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Implementation Manager

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Former Employee - Implementation Manager  in  McLean, VA
Former Employee - Implementation Manager in McLean, VA

I worked at Visa Inc. full-time for more than a year

Pros

Great company that values work life balance.

Cons

Not challenging enough at times.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great Business, Lots of Room for Organizational Improvement

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

    I worked at Visa Inc. full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Visa's core businesses, managing a payments network, and developing products and services for FI's is rock solid. They have a wide competitive moat, and exist in a state of oligopoly with their main competitors. Salary and benefits are very good for a large company.

    Cons

    Until 2008, Visa was a not-for-profit association owned by member banks. This not-for-profit spirit lives on in to many parts of the company, creating a weak culture. There's too much of a "this is how we've always done it" approach to things. Headquarters staff is bloated, while the business units fight for funding.

    Visa treats the debit business and all new acquisitions as subsidiaries, and rarely shares information. This further weakens the culture.

    The political environment is bruising. Big egos rule the roost.

    Visa is scared of future competition. They are terrified of PayPal, worried about the prospect of mobile payments, and seem to be chasing their own tail, rather than leading the industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline your organization, and act like a leader. Wall Street loves you, so do something to continue to earn that respect.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great investment, terrible culture

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    Former Employee - Senior Management  in  Foster City, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Management in Foster City, CA

    I worked at Visa Inc. full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Strong business which will continue to succeed in spite of itself. Great money for top earners, and good work-life balance.

    Cons

    What was once an amazing place to work has, sadly, become a company of by-the-numbers management and very little innovation or creativity. There is zero communication from senior "leadership" and change is managed poorly and in a vacuum. Visa continues to think that employees are motivated solely by dollars, yet does not invest in (or care about) its people. Innovation is a buzz word - it's not actually encouraged or supported.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate. Invest in your talent. Recognize that your employees are actually key to your success.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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