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MasterCard Reviews

Updated Jul 15, 2014
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3.6 264 reviews

89% Approve of the CEO

MasterCard President and CEO Ajay Banga

Ajay Banga

(169 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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    Fair enough

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood opportunities are available, but structure is ever changing and does not take into account of employees strengths for reorganization

    ConsPay as a consultant is not near the industry average in my opinion. Ability for individual contributors to be heard is some what shunned.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in knowledge management and process improvement. There is too much of a dependency with human capital. If an employee leaves, there is a huge gap.

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    A good expeience

    Intern (Former Employee) Purchase, NY

    ProsA fun culture, good compensation and benefits, can learn a lot

    ConsHard to get promoted and noticed

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    opportunities are there if you are in the right group

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosbenefits, nice people, great business model

    Constoo political for size of organization, too much disparity in how people are treated at different levels, old school culture of cubes and offices not conducive to innovative company

    Advice to Senior Managementstop separating management from employees both physically by office locations and how people are treated at the dividing line of senior business leader

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    Good place to work till you find the next best job for you

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Saint Louis, MO

    Pros1. If you are a hard worker, no need to worry about loosing your job ( It will never run out of business in the foreseeable future)
    2. Lots of benefits for fulltimers

    Cons1.Monotonous work
    2.Lots of politics
    3.Bureaucracy
    4.Useless Management
    5.Bunch of people to steel the credit for the work you did.

    Advice to Senior Management1. Actively involve in the projects and know who is dong what.
    2. Adapt good Software Development processes.
    3. Dont just look for the outcome, look for how the team delivered that outcome.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Fast-paced, exciting work, not for 'faint of heart'

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsExciting work, fast paced, nice work atmosphere, enjoy working with co-workers.

    ConsSome "old-time" MC management styles still exist.

    Advice to Senior Management- Continue to weed out "old-time" management style.
    - While the company is doing great with Brand differentiation, perhaps you might consider using Technology (what we do very well) as a source of differentiation.

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    politics galore!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Purchase, NY

    Prosprofessional environment
    nice, polite culture
    good pay

    Consmany layers, hard to get ahead, no clear career path, very very political, passive aggressive culture, ineffective HR department. horrible managers are tolerated for too long, should be quicker to fire people that do not perform or have numerous complaints filed agains them.

    Advice to Senior Managementmake the organization flatter so people feel empowered to make decisions! and get rid of ineffective managers.

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    It's a good place to work if you can deal with the politics.

    Managing Consultant (Former Employee)

    ProsFlextime available. Hours are fair.

    ConsToo political. Friends hire friends. Very clicky. Hard to advance.

    Advice to Senior ManagementProvide more advancement opportunities. Promote from within.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good

    Business Leader (Current Employee) Waterloo (Belgium)

    ProsGood career & learning opportunities

    ConsPolitics at each level of management is a blocking factor for career progression

    Advice to Senior Managementright people are not always on the right place

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    Leadership is hard to find

    Business Leader (Current Employee) Purchase, NY

    ProsCompensation and flexibility is good

    ConsNo Leadership, senior executive vision

    Advice to Senior ManagementEngage more with employees

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    Good quality of life, but poor career progression

    Business Leader (Current Employee) Purchase, NY

    ProsWork life balance, manageable job responsibilities

    ConsLimited career progression, very little feedback about how to improve performance

    Advice to Senior ManagementCreate performance based promotion opportunities

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