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MasterCard Reviews

Updated Jul 15, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.6 265 reviews

89% Approve of the CEO

MasterCard President and CEO Ajay Banga

Ajay Banga

(170 ratings)

76% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The company also has a great culture and most of its employees try to have a good work-life balance(in 39 reviews)

  • Good benefits, good pay, good global exposure but still very beaurocratic and "meeting heavy"(in 19 reviews)


Cons
  • Forget about work life balance that they preach on paper but do not put in practice(in 9 reviews)

  • There is a barrier with middle management - the top is visible and engaged but info stops in the middle(in 9 reviews)

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    Traditional organization with typical politics

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsUsually very good compensation. Many areas of specialization and ability to focus either domestically or globally

    ConsOld boy network is really alive and well, with a higher priority on personal relationships and networking than on actual competence or results

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    Techie in MC Tech HQ

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee) Saint Louis, MO

    ProsFriendly people, conveniently located, opportunity for international business exposure

    ConsNot a technology company and most of the management does not get technology.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to cut the bureaucratic flab

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Middle of the Road Experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCo-workers make this a great place to work.

    ConsCorporate continues to load on more work and not examine the workload. Burnout potential.

    Advice to Senior ManagementObserve the stress level of your employees, and don't sacrifice quality for quantity.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great salary, confusing structure

    Senior Business Leader (Current Employee) Purchase, NY

    ProsBenefits, commute, smart people. Company tries to create an innovation culture but it is a struggle. Very relationship based, which can be a pro for some people.

    ConsEveryone is in charge to the point that no one is. Long tenured employees make change extremely difficult. Structure hinders progress, consensus culture. Complete lack of process consistency in all areas. New leaders come in and we are always starting all over again.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFix the the structure and create talent pool depth.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Senior Engineer, Software Engineering

    Senior Engineer, Software Engineering (Former Employee) Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    Pros- New Office, well fitted out
    - Travel for work, generally high standard of hotels and travel arrangements
    - Some really talented individuals in the organisation
    - Great Social aspect in office
    - Labs are doing a lot of good but very silo'ed, minor improvements

    Cons- Expectation of working long hours
    - Lack of organisation from the top down
    - Open plan office, call center feel about it
    - Not really a technology company
    - Lack of visible career progression
    - Overloaded with processes and middle management

    Advice to Senior Management- Focus on what really matters, retaining top talent
    - Focus on developing new technology
    - Don't fear change

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Learned a lot but HR is horrible

    Account Executive (Former Employee) Miami, FL

    ProsGreat people, learned a lot

    ConsHR and career advancement is horrible

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    • No Opinion of CEO

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    Senior Account Manager

    Account Executive (Former Employee)

    ProsGood way to get industry wide experience and access to new technology
    People are smart and great to work with

    ConsTerrible senior level management - out for themselves in Purchase. It's about the bloated stock price.
    Management infrastructure is very weak, no training and development for managers, there are many bad people managers
    You are generally stuck on an account if its a difficult one. There is very little opportunity to move.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Exciting industry but poor leadership

    Senior Managing Consultant (Former Employee)

    Pros- Compensation and benefits
    - Exciting industry to be in
    - Brand awareness
    - Very good staff in MA Advisors

    Cons- Poor senior leadership
    - Lot of resistance to change
    - Old timers do a lot of politics
    - For a public compny, it is - unfortunately - very messy. Getting things done can be very frustrating
    - CUlture of "we have been doing this way ini the last 10 years, no need to change"

    Advice to Senior ManagementRetire and let new leaders in.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good people, bad management- InControl Dublin

    Software Engineer (Former Employee) Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    Pros-Good people
    -Smart people
    -Sport and Social
    -The Offices are very nice

    Cons-Management
    -not open mind
    -Human resource not competent

    Advice to Senior ManagementRemove not necessary people

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Expected to work an enormous amount

    Leader (Current Employee) Purchase, NY

    ProsGreat business model, can't help but make money.

    ConsYou're expected to work like an animal and raises are 1 or 2 percent.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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