VeriFone Reviews

Updated September 16, 2014
Updated September 16, 2014
112 Reviews
2.6
112 Reviews
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VeriFone Chief Executive Officer Paul Galant
Paul Galant
23 Ratings

Review Highlights

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

  • If you look really, really carefully there are good people within the organization (in 4 reviews)


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

  • No career growth, management clueless of the tech stack and cannot make decisions (in 6 reviews)

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Senior Management is out of touch

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I worked at VeriFone full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The product is good.
    Middle managers are helpful.

    Cons

    Senior managers are ridiculous. They are running the company and feeding their own ego and pocketbooks. They do not listen to anyone and make decisions on their own. Don't care about employee moral. Senior managers are all new and their are hiring their friends who don't know the business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Perhaps talk to employees and actually listen to their opinions. When you fire someone - you need a reason. You should live near your job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    R & D focused

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager

    I have been working at VeriFone full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    A lot people have worked for the company for most of their career. Internal candidates get preference

    Cons

    HR not responsive. No real "on-boarding" of new employees. Too much pointing the finger at others, rather than becoming engaged.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Plan, direct, motivate and inspire.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Don't work here

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    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at VeriFone full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Can work from home depending on your department and job

    Cons

    No career growth, management clueless of the tech stack and cannot make decisions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Revamp IT management and get some people who can make decisions. Promote internally

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great

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

    I have been working at VeriFone

    Pros

    There are some really great people working here

    Cons

    There is often pressure felt by management that upsets life/work balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stability

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company in transition, total disaster in GlobalBay division

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    Former Employee - Business Development Manager  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at VeriFone full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    At the peer level, I worked with great people. New CEO and management seem to have the right ideas and bringing in strong talent to lead a turn around. Good name in the industry

    Cons

    Old leadership clueless and useless, and a lot of them are still there. Bureaucracy from corporate was very frustrating. The company is not big enough to feel as siloed as it did

    At GlobalBay, they had no idea how to integrate a software company. Management behaved very unethically with regards to pay. Specifically setting unattainable quotas which led to underpayment in sales, and I mean sales targets of 500% YoY growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership, keep doing what you are doing with regards to strategy but inspect more what is going on at the ground level. I believe in the potential and would have liked to stay but my immediate leadership made that impossible

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Nice people, poor pay. Very stressful

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at VeriFone full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very nice co-workers and the facility is not that bad of a location. Located in a standard office park, but there is a gym on-site and a diner

    Cons

    Below average pay, very stressful, does not recognize non-sales personnel contributions, no new hire training - all of its on your own, lots of different systems that do not talk to each other

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    recognize non-sales employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not ideal right now

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I worked at VeriFone full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Location was great for my commute

    Cons

    None of the common silicon valley amenities. Management is totally detached from the front line workers who keep the place going.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    wake up and enter the 21st century

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Bad to Worse Management over last 18 months

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at VeriFone

    Pros

    Few managers are good but not all. Get opportunity to work with top retailers. 401k match.

    Cons

    Everything is con. Low pay, no bonus, very little work sometimes. Too many acquisition lead to disorganized product development. Some IT teams are pathetically slow. Too many processes to complete simple tasks. Left departments high and dry for budget. Lot of good people left because of internal politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Very old principles. We've more managers than doers. Retain good employees and pay better.

  10.  

    Nice people, Poor payment Ugly share holders

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at VeriFone full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    One of the nicest teams I ever imagined to live in, all are Europeans and middlewest Americans or East Californians.
    Some positions require a lot of travel.

    Cons

    Everything else.
    We work hard, and receive bad evaluation whatever we do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Unite to press over the share holders together, to get some extra income, else there will be a lot of defects in the near future.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Warning to work here

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I worked at VeriFone as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    You will have less work

    Cons

    There is too much politics here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get good management team

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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