Visa Inc.

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2 people found this helpful  

Had a blast, learned a lot, unfortunate end

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Manager in Miami, FL
Former Employee - Manager in Miami, FL

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

Pros

Fantastic Benefits, Good Communication, Global Opportunities

Cons

Slow to change
seemed to have lost their inventive spirit
Dull quarterly state of the business reviews
A lot of sense of entitlement
People kept in the company just because they've been around for a while
Too Formal

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Accept change more enthusiastically, don't just talk about it
Lead the industry in innovation, don't just ride the wave of cash coming in...eventually it will end.
Be more enthusiastic during your business conference calls
Spend more money on your employees, as great as your benefits are you are flush with tons of cash, give more of that to the people who make it happen every day.
Make your HR department more friendly and less about entitlement
Do more in the communities where you have employees
You're too formal, relax and have fun!

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excessive, prolonged success leads to the lack of Hunger needed for Innovation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Director Global Information Security in Foster City, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Director Global Information Security in Foster City, CA

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

    Pros

    An environment where there is an excess of knowledge, tools, and opportunity.

    Cons

    The Pros above have blinded the organization's ability to recognize value, without the ability to prioritize investments and focus on the road ahead. Many have been promoted through the environment for putting out fires that they themselves have set. Value is only recognized as protecting what Visa has... not reaching (and risking) for what it could become.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Innovation cannot come without a clear vision, nor taking risks no one else in your industry is willing/able to take. It also cannot come ignoring lessons of the past, and dragging them into the future. If something is broken, don't address the symptom and promote the one who applies the best bandaide. Figure out what caused the problem, and promote the one who ensures the mistake will not be repeated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Not what I expected

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Foster City, CA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Foster City, CA

    I worked at Visa Inc. full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The salary range is way off between the workers bees and upper management. Management gets paid a lot of money to showcase your work, which more than likely you will not get credit for doing. The benefits they offer are amazing though, so it is a matter of what is important to you.

    Cons

    For a company who touts themselves as a "technology" company they still manage like an old school bank. Salaries could be better for the people who actually do the hard work and work/life balance could be better. They took away the option of working from home and with a lot of employees commuting up to 70 miles one way, working from home should have stayed. Not a lot of forward thinking and moving up is difficult, especially if upper management does not like you. VERY political.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more chances to people who have actually proven they are hard workers and get the job done, correctly. Start thinking and acting like a technology company, dont just say you are a technology company. Be more flexible and you will have happier employees!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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