Verisign Reviews

Updated July 2, 2015
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  1. Great Company, Poor Management

    • 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 (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Great Work life balance. Great facilities (company sponsored cafeteria, onsite free gym/classes, flu shots, free breakfast, good coffee, underground parking). Mac based company.

    Cons

    Leadership. Upper management comes up with a direction and we all match towards. Very little strategy to whether that idea is something consumers want, very little discovery to whether the market will adopt an 'engineering' focused strategy. Surprised when Sales can't sell it. Legal teams can't support it. Finance teams can't price it. Upper management surprised when it has to be revised, surprised when customers can't understand it ... hey, but it was a cool engineering idea. When you put engineers in charge, you'll get engineered ideas.

    Advice to Management

    Think outside of the box. Put more focus on products than on cafeteria rebuilds. Make products that are efficient and solve our consumers needs. Don't allow engineers to drive this company.


  2. Awesome place to work.

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

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

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

    Pros

    Awesome, kind, generous people and flexible hours if needed.

    Cons

    A few employees think they are better than others & will turn their nose up at you.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Decent and stable company with good pay.

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

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

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

    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 Management

    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.


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  5. Personal review

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Verisign

    Pros

    Great coworkers and great products to work on.

    Cons

    It's not Google or some other place.


  6. Helpful (1)

    A nice, reliable place to work.

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

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

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

    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.


  7. Fun Company, Good People

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

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

    Pros

    Smart people, doing great stuff.

    Cons

    Company overextending in the area of acquisitions

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused on the vision


  8. Great place to work

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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Vision and implementation was always sort of scattered.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Competent people, great environment with excellent benefits

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

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

    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 Management

    Keep up doing good work.


  10. Some very good, some very bad experiences

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

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

    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 Management

    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.


  11. Awesome

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

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

    Pros

    Awesome company to work for

    Cons

    None to name anything .



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