Verisign Reviews

Updated August 26, 2015
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Verisign Chairman, President, CEO D. James Bidzos
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)

  • Great culture, great benefits by todays standard, well compensated (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • India senior management don't have the desired skill-set to manage people (in 9 reviews)

  • Very little growth opportunities (in 7 reviews)

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  1. great place to work

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    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Verisign full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Secure position, internet scale technology makes life interesting, great people

    Cons

    it is work, occasional political silliness and people sometimes steal credit from other folks

    Advice to Management

    recognize employees for the their efforts, not the managers who take credit for what their employees do


  2. Software Engineer

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Verisign (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company to work. Great benefits. Easy to move around in company. Lot of in house training

    Cons

    Sometimes work might get little boring


  3. Helpful (1)

    Strong Company, (Mostly) Good Leadership

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager III in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Project Manager III in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The stock purchasing program is extremely strong. Senior leadership is committed to growing the core competencies and shareholder value. Dress code is casual and the atmosphere is generally friendly. Benefits are on the medium-strong end for the industry. Workers are generally well managed with little waste.

    Cons

    No dedicated sick days - meaning that employees often come to work sick and spread germs in order to save PTO for vacations. Inward job mobility is limited and is not as accepted within the culture as much as with many other companies. Certain teams (mine included) can be extremely overloaded with work - meaning late nights and weekends. Work-enjoyment level varies significantly from team to team. Company does little to promote volunteerism. Recent cost-cutting efforts across the board have frustrated employees (but perhaps please investors). Workforce is generally fairly mature - not a lot of young people, and limited "fresh ideas".

    Advice to Management

    Focus on adding to the work-life balance for over-burdened teams, and on growing programs like college-hiring. More young people creates a more vibrant and energetic workplace.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Poised for change.......maybe

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Verisign full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent compensation package and benefits. Great work life/balance. Very passionate employees that care about their work (also a con, see below). Low turnover rate (also a con, see below)

    Cons

    There is very unique culture at Verisign that you rarely see in NoVa. There are employees that have been here 10, 15, 20 or more years. While that may sound wonderful, it is detrimental to an organization that has recognized, "if we don't evolve with the rest of the tech companies around us, we will fail". There are many folks here who are stubbornly resistant to change because they have been doing it "their" way for so long. And even though the executive leadership is trying hard to make some significant changes, there are those special few that get a pass to continue doing things the way they want. Darwin said it best, "It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change." Another con with having a low turnover is there seems to be little room for growth. There is definitely an "inner circle" that is very hard to break. There are literally people here that can do NO wrong. It's almost cult-like. The weak will not survive.

    Advice to Management

    Looks like you are getting the message, but you need some new blood.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Pros and Cons

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Verisign full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and on-site company subsidized cafeteria.

    Cons

    Cross-functional work is quite challenging; compensation fairness is questionable - negotiate a good package before joining because adjustments to bring you equal to market rates is impossible; work life balance is acknowledged at the corporate level but diminishes at the departmental level; remote work discouraged; annual evaluation process is skewed to manager's favorites

    Advice to Management

    Encourage cross-functional collaboration and break down the barriers, we all work for the same company and are driving to the same goal. Stop the fire drills, they are counter productive.


  7. Great Working Environment and People

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Work/life balance is good, you get to work with the smartest group of people and get rewarded for good work.

    Cons

    None I could think of.


  8. Review

    • Work/Life Balance
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Best Brains. Latest Technology Adoption.

    Cons

    Some groups are hard to work with due to Middle management.


  9. So farm so good.

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer III in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer III in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Verisign full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Extremely talented field. Always learning something new. Plenty of opportunities to grow as an IT pro. Great pay and benefits.

    Cons

    IT Management has issues being decisive and telling the customer no. Too many redundant internal applications. Work hours are not as flexible as they could/should be.

    Advice to Management

    Prioritize internal applications and work on improving processes. Begin a WFH program....the traffic is terrible around here!


  10. Good company to work !!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible time good work life balance amazing perks

    Cons

    Need to have less meetings


  11. Evolution of Verisign

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    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart, driven employees who care about how the Internet works and survives.

    Cons

    Merging East and West Coast mentalities

    Advice to Management

    Continue to expand footprint with new channels in security.



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