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"Is it worth the money?"

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

I worked at Visa Inc. full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

The company provides excellent pay and benefits as well as good facilities. The HQ location is an easy commute for bay area residents. Visa is a very strong brand and looks great on a resume.

Cons

Executive management and leadership has been an issue here for years. There is so much energy put into internal politics that the business focus suffers. Now that the company is public, this should be less of an issue. Internal processes can be bureaucratic and frustrating - it takes a long time to get things done.

Advice to Management

Get clear with a vision, empower leadership and hold teams accountable. No more regional politics.

Other Employee Reviews for Visa Inc.

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to be a consultant"

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    Current Contractor - Senior Database Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Current Contractor - Senior Database Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I worked there as an Oracle consultant for 2 years. It's a good environment - people are friendly and knowledgeable. I was able to design and develop a lot of new code to improve their system. My efforts were appreciated and supported by my immediate team (Database Engineering) and by team of java developers who used my code.

    Cons

    It takes a lot of time to get something done by infrastructure teams - get access to Unix servers, get space added, change database parameters. Relationship between SysAdmin and DBA teams is not clear and it seems relationship is not clear to respective team members themselves.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Enjoyed the challenges. Great Company, but watch your back."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Foster City, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Foster City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, great benefits, access to current technologies.

    Cons

    Teamwork is challenged, as others have said, SLOW decision making, internal competition can be stifling or scary. Be prepared to work 12 hours/day or whatever it takes to meet deadlines. Exhausting. You may not have a cube or office, but just open seating, however they may also allow you to work from home nearby on VPN as long as you can show up for meetings. Security paranoia is understandable and also one of the reasons it is so difficult to get things done. Data integration is tricky with systems all isolated by firewalls. And projects all locked down and secured. "Skip Level meeting", (unless you scheduled it) means you are getting canned.

    Advice to Management

    Hold managers accountable for the core values, including diversity. Need more longer term stability in internal department organization. Every time you reorganize and jerk people around, employees waste time moving and re-securing their project data as well as their cube spaces (if they have a cube or office). System administrators cant keep up with demand for authorizing and de-authorize access, and migration of team folders and data. Big waste of time.

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