Visa Inc.
2.8 of 5 505 reviews
corporate.visa.com Foster City, CA 5000+ Employees

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Updated Apr 10, 2014
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63% Approve of the CEO

Visa Inc. CEO Charles W. Scharf

Charles W. Scharf

(133 ratings)

42% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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This can be a great place to work

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Foster City, CA

I worked at Visa Inc. full-time for more than 5 years

ProsBeing part of a global brand allows you to really have impact.
Salary is very competitive and benefits are great
Able to work with some very smart people
Although not the 'cutting edge', the project that get done are done well

ConsIt could not be more difficult to get a decision made - really, sometimes I just wanted to say, "Pull the trigger!"
Senior leadership is very risk averse, things take a lot of effort to get moving
The culture of the company is very friendly, but really, people aren't as important as process.

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus more on the training, development, and engagement of employees. Too much talent is being wasted.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great company to work for

Project Manager (Former Employee)
Foster City, CA

I worked at Visa Inc. as a contractor for more than a year

ProsMature processes and methodologies
Great staff
Great amenities like gym cafes etc

ConsVery short contract jobs and not extension

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease dont post 3-4 contract jobs if you dont plan to extend. Waste of time to be kept in a limbo

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Pros largely outweigh the cons. Good exposure to Ecommerce + Payments Industry

Senior Quality Assurance Engineer (Current Employee)
Bellevue, WA

I have been working at Visa Inc. full-time

ProsSolid company with well known worldwide Brand
Good pay + benefits (They even offer pension on top of 401-K, paternal leave, 21 PTO days..)
Get to work in a myriad of technologies (Microsoft platform + Open Source)
Good work life balance
Very collaborative and constatnly evolving environment

ConsNo private offices
Limited Remote/WFH options
Too many meetings + processes that can interfere with day to day work
Subsidiary companies such as PlaySpan and Authorize.NET aren't fully integrated within the parent company (Visa) with each having their own set of policies//tools/office environments
In Bellevue there is no signage,not many events/goodies and no free parking

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease offer free parking and Visa signage in Bellevue
A cafeteria would be nice along with more perks similar to the Foster City office
Offer stock options to all employees

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Pretty solid company but with some challenges

Director (Current Employee)
Foster City, CA

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

ProsThe execution of VisaNet is unparalleled. The system performs at an extremely high volume, with reliability and responsiveness. Culturally, the controls in place emanate from the need to maintain this performance, even though it can bog your projects down and make life complicated
extremely well managed financially. our CFO is unbelievable.

Consvery big company feel. lots of changes happening in senior management, which is odd for a company that has met or exceeded expectations every year since the IPO.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe tight-fistedness on expenses is getting very old. Makes us feel like what we do isn't very important.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A good place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

Prospayment industry leader, self motivators can go long ways, one can learn different skills and get lot of opportunities to move around within Visa

Consinternal politics can bring you down

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Visa Inc.

Prosmanagement recognizes problems and earnestly improving conditions

Consimproving but can be faster

Advice to Senior Managementkeep the pace of improvement across the boar

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good Pay & Good Domain

Staff Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Austin, TX

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

ProsPay to the market; High Tech; Lots to learn

Conscan be more open culture

Advice to Senior Managementbetter onboarding

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Successful company, Great brand & Exciting Work

Executive (Current Employee)

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

ProsIndustry leader and successful
Well Known and great reputation
Compensation is good

ConsHealth Care Benefits vendor options are limited and is costly due HQ in California and an aging workforce....means younger people in other pay more than they should.
Culture change is painful but the message is clear and you can see action... go faster!
Really hard to get kill the red tap as the remaining old gaurds doesn't own up to the problem and the new guard struggles with empowerment. Keep the faith...change is happening!

Advice to Senior ManagementMost of the redtape is in the corporate funcitons like finance, procurement, IT security, inc. Demand streamlined processes that really work. Today, projects only get done through exceptions and back doors.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good Company

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Visa Inc. full-time for more than 3 years

ProsNice environment, nice benefits, nice people

ConsChallenges in career changes/promotions/recognition

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Business Development (Former Employee)
Miami, FL

I worked at Visa Inc. as an intern for less than a year

ProsI got to work on multiple projects and was given the opportunity to learn how to do things and including in presentations and other higher level projects

ConsCo-workers were very clique-y, the people were generally older so it was harder to comunicate with them

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep on doing what you do

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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