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Dictated by meaningless processes and people who deliver a perception rather than anything tangible

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Current Employee - Senior Business Leader  in  Foster City, CA
Current Employee - Senior Business Leader in Foster City, CA

I have been working at Visa Inc. full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

If you are driven high acheiver, the place moves so incredibily slow that you will actually have a work life balance.

Cons

Very challenging for the high acheiver types with a passion to solve complex business needs in an innovative way. Not to mention, completely bewildered at the climate of mediocrity that is rewarded. Poor performers just get "moved over," they don't get fired-and they know it! So the pool of B and C players proliferates while the A players move on out of frustration. A somewhat apathetic culture.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

If you want to keep your top talent, figure out how to "remove" the poor performers so those that actually want to work and drive business have the opportunity to florish. You know it's bad if the advice I got on my first week was "lower your ambitions and you will do just fine here." Offer some real solutions to addressing the poor performers rather than just validating as an organization we're at parity with other organizations' dysfunction by doing some agency benchmarking exercise. I would be concerned about the next 20 years, particularly in this period of major disruption in the payment space. Come up with innovative ways to attract and keep top talent-start with 360 degree reviews.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    too slow, no one cares, terrible culture

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    Current Employee - Associate  in  Foster City, CA
    Current Employee - Associate in Foster City, CA

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

    Pros

    tough one. interesting industry to be in. Lots going on. Good place to become a subject matter expert.

    Cons

    1) way too many meetings, pre-meetings
    2) no one cares or is accountable or takes any risks
    3) culture is a mess, no one wants to be here and turnover is very high
    4) according to a reliable source, HR was going to pay employees to write good reviews on this site. This is indicative of the culture (cover-up mentality instead of actually fixing the problem)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make better processes
    fire bad managers
    be better risk takers
    define if you are a financial services company or a tech company-- YOU CANNOT PLAY BOTH SIDES

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Old school middle managers need to go for the company to be competitive in the public sector.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Business Leader  in  Foster City, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Business Leader in Foster City, CA

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

    Pros

    Solid brand. Solid Visanet. The new CEO has a big job ahead of him to cut the inefficiencies.

    Cons

    Not able to move quickly or for innovation due to the inefficient organizational structures and processes created for job protection of legacy middle managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a close look at the managers who keep churning good talent. Evaluate why they are still around. What they have actually delivered to the company (and at what cost). How might they may be hindering progress.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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