Verio Reviews

Updated August 21, 2015
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Verio President & CEO Hideyuki Yamasawa
Hideyuki Yamasawa
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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. Systems Administrator

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    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.


  2. A sinking ship stared in the wrong direction

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    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.


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    Channel Account Manager

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    Former Employee - Channel Account Manager in Orem, UT
    Former Employee - Channel Account Manager in Orem, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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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  5. Helpful (1)

    Success will only come to the true innovators

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boca Raton, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent work-life balance and industry appropriate pay and benefits. I still believe Verio's cloud offerings can succeed in the target markets once they are enhanced to fully serve the client's actual needs.

    Cons

    Leadership should be laser focused on getting their cloud offerings featured enabled to be compelling, well documented and formally released, not quietly soft released. Communicate more openly with a shared understanding that client adoption is the goal to success. Overly process bound on getting anything advanced internally. Less than 20% of the past or present staff approve of the CEO, which speaks volumes.

    Advice to Management

    Forgo the Japanese hierarchical management style; it just doesn't work. Many great ideas within the Boca office can and should be actively sought by leadership. Architect the offerings to exceed prospect's needs (think and then innovate like Steve Jobs.) Promote the enhanced services aggressively by advertising and social media engaging much more proactively and consistently to the target prospect community.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Virtual company to train interns from Japan

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Boca Raton, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Boca Raton, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Verio full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Yearly bonus, hardly any other.

    Cons

    Where to begin... Maturity, management, culture, all of that does not exist.

    Advice to Management

    Become non-profit educational company, seriously.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Once a great company but might be circling the drain

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Greenwood Village, Arapahoe, CO
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Greenwood Village, Arapahoe, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay was okay but there was always moving target on commission structure.

    Cons

    Way behind technology curve. Dealing with many many unsatisfied customers.


  8. Helpful (2)

    This company could achieve so much more

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boca Raton, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The promise of their new cloud service offering is highly compelling...once it is fully released.

    Cons

    Micromanagement has become oppressive, and far too much infighting amongst the groups.

    Advice to Management

    They need a dynamic CEO...don't see the current one having the backbone to lead the effort in a productive, prioritized manner. Only 1 in 5 staff who posted here approve of the CEO. That's not the sort of leader Verio needs now.


  9. Helpful (2)

    This could be a great company with solid leadership and vision

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales
    Former Employee - Inside Sales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some great people do/did work here and the local leadership tries to make improvements

    Cons

    Overall SLT is so far removed from the needs of the company and employees that it's almost impossible to have your input valued. They refuse to make the needed upgrades to stay competitive and keep their customer's happy. The development teams, especially on the Windows side, are a joke and work harder at pointing fingers at anyone else than actually doing their job. There have been numerous layoffs in the past five years that it is almost inevitable that another one will happen. They keep the needs of the Japanese market at the forefront of their business plan without regard that what works there doesn't in the US and sales/technologies will fail.

    Advice to Management

    Change the attitude that quid pro quo is going to work. Change the leadership and work to actually satisfy your customers and employees in order to build loyalty. Without customers there is no business. Without talented employees, there are no customers.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Chaos, confusion, lack of innovation, antiquated products

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    Former Employee - Marketing
    Former Employee - Marketing
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You want to live in south Florida. Most all other offices are closed or closing now as of mid-2013. There may still be some openings in Denver for accounting.

    Cons

    Constant reorganization. Some employees get fired and rehired before their severence is even up. Japanese leadership treats it like a farm team or worse a petri dish. Strategically flawed and outdated business model and products. Leadership will not invest in systems to fix the necessary customer systems to make the company last into the future. Portal is from the dark ages. Yes they invented server virtualization but that was in 2001 and they have not improved it since. This company Is unfortunately Japan's bad investment and they just won't give it up and call it a day. I would not recommend working here to anyone because it is incredibly frustrating to always be apologizing and trying to improve things that cannot and will not change. I'm not bitter - I truly think its too late for this company.

    Advice to Management

    Sell the customer base before its gone.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Gave so much time to Verio, for very little return

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    Former Employee - Tech Support II
    Former Employee - Tech Support II
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    My time at Verio did allow me to Network with other teams and learn well above and beyond what was considered needed for my position. Many of the skills I learned while employed there I still use to this day.

    Cons

    No advancement. Severely Underpaid. Horrible Management. Lousy Benefits. No continued training. Everything beyond your first week is up to you. On that note training was 3 full weeks when I started, it's now down to a week for First Level Agents.



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