Visa Inc.

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Visa Inc. Reviews

Updated February 25, 2015
Updated February 25, 2015
721 Reviews
3.0
721 Reviews
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Visa Inc. CEO Charles W. Scharf
Charles W. Scharf
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Visa has a reasonable work/life balance depending on geographic location (in 54 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great place to work!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Visa Inc.

    Pros

    Cutting edge industry; great business model

    Cons

    Slow to act is only con

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Visa Inc.

    Pros

    Great Culture and training for permanent employees. This is a a good way of improving the skills. Time off policies and work life balance

    Cons

    Many changes in the organization structure.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Sunrise industry with double digits revenue growth coupled with dynamic and diverse workplace

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Associate in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at Visa Inc. full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Diversity, values, talent management, culture and compensation

    Cons

    Implementing innovation is more difficult as compared to private, smaller and more nimble companies. There is also a danger that new innovation might cannibalize our own traditional business

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice company and nice environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Visa Inc.

    Pros

    everything is nice here, nothing to complain about

    Cons

    nothing bad to mention about

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    benchmark the pay against the bank

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Visa Inc.

    Pros

    Great company and nice staff. They are very friendly and make me feel comfortable. The challenges make me existed about this position. Good location at Austin.

    Cons

    You need to keep learning and refresh yourself. Never focus on the knowledge you have known. It's a great thing for software engineer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Visa Inc.

    Pros

    I started working at the company 3 months back and have been pretty impressed by the aspire to culture the company is moving towards. No company is perfect, but at Visa they seem to have realized the current issues and are doing their best to change the culture of the company. Love the whole technology transformation that the company has taken up.

    Cons

    Too much legacy. Need to unlearn a bunch of stuff

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 7 people found this helpful  

    A Changing Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Chief Architect in Foster City, CA
    Current Employee - Chief Architect in Foster City, CA

    I have been working at Visa Inc. full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Visa is changing in many ways. The CEO has made a big bet on Visa becoming a technology company. Lots of new action and opportunity to do good technical work that makes an impact on a major brand. Big focus on university recruiting and top senior talent. Move from safe technology to cutting edge. Move to work by FTEs and reduced outsourcing.

    Cons

    There is an "old guard" that is resentful of change to their laid-back lifestyle with rich comp packages. While there are some really smart and hard-working people, the company does not get rid of low performers. The old guard believes the business will keep on giving through secular expansion, just don't rock the boat. The old guard is old and does not trust young people or new people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You must destroy to create. Visa must do a major layoff to become a technology company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Visa reinventing itself

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President - Technology
    Current Employee - Vice President - Technology

    I have been working at Visa Inc. full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Visa is on the move, many changes in technology designed to transform Visa. Seeing really good new leaders, commitment to technology, and partnership with business.

    Cons

    Change ... and change is unsettling people who have been at Visa for a long time. Process is still onerous even though new managers have promised to change it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Visa must evolve with the times, you cannot make everyone happy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    great company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Visa Inc.

    Pros

    everything is great in the company

    Cons

    nothing, to complain about, perfect

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Technology leader implementing swift changes - much needed though painful for some

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Visa Inc. full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Sharp people with industry best knowledge in payments.
    Streamlined and flattened organization structure that empowers individuals
    Technology leader focus on delivery and is breaking down the bureaucratic and hierarchical culture

    Cons

    Still too many processes before development can start.
    Consensus decision making - need to decentralize and empower

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need cross-organizational change management to implement simplified processes. Otherwise, Good job so far!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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