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Verisign Reviews

Updated February 9, 2017
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Verisign Chairman, President, CEO D. James Bidzos
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  • Senior management (director and above) are some of the worst I've seen in my career (in 10 reviews)

  • There is often very little focus on work/life balance (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Good Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Verisign full-time

    Pros

    Their commitment to innovation and to collaborating to create new solutions is what sets the company apart from its rivals. It's one of few places I've worked where failure would not cost you your job.

    Cons

    Lack of telecommuting options despite great daytime flexibility. Certain positions more recognized by leadership than others (this is true of many employers though).

    Advice to Management

    Keep focus on innovation; maybe look to different sectors than engineers to recognize.


  2. "Good company with excellent benefits and lots of highly qualified people."

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Verisign (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, flexible work schedule, decent management. If you perform, they do a great job of rewarding you with stock and bonus.

    Cons

    Unless you're in management it's difficult to get a promotion, even though they promote that there is a technical career path track for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Weed out the people skating by and reward those who are getting the work done.


  3. "excellent environment, great people"

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    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Verisign full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    A lot of really intelligent folks, good support from management and interesting work that affects the entire Internet is very personally rewarding.

    Cons

    Large company has too much process and admin overhead sometimes.


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  5. "QA Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Watertown, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Watertown, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good benefits and work environment.

    Cons

    More top down approach and structured.


  6. "Tech Support"

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    Current Employee - Tech Support in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Tech Support in Overland Park, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company and management. Co workers shared the same value and culture.

    Cons

    Too many hours and shift rotation and on call pager below market rate

    Advice to Management

    great management


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Not a technology company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Reston, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance and fair compensation and benefits

    Cons

    Lot of politics with no technical work
    Inefficient management

    Advice to Management

    Treat people with respect and get rid of people who are making verisign culture bad


  8. Helpful (4)

    "World of entitlement"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good gym, and close by washington dc, in reston.

    Cons

    Terrible management, narrow focus, unclear goals, plans keep changing, everyone worried about their job so innovation is a word rather than an actual thing.

    Advice to Management

    Fire those who pick fights, and consider the job as a retirement place


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA

    I have been working at Verisign full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and flexibility, excellent work culture and teams.

    Cons

    Promotions are delayed due to nepotism sometimes.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Not a technology company"

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

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

    Pros

    Great people- worked with a great group of individuals.
    Good cafeteria
    Great onsite gym

    Cons

    Too many policies and no real benefits. Not really a technology company- works like a bank.

    Telecommuting is not allowed
    Employees are expected to travel for work but are not allowed to stay back and use PTO- have to return immediately (another policy)
    Arrival and departure times are monitored by HR - they run reports to see when someone comes in and leaves the building
    No innovation
    CEO only worries about stock price and shareholders- not the people who work for him
    Compensation used to be good but HR/CFO is gradually taking everything away (Bonus, stock etc).

    Advice to Management

    Start trusting your employees, change the policies driven culture, and be open to innovation. If you don't make these changes, this company will never grow.


  11. "Amazing job with very good benefits"

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    Current Employee - Ddos Engineer in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Ddos Engineer in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Verisign full-time

    Pros

    Awesome benefits and very nice people

    Cons

    Some times you have too much of work to do

    Advice to Management

    A little relaxed deadlines would help us plan our work better



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