Visa's SF Office
Working at Visa Powering the Global Economy
For more than half a century, Visa has pioneered the global shift away from cash and checks toward easier, safer and more convenient electronic payments. Our network — backed by more than 6,000 employees — powers the global economy by connecting people, governments and businesses in more than 200 countries and territories, enabling them to use digital currency instead of cash and checks.
With offices in more than 50 countries and headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, Visa’s reach extends across Asia-Pacific, North America, Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean.
Our People Are at the Core
Our global workforce consists of careerstalented professionals who represent the creative energy and entrepreneurial spirit of our corporate culture. Together, Visa employees drive innovations that spur unique payment solutions and products that deliver simple, convenient and secure financial transactions across the globe.
Join Visa, and you’ll feel the pride that comes with knowing that the work you do touches the lives of billions of people every day. You can play a significant and visible role in shaping Visa and deepening the impact our company has on how people throughout the world lead their lives.
A Culture of Innovation
Learn more about Visa’s distinct culture, an environment in which employees are empowered to help fuel the momentum of Visa as an innovator. We value diverse ideas, experiences and backgrounds, qualities that enable us to drive and lead a global brand.
A Culture of Caring
See how Visa excels as a corporate citizen, a role we take seriously and the many awards we have received for our contributions to the communities we serve
Company Culture Innovation Through Collaboration
As a global company at the forefront of the electronic payment industry, Visa is a dynamic organization. Those who are entrepreneurial and interested in seizing opportunities for growth and personal challenge will enjoy working at Visa, where collaboration is the cornerstone of our culture. After all, it’s been our experience for more than the past 50 years that a collaborative environment is Visa’s most powerful advantage in creating cutting-edge solutions.
While we value and reward collaboration, we also value individual achievement. Compared with other global organizations, our relatively small size — more than 6,000 employees worldwide — means that each employee’s contributions can be more meaningful and visible.
Proud to Be a Part of Visa
It’s exciting to work for one of the world’s most recognized brands. Visa is a place where people’s ideas from many nations come together every day — where smart people work together across geographies and business lines to fulfill our customers’ needs and to drive innovation.
Committed to You
Because we value the exceptional employees who shape Visa’s future, we offer programs that reflect our strong commitment to professional growth while encouraging a balance between life and work. From online education and customized development plans to various employee perks and incentives, we design our programs to further the individual success and well-being of employees and the collaborative spirit that defines our organization.
Committed to Community
Social responsibility is ingrained in Visa’s culture. The company and our employees give back to the communities we serve through a range of programs and initiatives that make the world a better place to live.
Work/Life Balance Advancing Your Skills and Knowledge
By helping you develop the skills required to excel in your field, we strengthen our entire company. Visa invests in you by offering educational programs and opportunities that fit your schedule, including online classes, training and development.
Plus, Visa has a Performance Management System* that includes a personalized development plan to expand your knowledge, abilities and Visa competencies.
Take advantage of discounted tickets to local recreation and entertainment venues, including movie theaters, sports arenas and amusement parks.
Sports Teams and Clubs
Get in on the action with one of Visa’s many sports teams and clubs, from soccer and basketball to softball and biking.
Visa Velo Bike Club
Combine moderate exercise with friendship and teamwork. You’ll have a great time cycling for fun and charity in the finest Visa tradition. Among the club programs:
- Tuesday and Wednesday — NOON rides!
- Friday — after work
- Bring your bike to work day/free bicycle repair clinic
“Visa Cares” Lunchtime Series
Our monthly seminar series gives California Bay Area employees the tools needed to manage their health, get the most of their benefits and maintain work/life balance. Outside experts address topics such as nutrition, green living, organic diets and stress reduction.
Because Green Matters
For California Bay Area employees, Visa rewards environmentally friendly commuting practices that reduce greenhouse gasses. If you use alternative transportation — public transit, bike, van pool, etc. — you are eligible for Visa’s commuter benefits. We’ve even been recognized as one of the Bay Area's Best Workplaces for Commuters by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
Visa structures its Total Rewards Package to be competitive in the market and to attract, engage, motivate and retain a highly skilled, committed and satisfied workforce.
Our rewards philosophy guides us in:
- Inspiring exceptional performance
- Focusing employee attention on achieving individual and business goals
- Rewarding performance that aligns with Visa’s Global Competencies
- Delivering competitive and equitable pay
Benefits Tailored to Your Needs
While benefits vary by country, all employees receive the following core benefits provided through Visa or in compliance with local regulations:
- Health care insurance coverage
- Life insurance coverage
- Retirement/savings plans
- Vacation, holiday and paid time off
- Leaves of absence
Perks and Conveniences
Visa provides additional perks and conveniences in some locations, such as on-site fitness facilities, employee discounts and commuter benefits.
Recognizing Your Achievements
Visa recognizes that our employees are our greatest assets. We encourage and reward innovation, efficiency and customer service. Visa operates several programs that reward excellence:
- Spot awards
- Service awards
- Talent referral program
Diversity Drives Success
Visa values the individual differences, experiences and capabilities of each employee. The contributions of our employees enrich the culture and fabric of our organization and further Visa's global success. Our collective strength — enhanced by the varied backgrounds and perspectives of our worldwide teams — makes Visa a better place to work and a better business partner for our clients, merchants and customers.
Commitment to Diversity
Workforce diversity has never been more important for Visa. Visa thrives in the global marketplace because our employees have backgrounds that reflect a multitude of viewpoints and experiences. The result? A far better understanding of the needs of our clients, their cardholders and the communities we serve throughout the world.
More specifically, Visa realizes the positive impact a diverse workforce has on our success, benefits such as:
- Innovative thinking
- Recruiting top global talent
- Stronger business strategy
- Enhanced brand reputation
- Community involvement in our success
- Making Visa a more interesting place to work
- Strengthening our competitive advantage
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I have been working at Visa Inc. full-time (more than 8 years)Pros
World class brand, best company in its industry by far, doing good for people in emerging economies. Good people, decent salaries, good benefits. New CEO and President are trying hard to focus and inspire the company and making some progress. Depending upon what part of the company you're in, there is interesting and innovative work to be had. Glad to see focus on merchants and their needs.Cons
Visa has lost its compassion for staff, especially those with experience and years of service, in its rush to be "cool" for new college grads and Silicon Valley kids. Diversity in the Technology organization is a joke. In the year he's been here, every single new hire the EVP of Tech has done at VP/SVP has been an Indian male. Most of the new SD's as well. The percentage of women in Tech at VP/SVP level is single digits and falling. If you're an Indian man, you're golden. If you're anything else and want more than an entry level job, consider a different place.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Don't abandon the experienced and senior staff that got you here -- they built this place. Make a serious commitment to diversity and keep it.Doesn't RecommendPositive OutlookApproves of CEO
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