Visa Inc. - Not what I expected | Glassdoor
There are newer employer reviews for Visa Inc.
There are newer employer reviews for Visa Inc.

See Most Recent

Helpful (6)

"Not what I expected"

Star Star Star Star Star
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Program Manager in Foster City, CA
Former Employee - Program Manager in Foster City, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

The salary range is way off between the workers bees and upper management. Management gets paid a lot of money to showcase your work, which more than likely you will not get credit for doing. The benefits they offer are amazing though, so it is a matter of what is important to you.

Cons

For a company who touts themselves as a "technology" company they still manage like an old school bank. Salaries could be better for the people who actually do the hard work and work/life balance could be better. They took away the option of working from home and with a lot of employees commuting up to 70 miles one way, working from home should have stayed. Not a lot of forward thinking and moving up is difficult, especially if upper management does not like you. VERY political.

Advice to Management

Give more chances to people who have actually proven they are hard workers and get the job done, correctly. Start thinking and acting like a technology company, dont just say you are a technology company. Be more flexible and you will have happier employees!

Other Employee Reviews for Visa Inc.

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Solid stable company, but slow to innovate and create new opportunities."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Foster City, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Foster City, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Brand name and business stability

    Cons

    At Visa innovation is slow; it does not recognize and reward performance and entrepreneurship.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Over a decade with the company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Treasury Analyst in Foster City, CA
    Current Employee - Treasury Analyst in Foster City, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Visa Inc. full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Visa had great benefits prior to becoming a public company. People who were employed before the IPO kept a lot of these benefits. Compared to other companies, Visa does have some good benefits.

    Cons

    Top heavy on management, huge salary difference between managment and workers, often promotions/uppper positions are reserved for friend/coworkers from previous companies for management, rather than promote from within.

    Advice to Management

    Cut unnecessary layers of management, look at employee work and promote accordingly.

There are newer employer reviews for Visa Inc.
There are newer employer reviews for Visa Inc.

See Most Recent

Work at Visa Inc.? Share Your Experiences

Visa Inc.
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
 
Click to Rate
or