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Visa Inc. CEO Alfred F. Kelly, Jr.
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  1. Helpful (8)

    "UI/UX Designer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Business Leader in Foster City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Visa Inc. full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Worked with mostly smart people. You can tell that the engineers were into their job, and some PMs really just wanted to produce good products.

    Cons

    If you left the engineers and some of the Product people and designers in a vacuum, the output would have been great. But there were too many middle and senior managers impeading things. Just because you talk about being Agile does not make you Agile.

    Advice to Management

    Let people do their jobs and help them be more organized as a bigger group.

    Visa Inc.2016-10-09
  2. Helpful (26)

    "Current management Lacks maturity"

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

    I have been working at Visa Inc. full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Was a great place to work for earlier. Branding is good.Well established company. Salary is good and perks is good.

    Cons

    This was a great place to work for but today it has become a toxic environment. Some of the issues that really frustrates me are Bureaucratic environment Slow in adapting to changes To many changes in management structure Promotion and growth based on knowing people and not talent. Not investing on the right talent and skill set Investing on people who try to manage up and not bothered about the people below... them Expected to say YES to management or else sidelined Current technology leadership team have no transparency and have invested in a top:down approach instead of bottom:up approach Prioritization is not well defined and every day fires are bubbled up too quickly No appreciation for managers Whole workforce transformation into India not managed very well No leadership team in India who understands what are the current process and challenges and talk about transformation on the day one Work life balance is not very great

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    Advice to Management

    Trust your team Hear them and believe them Get real technical people on leadership team who has experience running services rather recruiting from Ivey college

    Visa Inc.2016-06-03
  3. Helpful (36)

    "What once was great now crushes the spirit"

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Leader in Foster City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Visa Inc. full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Diminishing by the day. Client focus is good. Focus on innovation is great. Really smart and respected SVPs.

    Cons

    Environment is crony based, CYA, and cut throat. HR is slow, clunky, and implements policies that crush collaboration (you compete fiercely against peers for bonus $$ - they succeed too much, you're screwed and everyone knows this). Interns relocated from overseas will get full relocation while 10 year employees must pay their own way. Force placed ratings are borderline unethical in that executive management... continually denies this policy exists. All high performing & newly promoted staff receive 2's (out of 4) by rule (no matter what their performance) and thus are disqualified from any equity grants. Staff 2-3 levels below will receive these valuable grants however - no incentive for long term commitment and growth for dedicated and high performing middle management. Executive management''s response is if you don't like it, work for MasterCard.

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    Advice to Management

    Revise end of year rating scale. Eliminate force placed ratings. Change the poisoned cut throat culture of this once amazing and talent nurturing place to work. Stop the good ole boy hiring at the top and bring in people first individuals. Invest in current staff rather than paying top dollar for external light weights.

    Visa Inc.2016-02-02
  4. "Challenging, must be proactive, strong interpersonal skills, sound business judgment, travel abroad"

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Leader in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Visa Inc. full-time

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, excellent teamwork, strong professional backgrounds, diversity, strong and easy to access senior management

    Cons

    Matrix organization makes it too difficult to continue growing. Limited relocation opportunities internally. Senior Executives spent too many years in the same position.

    Advice to Management

    Continue promoting carreer development.

    Visa Inc.2016-01-22
  5. Helpful (20)

    "Career Growth is a Joke"

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Leader in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Visa Inc. full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Visa is a great place to tread water, stay under the radar, do a "good" job but nothing more- you will be paid well and have a good work life balance.

    Cons

    Career growth is 100% dependent on who you know and not on what you know or what you do or have done. Promotion are not merit based, there is so structured approach, you have no idea why some are promoted and others not- there is zero transparency to the process. The best way to advance your career is to leave and come back.. Visa likes to hire externally and give new employees really big, inflated titles.... Performance is force-ranked.. Remember, not everyone can be "successful" most employees, regardless of how well they have done in a year, you will be ranked "Partially Achieved".

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    Advice to Management

    Take a closer look at HR leadership...

    Visa Inc.2015-10-10
  6. Helpful (4)

    "Politics and bureaucracy impede success"

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

    I worked at Visa Inc. full-time for 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

    Visa Inc.2015-06-19
  7. Helpful (9)

    "Political & Weak leadership"

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Leader in Singapore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Visa Inc. full-time

    Pros

    Recognizable global brand name Intelligent minds Decent salary Regional exposure

    Cons

    No clear strategy Political Beware of people who just talk but don't deliver Unstable - Ongoing restructure High turnover in some areas

    Advice to Management

    Strive on true diversity at regional level

    Visa Inc.2015-06-21
  8. Helpful (33)

    "Likely the worst company to work for in the Bay Area"

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    Senior Business Leader in Foster City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Visa Inc.

    Pros

    None...................... really NONE. Salaries are below market, opportunities for adv are zero unless you are part of one of the 'gangs'

    Cons

    Bureaucratic. A management-by-fear, CYA environment. Any attempt to take initiative is crushed by small minded Sr Directors and VPs. Not a happy place unless you are ready to cruise toward retirement and wish to fly under the radar.

    Advice to Management

    Look at the Glassdoor reviews. There are plenty of negative reviews for a reason

    Visa Inc.2015-04-08
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Good Company, Glass Ceiling hard to break Through"

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Leader in Foster City, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Visa Inc. full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good Benefits and overall good work-life balance.

    Cons

    SIlos really hurt career growth and much of the seasoned staff is entrenched and unwilling to move to make room.

    Advice to Management

    Keep opportunities open to employees and beware of poachers from tech companies.

    Visa Inc.2014-10-30
  10. "Good. Could be great."

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Leader in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Visa Inc. full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good work-life balance and benefits. Global perspective. Mobility. New Sr. Management have the chance to refresh the culture.

    Cons

    Too many obsolete executives in high positions.

    Advice to Management

    Replace old managers and put in place a more dynamic culture.

    Visa Inc.2014-11-04
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