Verifone - Upper management in this place sucks! | Glassdoor
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"Upper management in this place sucks!"

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Current Employee - IT Support in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - IT Support in San Jose, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

The technology will probably withstand the bad economy.

Cons

If you are not the CEO's or CFO's admin, or on the Executive level and are just another worker-bee you will be treated with contempt. Upper management are actually British and they don't like Americans is the sense I got. I used to sit on the Executive floor and listen to them talk to each other. 40 and 50 year old men talking about Hollywood gossip and American Idol. It was very pathetic to listen to. Especially knowing their contempt for Americans.

Advice to Management

Do not let your Admins dictate the mood, direction, or personnel of the company. And, Americans aren't so bad, really.

Other Employee Reviews for Verifone

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Rocklin, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Rocklin, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility in work from management. Requirement to preform is the most important thing. Pay was good for the surrounding area.

    Cons

    Morale was low due to the fact much of the work was outsourced to other countries. Also, the work load was becoming too much for some people.

    Advice to Management

    Need to communicate more to the lower levels. Mission and strategic vision is not shared. Must do a better job giving direction.


  2. Helpful (10)

    "VeriFone - normally a job is better than unemployment, but a job here makes you think hard about the alternative"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Rocklin, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Rocklin, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are few (and fewer each year) electronic product design firms in the Rocklin/Roseville area, so VeriFone is at least a design position. However, after Nov 2006, when VeriFone purchased Lipman, design work has shifted to Israel and the work in Rocklin is more systems engineering (except for OS design) and field/product support.

    Cons

    Senior management lives all over the state; there is none at Rocklin. The CEO runs the company for his personal gain; bonuses of any magnitude go only to the very top managers. Sales did 3 complete turnovers between 2001 and 2006 - the unspoken motto is "Sales is King" and should be followed by "What have you done for me lately?" Management is results oriented and people are just workunits to be applied to projects. Check your brain at the door if you decide to work here. Morale is non-existant; few long-term MTS (but many in senior management - they protect themselves).

    Advice to Management

    Delegate. You lose the synergy of parallel effort when you micromanage personally. The five of you don't have nearly as many brain cells as your subordinate management. Get a new playbook - the one page you have is to layoff staff to match expenses - and you use staff like an ablative shield protecting yourselves.

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