Verifone Reviews

Updated March 20, 2015
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Verifone Chief Executive Officer Paul Galant
Paul Galant
34 Ratings

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. Senior Software Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Verifone

    Pros

    Nice offices, mostly professional minded co-workers, great benefits including vacation. Not all employees get this benefit, it is per individual manager and projects, but my manager and 1 other that I knew of , allowed for flexible start times and very understanding for unscheduled days required off.

    Cons

    Work is very interesting but management can feed a lot of maintenance and support type work your way with only a few in the office getting to do the majority of the true development work. Get your money coming in... very disappointing once a year raises that don't even keep up with inflation, will have you falling behind career $ objectives even though you're doing more. No Bonuses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow engineers to feel more included in the process. Surprise moves of employees or known up coming projects that could have been shared, should be shared. Make a point to build harmony in individual work groups but making the effort to have social gatherings be it lunches together or other. No one wants to be part of a group that doesn't gel.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Outstanding People and Products

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Rocklin, CA
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Rocklin, CA

    I worked at Verifone full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    VeriFone is a unique organization with a long history of innovation, designing and developing world class POS devices and systems. Although the technology is novel and purposeful, VeriFone's people are its best asset.

    Cons

    With such a wide variety of solutions and services, VeriFone's product and technology road maps can sometimes be perceived as misaligned or convoluted, causing some uncertainty for people under managers who may or may not be focused on the big picture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management would do well to truly embody the 360 degree review process, be fully transparent, and to bridge communications between executive management and staff. Further, newer managers should work hard to embrace long-time experienced employees and the tangible and intangible benefits retaining such employees brings to the organization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. 2 people found this helpful

    Friendly people, sort of dead end job, not good for growth

    Former Employee - Hardware Engineer in Rocklin, CA
    Former Employee - Hardware Engineer in Rocklin, CA

    I worked at Verifone

    Pros

    stability, predictable work environment, friendly people, work life balance

    Cons

    no growth prospects, company rewards loyalty but does not reward smart people, old school thinking, not enough challenge, salary not competitive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    modernize

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  5. 2 people found this helpful

    Good people, sub market pay

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Have a well known name in the payment industry

    Cons

    Lots of politics and pay is well below the market

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue your turnaround plans paying extra attention to retaining talent

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Great people

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    Current Employee - Marketing
    Current Employee - Marketing

    I have been working at Verifone

    Pros

    Benefit are better than average. Company offers extended studies for employees. Concentration on software development and streamline the applications used.

    Cons

    Difficult to move in different departments and no leadership for employee growth from management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide employees options for career growth. Promote internal as well as external training options.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful

    Unorganized and unprofessional. Would give zero stars if I could.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clearwater, FL

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

    Pros

    Pay isn't bad, although below average.
    Some hard working people.

    Cons

    Depending on the location. My experience was awful. I gave this place numerous chances throughout my time here. To sum it up, bad management is ruining this company. There are lots of people in "leadership" roles with no leadership skills. Communication is also seriously lacking. There's lots of improper documentation if any at all. There is no process put in place on how to do most things, and yet so much red tape because management can make up rules as they go, often times not to the employees' benefit. I've experienced utterly shocking unprofessional behaviors. I won't go into detail here, but I'm surprised that those people still have a job. Yet those people get away with it because management is just as unprofessional along with playing favorites. HR is also useless because reporting those incidents means nothing but a write-up after another write-up. Management seems to be under the impression that whoever complains, it means those people are doing something and staying busy. The real, hard workers don't complain nearly as much. Lots of lazy employees here that know exactly who to please to keep their jobs. There is no training or development for employees. They say "it's a great place to learn" but what they really mean is that you'll figure it out for yourself after many mistakes and headaches when most of those can be avoided if only there was proper training and guidance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Implement training and continuous development to employees of all levels. This includes all aspect of work topics - professionalism, leadership, how-to tutorials, positive guidance, etc. Get rid of your lazy employees. Give leadership titles to those that really deserves it, meaning people with the skills as well as people/interpersonal skills. Give your hardworking contractors the salary/benefits that they deserve and quit dangling the carrot in front of them to say "it's out of our control" to hire them for salary. Value your employees and real talent. Find a way to boost your employee morale, and quit playing favorites!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful

    FAILURE to value employees or customers

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Verifone

    Pros

    Great people in mid to individual contributing roles. Market benefits, market pay.

    Cons

    Oh where to begin....
    # Leadership speaks to valuing employee but actions do not reflect same. Immediately following mass lay off of regular employees, is the hiring of many senior roles, director,vp, svp, etc.These folks are coming in with their "strategic" ideas but are "too high level" to help with the day to day work left unmanned by the recent layoffs, instead are able to assess that work is incomplete or not managed and citing those remaining for the inefficiencies.
    #Sr. Management has been absent at the wheel. They are fine to continue negligent spending - resort vacations, fine dining experiences, lunch provided daily (only for execs, no food available on site for employees), while citing the need to cut back on instructional data, key tools for the job etc. Absurd mis match of spending.
    #While the company has been in transform and failing, execs continue to receive full bonus and perks. Bonus is not available to most employee, citing budget and rebuilding.....hmmmm
    #Layoffs for some coworkers happened right after they received favorable reviews and annual pay increase...BEWARE do not feel too comfortable when your boss tells u that u r doing a great job and gives u pay increase.
    #No training available, random and broken processes.
    #Great people are continuing to leave the company, about 6 months for the talented new hires to realize they made a big mistake joining this troubled company and they leave for better opportunity that is not hard to find.
    #Too much stress, the more u do the more they want and no appreciation for above and beyond efforts. I guess in there mind taking in additional work and working 12hr days and weekends is just another day. If you do more then less for the management team to do and they can leave the office early and be unavailable in off hours.
    #I was excited for the oppt to work at Verifone and to help with their transition....now I see that I was just another gullible hire. This company just drains u and spits u out, without even a thank you. Worst mistake of my career, not paying more creed to the reviews.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue the transform. But, lead by example! Engage in the work not just the perks, oversight and criticisms. Value your employees! Without the dedicated and hardworking employees that you have, you will not have a company to continue paying your absurd and undeserved bonuses.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 5 people found this helpful

    Not a place for career growth

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

    I have been working at Verifone full-time

    Pros

    The best part about working at VeriFone is the people. Individuals are nice for the most part.

    Cons

    The overall setup of the company is very old school. 40+ year old men and women that have a 1990's approach to everything... On top of that old school vision, the salary's are very low, not competitive at all. If that is not bad enough the health care and benefits are pretty poor. Last but not least, there is no light at the end of the tunnel, there no indication that this is someplace where your career will grow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer competitive salaries if you expect to attract and/or keep top talent. Provide a real benefits package. You can start by adding sick hours (which are separate from PTO) into the mix. Embrace the younger employee's that are educated and are in tune with the current/future technologies. Lastly, follow the lead of the other large corporations looking to catch up, create a start-up within Verifone that can embrace and build something great with the current tech trends that will be tomorrows tech standards (Way2Ride, mobile payments etc).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Great Company -- New CEO and Management Team

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Corporate Paralegal in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Corporate Paralegal in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Verifone full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Some growing pains as it restructures.

    Cons

    Takes a bit longer than necessary to get to know the teams; however, that depends whom your immediate supervisor is and how well he/she respect you and wishes to help you grow. This can happen anywhere though.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The shut-downs were mandatory and because of that ate up vacation time to either July 4th or Christmas.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Inside Sales: Excessively High Quota Requirements, High Stress, Little to no concern for Customers or Employees.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Savannah, GA
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Savannah, GA

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

    Pros

    Comparable benefits. Company Shutdown, Mandatory Week Vacation twice per year.

    Cons

    Low Commission, Monitored Calls / Micro Management, Little to no regards for Customer concerns & issues; low regard for employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve on communications across the board; update documentation & web site to accurate information. Show concern for products and customer satisfaction. Less Voice Mail, more answering calls.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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