Do not work for Visa, Inc

Visa FoffBoy
Feb 25 31 Comments

I started at Visa just under a year ago. This place sucks. No one respects my input because I'm younger. I'm basically just an overpaid intern running errands for my team all day.

The offices are fake-hip (e.g ping pong table, open layout). Some smell like sweat, which is fitting given all of the offices are overcrowded sweat shops. Everyone seems miserable at all of them. There aren't enough bathrooms for the amount of men per building and the toilets are so cheap with water conservation they don't flush all the way. Privacy in the stalls is a joke, I'd feel more 20x more comfortable pooping at a crowded mall. They did such a good job at cutting facilities costs that it's almost worth putting on the company website right next to the transaction speeds.

None of the senior executives have an IQ over 100 (which is still pushing it). The only competent people I've met are either always travelling internationally or have a very high rank and came from somewhere else.

Every project is swamped by what either the financial institutions or credit card processors demand - all of which are running on dirt old tech from the '80s. You're literally just someones b*tch at every beck and call of this company. Even the coolest projects and hackathons are boring. This place is the antonym of innovation. None of the interns want to work here full time and I
really get why now.

I'd say things are looking down, but this company is such a parasite in the way the world functions that it will probably never die until some revolutionary technology takes over in 50+ years. And that's exactly why it sucks. No one here gives two fucks about anything. They all know VisaNet will keep chugging along, sucking away $$$ from vendors and people not paying off their debt. A literal chimpanzee could make a decent living and perform most of the tasks required here. He could even work from home. 🐒

There are probably a handful of good teams, but you most likely won't get hired for them. I'd stay as far away from here as possible if I was you.

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  • New / Product
    B0ngzilla

    New Product

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    Pegasystems, Robert Half
    BIO
    I’m Canadian, but then I got better.
    B0ngzillamore
    Now this is what Blind is all about. A coherent message, good insight and extremely humorous!

    Well done.
    Feb 25 0
  • Visa Jiwl
    The only part of the post I don't agree is that visa makes money off of people not paying their credit cards (that'd be the issuers). But everything else is perfect. Can't wait to leave. Have an offer already and am just finishing up the rest of my interviews to see where I'll go but visa sucks (and in case you're wondering why I didn't leave before it's because I was waiting for green card)
    Feb 26 7
    • Visa FoffBoy
      OP
      Yooo hell yeah I've been trying pretty hard for like 2 months now I'm getting tired of email ghosts and rejections lol
      Mar 4
    • Visa Jiwl
      It'll happen man. Keep on trying. I'm giving my 2 week notice today.
      Mar 4
    • Visa FoffBoy
      OP
      😍 congrats dude I'm so jealous
      Mar 4
    • Visa WFH&OOO
      I'm tired of hysteric clock-watcher co-workers and the manager who protects them.
      Mar 8
    • Capital One nphard
      Yeah I did it a few years back. Anything is better than that crap place masquerading as a tech company. When you leave show them the finger for me and tell them I said F U
      Mar 12
  • Hootsuite NoVC72
    Try working for Bitcoin, I heard they’re paying in the currency of the future. Plus equity.
    Feb 25 4
    • Fannie Mae tibco
      Bitcoin isn't a company to work for.
      Feb 25
    • Intel / Sales x86dude
      In the future, there will not be any companies
      Feb 25
    • New / Ops
      tooQ10

      New Ops

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      Rakuten USA
      tooQ10more
      I know the CEO of Bitcoin; he's going to offer me a job.
      Feb 26
    • Intel / Sales x86dude
      Say hi to Satoshi
      Feb 26
  • Amazon OEYo61
    A+ read. Would read again.
    Feb 25 0
  • Wipro
    JohnnyCa$h

    Wipro

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    Apple
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    Citizen and democrat
    JohnnyCa$hmore
    I worked as Consultant at both Palo Alto and foster city. The managers are jerks and just micro-mangers and push paper trail. They just buy all products from startups in the hope of creating "perfect product"by gluing all tools. Their motto is how to deliver product without using hand-written code.
    New CEO came and laid off all senior workers to make the company "youth driven"
    Feb 25 0
  • Rubrik PartyStick
    So why didn’t you just F Off Boy?
    Feb 25 0
  • VMware _&_
    OP, just one practical question - how can I ask senior executives in my company to let me test their IQ?
    Feb 25 1
    • Anthem bonog
      It’s like guessing a person’s age when you look and talk to him/her.. MOST times you are correct and that’s what OP assumes I guess.
      Feb 25
  • Capital One nphard
    Openvisanet threw out the guy who started out building it in the first place. Politics. Visa sucks.
    Mar 12 0
  • Bloomberg std::
    you can say the same for pretty much any sufficiently large company really, especially when joining the wrong team.
    Feb 25 0
  • Visa / Eng dead-pool
    I interned here and in retrospect am happy I wasn't given a job. Really wanted the job as a side option. But I do agree with all u say. Really toxic environment. Only team I wanted to work for was openvisa net. And I also didn't like the none inclusive culture. Especially if you are a none Indian in a tech department.
    Feb 26 1
    • Visa nIpR83
      OVN is not such a great place. What they're trying to do is cool but I doubt they've what it takes.
      Mar 19
  • Microsoft X9pl12
    Thanks for the head up. Now get the fuck out of there and build a future for yourself.
    Feb 25 1
    • Visa / Eng MzkG80
      Hahaha.. I like to see my colleagues who lick his manager's ass and compete for low offers for the next promotion. I am glad I have moved out with much better TC. Boring work with incompetent seniors who think they are fuckin good.
      Jul 13
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    Feb 25 0
  • LinkedIn Fruck
    Glad that I did not join a year back. You could have research a bit before joining visa
    Feb 25 0
  • Uber inox
    Damn I was hoping to go there to retire. I live in Foster City so my commute would be awesome. How is resting and vesting there?
    Feb 25 2
    • LinkedIn Fruck
      Vesting will be in a resting mode .. lol
      Feb 25
    • Visa WFH&OOO
      It is the best place to retire. No one works or knows how to work.
      Mar 8
  • Amazon / Eng jNeo42
    Paragraph 2 perfectly describes Amazon in Seattle.
    Feb 25 0

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