Verio

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Verio Reviews

Updated November 18, 2014
Updated November 18, 2014
60 Reviews
2.4
60 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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Sucked!

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    • 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
  2.  

    Success will only come to the true innovators

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boca Raton, FL

    I worked at Verio full-time (more than an 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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Could've been so much more...

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boca Raton, FL

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

    Pros

    Unfortunately, there are very few pros at this point other than what you'll see in other reviews, with regard to it "being a paycheck. Verio had plenty going for it over the last 15 years, but has frittered it all away.

    Cons

    No vision. No effective leadership. The company has made a couple big bets strategically over the last few years and they have been very bad bets and in areas the company simply was not prepared to deal with. This has created a defeated mentality and what little culture there is at the company is one of "just do what I'm told to survive."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Kill major projects that are doomed to fail anyway, clean up the balance sheet, and start fresh.

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

    Virtual company to train interns from Japan

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Boca Raton, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Boca Raton, FL

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Become non-profit educational company, seriously.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Once a great company but might be circling the drain

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Greenwood Village, Arapahoe, CO
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Greenwood Village, Arapahoe, CO

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tech Support II in Orem, UT
    Current Employee - Tech Support II in Orem, UT

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

    Pros

    good wages with advancement possibilities. i've enjoyed the people that i've been able to work with and have had some great supervisors

    Cons

    lack of training. company is moving forward with new technology but then leaves accounts on old systems meaning that support needs to figure out how to support multiple systems that aren't in deveopment any more

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Systems Analyst

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Virginia Beach, VA
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Virginia Beach, VA

    I worked at Verio as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good to work and comfortable enviroment

    Cons

    stressful and challenging at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good managment who know what they are doing

    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    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

    I worked at Verio full-time (more than an 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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Was fine.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Order Administrator in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Order Administrator in Cleveland, OH

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed the company prior to Verio and found it just fine after. (Worked for a company that was purchased by Verio which in turn was purchased by NTT.)

    Cons

    As comes with acquisitions, there was a general chaos around where the good people would fit in the new business, and as one would expect, people in the larger cities were given much more weight than long timers in smaller cities. (Chicago/NYC vs. Detroit/Cleveland, etc.)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This review is recent, but the experiences are so old I wouldn't know much about what's going on now. Left in 2000 and kept tabs through 2005-ish

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Keep your mouth shut, collect your paycheck.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Boca Raton, FL

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

    Pros

    Good developers, decent benefits, great Florida location

    Cons

    Inexperienced management for a web hosting company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Read Steve Job's book.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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