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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. "Sr. Accountant"

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    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


  2. "Evolution of Verisign"

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    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart, driven employees who care about how the Internet works and survives.

    Cons

    Merging East and West Coast mentalities

    Advice to Management

    Continue to expand footprint with new channels in security.


  3. "Fun Company, Good People"

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    Former Employee - PR Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - PR Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart people, doing great stuff.

    Cons

    Company overextending in the area of acquisitions

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused on the vision


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  5. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Web Developer III in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Web Developer III in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Verisign full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great culture, great benefits by todays standard, well compensated.

    Cons

    Vision and implementation was always sort of scattered.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Some very good, some very bad experiences"

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    Former Employee - Client Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Client Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary, and when you are productive and committed to your job, you will find that you are reasonably recognized for this, provided that you do not end up with an incompetent and insecure manager. The other good news is that those managers typically do not last too long. Great customers.

    Cons

    Management appointed without experience or qualifications. Male sexist attitudes.

    Advice to Management

    When the management and the VP set the tone by being sexist, giving advice will not necessarily help. Management can also tell the staff not to communicate some things to the ELT so there is a lack of transparency which should be fixed.


  7. "VeriSign was one of the best companies I've worked for with extremely intelligent people!"

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant to CAO in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant to CAO in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Variety of work and projects, which added diversity to my work day.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, downsized and sold large portion of company to Symantec, Inc.

    Advice to Management

    Provide transparency to employees on decisions that will impact their careers and longevity with the company.


  8. "Good working environment, but the leadership is constant changing."

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Coworkers are willing to help and in good team spirits.

    Cons

    The business model changes constantly.

    Advice to Management

    More communication to help employee understand the decision making.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Used to be a great company...now not so much"

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    Former Employee - Corporate Communications Specialist in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Corporate Communications Specialist in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Gained very valuable work experience. Worked with great people who I built lifelong friendships and networking resources with. Company was surrounded by other fabulous bay area companies.

    Cons

    Terrible management decisions. Not a lot of room for personal growth. Very secretive management style. Not open to cutting edge PR strategies.


  10. "Very good company to work for. Lots of opportunities to grow"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer III in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer III in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good company to work for.
    Lots of benefits (ESPP, company match for 401K, medical/dental/vision plans)
    Great vacation policy (close to 4 weeks)
    Lot of opportunities to grow professionally
    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Sometimes people had to work over-time during release times

    Advice to Management

    More transparency on the company direction


  11. "always changing"

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    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



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