Verisign
3.4 of 5 178 reviews
www.verisigninc.com Dulles, VA 1000 to 5000 Employees

Verisign Reviews

Updated Mar 20, 2014
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3.4 178 reviews

                             

81% Approve of the CEO

Verisign Chairman, President, CEO D. James Bidzos

D. James Bidzos

(42 ratings)

69% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "The environment is hard-working but there is an acceptable work-life balance"
    in 16 reviews
  • "Some of the pros are good benefits, stability, co-workers, comparable salaries"
    in 15 reviews
Cons:
  • "Very Unstable management, they sold many of their business units recently"
    in 7 reviews
  • "The non-senior management employees who have been around for 10"
    in 7 reviews
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Big, huge, gigantic organization. If you have worked for one and like it, I bet V would be amazing.

Program Manager (Former Employee)
Waltham, MA

I worked at Verisign full-time for more than 3 years

ProsProcess, standards, an employee for everything.

ConsBig, huge, gigantic. Too much process. Too many approvals needed to get anything done.

Advice to Senior ManagementLet your people free. Give them more autonomy.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Leads in what it does.

Senior Project Manager II (Former Employee)
Seattle, WA

I worked at Verisign full-time for more than 3 years

ProsInnovative products. Good work environment. Competitive pay.

ConsHas gone through some strategic changes which have been somewhat expensive to the company and employees.

Advice to Senior ManagementStick to the core areas.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Classic silicon valley company - Trying to do everything right.

Product and User Experience Management (Former Employee)
Santa Cruz, CA

I worked at Verisign full-time for more than 3 years

ProsExcellent Benefits, Good Culture, Lots of possibility

ConsConfusion with all the acquisitions. As an acquired company (LightSurf Technologies) I felt like we were a little at arms length from the rest of the company.

Advice to Senior ManagementNot applicable, as the management team I worked under is no longer in existence.

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OK place to work...

Program Management (Current Employee)
Reston, VA

I have been working at Verisign full-time for more than 3 years

ProsLocation, nice overall office building, nice in-house food, generally good people to work with and stable

ConsNo where to go once in, minimal increases, domain space is a small, little world, and the company is too narrow minded

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Engineer II (Current Employee)
Reston, VA

I have been working at Verisign full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat benefits in relation to stock options
Very interesting work due the team I'm working for
Have access to lot of good data which is good
I cannot compare the benefits since I have not worked anywhere else but general theory is that its good.

ConsIt seems difficult to get promotions and salary increases

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good place to work

Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Verisign full-time for more than a year

ProsNice, excellent, great place, nice location, nice people

ConsTo much work, none other I think of

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Excellent Company with a Dynamic Approach

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Verisign full-time

ProsSmall company feel with big company resources
Employees cared about eachother
Benefits were above average

ConsStrategic vision was too broad and ventured too far outside of the core values.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep the employees as your focus and the company will continue to thrive.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Project Manager (Former Employee)
Savannah, GA

I worked at Verisign full-time for more than 3 years

Pros* OUTSTANDING People
* Flexible work environment
* Great opportunity for advancement
* Superior suite of products that the technology world requires for survival

Cons* Annual reorganization
* Movement from an acquisition model to a divestiture model - while this is not inherently bad, it does change the culture from one of rapid growth and excitement to one that is more complacent.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Verisign full-time

ProsNice people to work with, salary/benefits ok, Great location, nice facilities - gym/cafeteria, Supportive management, training/professional development encouraged, good work experience

ConsNo cons as such, enjoyed my work time there

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Hierarchical organization with clear roles & responsibilities

Senior Manager (Former Employee)
Herndon, VA

I worked at Verisign full-time for more than a year

ProsGood work life balance
Better than industry average compensation and ESPP
Defined role and responsibility

ConsPolitically charged work environment
Slow growth and few opportunities for advancement

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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