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Not a good place to work

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  • Career Opportunities
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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Visa Inc. full-time

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

It's nice that the company has high revenue per employee and can afford what it needs. Compensation is pretty good. Stock price generally good.

Cons

It's pretty dysfunctional. It's common to spend $100k - $1MM (or more) for a consulting firm whose work will be discarded once its done. The annual financial planning takes more than half the year. Then there are the politics and the generally passive-aggressive culture. Visa is also risk-adverse to it's detriment.

Advice to Management

Provide a vision for all the layoffs and restructuring, and for the new direction for the company.

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  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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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 Over complicated and outdated processes make it nearly impossible to get anything done...yet the expectation of employees to be nimble and move like a start up has everyone spinning and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

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The benefits are pretty good in terms of 401k & pension plan, decent PTO, and on-site facilities (gym, coffee shops, cafeterias).

    Cons

    Too many processes. Hard to get work done.


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