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"always changing"

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Vice President in Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - Vice President in Mountain View, CA
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Significant role in delivering trust, safety, and security to the internet. Good pay package, especially the stock.

Cons

Overly cautious on the legal side. Hard to balance the two business units

Advice to Management

Have the courage to make the tough personnel decisions, especially at the top

Other Employee Reviews for Verisign

  1. "Challenging, rewarding work, however long-term vision not completely clear"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Dulles, VA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Dulles, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Positive interaction with senior management and autonomy to set priorities and goals. The environment is hard-working but there is an acceptable work-life balance.

    Cons

    A drawback is some uncertainty regarding the longer term vision and development of the company. With the sale of the security business, the growth strategy is not clear.

    Advice to Management

    Advice for management would include improved communication to help build employee confidence for the future. It would also involve better accountability against goals, targets, and efforts.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "A very cool job working with some awesome people, but terrible management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer III in Dulles, VA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer III in Dulles, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    A company populated with some of the most technical people you'll ever meet. The pay in years 1-3 is competitive. You will have the chance to work on systems critical to the entire Internet, or, write the software that runs on them.

    Cons

    You'd better negotiate a high pay rate when you first join because that's pretty much what you'll earn your entire time at VeriSign. It doesn't matter if you're on your 10th year, you'll be luck to ever get a promotion, and "raises" barely meet cost of living for the area while your counterparts at other local companies often receive double cost of living raises. You will eventually need to leave just to keep up with your peers.

    The non-senior management employees who have been around for 10+ years, and know they're never going to do better no matter how hard they work, and that new guys are being hired on at higher rates than they are getting, have mostly given up, and this hurts moral as people resent picking up their slack.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to manage your most technical people with "career managers" who are not at all technical, and are only placed in the position due to their administrative abilities. Your sysadmins, your coders, your data center engineers, etc... these people need managers who can speak to what their people are actually working on, not what time of day they arrived at the office or when they're scheduled to take vacation. Your employees crave direction, and forward looking plans, not reactionary panic.


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