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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 for more than 3 years

Pros

Amazing brand
Solid business model and very profitable
Decent pay compared to banks, competitive pay to tech companies
New CEO is cleaning house, that's the biggest pro

Cons

If you want a regular 9-5 job, this is a great place. However, if you are ambitious, looking to work and build cutting edge stuff, don't come here. The old guard is the biggest con. They are a critical mass, have no marketability outside of Visa and are in constant self preservation mode. It's a tradition at Visa for the old guard to put new leaders under the bus. Good news is that the new CEO has been cleaning house, already booted out toxic senior executives and their cronies. More to come but it's off to a great start. There are some exciting new executives who have come in from places like Chase, Electronic Arts, Paypal.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep cleaning house, marketing is still awesome but root out all the old HR leaders, bring in a solid dynamic CFO.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    "Neutral" best sums up Visa.

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    Former Employee - Director  in  Foster City, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Foster City, CA

    I worked at Visa Inc. full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    - Dominant market position
    - Great benefits
    - Smart people
    - Ethical values

    Cons

    - Projects and initiatives are often indefinitely deferred or canceled without consequence
    - Executive management has historically been poor
    - Staff are rewarded for being able to build and present PowerPoint slides rather than actually doing anything truly productive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't rely simply on brand recognition. Be bold and aggressive!

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  2.  

    Great company, great projects!

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    Former Employee - Senior Business Leader  in  Highlands Ranch, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Business Leader in Highlands Ranch, CO

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

    Pros

    Visa pays extremely well if you go after what you want. Also, there are extremely qualified employees for the work that needs to be done. The projects are very interesting and time to market.

    Cons

    There is absolutely no work life balance. One of the pros is the projects are very interesting, however, since they are time to market, and Visa works with many banks, the amount of work can really take a lot out of a person physically and mentally. The expectation is get it done no matter what it takes.

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