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Updated February 21, 2017
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  1. Helpful (9)

    "Will drain your soul and skills"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Foster City, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Foster City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    if you like to work at a dead end job where the only skill needed to survive is back stabbing and taking credit for other's work

    Cons

    You can only make money, not a career at Visa, The recruiter made false promises and I had to join this dump of a company. polictics trumps everything, your boss would not hesitate to throw you under the bus. Technology is outdated and so are the people.

    Advice to Management

    None. Its time the stockholders take back the company from this incompetent management


  2. Helpful (12)

    "Vice President"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Vice President in Foster City, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President in Foster City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    With a strong brand and Visa's market share there is so much potential... Compensation is great. New CEO seems promising.

    Cons

    No growth potential beyond VP, Visa very rarely promotes within for senior positions, especially not women. Extremely political boys club with too many big egos. Way too much time being spent defending roles and watching ones back to be effective.


  3. Helpful (4)

    "Great Brand and Ethics"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Visa Inc. full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Payment Processing is dynamic and evolving. Visa is the primary Brand. It is good to work for a leader in a fast changing market.

    Cons

    Visa does not seem to value experience as much as they used to. They do not seem to want to leverage it to provide a boost for the new activities. They need this due to the complexity of their environment but they also need the fresh ideas they are pursuing.

    Visa Inc. Response

    Jan 11, 2017 – The Visa Team

    Glad to see that you enjoyed working in our dynamic industry. Thanks for your time at Visa. Whether they are seasoned professionals or new graduates, we will always value the diversity of thought ... More


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  5. "Great brand. Payments leader. Tons of innovation. Terrific new CEO!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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 8 years)

    Pros

    Good pay
    Good benefits - elder care, good maternity and paternity care, etc. shuttles
    Interesting projects and focus on innovation
    Increasing focus on training and development
    Great people
    Collaborative work environment
    New CEO is focused on diversity and inclusion in a genuine way - wants to ensure more women get into management - this is needed as they are underrepresented

    Cons

    IT struggles and it affects all of us negatively with getting work done. That is the top issue for me.

    Advice to Management

    Encouraged by the type of leadership I am seeing in Al - looking forward to what's next!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Worst job of my life"

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    Former Contractor - Information Security Analyst in Foster City, CA
    Former Contractor - Information Security Analyst in Foster City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Visa Inc. as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great brand recognition and company to have on your resume

    Cons

    Poor work life balance. Toxic work environment and culture. Everyone is out to throw up under the bus I save themselves.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate employees better. Provide better work life balance.


  7. "Sr. QA Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior QA Engineer in Foster City, CA
    Current Employee - Senior QA Engineer in Foster City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good company to work with.

    Cons

    Unpredictable decisions by employer is a con


  8. Helpful (1)

    "good benefits"

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    Former Employee - Technical Analyst Intern in Union City, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Analyst Intern in Union City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    visa provides good work life balance. benefits are really amazing. on job learning is good

    Cons

    lack of technical expertise in people. some employees are so outdated in terms of technologies that does not add any value in the company


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Director"

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    Current Employee - Director in Foster City, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Foster City, CA
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good overall. decent salary and perks.

    Cons

    Management is clueless. Too much of Clan style of management.


  10. Helpful (19)

    "So focused on share price, not employees"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Foster City, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Foster City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits used to be top notch, now just average

    Cons

    Ever since going public and being on the Dow, Visa has been hyperfocused on maintaining growth and share price. Even though they make money hand over fist, employee pension (yes, a rarity) was taken away, resulting in a 6% effective pay cut with no other benefits added. Raises are non-existent unless you get promoted so you effectively work for less (after inflation) every year.

    Advice to Management

    Share price is not what will keep good employees around


  11. Helpful (18)

    "Great for executives but terrible for rank and file"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Foster City, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Foster City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    It has a great brand and good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Grossly over-staffed, siloed culture of under-employed and de-motivated employees
    Out of touch with Silicon valley ethos
    Titles are highly exaggerated. Directors at Visa do the work of analysts in the rest of the valley and get paid at manager levels.
    Company took away employee retirement benefits to 'align' with rest of valley but never compensated employees in stock like the rest of valley. Employees are under-paid.
    They need a complete org structure overhaul
    They lay off people indiscriminately because they have over-hired but still have several hundred open positions.
    Work is unrewarding, tedious and there is no recognition or growth

    Advice to Management

    Fire all the top management! They are destroying an iconic brand.



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