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"Times are changing"

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Current Employee - Business Leader in Foster City, CA
Current Employee - Business Leader in Foster City, CA
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Visa Inc. full-time

Pros

Visa is a company with great brand recognition and well positioned for growth with the upswing on the economy. The company is very generous with the 401K matching, but it did get slashed from a 3 to 1 match to a 2 to 1 match. Who knows what else will get cut with the new regime.

Cons

While the company is positioned for growth, it is also trimming fat with the new leadership. It appears that the direction of the company is to be less generous to employees while management reaps all the benefits of the growth.

Other Employee Reviews for Visa Inc.

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Fearful of innovation and their own employees"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice offices, lots of financial stability (company isn't going out of business any time soon), one of the most recognized brands in the world

    Cons

    Sub-standard tools for developers, bloated processes, mistrusts employees, top-down opaque culture, policies hamper innovation, employees lack passion and unhappy

    Advice to Management

    Look at Square and others to see how they're attracting talent and keeping it.


  2. Helpful (11)

    "A nightmarish experience - the corporate equivalent of the DMV"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Leader in Foster City, CA
    Former Employee - Business Leader in Foster City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Visa Inc. full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Visa provided me an education of how NOT to run a company - a painful, yet valuable lesson. My time here was like a long and creepy episode of The Twilight Zone.

    Cons

    The Visa culture is archaic, asocial, and suffers from delusions of grandeur long past. Sadly, logic is the enemy and truth is the menace.

    After 50+ years, you would think this place runs like a clock, far from it! Nothing is planned, systems are awful, lots of emergencies - management by hyperventilation, from the top down. Most employees just seem to accept this fate bleary-eyed.

    Your career will feel 'stuck' here after a few weeks...pigeonholed, a hamster on a treadmill. Success makes you a target. Any momentum you may feel is because your career is going downhill. Patience and politics get you ahead. The litany of SVP lifers have accepted and embraced this. You cannot fail if you do not try.

    Like the French, Visa copies no one...and no one copies Visa. Prepare to be continuously dumbfounded.

    Life at Visa is like 'Death by 1000 Cuts'. No one cut is fatal but the steady accumulation, day after day, of cut after cut, will slowly break you down.

    Advice to Management

    Since you've heard it all before...perhaps try to re-instill the notion of 'free will' back into the 5,000 zombies known as your employee base.

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