CA.
    Learning the payment industry and contacting the international market vendors (walmart, verifone taxi, walgreen)

    Cons

    First, I wanted to comment to the "LIARS" who claim (bonus) here.
    NO bonus, no promotion I have heard of, we were mocking the word "bonus" locally.

    Very-Frugal-fone, payment is less than what I made as an intern!!

    The upper management are having no clue what they are planning for (just like a social government, whoever has the highest rank in the party, will make the decision, regardless to his efficiency).

    Customers are not satisfied at all.

    I changed 5 managers in two years (working in the same team) - yes every 5 months in average my manager changed!
    I got bad evaluation from a manager who didnt see me onsite (and because of not being onsite- they changed him).

    I got a strange and unexpected layoff.

    Many managers manage 2-3 engineers only, many directors supervise 2-3 managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thanks, I learned the secrets of OS from Verifone OS team.
    More thanks for laying me off, within two months after, I found a much better job, much better payment, much better MIT / Harvard /CMU /NEU / BU PhDs.
    You gave me a good motivation to discover myself, to get a better career and better income.

    Fight hard for your position, no one will hire you, maybe in the best case enlisted lowest ranks in the army.
    Apply as enlisted in the army, I hope you can pass the decision making test.

    Changing the CEO doesn't work, the system is already corrupt.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Full of Political Bureaucracy

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at VeriFone

    Pros

    lot of potential in the organization to lead the industry,

    Cons

    Worst Management structure. Many people been there for more than 25+ years and will not let you make any changes in organization. part of the reason why the organization internal structure and process is out dated and chaotic. Management can't face the ugly truth.....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please bring in some fresh blood and fresh idea to the top - to - Mid level management. and focus on employee career growth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not customer focused

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at VeriFone full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Limited work life balance for employees

    Cons

    Not interested in project management best practices

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Savannah, GA
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Savannah, GA

    I have been working at VeriFone full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Company has multiple solutions, opportunities, etc to advance skills, delivery quality products that matter. The employees are task driven with customer services at the heart of each decision made.

    Cons

    Management needs to refocus on investing in quality current employees
    The concept of outsourcing everything and do more with less is hurting ability to scale, product delivery, and quality

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Refocus on current employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pretty Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at VeriFone

    Pros

    Flexible
    Co-Workers are typically nice
    Supportive environment

    Cons

    A bit too much beaucracy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The CEO was doing restructuring and I think the timing/ amount of time it took has upset some plans.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    New CEO, same old stuff

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at VeriFone full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    If you look really, really carefully there are good people within the organization. Good pay, good benefits.

    Cons

    It's a dinosaur of a company that doesn't know who it is. The people inside are more concerned with backbiting each other than looking outside at what is happening around them. Rightfully so, there is no trust within the organization. And each time they switch directions -- which happens about once a quarter -- they loose the good, right people and the old, crappy management remains.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good luck

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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