Visa Inc.

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Review of Visa Inc.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst  in  San Mateo, CA
Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in San Mateo, CA

Pros

I feel that I am surrounded by very talented and motivated individuals

Cons

Senior Management does not monetarily recognize hard work

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Ensure that benefits,perks and salaries are on par with other similar companies. Visa is world sponsor and as a result should be able to extend a lot more perks to its employees

Approves of CEO

Other reviews for Visa Inc.

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Down the drain

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director IT  in  Foster City, CA
    Current Employee - Director IT in Foster City, CA

    Pros

    Talented people, very capable and hardworking

    Cons

    Politics, cronyism, and a sense of hopelessness among emps....looks like everyone is waiting for the severance package...! and they dont care anymore.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to the front line, there are 100s of committed employees who are proud of the company, they helped Visa to become one of the largest IPO....Let them know how important and valuable they are.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    IPO Changed Everything!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Business Leader  in  Foster City, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Business Leader in Foster City, CA

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are above average. Majority of workforce are competent individuals who are friendly.

    Cons

    IPO resulted in a Visa USA management coup where majority of senior/tenured Visa International staff were terminated. Performance reviews are vague, subjective and meaningless, HR is clueless and provide no support to workforce. Politics and bureaucracy is rampant and out of control (nurmerous signatures required for capital purchases(13), product approval (25)). I am afraid to raise issues to HR for fear of retribution. Executives spout the company line of cutting costs but this is only applies to the worker bee. Typical corporate greed: No pay raises for employees in 2008, CEO lives at 4 Seasons San Francisco and reaped $1.7 million bonus and has 2 private/leased corporate jets ($50 mil), exec management offsite meeting in Pebble Beach (thousands per exec). Hundreds of millions spent on ad campaigns with no empirical data to support expense but great for execs at NFL events and Olympics. Current mission to force out/lay off more seasoned employees who are close to retirement (severence packages are generous, though). Benefits continue to be cut while executives are rolling in dough (from generous stock options awarded to themselves).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communications, be more visable and sensitive to staff needs. When employees are sacrificing, lead by example and do not take bonus/perks. HR should exist to help employees not defend management. Enact strict open door policy with no retribution. Hold senior management accountable for failures (via demotions or termination). Institutionalized "fire fighting" management system needs to eliminated. Cost cutting is stifling innovation and growth while marketing is spending millions on sponsorships and ad campaigns with no data to support benefit.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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