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Visa Inc. Reviews

Updated September 24, 2017
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  1. "Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President Finance in Foster City, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President Finance in Foster City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Visa Inc. full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic company with a great new CEO

    Cons

    Continual change can make the environment challenging


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Typical big corporate."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Visa Inc. full-time

    Pros

    WFH pretty flexible but seems like it's team dependent.

    Cons

    Too much process going on and it feels like you're getting the short end of the stick since all the work gets moved to the offshore team anyway.

    Visa Inc. Response

    Sep 14, 2017

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and for your input. Visa is committed to supporting the work life balance of its employees, as well as improving its processes and systems so employees... More

  3. Helpful (7)

    "New leadership changes encouraging; HR engine is broken"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great global brand
    - Good benefits
    - Disciplined focus on financials and growing the business
    - Profitable in a competitive and dynamic industry
    - Increased focus on leadership at all levels
    - More focus on innovation

    Cons

    * Needs a more disciplined, rigorous approach to grow globally
    * Weak talent acquisition and recruiting. Disorganized and ridiculously inefficient given a brand of this caliber. Incompetence easily comes to mind.
    * Insular and inefficient Tech organization. Wow, just huge potential to correct inefficiencies. Some A-players, but the laggards are incredibly counterproductive, pull everything down and should be on performance track. Lack of modern tools for all internal teams to collaborate and get work done faster, efficiently. For example need more accessible video conferencing and a modern messaging and collaboration platform to be easily available. Email is relatively slow and overloaded inboxes are a common challenge.
    * B-level managers, coach bad manager but if they don't perform, remove as leaders if needed. No mandatory 360 reviews
    * Poor talent development. OK great intern program, but seems like they're left to fend for themselves after they are hired for full time opportunities. Sponsor and experiment with ways to motive and develop staff at all levels.
    * Minimal fun factor. Everything isn't fun at work of course, but having fun isn't necessarily expensive or disruptive. It's necessary. The ridiculous number of cubicles needs to be taken down.

    Advice to Management

    Hold HR accountable for results and staff feedback. Positive employee surveys doesn't mean your talent acquisition practices, employee onboarding or development of talent pipeline is great--in fact they suck.


  4. "A good place to work"

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

    I have been working at Visa Inc. full-time

    Pros

    Chill, work life balance, perks, if lucky you get a good manager, always something new, no micro manager, clean

    Cons

    Too quite at times, not enough diversity, buddy buddy system, too much politics

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to your workers. Liven up the place a little. Celebrate your wins


  5. "Average"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Visa Inc. full-time

    Pros

    They are trying to get better

    Cons

    They are moving very slowly

    Advice to Management

    Work on mid level management


  6. "Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Foster City, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Foster City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Visa Inc. full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Almost all department are going through changes. Some of them are bold changes that are necessary to move such big company forward.

    Cons

    Hard to move things forward quick. All ideas need to run through various departments and no one can make decisions.


  7. Helpful (17)

    "Poor Managers"

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

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

    Pros

    Well recognized brand and good springboard into Payments.

    Cons

    Too many bad managers burden employees that do the actual work. Horrible Human Resources department.

    Advice to Management

    Hire and promote managers that have the skills to manage people.

    Visa Inc. Response

    Jul 10, 2017 – Sr. Director Employer Brand

    We are sorry to hear about your experience with managers. It’s important to us to foster a workplace where all employees feel valued, included, and rewarded for the work that they do. The new... More

  8. Helpful (6)

    "Senior manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Visa Inc. full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company is good with very efficient business model, so the prospect of maintaining the long term growth is relatively good

    Cons

    Pay is not competitive and demographic is not diversified. Office politic is pretty bad for some dept. Client facing people could get pretty ugly, keep trying to squeeze the deadline


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good company to work for, professional people"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director, Solutions Management in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Director, Solutions Management in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Visa Inc. full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good Company, professional people, amazing opportunities to develop new ideas and products.

    Cons

    Salaries not high, average benefits comparing to other high-tech companies


  10. Helpful (1)

    "visa"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Visa Inc. full-time

    Pros

    work ethics, salary, people, engagement, interesting work

    Cons

    benefits, old school mentality, corporate nightmare in processing anything

    Advice to Management

    get your act together and hire people who actually can motivate and intrigue talent


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