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"Interesting people to work with but big company mentality."

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Current Contractor - IT Project Manager in Foster City, CA
Current Contractor - IT Project Manager in Foster City, CA
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Visa Inc. as a contractor (More than a year)

Pros

Some good people to work with, very interesting, challenging work. Excellent benefits and a stable company.

Cons

A LOT of politics and too much empire guarding - could be so much greater.

Advice to Management

Work to the greater good of Visa, not just your individual department goals.

Other Employee Reviews for Visa Inc.

  1. "Very good for work life balance"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Foster City, CA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Foster City, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    pay
    benefits
    High class technical people and well organized persons

    Cons

    treat employees equally
    have better review meetings with teams


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Too many moving parts, none of which are aware of the others"

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    Current Contractor - Senior Unix Engineer in Ashburn, VA
    Current Contractor - Senior Unix Engineer in Ashburn, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Visa Inc. as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It's a big company that's never going to fail and they never lay anyone off, so if you get hired, you have a job as long as you want it. Problem is, the incompetent ones are the only ones who stay.

    Also, Visa is very clear about their corporate responsibility to their customers and do not deviate from this in the slightest. They expect you to do the same and do not tolerate breaches of confidence.

    Cons

    There are way to many moving parts to be able to do your job effectively. Any task or project you work on has people from 5-7 other business groups that manage, interfere, or outright block any progress you wish to make.

    Getting acclimated to the seemingly endless layers of corporate infrastructure is impossible. Training in basic tools is sufficient, but no one will tell you about the continuous roadblocks to success you will find yourself constantly running into. Even the simplest tasks will need buy in from 2-3 people who don't work together or necessarily know who you are or who you work for.

    If you are not used to working for a massively complex and endlessly confusing company, Visa is going to drive you insane in short order.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage better teamwork and greater transparency. Treat new employees as valuable assets that you want to succeed and provide them with a mentor that knows the ropes and can help guide them rather than just throwing new people into the pit to see if they can swim.

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