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Visa Inc. Director Reviews

Updated 29 Jun 2019

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Lots of change, lots of opportunity"

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    • 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)

    Advice to Management

    At present, too early to offer advice

    Visa Inc.2012-06-19
  2. "Good place to work but changing"

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    Current Employee - 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.

    Advice to Management

    Blend the best of the European culture with the US influence

    Visa Inc.2017-02-01
  3. "Senior manager"

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    Former Employee - 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,

    Advice to Management

    None. Visa Europe has been bought by Visa Inc...

    Visa Inc.2016-11-14
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Massive potential, wasted"

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    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

    Advice to Management

    The current cull should be focused on removing the instigators of the current not-working culture, and replacing them with new blood (whether from within or more likely outside the organisation). Only then can a new operating model for the organisation be built, and only then is it worth restructuring to meet the needs of the new operating model.

    Visa Inc.2014-04-04
  5. Helpful (4)

    "Bloated and political"

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    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.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the concensus management. Float the company. Sack 90% of the VPs. Adopt modern processes and practices. Stop relying on contractors and consultancies. You'd be amazed how much quicker stuff can be delivered.

    Visa Inc.2012-10-20
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to have a meaningful carrer"

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    Current Employee - Director in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you're starting your career or if you're climbing the corporate stairs towards mid-management, VISA should be your employer of choice.

    Cons

    Make sure you have good relationships and you'll continue to do great in this company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you do the best.

    Visa Inc.2019-06-30

    Visa Inc. Response

    July 2, 2019The Visa Team

    Thank you for this positive review! We certainly aim to foster a culture at Visa where everyone has the opportunity to learn, grow and lead. It’s people like you that will continue to evolve our culture and help make Visa a great workplace.

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Steady and reliable place to work"

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    Former Employee - Senior Director in Foster City, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Visa Inc. full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Bonus reliably paid out each year. People are usually friendly and cooperative to work alongside.

    Cons

    Not a great place for career advancement - senior levels jobs are being cut and a lot of the remaining openings are filled with external candidates.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your people - train, develop and promote from within

    Visa Inc.2019-05-22

    Visa Inc. Response

    May 28, 2019The Visa Team

    Happy to hear that there were many good things you experienced during your time at Visa. We appreciate your input. We are invested in the growth and development of every employee - fostering a positive workplace where everyone can thrive. We’ve made education assistance, management ...

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  8. "Solid mature company"

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    Current Employee - Director 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

    - Mature company with huge market power behind it - There are different departments within Visa that can cater to many different interests that employees have - Solid pay that is comparable to what one would expect from a company of Visa's scale - but it won't make you rich - The company stock is doing well.. Clearly, the Senior Management is doing a good job. Unfortunately, mid level employees do not get much of...

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    Cons

    - Sometimes need to navigate politics and bureaucracy.. Not unexpected from a large company. - Won't make you rich working here, but solid pay

    Advice to Management

    - Have an incubator program much like in Google, etc. where employees that want to innovate at a faster clip with the necessary support, but also get a share of the success

    Visa Inc.2019-04-22

    Visa Inc. Response

    April 29, 2019The Visa Team

    Thank you for sharing this positive review. We appreciate you sharing your experiences at Visa.

  9. Helpful (7)

    "Pays well but bad politics"

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      Former Employee - Senior Director in San Francisco, CA

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

      Pros

      Good salary and work locations

      Cons

      Bad politics in management. Lack innovation and customer focus

      Advice to Management

      Focus on technology and customers. Treat employees better

      Visa Inc.2019-04-15

      Visa Inc. Response

      April 22, 2019The Visa Team

      We are sorry to hear about your negative experience. Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We wish you all the success in your future.

    • Helpful (1)

      "Consistent Company that Seeks to Keep Pace with Change"

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      Current Employee - Director in Singapore
      Recommends
      Negative Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      - Inner Mobility - Cultivates Talent - Flat Organization - Smart, Kind, Challenging Leadership - Values-oriented - Good Overall Mission - Excellent Benefits - Collaborative + Collegiality

      Cons

      - Leadership does not clearly articulate strategic priorities for the company to follow - Needs to strike a better balance between empowering local markets and driving a clear vision that they can properly execute - Diversity on board (mostly U.S.-Centric, which shows in how our competitors are out-pacing us around the world) - Though well-intended, would benefit from a President with more technology and international...

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      Visa Inc.2019-04-02

      Visa Inc. Response

      April 15, 2019The Visa Team

      We appreciate you sharing about your experiences at Visa.

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