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No way to run a company

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Middle Management  in  New York, NY
Current Employee - Middle Management in New York, NY

I have been working at MasterCard full-time for more than a year

Pros

Brand name
salaries are ok but benfits are expensive

Cons

small company mentality
talk of change but they don't really want change
backwards systems
behind the times

treat people like numbers - the human element is missing
ViSA, AMEX are taking advanage of poor MasterCard performance
mamangement is a tight group and almost impossible to get in

Advice to ManagementAdvice

you can only talk your way through for so long before the truth comes out. I believe the company is in for hard times as the competition is getthing stronger. The #'s don't add up.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for MasterCard

  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Good place to work if you have a supportive manager

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

    I worked at MasterCard full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Excellent compensation. Good work/life balance. Chance towork on cutting edge projects in financial services industry on right teams.

    Cons

    People skills of most managers is lacking. Movement to senior ranks is near impossible for insider. You can make a long career for yourself by hiding in the weeds and not being a leader on a project. Many peope in ride coattails of a few very talented high performers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    A Successful Company Intent on Changing Culture

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

    I have been working at MasterCard full-time

    Pros

    Great People - wide variety of backgrounds and experiences, very approachable
    Work/Life Balance - Plenty of paid time off, ability to take community service days
    Company is Small - Greater responsibilities up front, wide scope
    Industry Impact - MasterCard doesn't just work in an industry; it is part of a few that control it. The industry is constantly changing, though, so constant learning is available.
    Variety of Work - Not just within a role, there are a very wide variety of roles in the company, allowing employees to transfer laterally.
    Campus - Purchase is a beautiful area, and the HQ campus is no exception.
    Reputation and Brand - Working for a globally renowned brand? Priceless.

    Cons

    Culture is Still Changing - Some people still act in silos, sometimes making work redundant or difficult. Still, have pool table, ping pong table, etc.
    Company is Small - Sometimes there is lack of clear responsibility division.
    Slow to Action - For a such a relatively small company, MasterCard seems to be slow to adapt to the changing payments landscaping.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ajay's passion, vision, and rallying call isn't translated down the ranks very well. We are confronted with the idea that there we are in a "war on cash," but the value of that isn't described. It affects internal productivity, retention, and recruiting. If we really want to have the persona, work, and status of one of the top payments technology payments companies in the world (which we are) then management MUST make that clear in words and action.

    HR must establish a clear career path for younger employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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