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Verisign Reviews

Updated July 22, 2017
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  • There is often very little focus on work/life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • Senior management (director and above) are some of the worst I've seen in my career (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (6)

    "Lame"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Verisign full-time

    Pros

    Great health benefits
    Subsidized food
    Full-size gym
    Great technology
    Great Resources

    Cons

    The Security division is like a ship without sails, a rudder, and a mast. Come to think of it, it's just a wooden bucket with too many holes. Management relays cryptic messages through proxies; leaving employees guessing as to their standing with management. This is a terrible practice. Morale is non-existent. Drama rules the floor. Favoritism and nepotism run rampant. Two or three VP's came through in a year's time. Constant regime change. Everyone is too frozen with fear to accomplish anything.Dead weight is kept on. Top talent leaves continuously when they discover what a show this place is. Leaders openly state they have no idea what they're doing. Compensation is a joke.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to how security services is run and how you treat your employees. It's astounding that an organization with such a decorated track record has allowed this place to turn into a three ring circus. Senior leadership should take a long hard look at their division and decide whether or not they want to run a high school or a professional security services division.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Love my job"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Web Developer in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Web Developer in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Plenty of PTOs, Cafeteria, amazing management and team culture

    Cons

    Conservative business, and hard career growth

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits. Many brilliant people. Great HQ amenities. Important work. Work-life balance.

    Cons

    Transparency to employees in some areas could improve. The company doesn't always seem to understand just how loyal and dedicated their employees are.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage upper and middle management to be more open with their employees. We're in this together.


  4. "Sr. Accountant"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment with amazing culture. Intelligent yet personable colleagues made it pleasant place to come into every workday unlike other cold companies.

    Cons

    I worked at the mountain view headquarters in CA and was saddened when they migrated to VA after the Symantec acquisition with the ssl segment.

    Advice to Management

    Management was great in finance / accounting


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Director, Finance"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Verisign full-time

    Pros

    Above average compensation. Great benefits. Stability.

    Cons

    Typical corporate bureaucracy. Old guard leadership is resistant to change.

    Advice to Management

    More honesty with employees.


  6. "Graduate Intern"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company culture , Awesome intern program

    Cons

    Mostly seasoned employees , very few fresh out of college grads


  7. Helpful (2)

    "The Good, The Bad & The Ugly"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

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

    Pros

    Phenomenal Products superior to the market, Best in class engineering

    Cons

    Constant change in Management, lack of consistency in the business vision and mission contributing to several years of identity crisis.

    Advice to Management

    Commit to one single strategy and allow it to mature

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Same ol' thing"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in South Riding, VA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in South Riding, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work-life balance, given the particular manager. Strong company, stock is performing well, good benefits, and some incredible bright folks.

    Cons

    Career progression is like running in quicksand with a large layer of middle management. Company has a lot of long-time employees steering the ship.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on employees and creating a positive culture, and worry less on every dime.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "senior test engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Test Engineer in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Test Engineer in Reston, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Verisign (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits. Good benefits.Good benefits.Good benefits.

    Cons

    good ol boy network. Certain departments are favored.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more engineers and less finance and human resources.


  10. "Amazing"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing team and talented people

    Cons

    Nothing that I know. You will enjoy working for VeriSign


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