Visa Inc. Reviews

Updated April 24, 2015
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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 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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  1. Real Estate and Workplace Services

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA

    I worked at Visa Inc. full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Stable organization
    Procedures and process well documented and followed
    You know what is expected of you
    Business Unit Manager great to work for

    Cons

    C-suite executives and their directs micro manage certain projects and initiatives. Drives a culture of analysis paralysis

    Advice to Management

    The company culture is so risk adverse that creativity is stifled. Set up an internal IT network so that the IT Security folks cant claim the last 2 versions of MS office may have unknown security vulnerabilities that can take down the payment network.

  2. A company with tremendous oppotunity

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    Current Employee - Senior Director in Foster City, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Foster City, CA

    I have been working at Visa Inc. full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You can keep inventing for ever in this company.

    Cons

    Too many things to do and very little time before other start-ups build them.

  3. Marketing

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    Former Employee - Loyalty Marketing in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Loyalty Marketing in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Visa Inc. (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good company strong business results and a great brand

    Cons

    Constant reorganization and marketing has very little pull

    Advice to Management

    Balance value and respect

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  5. Very Good Employer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Visa Inc.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very Good employer, Good salary and perks.

    Cons

    Non yet, Will update as soon as I get one.

    Advice to Management

    non yet. Things are going smooth till now hopefully will keep getting better and better.

  6. Flexible, highly interesting, welcoming culture

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    Former Intern - Intern in Foster City, CA
    Former Intern - Intern in Foster City, CA

    I worked at Visa Inc. as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I had an incredible experience at Visa. The two things I talk about the most are 1) how fascinating and complex I find the payments industry, and how relatively unknown it is, and 2) my strong relationship with my boss, who was highly accessible, always provided feedback, genuinely cared about my work, and provided opportunity for growth

    Cons

    I can't think of anything bad to say

    Advice to Management

    Think fast. Payments won't look like they do in just ten to twenty years.

  7. Helpful (5)

    Senior Director

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Visa Inc.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You can work on the same business case for four years and get paid more in salary than the business case will ever make. Awesome work life balance and no stress about what work you have to deliver because no one does much on the business side.

    Cons

    Indians should be counted as a race separate from White, black, Hispanic, Other Asians. If you break them out, other Asians are also minority. You will do well if you are a brown make or female. They all help each other and no one blinks an eye.

    Advice to Management

    Look into diversity issues

  8. Technical writer

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    Former Employee - Technical Writer in Highlands Ranch, CO
    Former Employee - Technical Writer in Highlands Ranch, CO

    I worked at Visa Inc.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good environment to work in.

    Cons

    Not really any cons for the company.

    Advice to Management

    Great job

  9. Helpful (5)

    Old boys club and hierarchical

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA

    I have been working at Visa Inc. full-time (More than 5 years)

    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great business model with much potential for growth.

    Cons

    Old boys club but set to change with the old guards leaving following change in senior management. In addition, quite a hierarchical place and you have to be a "politician" and play your cards well to get recognition!

    Advice to Management

    1) Get down from the ivory tower, open your eyes wide and start realizing who are the real people working and not depend on "performers".
    2) You are not any more special than all the other employees so stop behaving so high and mighty.

  10. Integrating well and being made to feel a-part-of instantly! Great experience joining so far!

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    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in Foster City, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in Foster City, CA

    I have been working at Visa Inc.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The People
    The Business Transformation and New Technology Platforms being conceived, planned and built
    The Benefits, Work/Life Balance ...VISA takes care of its people
    The very cool brand and image VISA has supporting the Olympics and other events

    Cons

    It takes a bit to get to know everyone. There's a lot of people here. But it's worth extending your hand to meet some and get acquainted with them every day.
    It's a process heavy company (for good reason most of the time: security, privacy, compliance) but it can feel change or evolution happens slowly

  11. Helpful (1)

    Analyst

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Foster City, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Foster City, CA

    I have been working at Visa Inc.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Relatively easy work, no brainier

    Cons

    Boring Work ; so many bureaucracy

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