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Verivo Reviews

Updated November 6, 2014
Updated November 6, 2014
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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Nice People, Failing Company

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Waltham, MA
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Waltham, MA

    I worked at Verivo as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    The company is keeping up with the latest technologies. They have a useful mobile app server that adds some value for customers. Employees are smart and pleasant to work with.

    Cons

    The company is failing fast and will be out of business soon. It's painful to be around the situation. They need to add additional value to their mobile app server that justifies customers paying the money for it. The added benefits in the current product are pretty limited.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell off the remaining technology while it's ahead of its' competitors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Are the lights still on?

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Verivo full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I met some great people there that I hope to work with again in the future

    Cons

    Where to begin. This company has no direction at all. Similar to the Titanic they most likely saw the iceberg but continued to steer right into it! I've never ben a part of a company that was lead by so many gutless individuals, stop beating around the bush and give it to your employees straight, I think they have earned at least that much!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If I had any advice it would probably fall on deaf ears. Besides I don't think there is a management team still there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Poor strategy, poor execution

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Verivo

    Pros

    Extreme care about work/life balance, having fun at work

    Cons

    ...but, they don't know how to execute the business strategy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great story, too bad it won't ever come true

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    Former Employee - Sales in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Sales in Waltham, MA

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

    Pros

    They're in a great and attractive market space - mobile application development, enterprise mobility
    Leading edge issues around enabling enterprise access to mobile phones, tablets, and other smart devices.

    Cons

    Tried to do everything, including and especially controlling the UI and overall user experience. This is an impossible strategy for such an early and evolving new market space.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell the assets and move on. Company has had many investment rounds, no more customer base, and very few employees left.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Learned a lot but should have look quicker

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great idea, genuine effort to succeed in the Marketplace

    Cons

    I spent 4 years at Verivo and it was total and utter mismanagement from Day 1. A new CEO came in, got a great round of funding and went on to flush the entire company down the drain. Technically the product was lacking any custom extensibility, had thousands of bugs and was mismanaged from the original CTO on down. There was no opportunity for career growth, no technical training for the sales organization and continually changing road map. Way too many Chef's in the kitchen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would liquidate everything and send apology letters to all current and former employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Run fast from this company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Some really smart and talented individual contributors. Nice office space and gym.

    Cons

    I honestly don't know where to start. The company decided to reinvent itself with essentially no solid go-to market execution strategy. The market research just wasn't there, and the forecast for market demand and sales were ill planned. As a result, the company has not sold one license all year (unless you count a $5k pilot and even that prospect/client opted for a competitor's solution) and it's existing client base is terminating legacy licenses faster then the business can keep up.

    The sales team has turned over multiple times in three years and the current sales leadership does not have a sales background. Company is heavy on high paid senior and middle management who have demonstrated no results - literally none. Couple that with a few years of poor business planning, hemoraging cash and lots of dead weight and it's no surprise Verivo is in such dire straits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Know when it's time to move on. Close up shop before there is nothing left.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    management will act surprised, but anyone inside can see the ship starting to sink

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    Current Employee - Programmer in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Programmer in Waltham, MA

    I have been working at Verivo full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    great campus, smart employees who care and work hard. solid benefits.

    Cons

    management who have zero experience in their roles and departments. a little scary to have a VP of a department who has no experience doing what they are supposed to be overseeing a team for. also, poor management communication to general staff. As a programmer, you want to know what is going on with sales. however, you only receive sugar coated nonsense and silly weekly updates that tell you nothing. not to mention the company launches a product- leaves the other product and former clients essentially in the lurch- with insanely unrealistic targets against a sales cycle that everyone on the "floor" knew was way longer than forecasted for....nice people but

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be honest with employees and yourselves..... having a company wide champagne toast for a $5k deal that has yet to materialize...yikes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Stay away...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA

    I worked at Verivo full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great office with great views (it is a shame that its only half full). Free candy and pretzels.

    Cons

    Management can't forecast sales, budget, market, or competitive landscape. There is a mass exodus in all departments including people who have been there for years.

    Four rounds of layoffs in a year and a half, not including the firing of the CTO and three VP's of Sales. The new VP of Sales has no prior sales experience. They can't get people to download the free trial never mind trying to close a sale.

    Moral is at an all time low, people still there are just waiting for the next round of layoffs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Was a great career opportunity, but future is uncertain

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Waltham, MA

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

    Pros

    Some very smart and talented people; gives its employees tremendous opportunities to learn and grow in an in-demand industry; does a good job of recognizing talent and promoting from within; benefits are pretty good; a beautiful office; the small-to-mid-sized software company culture.

    If you're looking to break into mobile and want the small start-up software company feel (and are willing to accept the significant risks that go with it), the company could be a good choice.

    Cons

    Company faced significant turnover and was forced to have layoffs after it's last major software product steadily became irrelevant (the new office is now half-empty as a result). In fairness to management, they recognized the problem before the company became totally unviable, and the company is now in the process of reinventing itself with its next-gen product, named 'Akula'. Will the product be successful? The jury is out, and if the answer is no, all employees will soon be out of a job. As a result, I can currently only recommend it to people who don't mind driving fast and taking chances.

    The CEO is smart and talented, but seems to have only passing control of overall product direction, which suffers at the hands of a disjointed product management process that seems to struggle with mapping software development tasks to actual customer needs.

    Starting compensation is competitive, but doesn't seem to keep pace with the industry as careers progress. This seems to be an issue at a lot of companies, though.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-architect the product managment process so that the software better reflects customer needs. Work harder to gain strategy buy-in of all your stakeholders - including your current employees. Aggresively reward proven in-house resources or risk bleeding talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    How many lay-offs can one company have in less than 12 months....

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Full Time Employee in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Full Time Employee in Waltham, MA

    I worked at Verivo full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice building, good food court, nice snacks ( always had sour patch kids- says alot when that is the positive part of a company)

    Cons

    Was at company for less than a year. Got out when saw the writing on the wall. Bad mgmt C level, and VP level...
    Company waited too long to change product, people kept leaving and had a ignored the feedback of the employees
    No idea how finance team is keeping the doors open
    Company is a JOKE!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell the idea to SAP, KONY, IBM, Oracle what ever- but know when to gracefully bow out!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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