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Lead Software Engineer

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Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer  in  Singapore (Singapore)
Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)

I have been working at Visa Inc. full-time for more than a year

Pros

Good to start. Salary is as per the market rate. Better way to learn payment systems.

Cons

Need to work hard to get grow as a lot of older employees are there.

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    Current Employee - SBL  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - SBL in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Visa Inc. full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good with career opportunities good reward

    Cons

    no real cons good to work for

    Recommends
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    Good benefits... Bad politics... and Everything else in between...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Visa Inc. full-time

    Pros

    The Company behaves like a large start-up. Rarely a dull moment at the Company. If you're looking for a challenge this is the place to be since it’s the 'lower level' people who actually do the work and make it enjoyable. Good health care benefits.

    Cons

    The culture of cronyism is alarming for such a well-known public Company. There is no clear path to career development. While employees are forced to do self-evaluations on themselves and peers, never is there a 360 review on the manager. Some managers have been there for 10+ years and are scared to go elsewhere since they are so heavily overpaid. They lack people skills, don't do the work themselves and don't promote their staff. The job market has picked-up in the valley and I bet our competitors, clients and partners will begin to poach; 2) Systems, processes and procedures are so layered and convoluted that progress on most projects are impeded, usually by managers/Management since it takes too long to execute and general fear for not agreeing with the masses; and 3) As many others have mentioned, the Company is way, too top-heavy. The folks in Washington D.C. need to visit Visa to learn about politics. You either have to be a friend-of-a certain person (FOJ), former co-worker from the same law firm/PR agency/Providian Financial/Washington Mutual/Bank of America/relative or in-law connection, had relations with your staff or colleague or be a horrible person inside and out to get to get to be a 'SBL', 'Head of' or 'Global Head of' position or be promoted. What ever happened to working hard, doing your job well, being an advocate for best in class business practices and being generally liked? To advance in the Company, you have to be in a 'clique'- what is this, middle-school? There are so many individuals who have been with the organization for years and can’t get promoted while others, named-above, have some type of ‘connection’ and easily get promoted within a year or two and frequently - seriously?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Congrats and welcome to our new CEO. We are really excited to have you and hope you breathe some fresh air back into the organization! As you get to meet Management you will discover where some of the problem areas in the Company lie. 1) I urge you to review the most recent 2011 Employee Survey Results. I recommend you immediately initiate another survey; with more promises of anonymity, you should get a better sense of problem areas and problem Management; 2) Please hire a competent HR Executive to lead that Department. The current Head of HR and Marketing is not the one, although he is an excellent marketer. The two leads in the Legal Department are warring as they lead the Department - they don't even like each other and everyone is caught in the crossfire while they fight for face time. Head of APCEMEA and the Americas work hard - hope you paid them enough in bonus and stock to retain them for a few years. Product is a mess under the President - nice guy but glad he is retiring. The Head of Corporate relations needs some happy pills, rumor has it his entire staff is afraid of him. Besides not being qualified, if you want to trim some fat, that is one area of the business where they pay too many consultants to do the work since they actually don’t produce anything themselves. We have a smart CFO, needs to figure out how to not work his team to death with constant fire drills and unnecessary business analysis. I suggest you pull the HR files from your Direct Reports and their Direct Reports including those not mentioned and see what skeletons exist, yet everyone seems to turn a blind eye; 3) The admins really run the Company along with the other associates/analysts/managers/business leaders - please be kind to them and say thank you for all of their hard work; 4) Cancel the Pebble offsite for the top '200 people' – it’s a three day boon-dongle with the same presentations year after year. I think shareholders would be upset if they knew you are spending $800 a night for a hotel room per individual plus $10-$15k in airline tickets for overseas travelers. Instead, hold smaller town hall meetings with each of your direct reports and their direct reports. Go even a layer down. You'd be surprised what good ideas are out there but do not have a voice or channel to communicate with you; and 5) Be humble. You have very big shoes to fill. The CEO, even though he had tons of faults, was smart enough to hire new, talented people as part of his legacy. You don't need 'Yes Men' - you need folks who will challenge your judgment and strategy without the ego. You seem approachable, smart and able to champion and lead Visa into the next chapter of its 50 year legacy. We all have faith in you and standby ready and able to assist you!!

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