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Director - Product Development

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Director, Product Management in Miami, FL
Current Employee - Director, Product Management in Miami, FL
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Visa Inc. full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Good benefits Great Salaries Great working environment Good life-work balance

Cons

Career opportunities - Difficulty climbing the corporate ladder (Advancement)

Other Employee Reviews for Visa Inc.

  1. 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 Over complicated and outdated processes make it nearly impossible to get anything done...yet the expectation of employees to be nimble and move like a start up has everyone spinning and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.


  2. Helpful (9)

    Good Pay and Benefits, Poor Management

    • 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

    They pay a competitive salary and have comprehensive benefits with a pretty good work-to-life balance. It's a global company with a reputable brand.

    Cons

    New management has come in and set precedent of out with the old in with the new. Long-term employees are being laid off and most of the new recruits are coming from PayPal. Eliminating a lot of perks for employees, which seems to be cost-savings (travel, sponsorships and ticket giveaways, free soda, etc.), while executives continue to travel more than ever and blog about it to employees. Don't seem to value the knowledge and experience that long-time employees have. Bringing in new people that think they're doing something in a new way, when really, we've already tried that and it failed. A lot of politics and CYA within the company.

    Advice to Management

    Don't under estimate the value of experience. Just because someone has been with Visa for a while, doesn't mean they are not capable of working on new projects/technology. Recruit and hire from a broader basis than PayPal. There are other companies with innovators and leaders that can bring experience and skillsets to the table. Recognize workers! Too many "leaders and strategic thinkers" at Visa and not enough people who are willing to do actual work. Offer people a career path and reward them for loyalty with training and challenging new opportunities.


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