Verisign Reviews

Updated April 19, 2015
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Verisign Chairman, President, CEO D. James Bidzos
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Pros
  • Flexibility of working hours which helps with work-life balance, compensation and very talented employees (in 23 reviews)

  • Some of the pros are good benefits, stability, co-workers, comparable salaries (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • The senior management is dominantly white males, although there are lots of minorities as the work bees (in 9 reviews)

  • Very Unstable management, they sold many of their business units recently (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Great place to work!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Reston, VA

    I have been working at Verisign

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent work culture, caring CEO, super work-life balance

    Cons

    Climbing up is not just difficult it is impossible. Too many people with no passion driving others down.

    Advice to Management

    Hire some young developers and develop university relationships

  2. working as an intern verisign

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at Verisign as an intern

    Pros

    culture is too good
    enjoy the freedom
    timing is flexible
    work depth is sufficient for us so that we can learn a lot things
    chance to grow

    Cons

    internal politics is too much which can cause you
    internal changes
    limited field to work

  3. Best company I've ever worked for!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst in Reston, VA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The CEO truly cares about his employees. He subsidizes the cafe so his employees can get healthy food at a very reasonable rate. I never pack a lunch anymore because the food is so inexpensive!

    Cons

    Raises/Bonuses evaluations could be better.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Work heaven ... is there such a thing?

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    My time at VeriSign was short lived but a standard that I use to compare all other organizations to now. The team I worked with was fun, friendly, and exceptionally smart. There was hands on training, and support no matter where you looked. The team had a strong and clear process, knew how to tackle new big asks/projects and trusted each member to do their part. There was no micro-managing, no lack of trust, and a great deal of empathy and understanding for your life outside of work. The benefits selection was great, with full Medical, Dental & Vision options as well as 401k, employee perks etc.. Learning new skills and understanding more about the team/company was encouraged. Over all the best company I have worked for in years.

    Cons

    Sad to say that the review and raise system is a bit unfair. Ranking your employees against each other within a team tends to pit them against each other and if one employee is ranked #1 then that deducts the raise amount that can be given to other teammates. It seems hardly fair considering each team mate pitched in and doesn't always work the same projects/aspects of the teams needs. Reviews should be based on expected performance vs actual performance, not a comparison against other employees.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work! But maybe start seeing your employees as individual contributors not a ranking from best to worst as that is the feeling the reviews tend to give.

  6. Good place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Verisign

    Pros

    Competitive salaries and benefits from the day one starts

    Cons

    Culture of mistrust within and between departments

    Advice to Management

    Address the trust issue

  7. Employee 2006 - 2010

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

    I worked at Verisign

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Career advancements and opportunities; excellent salary/benefits and work environment;

    Cons

    Executive management needs a reboot

  8. Being an intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern in Reston, VA
    Former Intern - Intern in Reston, VA

    I worked at Verisign as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good internship projects, specially research projects which are directly under CTO.
    Great mentors, but sometimes they are not very approachable.
    If you are smart enough to approach right people, you will learn great skills from top researcher.
    You get overview of what entire company does and the naming industry.
    Great campus and facilities.

    Cons

    You wont have a tech company like feel as most of the people are laid back.
    Not much of work allocated to you until you ask for it.
    A lot of oldies, this company needs some young blood with new ideas.
    Compensation is not good, specially if you are an out of state student.
    Don't expect any follow up job offer at end of your internship.

    Advice to Management

    Hire young people or former interns and not just interns.

  9. Average Employer

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

    I worked at Verisign

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    work/life balance
    salary and total comp package

    Cons

    constantly changing
    lacking career opportunities and advancement

  10. Hired to become part of the skeleton crew during divestment, what more can I say?

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

    I worked at Verisign

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    They paid well but had a difficult time getting me setup on payroll for some reason - asked me to wait just over a month for my first pay.

    Cons

    I was hired to help shutdown the subsidiary, morale sucked.

  11. Best company ever

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Verisign

    Pros

    Work-life balance is very good

    Cons

    No cons. I love this company.

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