Visa Inc. Director Interview Questions

Updated Aug 23, 2015
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Director Interview

Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
No Offer
Negative Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Visa Inc. (San Jose, CA).

Interview

Initial phone call w/ recruiter and then the hiring manager. Never heard back. Still have not. - it's been 6 weeks. The job posting is closed. If a candidate allocated time for the interviews, an email would have been the least Visa could do to notify the candidate. Lack of professionalism in the HR process. Disappointing.

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    Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Visa Inc. (Foster City, CA) in June 2015.

    Interview

    Initial phone screen with Human Resources person's assistant. Actual phone interview with Human Resources representative. In person interview with members of hiring team including peers and junior members of the team to determine personality fit within their group's culture. Follow up conversation with Human Resources person to talk about why the team chose to hire someone else.

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    Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Visa Inc..

    Interview

    I applied on-line, shortly after I received a call from a recruiter that had set up a phone screen with the hiring manager. The interview was pleasant and the following week I received via e-mail a link to two different on-line test which candidates were required to take to move forward in the hiring process.

    Interview Questions

    • The interview itself was fine, the third party on-line test had some strange questions, such as GBLT in the workplace and if you have religious views that different than someone at work, and the statements had no place for an "it depends answer" - forced answers into agree and disagree.   1 Answer
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    Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5+ months. I interviewed at Visa Inc. (Foster City, CA) in January 2015.

    Interview

    This was one of the worst interview experiences I have ever had. It took two months of going back and forth with the hiring manager to determine the scope and level of the position. I ended up helping her set the appropriate level of the role as she really didn't seem to have a handle on industry standards. Then when I finally went in I met with several BU leaders who seemed sharp but was then put in a conference room with about 8 of the team members I would be leading. The room was full of anxiety and I spent an hour fielding very awkward questions about what I would change and if I would keep everyone on board. I was told this was a final interview and that I would get word within a week or two. NO ONE EVER FOLLOWED UP WITH ME. After more than four months of interviews and conversations I NEVER received a call with my final decision. I felt this was completely unprofessional but since I had decided I did not want to step into such a dysfunctional team I just moved on. Five months later I started getting calls from head hunters about the job, apparently it is still open. Good luck filling that.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you support your team when they are under enormous pressure and have unrealistic goals? Do you have your team's backs when senior leaders criticize them?   1 Answer
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    Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Visa Inc..

    Interview

    all day interview with 5-7people. After that the manager has to write an essay to justify the person he wants to bring in. The write up is then reviewed by a number of top executives which can take 2-4 months until you hear back

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    Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Visa Inc. in July 2014.

    Interview

    I interviewed for a position in one of the technology organizations at Foster City. The recruiter was professional throughout the process, and kept me in the loop as much as possible. Everything else left a lot to be desired. The hiring manager provided minimal communication, and actually took a three week vacation in between interviewing candidates, adding to the already overly long time it took to get a decision - eleven weeks in total. On-site interviews were based on interviewers asking canned questions from a sheet of paper each had been given. All of them complained about having to ask such questions; some gave up halfway through the list, by which point their disgust at being forced to ask those questions had already crept into the evaluation process. Several interviewers had no idea what else to ask (even after complaining of what they were told to ask). One went as far as telling me that being on the interviewer list was likely a mistake. The process was overly structured and left little room to get to know the organization or for them to get to know me. Travel coordination for the on-site was terrible. Even though the date for the on-site had been scheduled 10 days in advance, I still did not have travel plans (hotel, airfare) the night before. I was lucky to get a room in the one hotel they do direct billing with. Imagine having to take three days off your current job and not knowing if you are actually flying out to the interviews at 9pm the night before. I was told repeatedly that I was more than qualified for the position. In the end, no offer was made. Many people comment on how the business is overly bureaucratic; the interview process reflects it. They are trying to modify the way they work to become less so, but for all intents and purposes it looked like they were making things worse. If you consider Visa as a work environment, recognize the issues as you go through the process. It may change your mind as to why you applied in the first place, or at the very least it will prepare you for what you will face if you join them.

    Interview Questions

    • No question in particular was more or less difficult or unexpected. It did seem as if the interviewers in general did not have a significant amount of expertise in the questions they were asking. This likely hindered their ability to properly evaluate the interviewee.   Answer Question
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    Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Visa Inc..

    Interview

    Was contacted by Talent Acquisition. Had a good conversation, asked about my skills, 30 minutes total. Recruiter was very friendly, didn't hear back so I call to check on the status of the application.

    Interview Questions

    • What was the most recent customer escalation you've handled.   Answer Question
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    Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Two on-site interviews. Spoke to the hiring manager at the first on site and then spoke to the Sr. management

    Interview Questions

    • technical questions about bankcard transaction trending   Answer Question
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    Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Visa Inc. (Foster City, CA) in March 2014.

    Interview

    Relaxed and long process. 4 interviews in total. They look for people that fit with their culture and are able to perform without supervision. I met with direct manager, talent acquisition and group peers

    Interview Questions

    • Who is Visa main competitor?   1 Answer
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    Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in American Fork, UT
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Visa Inc. (American Fork, UT) in February 2014.

    Interview

    First contacted by recruiter. After interview with recruiter, I had an in office panel interview with hiring manager and three would be peers. Interview was informal without standard interview questions. Finally had an interview with an executive and HR representative, also very informal. This was more of get to know you interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Walk me through your resume. Not hard, but I don't really like taking someone through what got me in the door in the first place.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Not much negotiation once the offer was made, but the recruiter worked with me a lot to make sure the offer would be what I wanted.

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