Visa Inc. - I worked at Visa as a contractor, on multiple assignments, from 2003 to 2010. | Glassdoor
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"I worked at Visa as a contractor, on multiple assignments, from 2003 to 2010."

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Former Contractor - Technical Writer in Foster City, CA
Former Contractor - Technical Writer in Foster City, CA
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Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

If you live in Foster City or nearby, Visa is a very good place to work. Many of the people with whom I worked were both smart and nice. The cafeteria is fine; parking is fine. The work is straightforward and neither frustrating nor challenging. It's a good brand name and not a bad place to spend a little time.

Cons

Policies about contractors have grown progressively disheartening. When I first worked at Visa, it was a great place and contractors were treated like part of the team. Now, unless they can negotiate something better, contractors end up working at a hoteling space--no cube, not even a little partition--with very little space for your files or even a little elbow room. You need to know that, unless your manager can negotiate something better, HR will pull your contract after 50 weeks, no matter what you are doing/no matter how outstanding your performance. You then have to wait for 6 months before you're eligible to return as a contractor. Because the work is very focused on the payment card industry and considerably less technical than you find at other Silicon Valley companies, you might find that your skills have languished in comparison with the requirements of other industries.

Advice to Management

Stop giving lip service to how the Corporation "values its contract workforce" and start viewing contractors as providing important skills that enable work to get done.

Other Employee Reviews for Visa Inc.

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Ashburn, VA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Ashburn, VA

    I worked at Visa Inc. full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good workplace great jobs get along with coeworkers

    Cons

    Sometimes you have to work faster and stress more

    Advice to Management

    Train one one area until the person becomes an expert then mone on to other areas


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    "Overall not bad but not great either"

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    Current Employee - Senior Recruiter in Foster City, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Recruiter in Foster City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay
    Perks are good
    Onsite Gym
    Good people to work along

    Cons

    Lots of work
    Stupid management
    management sucks
    manger is rude & micro manging people

    Advice to Management

    yuu guys need to listen to guys who are reporting to you

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