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Verisign Reviews

Updated October 5, 2017
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Verisign Chairman, President, CEO D. James Bidzos
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  • There is often very little focus on work/life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • Lot of politics with no technical work (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Stable"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Verisign full-time

    Pros

    Very good stability. Leadership focused on a good business model.

    Cons

    Focus occasionally has its downsides, but if you value stability, this is a very strong company.


  2. "Network Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Verisign full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Free covered parking in Reston, on-site cafeteria, ESPP

    Cons

    Infrastructure is behind the curve and management is not trying to keep up.
    1 trick pony, no desire to grow.

    Advice to Management

    Purge the management life-timers before you lose all the good employees.
    Just because a manager was useful in one role, does not mean they are good for any others.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Software engineer"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Reston, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, benefits, culture

    Cons

    Poor Middle management, favoritism, lack of clear direction, leadership and communication, poor ethics. Fear takes precedence over Motivation


  4. "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Verisign full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Reston HQ facility and Benefits

    Cons

    The past 2 years was the worst. Micromanagement and favoritism. No work life balance


  5. "Great Benefits, Sharp people"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Verisign full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You get to work with a dedicated team of professionals. Excellent benefits and pay.

    Cons

    Limited career mobility in some departments

    Advice to Management

    Work on providing career paths at all levels in all departments


  6. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Verisign full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good people. Very supportive. Good potential for growth within and the company is very profitable.

    Cons

    They do not offer work from home options for the most part. Feel like a utility company, but I guess it is. No sick leave.

    Advice to Management

    More work from home options. Should offer sick leave on top of vacation .


  7. Helpful (1)

    "12 year Verisign employee"

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Reston, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Family friendly work environment with good benefits and excellent ESPP.

    Cons

    High stress atmosphere. Often poor or conflicting direction from upper management.

  8. "great company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Verisign full-time

    Pros

    friendly and professional, gym and deli and game rooms on site

    Cons

    sometimes slow to respond but they get there

    Advice to Management

    more bagels


  9. "Anonymous"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Verisign full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of- it is a very healthy company.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "For senior level people it's a financially rewarding place."

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Reston, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Verisign full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Financially rewarding and a mission that is critical. Pockets of really smart people. Nice office and location. Very good amenities such as gym and cafe.

    Cons

    Slow decision making and lack of clarity. Mediocrity is a common trait and too often allowed to persist. Management is often incoherent.

    Advice to Management

    Pick a path and be brutally consistent


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