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Great company culture

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Former Employee - Analyst  in  Purchase, NY
Former Employee - Analyst in Purchase, NY

I worked at MasterCard as a contractor for less than a year

Pros

-Very positive environment, friendly people, beautiful headquarters in Purchase. Good/cheap cafeteria with healthy food, and a gym on site. They're very much trying to make a 'Google vibe' there, i.e., they just put in scooters to ride around the office.

-Smart coworkers top-to-bottom. Most of the young grads went to very good universities.

-Solid work/life balance. Not many people working insane hours.

-Stock has been on a roll the last couple years. Wonder how much longer that lasts.

-The company, with their 'MasterCard Labs', is really commited to creating technologically revolutionary products, even if they don't financially benefit the company anytime soon.

Cons

-It seemed like a lot of young workers were leaving for AmEx and better paying jobs.

-Very rigid, old-fashioned military-style 'pay-scale'. Can be frustrating that pay and positions are so rigidly defined.

-The public transit commute out to Purchase from the city can take 90 minutes door to desk. This certainly discourages city-livers from joining. The company is trying to rectify this by opening an office in Manhattan (Union Square) and by allowing more remote work.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

-Seems like a lot of young workers leave after a year or two for higher paying opportunities at other firms. Not sure if this is actually that much of a problem, perhaps.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    Many great people, nice benefits, good physical environment - interesting work.

    Cons

    Politics can be very frustrating, some internal management promotions are very questionable! The work life ratio can be extremely unbalanced - depending upon specific managers. Yearly reviews are skewed - above average ratings are not necessarily based on performance - but rather on the clique and opportunities management assigned.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a closer look at the internal promotion and good old boy network. Review the yearly performance rating policies.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great company, solid future

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MasterCard full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Market place is always changing and evolving so no opportunity to get bored.
    Comp seems to be in line or a little above average

    Cons

    CEO and one level down need to get more in touch with the rest of the company and stop believing their own hype. Tricky given the amount of comp they receive and probably no worse than elsewhere but seems to be getting worse.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start listening more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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