I worked at Verisign (More than 10 years)
Excellent benefits, flexible work schedule, decent management. If you perform, they do a great job of rewarding you with stock and bonus.
Unless you're in management it's difficult to get a promotion, even though they promote that there is a technical career path track for advancement.
Advice to Management
Weed out the people skating by and reward those who are getting the work done.
I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Verisign (Reston, VA) in February 2017.
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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