Verisign Reviews

Updated July 2, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Company is going down hill

    • 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 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    What we do is actually important and makes a difference in the world, it's not just some blog site or social junk.

    Cons

    Company is no longer a technology company, it is a finance company trying to keep the tech alive at the lowest possible cost. I wouldn't be surprised if they were trying to get bought out.

    Advice to Management

    The cost cutting is eventually going to come back to bite you. This is not something you should be playing catch up with.


  2. Helpful (3)

    Not the Verisign

    • 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

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    great benefit
    the company takes care of its people
    great place to retire

    Cons

    The company’s culture has changed a lot after all the divestitures a few years ago. Not too much growth. It has the typical culture of Northern Virginia government contractors: slow, conservative and highly bureaucratic. The senior management is dominantly white males, although there are lots of minorities as the work bees.
    The company does take care of its employees. Great benefit, as long as you can get used to the slow pace.


  3. Smart folks at the lower levels, not so much as you go up the chain.

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people who do the work are mostly smart folks and the work day is mostly 8 hours or just over. There is little stress and deadlines are fungible if there are good reasons.

    Cons

    The organization is extremely vertical and management is very political. This leads to lots of turf wars and an inability to quickly get to a solution. This is kind of a double-edged sword: there is no accountability. When you make a mistake, that is kind of nice. When a coworker or manager is clearly not doing anything useful, though, it is the opposite. Finally, the growth opportunities for the business are questionable.

    Advice to Management

    The company needs more vision and fewer managers.


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  5. Good training

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Center Engineer in New Castle, DE
    Former Employee - Data Center Engineer in New Castle, DE

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

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

    Pros

    Learning a new skill,can be very marketable with new skill

    Cons

    Younger manager don't want give older worker their due

    Advice to Management

    Try new direction, stay the course


  6. very good company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Verisign

    Pros

    nice location and great benifit

    Cons

    do not know any cons


  7. automation tester

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Verisign

    Pros

    Work with a proud team of industry leading experts. The passion of being the best is clearly evident in many teams day to day operations from marketing to engineering. Benefits are good but changes are underway so carefully assess market benchmarks before making any decision. The core business is strong and resilient.

    Cons

    Strategic growth needs clarity from management to align roles and responsibilities for all team members.


  8. Nice company, Nice benefits, Nice people.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Reston, VA

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

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

    Pros

    Nice company, Nice benefits, Nice people.

    Cons

    I don't have any complaints till date.


  9. VeriSign was one of the best companies I've worked for with extremely intelligent people!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant to CAO in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant to CAO in Mountain View, CA

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Variety of work and projects, which added diversity to my work day.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, downsized and sold large portion of company to Symantec, Inc.

    Advice to Management

    Provide transparency to employees on decisions that will impact their careers and longevity with the company.


  10. Was a great work environment

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Work with a proud team of industry leading experts. The passion of being the best is clearly evident in many teams day to day operations from marketing to engineering. Benefits are good but changes are underway so carefully assess market benchmarks before making any decision. The core business is strong and resilient.

    Cons

    Strategic growth needs clarity from management to align roles and responsibilities for all team members.


  11. Good employer

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

    I worked at Verisign

    Pros

    good pay, good work / life balance

    Cons

    not geared for serious growth / making investment



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