Visa Inc.

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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

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
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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Foster City, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Foster City, CA

    Pros

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    Cons

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