MasterCard Reviews

Updated July 30, 2015
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  1. Had a great experience during my internship!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Intern
    Former Employee - IT Intern

    I worked at MasterCard full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    .While interning, I had the opportunity to work with other departments .The employees are more than happy to let you shadow them .Upper management was open to sharing their own life experience, and what I can do to be successful

    Cons

    .There where some moments where I had nothing to do

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  2. Marketing - mid level manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Leader in Purchase, NY
    Former Employee - Business Leader in Purchase, NY

    I worked at MasterCard full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits. Some very smart people. Beginning a culture shift over to a technology company. Lot's of upside.

    Cons

    There's some deadweight in the organization that could easily be eliminated if the company had the fortitude. Marketing is a bit of a mess as a function, especially the US region (lot's of firedrills, senior management says "yes" to everything leaving mid and junior level managers to sort things out and work long hours). Also, if you want to truly be a tech innovator and attract truly innovative people, you might want to consider moving HQ out of the sleepy suburbs and into NYC.

    Advice to Management

    Dig a bit deeper into what people are telling you. A great strategy can be easily derailed by poor execution. Value both types of work, strategic and tactical, equally. Learn to truly prioritize and not just pile projects on top of one another.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Large company with career growth opportunities.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Analyst in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Associate Analyst in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at MasterCard full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good salary, tons of training available, paid tuition, and work life balance. Good environment. Life balance. High code of conduct and good benefits.

    Cons

    The company is a little top heavy. You get spoiled with the perks there and then working elsewere is unbearable

    Advice to Management

    Be open to your employees


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Exclusive Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Purchase, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in Purchase, NY

    I worked at MasterCard full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay and work-life balance

    Cons

    Job security and the integrity of the company is awful

    Advice to Management

    Be transparent with staff


  6. Good place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Leader in Purchase, NY
    Former Employee - Business Leader in Purchase, NY

    I worked at MasterCard full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent work-life balance. Seems like a lot of opportunity for younger less experienced employees to get visibility and get involved in many training opportunities. Senior management is looking for new ideas and products to be innovative within the industry.

    Cons

    Decision making by some of management is very time consuming. Many people do not want to rock the boat, so there is a lot of looking for a large consensus before a decision is made.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on trying to have mangers be pioneers when it comes to decision making.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Evolving into a technology company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Leader in San Carlos, CA
    Current Employee - Business Leader in San Carlos, CA

    I have been working at MasterCard full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Senior leadership has a great vision for the future of the company and employees have bought in. Strong growth and profitability has allowed for acquisitions to keep pace with the change and innovation. Great benefits, profit sharing and health plan. Great internal communications and resources available to team members. A company with a social conscience.

    Cons

    One challenge is the highly regulated industry environment which inhibits rapid development and change. Can be bureaucratic and sluggish to move.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate clear ownership and install processes to accelerate implementation of new strategic initiatives.

    MasterCard Response

    Aug 18, 2014 – VP, Employer Brand Marketing

    Your sentiment regarding being socially conscious is what brings great pride; as we say Doing Well by Doing Good! thanks for your review


  8. Great place to work - glad I made the leap!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Leader in Purchase, NY
    Current Employee - Leader in Purchase, NY

    I have been working at MasterCard full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    In addition to their solid place in the market, growing revenues and encouraging future, MasterCard treats their employees well, communicates effectively and provides empowerment to employees at all levels.

    Cons

    Like any large organization, politics can trump basic common sense with decision making. Also, titles for positions are ambiguous which causes some confusion.

    Advice to Management

    While a matrix organization is a great collaborative tool, too many dotted lines or an unclear organizational structure leaves challenges.

    MasterCard Response

    Aug 6, 2014 – VP, Employer Brand Marketing

    We value your response - thanks so much !


  9. Outstanding culture that drives maximizing employee capabilities

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MasterCard full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Supportive and progressive culture that drives employees to maximize their capabilities and contributions. Less of the political culture found in other organizations which lends itself better to success. There is a reason it is viewed as one of the best places to work.

    Cons

    There is a pace that can be heightened as far as delivery of solutions, but a solution is provided. Can increase the cross communication between business and an ease of corporate navigation can be improved.

    MasterCard Response

    Jul 24, 2014 – VP, Employer Brand Marketing

    Thanks so much for your review - investing in our employees is a critical focus area...


  10. About the job...

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Management
    Current Employee - Account Management

    I have been working at MasterCard full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I find a great live/work balance here at MasterCard; I start early and end early...usually 7AM - 4PM. The benefits are top notch with access to a gym and great medical and the company is doing very well overall.

    Cons

    On the down side, there is a lot of structure that come along with a bigger, public company...meaning lots of red-tape and reporting to managers.

    MasterCard Response

    Jul 22, 2014 – VP, Employer Brand Marketing

    People join Cultures..great tips from an insider - thanks!


  11. Satisified

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Leader in Purchase, NY
    Current Employee - Business Leader in Purchase, NY

    I have been working at MasterCard full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work life balance and corporate culture

    Cons

    The company and its people are very kind and professional. Great company.

    MasterCard Response

    Jul 15, 2014 – VP, Employer Brand Marketing

    Your review is appreciated and will be helpful for others - thanks!



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