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Updated May 24, 2017
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Visa Inc. CEO Alfred F. Kelly, Jr.
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (31)

    "Vice President"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Incredible company with a clear strategy in one of the most dynamic industries - Payment technology.
    Management team has done a great job of leading a transformation writhing the company and the industry.
    Brand is known worldwide and we are tapped into fantastic sponsorship properties like the Olympics.
    Dynamic business issues that have a huge impact around the world.

    Cons

    Processes sometimes can be a challenge. The company is changing and growing and with that comes some exciting growing pains.

    Advice to Management

    Keep driving exciting innovation like digital payments, biometric payments, connected car, connected home.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Vice President"

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

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

    Pros

    New CEO may be pointing Visa in a better direction and is taking some preliminary actions that are more focused on developing and recognizing employees much more than under the previous CEO's business climate.

    Cons

    Long-standing organization structure challenges (4 years without a consolidated global product group) leads to disparate execution on admittedly clear strategic goals.

    Advice to Management

    Consolidate product management, assess senior technology leadership's effectiveness (i.e. - cost cutting results vs. effectiveness of developer churn), and choose a smaller number of growth areas to fund with massive profits instead of continually buying back stocks.


  3. "Good place to work at. Nothing to write home about."

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Laid back work culture, people are good.

    Cons

    Might not always work with cutting-edge technology. Might get boring once in a while.

    Advice to Management

    Performance Based Bonuses


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  5. Helpful (9)

    "Disapointed"

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

    I worked at Visa Inc. full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Going places.. clear leader in the space..

    Cons

    Have taken to lay-offs in order of riding itself of high wage earners and removing older staff. Unfortunate because they are getting rid of so many with years of payment experience just to save money. Then they re-post similar positions within months.. it's not gone happened w/o notice.

    Advice to Management

    you have an opportunity to re-tool many good employees..


  6. "Sr Financial Analyst"

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

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, high salary, 15 - 20% bonuses, great benefits such as 401k, insurance, discount stock buying, and profit sharing.

    Cons

    Hard to get promoted. No desktop procedures, expected to learn to do your job on your own, very inefficient. Financial systems are inefficient and data is not reliable.


  7. "Good pay and compensation package"

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Foster City, CA
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Foster City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Visa Inc. full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and compensation package. Good company brand for future exit opportunities. Good location in peninsula and excellent shuttle program.

    Cons

    Very difficult management. Difficult to be promoted. You have to know specific people to he promoted fast. Otherwise you could be stuck in a pigeonhole.

    Advice to Management

    Please give more opportunities of career growth


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Nothing But The Best So Far"

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

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

    Pros

    Team: Been here 2 months, one of the best team I have been on so far, everyone is brilliant and approachable. Can see myself learning from everyone and growing like never before. Team encourages work/life balance.

    Pay and Perks: Very competitive pay and benefits (One of the reason why I chose Visa over my other offers). Bring kids to work Day was fun and well planned. Shuttles. Company pretty lean for such a well known brand, leads to more attention to individual employees.

    Work: Huge learning curve but love what I do here.

    Brand: Amazing, international brand name.

    Cons

    - Having an identity crisis during this transformation from a traditional finance company into a technology company.
    - Some of the typical problems facing huge corporations (Siloed teams, slow process)

    Advice to Management

    New CEO been doing well so far, keep up the good work!


  9. "Sr. Director"

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

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

    Pros

    Great business model with huge barriers to entry for the competitors.

    Cons

    Too many changes impacts work-life balance and increases the stress multi-fold.

    Advice to Management

    Change is healthy, if it is introduced to address a problem or to create new opportunity. Make sure new managers brought it to introduce changes do their due diligence before introducing changes.


  10. "VISA, an emerging software power house"

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Foster City, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Foster City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Visa Inc. full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A can do upstart that was emerging just as I was coming on board to manage a very large group of excellent developers, testers, project managers, etc.

    Cons

    I have not been back there for a number of years but I did recognize the slow creep of politics that was coming into the work that my group was having to deal with.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to your roots and see why you haven't been the dominant player of the credit card economy.


  11. "Good company, but slow to change"

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

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

    Pros

    Good pay, work life balance

    Cons

    Slow in moving, red tapes

    Advice to Management

    Empower employees


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