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"Not a bad place to work"

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Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Boca Raton, FL
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Boca Raton, FL
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Verio full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Good friendly people. Flexible work schedule.

Cons

Management changes and changes direction regularly

Other Employee Reviews for Verio

  1. Helpful (3)

    "The potential to be so much more"

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Verio full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The name of NTT behind the company, even though they have little to do with the day to day selling cycle.
    Supposedly the lack of debt and the presence of deep pockets.

    Cons

    No clear, sustainable direction from management.
    Product is falling well behind the competition. Anything new is mostly marketing fluff.

    Advice to Management

    Decide what you want to be long term and put the right team in place to get you there. Then support the team, the message and the customer in a consistent manner.


  2. "Account Executive IV"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Verio full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Coworkers were very personable, there was good camaraderie among them. Verio used to be quite a leader in the web hosting industry, had some of the best government and corporate high power companies for clients, and manage huge hosting facilities connected to MAE west; not sure the connectivity on east coast. Not sure of their lead at this time.

    Cons

    Top out of country management gave orders that were not reasonable: hire 20 people this month, cut 10 next month, etc. Middle and low managers would come and go - every 4 months we got new management and there was a lot of turmoil around it.

    Sales managers had this idea that clients should be contacted every 3 months, or the rep would lose them. This caused for a lot of scramble and unfair fighting. Why spend a lot of time with a client, only to have them call back for upgrades and get assigned to a new rep who had not made the investment?

    There was also too much emphasis on making 60-100 calls a day, which did not lend to quality time with clients, nor to follow up with clients, nor getting any paperwork done. Both strategies were not well managed. Also, when we got a deal, there was very little hoopla and praise. Perhaps its better now in CO.

    Corporate layoffs (I experienced 3) were often, and usually cut salaries. For example, layoff someone making $60k, and rehire someone else at $35k a few months later.

    Advice to Management

    Look for qualities of character when hiring, not just brag sheet. Consider promoting from within more; they are generally your best people anyhow, not outsiders that do not know the company yet. When I was there, promotion within only happened roughly 20% of the time. A lot of good talent was lost and went away because of that.

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