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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in San Mateo, CA
Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in San Mateo, CA
Approves of CEO

Pros

I feel that I am surrounded by very talented and motivated individuals

Cons

Senior Management does not monetarily recognize hard work

Advice to Management

Ensure that benefits,perks and salaries are on par with other similar companies. Visa is world sponsor and as a result should be able to extend a lot more perks to its employees

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    "IPO Changed Everything!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Business Leader in Foster City, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Business Leader in Foster City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are above average. Majority of workforce are competent individuals who are friendly.

    Cons

    IPO resulted in a Visa USA management coup where majority of senior/tenured Visa International staff were terminated. Performance reviews are vague, subjective and meaningless, HR is clueless and provide no support to workforce. Politics and bureaucracy is rampant and out of control (nurmerous signatures required for capital purchases(13), product approval (25)). I am afraid to raise issues to HR for fear of retribution. Executives spout the company line of cutting costs but this is only applies to the worker bee. Typical corporate greed: No pay raises for employees in 2008, CEO lives at 4 Seasons San Francisco and reaped $1.7 million bonus and has 2 private/leased corporate jets ($50 mil), exec management offsite meeting in Pebble Beach (thousands per exec). Hundreds of millions spent on ad campaigns with no empirical data to support expense but great for execs at NFL events and Olympics. Current mission to force out/lay off more seasoned employees who are close to retirement (severence packages are generous, though). Benefits continue to be cut while executives are rolling in dough (from generous stock options awarded to themselves).

    Advice to Management

    Better communications, be more visable and sensitive to staff needs. When employees are sacrificing, lead by example and do not take bonus/perks. HR should exist to help employees not defend management. Enact strict open door policy with no retribution. Hold senior management accountable for failures (via demotions or termination). Institutionalized "fire fighting" management system needs to eliminated. Cost cutting is stifling innovation and growth while marketing is spending millions on sponsorships and ad campaigns with no data to support benefit.


  2. "Needs to be open to new ideas & get away from titles"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Owings Mills, MD
    Current Employee - Manager in Owings Mills, MD
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good benefits
    some of management is excellent and knows what's going on - they need to be the leaders!
    lots of options for diff positions and diff areas to work

    Cons

    -doesn't know when to fire folks. keeps them on b/c it's easy (too hard to hire someone else)
    -loves the college degree - even if it doesn't apply to the job
    -doesn't like to consider new ideas/ways to improve as seen by the folks actually doing the work
    -top management is clueless about what goes on at the base level (what keeps the co running)

    Advice to Management

    get out in the trenches - find out what works/doesn't work. speak with the "low level" people and get their feedback

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