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Visa Inc. Reviews

Updated October 17, 2018
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Visa Inc. CEO Alfred F. Kelly, Jr.
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  • "Work-life-balance can be weighted more to work" (in 102 reviews)

  • "Senior management empower only their favorite reports and never care of motivating the team" (in 97 reviews)

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  1. "Good company .best place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer in Foster City, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer in Foster City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good benefit leader in payment industry

    Cons

    Everything looks good and well

    Advice to Management

    Very good leadership team


  2. "Finance Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Foster City, CA
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Foster City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Place to work. Very stable company. Salary is above median in the Bay area

    Cons

    Very little mobility within the company.

  3. "Great Place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Screening Management in Lehi, UT
    Former Employee - Screening Management in Lehi, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They really care about the employees with great benefits. I worked at the fraud department, co-workers are amazing.

    Cons

    I can not think in any

    Advice to Management

    They were improving a lot while a was there.


  4. "Sr. Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director, Product Management in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Director, Product Management in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Company Culture
    People/Employee Friendly company
    Good work-life balance
    Great benefits
    Technological innovation opportunities

    Cons

    Cumbersome and old-school processes
    Bureaucracies
    Lack of automation
    Legacy employees that is afraid of changing the status quo

    Advice to Management

    Please do thorough investigation of your internal processes. Consider hiring a firm that can give you insights on what processes to change and try to stay with the Business and IT automation that world is going towards. Grow talent inhouse and reduce dependency on outside services.


  5. "Staff Systems Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Systems Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Staff Systems Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Generous pay. Flexible working schedule. Enough head count to get the job done. All the tools available at your finger tips. Laid back culture. Business is booming.

    Cons

    Security is a top priority, which is expected, but can sometimes take away from what you are doing.


  6. "Anything you want to make it"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - NGDP in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - NGDP in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great compensation
    Great benefits
    Very flexible
    Lots of resources

    Cons

    not really a con, but must be self-starting


  7. Helpful (24)

    "Discrimination/ Diversity"

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    Current Employee - Securitized Product Analyst in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Securitized Product Analyst in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits and pay are good.

    Cons

    Visa is majority Indian work force. It is safe to assume that out of the 1000 employees hired to the Austin Texas location, three out of five are Indian. In fact, for cyber security and code development departments, the management is 90% Indian. Many non-Indian employees are leaving Visa in order to obtain upward mobility. There is definitely an environment where Indians hire Indians and promote Indians. The HR IT department is also headed by Indians making it extremely difficult to bring concerns of bias to management.

    Advice to Management

    Visa management needs a course on diversity within its hiring practices and C-Suite and Visa board needs to be held accountable for the hiring practices. Maybe Visa is looking to do what Disney did with their IT department.

    Visa Inc. Response

    Sep 28, 2018 – The Visa Team

    Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. At Visa, ethical integrity is at the heart of everything we do. As such, we take these claims of discrimination incredibly seriously and we encourage you... More

  8. "Visa - Foster City"

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    Former Employee - Mysql Database Administrator in Foster City, CA
    Former Employee - Mysql Database Administrator in Foster City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Open Office
    - Free Soda
    - Free snacks

    Cons

    - No free lunch offered to employees

    Advice to Management

    Offer free lunch


  9. Helpful (7)

    "Stable company, internal turmoil"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Director in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Director in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Global brand with strong revenues
    Values driven leadership
    Work life balance

    Cons

    Constant re-orgs and power battles at executive level
    Antiquated IT and internal systems
    Lost interest to modernize the company
    Political players rewarded not performers

    Advice to Management

    Promote genuine performers
    Stop supporting political game playing
    Top-down reorgs work better in concept than reality

    Visa Inc. Response

    Sep 28, 2018 – The Visa Team

    We appreciate your feedback. With our leadership principles as a guide, we are focused not only what people accomplish, but how they go about doing it. Positive leadership behavior matters. We’ve... More


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Stable financially, but not a great culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Foster City, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Foster City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly-to-your-face
    Work-life balance
    Decent pay for non-tech
    Onsite learning opportunities
    Financially stable company

    Cons

    Politicking/toxicity
    If you’re not in a clique, you’ll struggle
    Sometimes reminds me of high school
    Not what you know or what you do but who you know
    Reorgs/turnover constant and nonsensical

    Advice to Management

    If you continue to hire and promote unqualified managers, you’ll put the entire company at risk. Get some proper training for people before you assign them with direct reports. The management at the company is the absolute worst I have observed in my entire 20+ year career and I’m appalled by my own experiences as well as that of my peers. Fix it now before it’s too late.


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