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MasterCard Reviews

Updated July 15, 2014
Updated July 15, 2014
275 Reviews

3.8
275 Reviews
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MasterCard President and CEO Ajay Banga
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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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  1.  

    Fair enough

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Pay 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 ManagementAdvice

    Invest 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.

    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    A good expeience

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Hard to get promoted and noticed

    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    opportunities are there if you are in the right group

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

    Pros

    benefits, nice people, great business model

    Cons

    too 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 6 people found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Saint Louis, MO

    Pros

    1. 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

    Cons

    1.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 ManagementAdvice

    1. 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - 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.

    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    politics galore!

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

    Pros

    professional environment
    nice, polite culture
    good pay

    Cons

    many 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Approves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Managing Consultant
    Former Employee - Managing Consultant

    Pros

    Flextime available. Hours are fair.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more advancement opportunities. Promote from within.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Leader  in  Waterloo (Belgium)
    Current Employee - Business Leader in Waterloo (Belgium)

    Pros

    Good career & learning opportunities

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    right people are not always on the right place

    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Leadership is hard to find

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

    Pros

    Compensation and flexibility is good

    Cons

    No Leadership, senior executive vision

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Engage more with employees

    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good quality of life, but poor career progression

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, manageable job responsibilities

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create performance based promotion opportunities

    Approves of CEO

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