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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

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 ManagementAdvice

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.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Hard work, good rewards, all the ducks are not aligned.

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Foster City, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Foster City, CA

    I have been working at Visa Inc. full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Nice gym
    Close to 92

    Cons

    Too much red tape
    Smothered innovation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take some risks, invest within not on shares buy back

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Good company overall

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    Current Employee - Vice President in Foster City, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President in Foster City, CA

    I have been working at Visa Inc. full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Successful global company, well known valuable brand, market leader, compensation including bonus and equity is great, good vacation and other benefits, good work life balance

    Cons

    Uncertainty at present caused by new executive team and changes made, staff generally not sure of direction of company, some great people however also some poorer staff at company, few number of employees so opportunity for advancement and growth can be limited

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clarify direction of the company (on all fronts) to staff

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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