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Helpful (12)

House of (Credit) Cards

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Director in Foster City, CA
Current Employee - Senior Director in Foster City, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

The people at Visa are amazing. Smart, talented, and fun to work with. The compensation is also outstanding. These are the only two reasons people stay here.

Cons

Visa used to be an inspiring, innovative, fun place to work with huge career growth opportunities. Sadly, it is a very different place now. The politics are perhaps the worst you will ever experience. Exec are greedy and power hungry. New leadership is ignorant and not trusting of the expertise of the employees that have built this company. No one can make a decision and there is zero employee empowerment. Nepotism is prevalent. Over complicated and outdated processes make it nearly impossible to get anything done...yet the expectation of employees to be nimble and move like a start up has everyone spinning and freaked out. Moving up and around within organization is increasingly more difficult....people are pigeon holed into positions and unless have strong advocates at the top are stuck. Telecommute policy is no more unless you have special status - which is random and inconsistent. There is no inspiration, no innovation...this place is toxic.

Advice to Management

Stop ruling with fear. Get to know your employees and trust them. Walk the halls instead of directing orders from the executive floor. Oh wait...you are all moving to the SF office...better make it a point to come to the main campus (where all employees are forced to drive into every day) and treat your people with respect. Make your people feel valued instead of like numbers...or they will leave. Stop placing the wrong people into leadership positions.

Other Employee Reviews for Visa Inc.

  1. Helpful (4)

    Change is required but unlikely to happen with current management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Foster City, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Foster City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Visa Inc. full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Visa is a global brand and provides employees with the opportunity to work on a broad range international projects (depending on the group). The company will continue to make significant revenue at least in the short-term. The pay and benefits are very competitive.

    Cons

    Management says all the right things but actions are not delivered. Extremely dysfunctional at all levels of management and they do not invest in people or people development. The current CEO claims to want to grow internal strength but does not promote from within for key executive roles. It is very hard to get anything done at Visa because of the silos, procedures and internal fiefdoms.

    Advice to Management

    Visa management continues to accept that the current exodus of team members is perfect fine as long as there is an influx of younger staff. All of Visa's organizational knowledge walks out the door because Visa does not provide the seasoned employees with growth opportunities and then Visa repeats the same mistakes (and shocked by the results).


  2. Helpful (2)

    Stifling IT Policies

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Systems Administrator in Foster City, CA
    Former Contractor - Systems Administrator in Foster City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Visa Inc. as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Large company with a global reputation.

    Cons

    Takes an unreasonable amount of time to get anything IT related accomplished.


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