Verisign Reviews

Updated October 17, 2014
Updated October 17, 2014
201 Reviews
3.5
201 Reviews
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Verisign Chairman, President, CEO D. James Bidzos
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexibility of working hours which helps with work-life balance, compensation and very talented employees (in 19 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Decent and stable company with good pay.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer IV in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Engineer IV in Reston, VA

    I worked at Verisign full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Stability.
    Good work life balance.
    Good pay in the area for a software product company.

    Cons

    Very little growth opportunities. Mostly lateral movements.
    People just go around in circles within the different groups in the company since there are not much opportunities within the company. Also not much product company based opportunities within the Reston, VA area, hence people don't leave Verisign but feel "stuck" in their careers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More aggressive investment needed to fuel growth. Company needs to take more risks. The legal team seems to run the company. Once it goes into the legal "black hole", nothing comes out of it and just delays everything and dampens the enthusiasm to try new things.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    A nice, reliable place to work.

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

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

    Pros

    Solid benefits and compensation. A nice facility in Reston, VA. There is a genuine sense of community at Verisign. Most folks are risk averse and focused on steady progress toward goals. Business model is stable, if a little stagnant. Jobs are reliable. Office culture is supportive. Work-life balance is important to my supervisor, and most folks go to a training or conference once a year.

    Cons

    Not much opportunity for promotion. Verisign is a large company, and there are more than a few mandatory training classes meant only to indemnify the company for insurance purposes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Competent people, great environment with excellent benefits

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

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

    Pros

    It's a great place to work. The engineering and management folks are very competent and team players. Very descent budget spending on employee training and grooming. Excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Though overall environment is really good and friendly but moving up the ladder is not easy - beside hard work and competency it requires some kind of acquaintanceship as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up doing good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Fun Company, Good People

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - PR Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - PR Manager in Mountain View, CA

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

    Pros

    Smart people, doing great stuff.

    Cons

    Company overextending in the area of acquisitions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay focused on the vision

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Web Developer III in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Web Developer III in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Verisign full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great culture, great benefits by todays standard, well compensated.

    Cons

    Vision and implementation was always sort of scattered.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Awesome

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

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

    Pros

    Awesome company to work for

    Cons

    None to name anything .

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Some very good, some very bad experiences

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Client Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Client Manager in Mountain View, CA

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

    Pros

    Good salary, and when you are productive and committed to your job, you will find that you are reasonably recognized for this, provided that you do not end up with an incompetent and insecure manager. The other good news is that those managers typically do not last too long. Great customers.

    Cons

    Management appointed without experience or qualifications. Male sexist attitudes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When the management and the VP set the tone by being sexist, giving advice will not necessarily help. Management can also tell the staff not to communicate some things to the ELT so there is a lack of transparency which should be fixed.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Global Account Executive

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Global Account Executive in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Global Account Executive in Reston, VA

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

    Pros

    Great Work environment, high regarded company and benefits

    Cons

    Consist changes to ROE for sales team. Consist changes to territory structure. High turn over for management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    End the favoritism, and get some structure to your ROE.

    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent company, great leadership, great internship benefits

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Intern in Reston, VA

    I worked at Verisign as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The location and perks were fantastic- right in Reston Town Center, very nice office building, tons of free food (for interns that's huge) and a nice gym. I was lucky and got along great with my team, but some of the other interns, not so much. Overall, most came back and worked full-time I think. Pay was very much well above average.

    Cons

    Often times I was extremely bored and my manager/team had nothing to do for me. Don't get me wrong, getting paid to online shop is great but in the end I didn't really advance much in my field.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company

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

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

    Pros

    Easy work schedule
    Great benefits
    Technical Roles have mobility

    Cons

    Can be political at times
    Slow movement in technology teams

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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