Visa Inc. Director Reviews

Updated 29 Jul 2020

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Visa Inc. CEO Charlotte Hogg
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Lots of change, lots of opportunity"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Reading, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Visa Inc. full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    No lack of resources; senior management willing to change; plenty to do to make your mark

    Cons

    Many individuals resistant to change; lots of process to follow (hard for some)

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  2. "Good place to work but changing"

    4.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Payments is a really interesting industry...but it moves very slowly and there are some technical aspects that take years to understand

    Cons

    Visa is changing... slowly. The US influence is growing and that is good in some ways less good in others.

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  3. "Senior manager"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Marketing Director in London, England
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Visa Inc. for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of travel. Meeting with main banks stakeholders and Visa teams abroad.

    Cons

    Very slow decision maker. And at the time senior executives were detached from reality. Most of them have since been dismissed,

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  4. Helpful (2)

    "Massive potential, wasted"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Delivery Director in Reading, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Visa Inc. full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work-life balance often good Salary acceptable Many talented colleagues Occasional interesting work Excellent brand to have on the CV Pleasant HQ environment conveniently located near Paddington station

    Cons

    Awful progression - no transparency, riddled with nepotism and politics, not a meritocracy Political fiefdoms - kingdom building by senior managers enforcing silo culture and inefficiency Crushing bureaucracy - decision paralysis, ultra-slow progress on projects, highly change resistant Committee-laden - no personal accountability / responsibility in senior management

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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Bloated and political"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Delivery Director in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Visa Inc. full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good work/life balance If you don't care about a career, come from a public sector background, spend your spare time on parish councils or have heavy commitments outside of work you'll love it here. The only way is up

    Cons

    Highly political Very bureaucratic No career advancement Visa's solution for ridiculously excessive layers of management is to add even more layers of management Virtual monopoly and member association means that there is a distinct lack of commercial drive.

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  6. "Good pay and benefits"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director, Finance in Foster City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Visa Inc. full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits, 401K match. Great CEO

    Cons

    Not many cons to describe. Long hours at times.

    Visa Inc. Response

    August 7, 2020The Visa Team

    Thanks for sharing about your experience at Visa. Great to see it’s been so positive!

  7. "Innovative and great work culture"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Singapore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Visa Inc. full-time

    Pros

    Innovative , Great Work Culture, good employee benefits

    Cons

    Annual pay hike could be better

    Visa Inc. Response

    July 21, 2020The Visa Team

    Happy to hear that you’re working in a fun environment with great people. Thanks for taking the time to leave a review and feedback.

  8. "Good"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Singapore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Visa Inc. full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good place to work overall

    Cons

    Senior management has too much power without appropriate checks & balance

    Visa Inc. Response

    July 19, 2020The Visa Team

    Great to hear you enjoyed your experience at Visa. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review.

  9. "Great place to work"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director - Audit in Foster City, CA

    I have been working at Visa Inc. full-time

    Pros

    challenging work stimulates the mind

    Cons

    lower pay compared to other peer companies

    Visa Inc. Response

    July 19, 2020The Visa Team

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Great to hear you are finding your assignments rewarding! It’s important that we compensate employees for their hard work through a variety of mediums – a positive work environment, growth and development opportunities and competitive benefits and salaries. We are constantly evaluating benefits and compensation to make sure we are aggressive and competitive. Please feel free to reach out to your manager or HR business partner directly if you feel there is a discrepancy with your position.

  10. Helpful (4)

    "Bureaucratic, Heavy Handed Managers, Popularity-based Reviews"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Al Kelly who is the CEO is absolutely the most amazing leader and has made many positive changes to Visa. There are some very amazing people with smarts and outstanding experiences. Working along side of them is gratifying. The pay and benefits are exceptional and competitive with other companies in the Bay Area.

    Cons

    Visa used to be a fun place to work. It was very collegial. But sadly, that has been lost. It is now a hyper-competitive, bureaucratic "meritocracy". You are graded on a curve. Only a small handful of people can be highly rated. If you are not highly rated then you do not get a very good bonus and possibly no stock awards. The review system is based on your popularity among your peers who provide feedback, and that is used against you if you are not popular; regardless of what you factually delivered to the company. The feedback is completely subjective and based on personal opinions. Different managers use different criteria. Some managers collect the feedback and keep it secret from the employee. Other managers tell their people to collect the feedback themselves and then share it with their manager. Obviously the quality of the feedback is going to be different when it is anonymous. Some managers even follow up with a more probing investigation to gather more negative "improvement opportunities". There is no standardized set of criteria used and there is no consistent way of rating people's individual performance on the criteria across the company. It is all totally subjective. When review time comes around, morale drops because people do not like being unfairly judged and know they have little ability to get an above average review unless they win the congeniality award or the big boss likes them.

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    Visa Inc. Response

    June 23, 2020The Visa Team

    Thank you for the thoughtful note about Al and his leadership. With our Leadership Principles as a guide, we are focused not only what people accomplish, but how they go about doing it. Positive leadership behavior matters. A key role of the HR business partner is to support you and your team. We encourage you to connect with your HRPB so that your concerns can be heard. We appreciate this feedback.

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