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Verisign Reviews

Updated December 8, 2014
Updated December 8, 2014
211 Reviews
3.6
211 Reviews
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Verisign Chairman, President, CEO D. James Bidzos
D. James Bidzos
60 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexibility of working hours which helps with work-life balance, compensation and very talented employees (in 23 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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company until they changed direction

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Savannah, GA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Savannah, GA

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

    Pros

    I think that VeriSign treats it employees well, even when they divest them. They pay their employees well and for were only overly demanding only when condition warranted it. The atmosphere was casual but still business focused

    Cons

    They have narrowed their focus over the last few years which I believe was good for short term profits. Since they are not as diverse there may be more long term risk

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Internship with the Development Team

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    Former Employee - University Intern - Infrastructure Assurance in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - University Intern - Infrastructure Assurance in Reston, VA

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

    Pros

    Good work environment. Good pay for an intern. Learned a lot.

    Cons

    Traffic in the areas around Reston, Va

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

    Manager, Non-technical

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Reston, VA

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

    Pros

    The company definitely values employee satisfaction and takes considerable measures to solicit employee feedback and implement change. Phenomenal benefits, laid back culture. Work life balance is reasonable.

    Cons

    Risk tolerance is near zero, making innovation difficult or slow at times. The company is smaller, so lateral movement and adjacent opportunities are difficult to find for an employee interested in career change. Culture is a bit more conservative than a typical tech company, though it is still quite laid back.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA

    I have been working at Verisign full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great office environment with lots of perks in the building like a cafeteria, Starbucks, smoothie/juice bar, new gym equipment, W&OD trail behind building, roof access with patio furniture, and a game room. The benefits are very good as well with a good 401k plan and reasonably priced health insurance.

    Cons

    Teleworking is not terribly encouraged but the benefits and office environment/culture is so good it doesn't feel like a big issue.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Motivating, and accomplished. It really felt special as if we were building long term success.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Engineering in Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Sales Engineering in Overland Park, KS

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

    Pros

    Espp, willing to invest in people and technology to stand alone.

    Cons

    A bit disconnected, so many failed acquisitions. Coo to integrate would have made acquisition strategy a success.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire a strong coo, recognize division success at quarterly reviews, discuss division goals at all levels.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Intern review

    Current Employee - Intern in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Intern in Reston, VA

    I have been working at Verisign as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    nice place to work. Very friendly people Lot to learn for a newcomer like me

    Cons

    I found the work a little difficult

  8.  

    disappointing

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA

    I have been working at Verisign

    Pros

    cafeteria food is great and cheap

    Cons

    sales team is forced to act like vultures.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing i can think of

    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work. Interesting technology, smart people, excellent compensation and good work/life balance.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Dulles, VA
    Current Employee - Director in Dulles, VA

    I have been working at Verisign

    Pros

    Overall, a great place to work. Interesting technology, a bunch of smart people, excellent compensation and benefits, and good work/life balance. The company also seems to care about its people.

    Cons

    Poor communication within teams and across organizations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There has been too much turnover at the senior management level.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Review

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Dulles, VA
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Dulles, VA

    I have been working at Verisign

    Pros

    Good benefits package, salary, location

    Cons

    Lack of communication between teams and management to employees

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Very Good Place to Work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sterling, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sterling, VA

    I have been working at Verisign

    Pros

    Verisign has stable revenue income. It is the market leader in domain name registry. The salary and benefits are very good compared to similar IT companies. The ESPP program is excellent. Here is Verisign, you have good chance to grow and the company encourages career mobility as well.

    Cons

    The recruiting process seems broken somehow. There are lots of good candidates on the market but the ones brought to us are not impressing. The company relies heavily on referral.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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