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In the Midst of Change

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

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

Pros

New CEO seems like he wants to create a better culture for employees
Stock price is at al time high

Cons

New CEO hasn't presented his new strategy for the company
Random layoffs taking place
Rumor that employee rating and bonus' will be lower to cut costs - yet stock price all time high

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Present a strategy and realize that there are numerous departments that are not moving forward as they "wait and see" what the direction is

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Hires very bright people, but very political environment

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    Current Employee - Business Leader
    Current Employee - Business Leader

    I have been working at Visa Inc. full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You get to work with some of the best people in the industry and learn a lot from interacting with them. Benefits are better than average, and there's a lot of pride working for a global brand name.

    Cons

    More politics than many companies. Very fast pace of change, very quick turnaround of people in some key roles, leading to some job unstability.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    Great place if you have no ambition

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

    I have been working at Visa Inc. full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great brand
    Ethical firm
    Partnership spirit with customers
    Very nice coworkers
    A lot of very smart, SME type people who are usually very willing to help
    Overall comp is fine
    People are dedicated

    Cons

    A great place if you have no ambition. Plum new positions are always given to outsiders, who come in without the support network and ultimately fail usually. The old timers with high level positions don't ever go anywhere, so there is very little possibility to advance. If you simply want to be a subject matter expert and get paid well, then this is a good solid company. If you really want to do something with your career, then this is at best a stop along the way.

    The senior management who have been around a long time are largely cowards. They have zilch in terms of strategic thinking, and do little more than spout off buzzwords. They don't communicate, are unable to manage, and live their days in fear of being outed for being a non-contributor. They never get hired away by other companies, as they are largely products of the Visa bureaucracy, with little in the way of relevant skills to the outside world. They are largely pathetic. It is truly sad. There is no sense whatsoever of stewardship.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create an HR function that doesn't something other than hire and pass out required training. Help people manage their careers. Do not make people the victims of their untrained, unqualified managers, most of whom have no real leadership training. If you want to innovate, create a cultural that supports this, unlike the current situation where you shut down initiatives because management doesn't have the talent to build it correctly the first time. I would seriously get rid of every SBL and above who have been there more than 10 years, as they are hanging on for dear life, and sucking the life out of the place.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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