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Visa Inc. – Why Work For Us?

Working at Visa Powering the Global Economy

For more than half a century, Visa has pioneered the global shift away from cash and checks toward easier, safer and more convenient electronic payments. Our network — backed by more than 6,000 employees — powers the global economy by connecting people, governments and businesses in more than 200 countries and territories, enabling them to use digital currency instead of cash and checks.  

With offices in more than 50 countries and headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, Visa’s reach extends across Asia-Pacific, North America, Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean.

Our People Are at the Core

Our global workforce consists of careerstalented professionals who represent the creative energy and entrepreneurial spirit of our corporate culture. Together, Visa employees drive innovations  that spur unique payment solutions and products that deliver simple, convenient and secure financial transactions across the globe.

Join Visa, and you’ll feel the pride that comes with knowing that the work you do touches the lives of billions of people every day. You can play a significant and visible role in shaping Visa and deepening the impact our company has on how people throughout the world lead their lives.

A Culture of Innovation

Learn more about Visa’s distinct culture, an environment in which employees are empowered to help fuel the momentum of Visa as an innovator. We value diverse ideas, experiences and backgrounds, qualities that enable us to drive and lead a global brand.

A Culture of Caring

See how Visa excels as a corporate citizen, a role we take seriously and the many awards we have received for our contributions to the communities we serve

Company Culture Innovation Through Collaboration

As a global company at the forefront of the electronic payment industry, Visa is a dynamic organization. Those who are entrepreneurial and interested in seizing opportunities for growth and personal challenge will enjoy working at Visa, where collaboration is the cornerstone of our culture. After all, it’s been our experience for more than the past 50 years that a collaborative environment is Visa’s most powerful advantage in creating cutting-edge solutions.

While we value and reward collaboration, we also value individual achievement. Compared with other global organizations, our relatively small size — more than 6,000 employees worldwide — means that each employee’s contributions can be more meaningful and visible.

Proud to Be a Part of Visa

It’s exciting to work for one of the world’s most recognized brands. Visa is a place where people’s ideas from many nations come together every day — where smart people work together across geographies and business lines to fulfill our customers’ needs and to drive innovation.

Committed to You

Because we value the exceptional employees who shape Visa’s future, we offer programs that reflect our strong commitment to professional growth while encouraging a balance between life and work. From online education and customized development plans to various employee perks and incentives, we design our programs to further the individual success and well-being of employees and the collaborative spirit that defines our organization.

Committed to Community

Social responsibility  is ingrained in Visa’s culture. The company and our employees give back to the communities we serve through a range of programs and initiatives that make the world a better place to live.

Work/Life Balance Advancing Your Skills and Knowledge

By helping you develop the skills required to excel in your field, we strengthen our entire company. Visa invests in you by offering educational programs and opportunities that fit your schedule, including online classes, training and development.

Plus, Visa has a Performance Management System* that includes a personalized development plan to expand your knowledge, abilities and Visa competencies.

Beyond Work

Discounted Tickets
Take advantage of discounted tickets to local recreation and entertainment venues, including movie theaters, sports arenas and amusement parks.

Sports Teams and Clubs
Get in on the action with one of Visa’s many sports teams and clubs, from soccer and basketball to softball and biking. 

Visa Velo Bike Club
Combine moderate exercise with friendship and teamwork. You’ll have a great time cycling for fun and charity in the finest Visa tradition. Among the club programs:

  • Tuesday and Wednesday — NOON rides! 
  • Friday — after work 
  • Bring your bike to work day/free bicycle repair clinic

“Visa Cares” Lunchtime Series
Our monthly seminar series gives California Bay Area employees the tools needed to manage their health, get the most of their benefits and maintain work/life balance. Outside experts address topics such as nutrition, green living, organic diets and stress reduction.

Because Green Matters

For California Bay Area employees, Visa rewards environmentally friendly commuting practices that reduce greenhouse gasses. If you use alternative transportation — public transit, bike, van pool, etc. — you are eligible for Visa’s commuter benefits. We’ve even been recognized as one of the Bay Area's Best Workplaces for Commuters by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).

Total Rewards

Visa structures its Total Rewards Package to be competitive in the market and to attract, engage, motivate and retain a highly skilled, committed and satisfied workforce.

Our rewards philosophy guides us in:

  • Inspiring exceptional performance 
  • Focusing employee attention on achieving individual and business goals 
  • Rewarding performance that aligns with Visa’s Global Competencies 
  • Delivering competitive and equitable pay


Benefits Tailored to Your Needs

While benefits vary by country, all employees receive the following core benefits provided through Visa or in compliance with local regulations:

  • Health care insurance coverage   
  • Life insurance coverage
  • Retirement/savings plans  
  • Vacation, holiday and paid time off
  • Leaves of absence


Perks and Conveniences

Visa provides additional perks and conveniences in some locations, such as on-site fitness facilities, employee discounts and commuter benefits.

  Recognizing Your Achievements

Visa recognizes that our employees are our greatest assets. We encourage and reward innovation, efficiency and customer service. Visa operates several programs that reward excellence:

  • Spot awards 
  • Service awards 
  • Talent referral program

Diversity Drives Success

Visa values the individual differences, experiences and capabilities of each employee. The contributions of our employees enrich the culture and fabric of our organization and further Visa's global success. Our collective strength — enhanced by the varied backgrounds and perspectives of our worldwide teams — makes Visa a better place to work and a better business partner for our clients, merchants and customers.

Commitment to Diversity

Workforce diversity has never been more important for Visa. Visa thrives in the global marketplace because our employees have backgrounds that reflect a multitude of viewpoints and experiences. The result? A far better understanding of the needs of our clients, their cardholders and the communities we serve throughout the world.

More specifically, Visa realizes the positive impact a diverse workforce has on our success, benefits such as:

  • Innovative thinking
  • Recruiting top global talent 
  • Stronger business strategy
  • Enhanced brand reputation
  • Community involvement in our success
  • Making Visa a more interesting place to work
  • Strengthening our competitive advantage

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    Great opportunities. Good annual incentives, company focus on training and development

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    Processes can cumbersome and time consuming. Still not quite there with career development but the company is working hard on it. Management bonuses should be linked to employees performance to encourage staff development.

Visa Inc. Interviews

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    Interview process extremely disorganized and constantly left in the dark. I attended a career fair and talked to a recruiter about my interest in the New Grad Program. I had already applied on my school's career site. She calls me that night inviting me in for an early interview to see if I would be a good fit. I go in for that interview, which went very well, and talked to 2 people who had very little knowledge of the program itself. Not sure why I was speaking to them in the first place. I also wasn't sure if the early interview was a pre-screen or an actual first round interview; this was not made clear to me at all. After that, I was not kept informed of the timeline and was basically left out to dry, confused as to where I was in the process.

    I emailed the recruiter I spoke to for a follow up but the email bounced. After checking LinkedIn, I find that the recruiter had left Visa right in the middle of recruitment season for another job. She had been at Visa for only 5 months before jumping ship... again, a horrible reflection of Visa. It must be terrible to work there.

    I interviewed with Visa the year before as well for an internship but declined the second round interview because I had already accepted another offer. They took 2 months to get back to me between the first and second round. Extremely disappointing. Visa has a terrible recruitment team and if the HR team reflects on the company at all, it's not somewhere I would like to work.

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Visa Inc. Awards and Accolades

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Best Places to Work for Commuters, National Center for Transit Research at USF, 2012
Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2010
Best Workplaces for Commuters, National Center for Transit Research at USF, 2010
Barron's 500, Barron's, 2009
Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2008
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Additional Info

Website www.visa.com
Headquarters Foster City, CA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1958
Type Company - Public (V)
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $10+ billion (AUD) per year

There is a certain excitement that comes with working at one of the world’s most recognized and most respected companies. At Visa, we work to power the global economy by extending the power of electronic payments to people, businesses and governments everywhere in the world

Visa’s innovations enable its bank customers to offer consumers choices: Pay now with debit, ahead of time with prepaid or later with credit products. From the world’s major cities to remote areas without banks, people are increasingly relying on digital currency along with mobile technology to use...
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