Visa Inc. Reading Reviews

Updated 17 Dec 2020

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Visa Inc. CEO Charlotte Hogg
Charlotte Hogg
2 Ratings
  1. "Great company to work in!"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Reading, England

    I have been working at Visa Inc. full-time

    Pros

    Loads of learning opportunities, best place for career kickstart, perks offering is one of best in markets

    Cons

    Really Cant think of any.

  2. "Good employer"

    5.0
    Former Employee - IT Senior Manager in Reading, England
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Visa Inc. part-time

    Pros

    Flexible, friendly, challenging, good pay

    Cons

    Hours can be antisocial due to California HQ


  3. "Good experience"

    3.0
    Former Contractor - Lead QA Engineer in Reading, England

    I worked at Visa Inc.

    Pros

    Lots of tech to work on. Good mgt.

    Cons

    Did not find any cons really.

  4. Helpful (2)

    "Corporate environment trying to be more hip to attract talent"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Reading, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Visa Inc. full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Relaxed working environment - You can buy VISA shares for 15% off - Great pension benefits - Average benefit package compared to the rest of the industry - Interesting work

    Cons

    - Most things revolve around politics. You can thrive if you can navigate around politics and appear competent. - Security is reasonable in a finance company, but at VISA it often gets in the way of you getting any work done, or doing work properly - There's a shortage of technical knowledge and the company seems unaware of this. On the other hand there's abundance of business knowledge. That's because average tenure is high. Employers in roles such as support/manual testing tend to fall out of date with basic computer science knowledge. - Cooperation with other teams globally is tricky. There's a problem with knowledge sharing. There's an us-vs-them mindset with respect to other teams globally - Projects sometimes start with requirements loosely specified. Other times requirements change after delivery and whole components are scraped. - There's micromanagement, as managers don't have enough power to help you thrive within your career, and often make up excuses instead of being transparent. But every manager has its style and reacts differently to the environment

  5. "Great Company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Reading, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Visa Inc. full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Big company. Diverse culture. Projects are large scale.

    Cons

    Wish I could have a MacBook as a developing device.

    Visa Inc. Response

    September 12, 2019The Visa Team

    Thank you for this positive review. It's people like you that make Visa a great place to work. We encourage you to share this feedback with your manager.

  6. "Quick bullet point review"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Reading, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Visa Inc. full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Work life balance Good pay and benefits

    Cons

    Dated tech Modernisation plan not well implemented

    Visa Inc. Response

    June 21, 2019The Visa Team

    Glad you’re enjoying work life balance – that’s important! In order to keep up with the rapid pace of innovation and growth within our industry, we must be agile and we’re committed to fostering an environment that supports it. We have a dedicated taskforce in place working to improve and enhance internal tools and technologies. Thank you for your feedback.

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    "Poorer and poorer"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Reading, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Visa Inc. full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good money Some good people left

    Cons

    Benefits being eroded Useless hr US management style creeping in JFDI Total denial of reality by management, complete disconnect between upper management spin and coal face Very poor morale , most people waiting for a pay off. Good staff already left

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  8. "Nice place to work"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Network Engineer in Reading, England
    Recommends

    I worked at Visa Inc. for more than a year

    Pros

    One of the best things of working with Visa is the people. There is always help at hand. I worked there as a contractor and hence couldnt take full advantage of this (they'd rather you dint ;) ) But for permies, sky is the limit if they want to train or learn new technologies.

    Cons

    No coffee machine on the south side of the building in KWR, lol

  9. Helpful (3)

    "Senior Business Systems Analyst"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Business Systems Analyst in Reading, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Visa Inc. full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The company provides good work life balance

    Cons

    There is an integration going on between Visa Europe and Visa Inc so there is not enough clarity of role and responsibility. The morale of the employee in UK is quite low as the future of European entity is unknown.

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    "Rubbish Company Before and after VI buying them - avoid at all costs"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Reading, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Visa Inc. full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There are no pro's, bullying occurs, top and bottom up management and I've seen arguements in meetings. Very unprofessional organisation.

    Cons

    As well as above, there are so many. I've never worked at an organisation where awards are based on favourites rather than accomplishments. End of year ratings are based on favourites and sucking up, do something special that moves the company forward and it is frowned upon. Strange management setup and if you have a big enough ego you will go far. HR are useless and do not help line management with the many grievances that are raised from above and below, and i was asked to engineer the removal of one of my team because he was not liked by my boss.

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