Verio

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Verio Reviews

Updated December 11, 2014
Updated December 11, 2014
61 Reviews
2.6
61 Reviews
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Verio President & CEO Hideyuki Yamasawa
Hideyuki Yamasawa
22 Ratings

Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great company!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Tech Writing
    Current Employee - Tech Writing

    I have been working at Verio

    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.

    Recommends
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Technology oriented company

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

    I worked at Verio

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

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

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

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Entry level opportunity ... great co-workers

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Decent living

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Politics at the top end.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cross the department boundaries and work better together.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    It's okay for the timebeing

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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 5 years)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Let your managers manage.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Channel Account Manager

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    • 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    From good to bad

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Orem, UT
    Former Employee - Manager in Orem, UT

    I worked at Verio full-time

    Pros

    In early 2000 verio's Orem office had a great environment. Things went progressively downhill as they tried to merge divergent office cultures and then later forced Japanese management style into the creative process.

    Cons

    Every 3-6 years the parent company rotates in under qualified people from Japan into leadership positions to micromanage the US staff. While a few have been well intentioned most become tyrants. Upper management won't make decisions or take responsibility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a vision, share the vision, stick to it. Don't rotate in temporary staff at such influential positions. Take the handcuffs off of your managers. Pay attention to customers and employees. Make some decisions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Sucked!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Boca Raton, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Boca Raton, FL

    I have been working at Verio full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Learning new technologies, free coffee, free water.

    Ping pong table.
    Woosball
    video game tournaments during the work day.

    Cons

    They hire managers from the soviet USSR era that treat their employees like soliders at boot camp.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay where you are -- this is where you belong.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Struggling to make its way

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orem, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orem, UT

    I have been working at Verio full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits
    They have paid out bonuses every year
    Good people to work with

    Cons

    Company rotates its CEO from NTT Communications every 3-5 years. Each one tries drive the company into a new direction.
    Promotions are practically non-existent
    Financial decisions are short sighted

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The CEO shuffle would be okay if there was a fixed direction that other members of the leadership team were taking the company. Being yes-men when the new CEO wants to go in a crazy new direction has resulted in negative company growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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