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Helpful (13)

Good pay and benefits - horrible culture and work environment. Don't let great brand fool you into working here.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Above average pay (base and bonus) and good benefits (2to1 401k match, 6% pension, commuter shuttles). Some nice and talented people here and there, and some interesting projects to work on. People generally motivated to do the right thing. Great brand recognition and looks impressive on resume.

Cons

Terrible culture where accountability is almost non-existent. Lots of great talkers but very few people who know how to get things done. Mind numbing amount of meetings where the same topics are rehashed for weeks or months on end, but no decisions are made. Incompetent people are promoted without consideration of merit. Zero work/life balance. Relationship between most business and IT units is confrontational and adversarial. Business treats IT partners like external vendors and blames them for everything that goes wrong; IT in turn blames vendors for everything that goes wrong. First reaction to any problem is to blame someone else and escalate rather than collaborate and find solutions. Unhealthy obsession with security and risk aversion leads to useless processes that serve no purpose other than being barriers to productivity. Company leadership cannot articulate product vision, as it does not exist. Visa is very fortunate to be in a dominant and protected market position where it does not have to innovate to make money.

Advice to Management

Enable employees to make decisions and hold them accountable. Lack of accountability, endless and useless meetings, and current culture will drive away all the talent, while competitors will eventually find ways to take market share and profits from Visa since zero innovation is happening.

Other Employee Reviews for Visa Inc.

  1. You work long hours but are well compensated. The relationship between IT and the Business users tends to get confrontat

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Contractor in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Contractor in San Mateo, CA
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Visa Inc. full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Compensation is good, free shuttle

    Cons

    Long hours, demanding client relationship


  2. Helpful (2)

    Had a blast, learned a lot, unfortunate end

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    Former Employee - Manager in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Manager in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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!


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