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Visa Inc. Director Reviews

Updated Jun 29, 2019

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    Helpful (8)

    "Great Tech Opportunities"

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

    I have been working at Visa Inc. full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Encourages innovation, best IT techs ever, great benefits and compensation, promotes diversity, gives back to the community. CEO is engaged with the people, customers, and the market. Great place to work

    Cons

    None I can think of

    Visa Inc.2018-12-08

    Visa Inc. Response

    December 21, 2018The Visa Team

    Thank you for this five star review! Firstly, congratulations on being with Visa more than 10 years -- what a milestone! We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with us. We're on a mission to transform the way the world pays and are happy to have you on this journey ...

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    "Employee Friendly CEO"

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

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

    Pros

    New CEO is bringing lot of change. He cares about employees. Benefits are good. Generous PTOs.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, politics and unnecessary spending is always there.

    Advice to Management

    Continue watching unnecessary spending.

    Visa Inc.2018-12-09

    Visa Inc. Response

    December 21, 2018The Visa Team

    Thank you for taking the time to share your review and we're happy to hear that you're enjoying being part of the Visa family.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Steady and reliable place to work"

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    Former Employee - Senior Director in Foster City, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Visa Inc. full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Bonus reliably paid out each year. People are usually friendly and cooperative to work alongside.

    Cons

    Not a great place for career advancement - senior levels jobs are being cut and a lot of the remaining openings are filled with external candidates.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your people - train, develop and promote from within

    Visa Inc.2019-05-22

    Visa Inc. Response

    May 28, 2019The Visa Team

    Happy to hear that there were many good things you experienced during your time at Visa. We appreciate your input. We are invested in the growth and development of every employee - fostering a positive workplace where everyone can thrive. We’ve made education assistance, management ...

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  4. "Solid mature company"

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

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

    Pros

    - Mature company with huge market power behind it - There are different departments within Visa that can cater to many different interests that employees have - Solid pay that is comparable to what one would expect from a company of Visa's scale - but it won't make you rich - The company stock is doing well.. Clearly, the Senior Management is doing a good job. Unfortunately, mid level employees do not get much of...

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    Cons

    - Sometimes need to navigate politics and bureaucracy.. Not unexpected from a large company. - Won't make you rich working here, but solid pay

    Advice to Management

    - Have an incubator program much like in Google, etc. where employees that want to innovate at a faster clip with the necessary support, but also get a share of the success

    Visa Inc.2019-04-22

    Visa Inc. Response

    April 29, 2019The Visa Team

    Thank you for sharing this positive review. We appreciate you sharing your experiences at Visa.

  5. Helpful (7)

    "Pays well but bad politics"

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      Former Employee - Senior Director in San Francisco, CA

      I worked at Visa Inc. full-time for more than 8 years

      Pros

      Good salary and work locations

      Cons

      Bad politics in management. Lack innovation and customer focus

      Advice to Management

      Focus on technology and customers. Treat employees better

      Visa Inc.2019-04-15

      Visa Inc. Response

      April 22, 2019The Visa Team

      We are sorry to hear about your negative experience. Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We wish you all the success in your future.

    • Helpful (7)

      "Cool brand, frustrating place to work"

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      Current Employee - Director in Foster City, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Cool Brand and leader in payments.

      Cons

      Appear to contracting workforce in Foster City Career growth is minimal within this area as they move to cheaper locations. Higher expectations without the willingness to invest in what it takes to get things done can be frustrating Recognition for accomplishments is lacking

      Advice to Management

      CEO has a great message, the Executive - SVP levels that don't actually put it into practice or lead by example.

      Visa Inc.2019-03-29

      Visa Inc. Response

      April 8, 2019The Visa Team

      Thanks for this feedback and we encourage you to share this input with your manager.

    • Helpful (28)

      "Everywhere you want to be...but nowhere you want to work"

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      Current Employee - Senior Director in Foster City, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Visa Inc. full-time

      Pros

      Occasionally challenging work, pockets of dedicated people who work well with others.

      Cons

      Office environment is a cross between The Office and Game of Thrones. Get to know your boss and kiss his/her a, or you're in for a very rough ride. Mind bending politics and nonstop email pretty much dictate your entire day. Your only incentive is to avoid getting stabbed in the back by someone you've worked with for years but you don't always see it coming. Pay is below market and exec management is constantly lowering...

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      Advice to Management

      It takes years to change a company's culture. In Visa's case, it could take decades. Not sure you have that long...

      Visa Inc.2019-02-28
    • "Solid business, non-existent culture"

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      Current Employee - Marketing Director in San Francisco, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      401K match, stock appreciation, 40 hour work week

      Cons

      Poor work culture, complacent staff, disconnected marketing leadership, no room for career growth

      Advice to Management

      Have marketing leadership reside in San Francisco with the rest of the organization, get rid of employees who don't add value, bring back Lara Balazs.

      Visa Inc.2019-04-02

      Visa Inc. Response

      April 8, 2019The Visa Team

      We want to foster a workplace where all employees feel valued, included and rewarded for the work that they do. There are always opportunities to grow – encourage you to discuss a growth plan with your manager that will help you achieve your career goals.

    • "Visa"

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      Current Employee - Director in Palo Alto, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Perks, Amenities, Payments leader

      Cons

      None that impact career development

      Visa Inc.2019-03-11

      Visa Inc. Response

      March 19, 2019The Visa Team

      Thank you for sharing about your experience at Visa. We appreciate your positive review!

    • "Good Place to Work"

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      Former Employee - Senior Director in Foster City, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Visa Inc. full-time for more than 8 years

      Pros

      Great benefits. Very good work/life balance

      Cons

      Very political. Sr management that is geographically dislocated

      Visa Inc.2019-01-31

      Visa Inc. Response

      February 7, 2019The Visa Team

      We appreciate you sharing about your experiences at Visa and wish you all the success in your future.

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