Visa Inc.

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Visa Inc. Reviews in Foster City, CA

Updated Jul 27, 2014
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2.6 268 reviews

53% Approve of the CEO

Visa Inc. CEO Charles W. Scharf

Charles W. Scharf

(85 ratings)

36% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Compensation is quite good, with a fairly decent work life balance (in 46 reviews)

  • Good benefits, great brand name to trade on for your next job (in 48 reviews)


Cons
  • Mostly very mediocre people - especially middle / senior management (in 48 reviews)

  • No diversity and hardly management believe in work/life balance (in 21 reviews)

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    Great brand and great benefits

    Senior Director (Current Employee) Foster City, CA

    ProsSolid benefits. committed employees, and great brand

    ConsToo many changes in leadership and direction. A lot of processes and approvals required to get things done.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    2 people found this helpful  

    Good company but managements is far from good

    Event Planner (Former Employee) Foster City, CA

    ProsGreat benefits, stable company, diverse culture, good resources and work environment, industry leader with great reputation and clients all over the world.

    ConsNeeds to hire better and more open-minded managers. There is way too much red tape and the lack of efficiency and automation in many of their processes is abysmal! They need to improve life/work balance and career development opportunities as well.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't let more of your young, smart, talented and self-motivated employees slip away. Do not expect them to behave and settle like the folks that have been there for 15-20yrs.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Company but mediocore middle management

    Senior Staff Engineer (Current Employee) Foster City, CA

    ProsCompany is performing good and once of the best 401k contribution out there and good bonus structure

    ConsManagement hardly believe in collaboration and team work, lot of micro managers. No diversity and hardly management believe in work/life balance.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great for first two months, then very repetitive

    Analyst (Former Employee) Foster City, CA

    ProsVisa has a happy work force, good work-life balance, and benefits. Also, their HR group is fantastic if any issues arise or you need anything out of ordinary. Great for someone looking for a steady job (say if s/he has a family)

    ConsNot a lot of room for personal growth or creative thinking. It's a big company so had to make any changes or bring new ideas to the table and have an impact.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake advantage of your talent who has great ideas to improve the company more.

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    Great Company but mediocre directors

    Business Analyst (Current Employee) Foster City, CA

    Prosnice perks, stable employment, good benefits

    ConsPeople get promoted because they kiss up and slap down. One guy was promoted to director, and he would "work from home" and have sex with girls he met on dating websites pof and ok cupid. old boy's network, ok for guys to work from home and screw around. The policy is not even for working from home. Very male oriented in management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWatch what your directors and managers are doing when they "work from home". Stop enabling male gigolo behavior. It seems very cut throat and toxic environment.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    USED to be a Great Place to Work

    Payroll Analyst (Former Employee) Foster City, CA

    ProsVisa is still the industry leader in payments and the company in general is very successful and profitable in a world where digital payments are topping cash payments.

    ConsNew CEO and management are going through an identity crisis. They cannot attract "Silicon Valley" types because the management are all former management from financial institutions who cut costs that benefit employees and spend money in ideas which don't work. Are you a technology company or a financial company?!?

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou are running a successful company into the ground. All former executives have either left the company or have been severed.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Smart people, dysfunctional and apathetic management.

    Marketing Manager (Former Employee) Foster City, CA

    ProsWorking with a resume enhancing global company.
    Very smart people in the marketing department.
    Interesting sponsorship work: Olympics, FIFA

    ConsArrogant and apathetic management, only care about themselves and holding on to high profile management.
    High turn due to this management style.
    Highly political and competitive day to day environment.
    No sense of commraderie.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement 101 courses would help

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    So far so good.

    Business Analyst (Current Employee) Foster City, CA

    ProsSmart people, lot's of events for employees, free tickets to awesome sporting events

    Overall, my experience with VISA has been great so far. As an intern, I expected to be doing boring unimportant work. Instead, thus far, I have been an important part of the team.

    ConsNot enough collaboration! The employees all sit very close to each other in little cubes, yet it seems like people hardly talk to each other. There is not much of a community feel at Visa.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHalf the employees have never seen the CEO's face. Charlie and the rest of the executives, y'all should be more visible. It will immediately make your employees like you more. Also, the private jet thing seems unnecessary.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    3 people found this helpful  

    No longer fun place to work

    Director - Business Development (Current Employee) Foster City, CA

    ProsThe company will be around for many years to come. This industry is ever evolving and plastic is becoming the way of the world.
    Benefits are great and peers in the middle layer are great to work with.

    ConsPromotions and movement within the company is extremely difficult. New Sr. Management only want to bring in external people and if you got here the day before them, you are considered an old employee and not capable of performing in a different role or deserving of a promotion.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSolicit and listen to your employees who are 2 or 3 levels down. They have solid ideas and opinions on how to solve problems and create opportunities within the company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Salary

    Director (Current Employee) Foster City, CA

    ProsWork Life/balance, easy job and good pay

    ConsLack of direction, not clearly set strategy or accountability

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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