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Completely dysfunctional in Canada

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

I have been working at MasterCard

Pros

Salary is higher than market. Employee retirement plan is good -- company contribution is high. Global company offers interesting perspective. US-centricity can be challenging sometimes, but overall is a good experience and offers a good networking opportunity.

Cons

Management in Canada is completely incompetent and dysfunctional, driven by petty personal feuds and turf wars than by business needs. Open, cubicle-based office is environment is unproductive and demeaning/demotivating, especially to those more advanced in their careers.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Clean house in Canada and start over.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO
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  1. Consultant

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Consultant
    Current Employee - Consultant

    I have been working at MasterCard

    Pros

    The pay is very good

    Cons

    The culture can be improved upon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not a lot of promotions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  2. Generally speaking, a good place to work (depends on manager...)

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Leader
    Current Employee - Leader

    I have been working at MasterCard

    Pros

    - Matches 6% on 401K (as of 2009)
    - Various products and groups which allow for career development
    - Tuition reimbursement
    - On-site amenities (hair, nail, dry cleaning, cafeteria, etc.)
    - Nice location; easy to get to (right off of 684)
    - Reasonable pay and benefits

    Cons

    - Bad communication from upper management continues to plague the company. Hard to relax when rumors of impending layoffs are constantly swirling.
    - Has some bad managers, but seems to be cleaning house.
    - Unfortunately, getting rid of really good, competent people while cleaning house.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Be careful in simply meeting financial targets when laying off. You have lost some major assets to the company by targeting a headcount number instead of focusing on the low-performers and more expendable groups.
    - Worry about cutting too close to the bone. Starting to walk a tightrope between efficiency and overextending the staff and burning them out.
    - Customer service, customer service, customer service. Support those maintaining the business, as well as those generating revenue.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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