Verisign Reviews

Updated July 12, 2015
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Verisign Chairman, President, CEO D. James Bidzos
D. James Bidzos
60 Ratings

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. Helpful (3)

    Poised for change.......maybe

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


  2. Great Working Environment and People

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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.


  3. Review

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

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Best Brains. Latest Technology Adoption.

    Cons

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


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Pros and Cons

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    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.


  6. So farm so good.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer III in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer III in Reston, VA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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!


  7. Good company to work !!

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

    I have been working at Verisign

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible time good work life balance amazing perks

    Cons

    Need to have less meetings


  8. Account Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA

    I worked at Verisign (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Awesome job. Everyone was friendly and had great benefits

    Cons

    Better facilities would have been nice. More life/work benefits


  9. Evolution of Verisign

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in San Jose, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  10. Great place to work!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  11. Best company I've ever worked for!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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