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"A day job, not so much a career--and keep your resume updated!"

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

Pros

Verifone is a large, far-flung company with a diverse and talented workforce. The people you work with will generally be competent and professional; benefits are generous, though benefits have generally declined over the past few years.

If you have a deep, narrow talent, you can expect a salary premium. If you enjoy working in a tactical environment, with short horizons, this is the place for you, especially if there is an exact fit.

Cons

Opportunities for a true career are limited to a very few now that VeriFone has perfected the are of the layoff. There is little recognition of individual achievement unless you are working on projects important to management. Don't expect long hours and loyal contributions to the bottom line to be job security insurance.

Many people working at VeriFone think management tends to have blinders on when it comes to keeping the basics running, and rely on firefighting for the worst of the problems as they crop up. To some in upper management, this appears to be considered a valid cost savings strategy.

Upper management is generally insensitive to the average employee except where it is a) a pet project of upper management or b)a cost reduction exercise.

Do not expect meaningful or timely communication about things critical to your success or survival at VeriFone, e.g., reorganizations, changes in budgets, project priorities. Do not expect org charts; org charts only emphasize the churn and transition that has defined the company in recent years. Recognize that when project and priorities shift, people are shed. Don't expect meaningful participation in strategic planning, as virtually all strategy is top-down. Accept that reviews will generally be lip-service exercises.

Advice to Management

Unlock the natural talent in your employees by treating them with more respect and enlisting them to take this otherwise great company to new heights. Treating employees like cogs or dayjobbers is a short-term strategy, and causes them not to take the necessary risks that make a company truly successful. You're playing a defensive game when the true rewards are going to come from a full-on team effort.

Other Employee Reviews for Verifone

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Stressful work environment"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Verifone full-time

    Pros

    The benefits were good and at least in the department that I worked in there was some flexibility to work from home occasionally. The position that I had could have been done 100% from home.

    Cons

    Teams did not work well together and there was very little room for growth or movement into other teams. Lots of employee turnover. There was no opportunity for training. Pay scale was very skewed.

    Advice to Management

    Be proactive to keep good employees, otherwise it's a missed opportunity. Offer training opportunities and room for advancement.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Sales"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Verifone full-time

    Pros

    Lots of autonomy, ability for uncapped earnings. Pretty good management and great coworkers. If you're a sales professional you'll have opportunities to earn.

    Cons

    Lots of competition industry wide. Company seems to be stuck and headed nowhere fast. Not a darling of the street. Would expect a merger or shakeup in management sooner rather than later.

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