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"Smart people but w/politics and slow computer systems"

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Former Contractor - Senior Financial Analyst in Foster City, CA
Former Contractor - Senior Financial Analyst in Foster City, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Visa Inc. as a contractor (Less than a year)

Pros

Very profitable company, smart people.

Cons

There is a lot of resistance to spending money on headcount or resources even for approved programs. Software to get daily work done is old and management doesn't want to spend the money to get better tools. The typical big company politics slow processes. People fight for funding.

Other Employee Reviews for Visa Inc.

  1. "Generally routine job, great people to work with and at the top level good strategy in place."

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Visa Inc. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A satisfaction of a large company with a guaranteed business model and market ownership does make one feel good.

    Cons

    A lot of employees are quite complacent and are lifers who focus on things other than workplace.

    Advice to Management

    Agility in workplace and continuous challenges are needed, otherwise the place is becoming rapidly like a bureaucracy.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good pay and benefits but it comes at a price"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Visa Inc. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The company is stable and employees are very bright and professional. Good pay and benefits. This might be a good place to work at for a couple of years if you need the experience and the brand name on your resume.

    Cons

    Process, routine, and appearances are valued over action and innovation. This is a very depressing place to work at. Visa's work environment somehow manages to turn good people into miserable zombies. There is absolutely no room for thinking outside the box.

    Global Security, although understandable, is extremely frustrating. The culture here is dominated by fear.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent, and act more like leaders and not just managers. Trust and value your employees and take their concerns seriously.

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