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The good times are since past, hopefully it will get better.

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Current Employee - Network Engineer in McLean, VA
Current Employee - Network Engineer in McLean, VA

I have been working at Visa Inc.

Pros

The benefits are good and the company is definitely strong.

Cons

Too many managers. Directors and VP's with no direct reports. Need to cut out the unnecessary middle management. Communication to subordinates is lacking.

Advice to Management

Re-evaluate the management set up. Instead of cutting workforce and benefits look at yourselves for savings.

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  1. Helpful (4)

    Bring back Chuck Russell and Roger Pierce - The Visa "Gold" logo is tarnished

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

    I worked at Visa Inc.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    At this juncture not very much. The benefit package and 401k matching is excellent, although it used to be better. When you are laid off the severance package is good.

    Cons

    This used to be a great company to work for. Employees had pride in their accomplishment and were rewarded for ingenuity and contributions. It is now a good-old-boy environment. Employees live in fear of being laid off, jobs are being outsourced to other companies even though the majority of work is in the US. Employees are afraid of speaking out to upper management in fear of retaliation. If they do speak out retaliation is swift and unjust. The lower waged contractors brought in to replace full time employees backstab dedicated staff with great regularity. Promotions are handed out to employees unfairly with title given at a drop of a hat. Loyal and dedicated staff are subject to layoffs while less qualified employees are rewarded with position. (i.e. who's playing golf with whom). Visa has a reputation for being a sweatshop. This is correct in the truest form. Employees, once encouraged to relocate to remote sites are left out in the cold when the offices are closed. Once the company began the process of going public and the ramifications of the legal woes hit home the work environment went from bad to worse.

    Advice to Management

    Remove a majority of middle management staff, especially the management who protect each other rather then supported loyal employees. Re-instill the brand pride and honor that Dee Hock, Chuck Russell and Roger Pierce helped to build.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Politics and favoritism taint the experience.

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    Current Employee - Confidential in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Confidential in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Visa Inc.

    Pros

    Pay is good overall (but it doesn't seem to be fair across the board). Visa is the biggest player in the credit card industry and the business outlook is good.

    Cons

    The place is heavy with politics -- and you really have to watch your back. It's tough to know who you can trust. There are lots of people in positions of power that have no business being where they are. Also, management is basically a bunch of greedy old white guys -- it feels like they're only in it for themselves and no one else -- not good if you're on the bottom half of the totem pole.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent.


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