Verio Reviews

Updated April 10, 2015
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Verio President & CEO Hideyuki Yamasawa
Hideyuki Yamasawa
23 Ratings

Pros
  • Good Benefits, 401K, Insurance, employee discounts, nice amount of vacation/sick time (in 6 reviews)

  • Some great people do/did work here and the local leadership tries to make improvements (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Poor Executive Management, no clear direction, Japanese-owned company with different business approach/management style from most US companies (in 4 reviews)

  • Upper management is incompetent (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Great company!

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    Current Employee - Tech Writing
    Current Employee - Tech Writing

    I have been working at Verio

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Everyone here is very nice. We have bbq's during the summer. Each team has their own activities throughout the year.

    Cons

    Teams are spread out, so the overall company doesn't seem very cohesive.

  2. A sinking ship stared in the wrong direction

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Verio

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

    Pros

    flexibility, good employees, Japanese culture makes it a pleasant environment.

    Cons

    Lack of direction/strategy, In fighting within senior leadership, frequent re-org, same results - many failed projects,

    Advice to Management

    Get it together, create realistic goals, seek strategic leaders. Listen to your mid-level managers.

  3. What happened to you?

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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 10 years)

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

    Pros

    If you don't want to work and still get paid, you're set. Verio doesn't fire people very often so you can sit back and the 10% of the people that are trying will be left to carry your weight. That said, I did enjoy the many years I was there before the place went down the drain.

    Cons

    Senior leadership team is lost, without focus, constantly vacillating in priorities based on the interference by the parent and most have their own agendas which are at odds with others in the SLT. The CEO, while a nice guy, doesn't have a vision and needs to manage his SLT with much more direction and accountability. The largest con is that Verio is probably going lights-out soon as they are a failing company.

    Advice to Management

    You all need to row the same direction. Pick it and engage fully, even if NTT constantly tries to derail you. There must be accountability! Yamasawa must have a presence within the company. Don't hide from your employees. Stand proud and become a force within your company.

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  5. Worst company I've every worked for

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    Former Employee - Channel Account Manager
    Former Employee - Channel Account Manager

    I worked at Verio 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

    I met some good friends

    Cons

    Management that will lie to you and throw you under the bus to Sr leadership in a second. Also were known for sexual harassment problems.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Great Technology oriented company

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

    I worked at Verio

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

    Pros

    Moves fast and has a very innovative culture. There is great collaboration and focus on getting things done that matters.

    Cons

    If you do not keep up and anticipate what you belong or what the customer needs, you do not belong. If you need help or are anxious to learn more, there are plenty of resources available.

    Advice to Management

    Keep taking good care of the employees as they take great care of the customer.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Entry level opportunity ... great co-workers

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    Former Employee - Channel Account Manager in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Channel Account Manager in Denver, CO

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good starting point for industry entry level position. Provided sales team with comprehensive training and regular product updates. Professional services and sales engineering provide great sales support and commission up sell opportunities.

    Cons

    Sales is inundated with customer support issues. Support rarely resolves customer problems and frustrated customers turn to sales in order to get a "live body". No advancement path from sales position except for changing companies. Management is not engaged with the needs of and challenges faced by sales. No forum for exchanging ideas (even of a positive/proactive nature).

    Advice to Management

    Sales is the conduit to your customers ... get inclusive ... get them involved with management before products and services are in final development.

  8. Helpful (1)

    The Ship is Sinking. There are no life preservers let alone lifeboats.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Good place if you're a masochist.

    Cons

    Management is dysfunctional. There's no excuse for this company not being able to mount products that function as they should. The products are not to blame, but the leaders who do not lead should be ashamed of themselves. Leaders manage from behind closed doors and surround themselves with yes men. A sure means to get to the bottom. There are some super employees here, but they don't stand a chance.There is so much potential that is being wasted.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to understand what customers want and need and how it has to be delivered. This company is a start-up that is build on top of an established commodity. It can not be expected to function like an established company when you are trying build something new and different. Become customer driven.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Decent living

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Verio full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Plenty of freedom for creativity as long as the job is done.

    Cons

    Politics at the top end.

    Advice to Management

    Cross the department boundaries and work better together.

  10. It's okay for the timebeing

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Verio full-time (more than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Freedom to make decisions if you are secure enough to handle the consequences. Begging for forgiveness is much better than asking for permission as you will likely never get permission.

    Cons

    Decision can take a very long time if you have to wait for the top management to get back to you. The company isn't growning and that's a concern.

    Advice to Management

    Let your managers manage.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Channel Account Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Channel Account Manager in Orem, UT
    Former Employee - Channel Account Manager in Orem, UT

    I worked at Verio full-time (more than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Some of the people working here are great. The problem is that most just punch the clock. This company needs great people and Management with a vision.

    Cons

    Management and company focus. This company needs great people and Management with a vision.

    Advice to Management

    Get a CEO that can grow this business with a clear vision. Hire that person from an successful American Based Hosting company or technology company.

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