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Visa Inc. CEO Alfred F. Kelly, Jr.
Alfred F. Kelly, Jr.
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  1. Helpful (45)

    "The end of a "Legacy""

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director IT in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Director IT in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong Market Leader in Payment Industry - #1 for many years
    Brand, Availability and Security - key tenants to success
    Strong Sponsorship program linked to many major events
    Great team of folks with tons of experience in payment systems

    Cons

    Executive Management don't seem to care about staff... especially "legacy" employees who helped build the brand to what it is today
    Head of IT an embarrassment on multiple fronts. Diversity in IT = 3 Indian males from 3 different villages
    Greed of executives is overpowering
    Used to have a healthy work life balance now all about $$'s - has become a sweat shop
    So focused on hiring new faces missing the turn over of critical business and system knowledge. Extremely hard to replace.

    Advice to Management

    Visa's revenue is generated by running the largest payment system in the world.
    Treat the people like they are the true assets of the company or continued departure of knowledge base of "legacy" systems will eventually affect availability, which will affect the brand.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Politics and bureaucracy impede success"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Business Leader in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Business Leader in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are great and that's about it

    Cons

    Very political, frequent mini layoffs, very bureaucratic and who gets promoted depends on the whim of management

    Advice to Management

    If you want to be a startup you need to get rid of the lifers in middle management


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