Verio Reviews

Updated August 21, 2015
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Verio President & CEO Hideyuki Yamasawa
Hideyuki Yamasawa
23 Ratings

Pros
  • Good Benefits (with tuition reimbursement) (in 6 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Upper management is incompetent (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Great people to work with

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Verio full-time

    Pros

    People are great to work with. They support each other and make it fun.

    Cons

    Some of the business decisions of the main company have derailed the morale of the people who really would like to see the business succeed.

    Advice to Management

    When making overall Business Decisions that impact everyone, try to err on the side of realism and take a risk and lead the business in a new direction.


  2. Systems Administrator

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boca Raton, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    People are great to work with. They support each other and make it fun.

    Cons

    Some of the business decisions of the main company have derailed the morale of the people who really would like to see the business succeed.

    Advice to Management

    No comments for management.


  3. Lost its vision

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boca Raton, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Verio (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Salary and good people to work with

    Cons

    No true direction from management

    Advice to Management

    None


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  5. Sr, Mgr HR

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager Human Resources in Orem, UT
    Former Employee - Senior Manager Human Resources in Orem, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Verio full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great associates, fun environment. Local management cared about the employees and their success.

    Cons

    Sometimes felt like different locations were competing to stay in business. Lack of communication from upper management on the direction of the business.

    Advice to Management

    Be more honest and transparent. Don't treat employees like they are disposable.


  6. A sinking ship stared in the wrong direction

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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.


  7. What happened to you?

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boca Raton, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Verio full-time (More than 10 years)

    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.


  8. Worst company I've every worked for

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Channel Account Manager
    Former Employee - Channel Account Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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.


  9. Great company!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tech Writing
    Current Employee - Tech Writing
    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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Great Technology oriented company

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


  11. Helpful (1)

    Entry level opportunity ... great co-workers

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Channel Account Manager in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Channel Account Manager in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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.



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