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MasterCard Reviews

Updated Jul 20, 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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    Good Company

    Consultant (Current Employee) O'Fallon, MO

    ProsFast Paced, Good work environment, if you work hard you get rewarded. Good tuition reimbursement, pays for certifications and training.

    ConsYou may have to work overtime, not everyone works hard.

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

    MasterCard VP, Employer Brand Marketing responded to this review

    Jul 22, 2014

    Thanks for your review - we are happy that you gave some insight into our culture!
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    Excellent company with a dynamic CEO who has led the company thru significant growth and positive cultural change.

    Vice President Senior Business Leader (Current Employee) Purchase, NY

    ProsSolid business model with focus on innovation, emerging markets, financial inclusion, merchants, goverments, issuers and consumers.

    ConsOverall, excellent place to work, but sometimes organization is hard to navigate despite being relatively small with 8,000 employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to focus on innovation, emerging markets, financial inclusion, merchants, goverments, issuers and consumers.

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

    MasterCard VP, Employer Brand Marketing responded to this review

    Jul 22, 2014

    Thanks for your comprehensive and positive review - an insider perspective is valuable!
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    Great place to work

    Business Leader (Current Employee) Purchase, NY

    ProsAdvancement opportunities exist if you are proactive in finding them and building your network internally. The company has clearly laid out its strategy going forward and has been well received by our customers and shareholders.

    ConsNone to report at this time

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

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    Great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsDynamic, interesting work. Solid management team in place and a great outlook for the company

    ConsMasterCard could do better hiring straight out of college/grad school. Most employees have significant industry experience that would be complimented by new blood.

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

    MasterCard VP, Employer Brand Marketing responded to this review

    Jul 15, 2014

    Thanks for your feedback - especially on hiring emerging professionals!
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    Summer Intern

    Summer Intern (Former Employee) O'Fallon, MO

    ProsMasterCard really values their interns. I was given a legitimate independent project, the results of which were used even after the internship was over. There are many internship activities throughout the summer, such as sitting in the MasterCard box at a Cardinals game, volunteering at Junior Achievement Finance Park, and various "lunch and learns" with executives. The internship is one of the most professionally designed programs I have seen. MasterCard provides housing and transportation for interns not from the area which is a huge perk. MasterCard uses the internship program as a pipeline for full-time hires. I was even given the opportunity to work remotely during the school year.

    ConsInterns in MTO and IPS don't get to interact much at work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGreat office culture. You can tell innovation is a priority.

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

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    Good people, nice place and professional attitudes.

    Project Manager (Current Employee) O Fallon, MO

    ProsRelax work environment with great people to work with.

    ConsYou have to like the Mid West to work here.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI do not have anything negative to say about MasterCard.

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

    MasterCard VP, Employer Brand Marketing responded to this review

    Jun 27, 2014

    Your experience is a great testimony to why we were ranked so highly as Best Places to work in STL - Thanks!
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    At MasterCard...Everything they told me is true and that's awesome!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsMasterCard is going through incredible change and that makes it a very exciting place to work. Innovation and thinking outside of the box is highly encouraged so all employees can make a difference and contribute to the MasterCard difference.

    ConsAs with all change there is some resistance.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue building a creative and fun culture while retaining the highly valued culture of caring about our employees and customers

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

    MasterCard VP, Employer Brand Marketing responded to this review

    Jun 27, 2014

    Great feedback - we are highly focused on doing well while doing good!
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    Excellent company with a strong vision for the future

    Senior Business Leader (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsMasterCard has strong focus on employees and provides excellent opportunities for future growth. MasterCard's continued success in the card payment business will ensure a rewarding environment for new employees.

    ConsMany career development opportunities tends to be centered around corporate headquarters as you reach more senior roles. However, MasterCard truly isn't that much different than most major corporations with a centralized headquarters.

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

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    Self-Starters Only Need Apply

    Senior IT Analyst (Former Employee) O'Fallon, MO

    ProsGreat Benefits Including Bonus Program
    Casual Dress
    Work From Home (Most Positions)
    Beautiful Campus With Onsite Fitness Center, Full Cafeteria, Game Rooms, etc.

    ConsWork Pace Can Be Grinding At Times
    Not Enough People To Meet Expectations/Goals
    Meetings, Meetings, Meetings!
    Separatist Attitude Amongst Management - Too Good For The Trenches

    Advice to Senior ManagementStay In Touch With What's Really Going On
    Listen More, Meet Less

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    a great time to be working at MasterCard

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Saint Louis, MO

    Prosgreat benefits and opportunities to intereact across business units. Always comfortable environment.

    Conssometimes it seems that important information intended for all employees doesn't make its way down the line. There is a barrier with middle management - the top is visible and engaged but info stops in the middle.

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

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