Visa Inc. Reviews in Bellevue, WA

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
636 Reviews
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636 Reviews
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Visa Inc. CEO Charles W. Scharf
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Pros
  • Visa has a reasonable work/life balance depending on geographic location (in 51 reviews)

  • Good pay (although for many years, this was not the case) and good benefits (in 55 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/Life Balance may cost you your job in the next re-org or limit your annual rating (in 25 reviews)

  • Mostly very mediocre people - especially middle / senior management (in 50 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good place to be a consultant

    Current Employee - Senior Database Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Database Engineer in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Visa Inc. as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    I worked there as an Oracle consultant for 2 years. It's a good environment - people are friendly and knowledgeable. I was able to design and develop a lot of new code to improve their system. My efforts were appreciated and supported by my immediate team (Database Engineering) and by team of java developers who used my code.

    Cons

    It takes a lot of time to get something done by infrastructure teams - get access to Unix servers, get space added, change database parameters. Relationship between SysAdmin and DBA teams is not clear and it seems relationship is not clear to respective team members themselves.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Too big for my liking.. but boy do they make the money.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Bellevue, WA

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

    Pros

    Excellent pay and benefits. I worked in Engineering. The people I worked with were all very smart and great to collaborate with.

    Cons

    Boo to the corporate large large. Came into Visa via an acquisition, and couldn't stand just how large the company was now. I left.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensation is in-line with other companies for base salary for engineers, but no RSU or options makes it less likely for me to stay.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Quality Assurance Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Quality Assurance Engineer in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Visa Inc. full-time

    Pros

    Solid 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

    Cons

    No 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 ManagementAdvice

    Please 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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