Verisign Reviews

Updated March 30, 2015
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  1. Somewhat stable environment, but lacking in mobility and opportunity

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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

    Pros

    Pays OK, stable, market leader

    Cons

    Little to no mobility, extreme lack of executive diversity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No more old white guys...need diversity in the executive suite

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Great Company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Headed Up One of the Business Units in Savannah, GA
    Former Employee - Headed Up One of the Business Units in Savannah, GA

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

    Pros

    Great management team that drove the business to succeed.

    Cons

    Unfortunately it was also downsizing and the business unit I was working for got sold

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

    Used to be a great company...now not so much

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    Former Employee - Corporate Communications Specialist in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Corporate Communications Specialist in Mountain View, CA

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

    Pros

    Gained very valuable work experience. Worked with great people who I built lifelong friendships and networking resources with. Company was surrounded by other fabulous bay area companies.

    Cons

    Terrible management decisions. Not a lot of room for personal growth. Very secretive management style. Not open to cutting edge PR strategies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. Company with a strong technology emphasis.

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Reston, VA

    I have been working at Verisign full-time

    Pros

    Verisign is a technology company that that a talented set of engineers.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    21st century company running like a 1950s behemoth

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Dulles, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Dulles, VA

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

    Pros

    Operationally pretty sound. That's important, but that's about it.

    Cons

    Culture and morale is quite poor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fewer politics, more creativity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Great Company until they changed direction

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    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
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Internship with the Development Team

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

    I worked at Verisign as an intern (less than a 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
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Manager, Non-technical

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    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
  10. Great company to work for

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

    I have been working at Verisign full-time (more than a 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
  11. 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

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