Verio
2.8 of 5 44 reviews
www.verio.com Englewood, CO 150 to 499 Employees

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Updated Apr 03, 2014

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20% Approve of the CEO

Verio President & CEO Hideyuki Yamasawa

Hideyuki Yamasawa

(15 ratings)

39% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Once a great company but might be circling the drain

Account Executive (Former Employee)
Greenwood Village, Arapahoe, CO (US)

I worked at Verio full-time for more than 3 years

ProsPay was okay but there was always moving target on commission structure.

ConsWay behind technology curve. Dealing with many many unsatisfied customers.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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This company could achieve so much more

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Boca Raton, FL (US)

I worked at Verio full-time for more than a year

ProsThe promise of their new cloud service offering is highly compelling...once it is fully released.

ConsMicromanagement has become oppressive, and far too much infighting amongst the groups.

Advice to Senior ManagementThey need a dynamic CEO...don't see the current one having the backbone to lead the effort in a productive, prioritized manner. Only 1 in 5 staff who posted here approve of the CEO. That's not the sort of leader Verio needs now.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good company

Tech Support II (Current Employee)
Orem, UT (US)

I have been working at Verio full-time for more than a year

Prosgood wages with advancement possibilities. i've enjoyed the people that i've been able to work with and have had some great supervisors

Conslack of training. company is moving forward with new technology but then leaves accounts on old systems meaning that support needs to figure out how to support multiple systems that aren't in deveopment any more

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Systems Administrator (Former Employee)
Virginia Beach, VA (US)

I worked at Verio as a contractor for less than a year

ProsGood to work and comfortable enviroment

Consstressful and challenging at times

Advice to Senior ManagementGood managment who know what they are doing

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Was fine.

Order Administrator (Former Employee)
Cleveland, OH (US)

I worked at Verio full-time for more than 5 years

ProsI enjoyed the company prior to Verio and found it just fine after. (Worked for a company that was purchased by Verio which in turn was purchased by NTT.)

ConsAs comes with acquisitions, there was a general chaos around where the good people would fit in the new business, and as one would expect, people in the larger cities were given much more weight than long timers in smaller cities. (Chicago/NYC vs. Detroit/Cleveland, etc.)

Advice to Senior ManagementThis review is recent, but the experiences are so old I wouldn't know much about what's going on now. Left in 2000 and kept tabs through 2005-ish

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Keep your mouth shut, collect your paycheck.

Business Analyst (Former Employee)
Boca Raton, FL (US)

I worked at Verio full-time for more than a year

ProsGood developers, decent benefits, great Florida location

ConsInexperienced management for a web hosting company

Advice to Senior ManagementRead Steve Job's book.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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This could be a great company with solid leadership and vision

Inside Sales (Former Employee)

I worked at Verio full-time for more than 5 years

ProsSome great people do/did work here and the local leadership tries to make improvements

ConsOverall SLT is so far removed from the needs of the company and employees that it's almost impossible to have your input valued. They refuse to make the needed upgrades to stay competitive and keep their customer's happy. The development teams, especially on the Windows side, are a joke and work harder at pointing fingers at anyone else than actually doing their job. There have been numerous layoffs in the past five years that it is almost inevitable that another one will happen. They keep the needs of the Japanese market at the forefront of their business plan without regard that what works there doesn't in the US and sales/technologies will fail.

Advice to Senior ManagementChange the attitude that quid pro quo is going to work. Change the leadership and work to actually satisfy your customers and employees in order to build loyalty. Without customers there is no business. Without talented employees, there are no customers.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good people, band management

Systems Administrator (Current Employee)
Boca Raton, FL (US)

I have been working at Verio full-time for more than 5 years

ProsThe people in the trenches are some of the best people in the world and years after working there they are still some of my best friends.

ConsShenanigans with pay scales. I've seen many people get what they thought was a promotion only to find it to be a lateral move with a minimal raise.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop playing games with your peole. Either pay them and treat them right or you are going to loose great talent.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Verio: A Good Company That Could Be Better

Communications-related (Former Employee)
Boca Raton, FL (US)

I worked at Verio full-time for more than 3 years

ProsThe pros to working at Verio consist of...

- Competitive salaries
- Pleasant, if rather mundane and cramped workspaces
- Plenty of camaraderie among workmates
- Many local eateries and services

ConsAmong the downsides to working at Verio are...

- The workspaces are generic corporate "cubes" and small offices.
- The company always seems to be one step behind regarding web hosting technology
- The management structure is inflexible
- Corporate downsizing always seems to be a worry among employees

Advice to Senior ManagementAdvice to Verio's management...

- Nix the stuffy corporate image. Fashion an image that's more in line with the "out of the box" thinking and creativity of today's youth. Verio seems to be stuck in a 1990's marketing persona.
- Try to do better to remove the wall between management and employees. The managerial mindset often makes subordinates feel like inferiors and not fellow Verio employees.
- Don't rely so much on ViaVerio. Reel in the partner program, concentrate on the core business and develop it and it's products imaginatively.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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its a good place to work

Inside Sales (Current Employee)
Boca Raton, FL (US)

I have been working at Verio full-time for more than 10 years

Prosthey Pay well for the area

ConsClueless on how support affects sales

Advice to Senior Managementget your heads out of the sand

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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