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Reston, VA
1001 to 5000 employees
1995
Company - Public (VRSN)
IT Services
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Neustar, GoDaddy
VeriSign gives directions to land safely on the Internet. The company is a big part of what makes the Internet work. It operates two of the world's 13 root nameservers, which assign Internet protocol (IP) addresses to devices communicating across the Internet ... Read more

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Verisign full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    * Great benefits
    * company doing good
    * Scope for learning
    * Experiments with latest technologies

    Cons

    * Can't think of any
    * Can explore more business opportunities

    Advice to Management

    explore more business opportunities

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Verisign Interviews

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    Junior Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Reston, VA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Verisign (Reston, VA) in February 2017.

    Interview

    Phone Interview:
    Hiring manager interviewed for 30 minutes
    Pure technical questions
    Explain previous project and responsibilities: Prepare answers for every bullet on the resume
    Questions on Linux administration: if config, user/group creations, Ping, Internal/External IP address, AWS Security groups, VPC.
    Questions on Open Stack, Python/Shell Script: Say NO if you don't have any idea; Show interest to learn
    Questions on your education: What subjects did you take
    Behavioral Questions: Where do you see yourself in the next five years? Why did you choose systems admin? Why not Programming?

    Face - Face Interview: 90 Minutes
    Interview with hiring manager and team
    Hands-on as well as whiteboarding
    It's like a rapid fire round from the team members - No questions from the Hiring manager.
    More questions from resume and previous work
    Prepare to explain your previous project on white board
    Prepare to write some code/algorithm and explain on white board
    Hands-on will be basic administration tasks: Auto SSH from one terminal to other, Install Apache and listen to the port.
    You are allowed to use the internet to perform hands-on. But hiring manager and the team will be watching your screen.

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