MasterCard

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MasterCard not so bad

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

I have been working at MasterCard

Pros

MasterCard has really good benefits and a bonus and profit sharing program that works well. For the most part people are positive, friendly and helpful. The company also focuses quite a bit on professional development of the staff by requiring development courses be a part of each persons performance review process. They also conduct free seminars and invite subject matter experts to speak on common topics of interest such as personal finance. There are opportunities to grow at Mastercard but as with any company you have to make an effort to market your personal brand so that you can be noticed by senior management.

Cons

Often there is too much red tape involved in executing good ideas. As a public company the focus is now on the bottom line and less on people.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

none

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Other Reviews for MasterCard

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sweat shop

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

    I have been working at MasterCard

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are excellent. Additionally the Company promotes education and career development classes. In a down economy, MasterCard's stock is outperforming the market and there are no wage freezes or salary cuts.

    Cons

    Depending upon your individual department's management, the working environment could be hell. Long hours, lack of recogntion, top heavy structure and incompetence at the top. Be prepared to work 14 hour days, at least six days a week, and face time is very important. Meetings take your entire day, so your work must be done after 5PM.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house. Replace with competent people who work smarter, not harder. Push for a work-life balance. Burnt out employees cannot perform properly. Stop hiring consultants that have no ties to the business.

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Walking the tightrope of success....or failure?

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

    I have been working at MasterCard

    Pros

    Very good work life balance. Also, manaement practices, knowledge sharing and career advancement are dependant upon the area in which you are employed, as there is not a consistant benchmark that is enforced throughout the organization.

    Cons

    The lack of consistancy as described avbove, also the lack of support by HR in dealing with managers that create issues as a result of their lack of competency.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Begin to understand the worth of your workforce. There is a distinct lack of effective management training, and no repercussions for not behaving in an appropriate manner towards employees. Belittling, disrespect and cursing are practiced far too often as a management style, and will never lead to the sustained results you seek.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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