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MasterCard Reviews

Updated February 25, 2015
Updated February 25, 2015
341 Reviews
3.6
341 Reviews
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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 45 reviews)

  • Good benefits, good pay, good global exposure but still very beaurocratic and "meeting heavy" (in 21 reviews)


Cons
  • Forget about work life balance that they preach on paper but do not put in practice (in 12 reviews)

  • No priorities at the senior management level (need to be everything to everyone) and execution is unrealistic (in 11 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Nice place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in O Fallon, MO
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in O Fallon, MO

    I worked at MasterCard

    Pros

    Can be independent and can be at the heart of payment industry

    Cons

    Too demanding and extended working hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline the process and interfacing between application can be better

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great internship opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MasterCard

    Pros

    Becoming more and more like a tech company in terms of corporate culture; easy to talk to upper management

    Cons

    Location of HQ is in Purchase, NY, which one could see as the middle of nowhere. Communication between departments could use some work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great career move for someone young

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Analyst in Purchase, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Analyst in Purchase, NY

    I have been working at MasterCard

    Pros

    Company encouraging diversity (in age, race, culture and background)
    Encourage and provide tools for successful networking and skill-set building
    Value their employees and highly recommend moving internally (vertically or horizontally) within the organization
    Proactive in getting new employees oriented and jump-started in the workplace
    Benefits packages

    Cons

    Security is given highest priory, so if you're not careful, slip-ups can result in reprimands and if repeated possible dismissal.
    Help desks can sometimes be difficult to understand and work with. Which isn't great as you try and get yourself situated early on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    So far no recommendations, but still relatively new.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Professional, Fair, Expierenced and friendly company

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

    I have been working at MasterCard full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Love the building, people, opportunities - really a wonderful company that takes care of its employees and makes you feel part of the team.

    Cons

    I have not come across any yet. They are very flexible and understanding when personal issues come up. and when we have snow days - they send you a note to stay home, but connect from there. Really great work life balance, ad no stress

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    MasterCard Response

    Feb 12, 2015VP, Employer Brand Marketing

    Thanks for commenting on the important quality of striking a balance. We understand that this job isn't your only job. Best of luck in your role..

  6.  

    Great place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Group Head
    Current Employee - Group Head

    I have been working at MasterCard

    Pros

    Fast paced, growing industry; flexible work environment; smart and passionate colleagues; excellent CEO; very competitive benefits and pay; a place where you can make a real impact

    Cons

    So many opportunities and not always enough resources (a good problem to have)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep balancing people and financial results

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Excellent benefits and salary. Long hours if you work in finance.

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

    I worked at MasterCard full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great money. Lots of opportunity.

    Cons

    Long hours. Tough work life balance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Not what it once was

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Comp and benefits are good but are on the decline.

    Cons

    -US Heath Insurance moving to High Deductible Plan in 2016
    -It's not what you do, it's how you do it, and if they like you and you don't speak up

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many managers managing in subject areas where they should not. Managers will retaliate at review time for speaking up. Culture and values can be hypocritical, on paper is not always applied in action.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Growing Company, Changing Culture

    Current Employee - Leader in Purchase, NY
    Current Employee - Leader in Purchase, NY

    I have been working at MasterCard full-time

    Pros

    Company continues to grow, C-suite executives are relatively accessible and they encourage employees to rotate across different business areas, which offers the opportunity to take your career in different directions.

    Cons

    The company is trying to change its culture to align itself more with other technology companies but the process is going through growing pains. Inconsistent titles relative to experience across various groups and work-life balance can vary greatly across groups.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Accountable, but no authority

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MasterCard full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    * Many good people there
    * Opportunities for advancement
    * Growing company
    * Great compensation package

    Cons

    * Conservative executive team
    * Slow to make decisions
    * Too top position heavy
    * Difficult to navigate through politics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Innovative company with great management and a lot of talent.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Consultant in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Consultant in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at MasterCard full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Assuming you get into the right group at MasterCard, you will find yourself surrounded by a lot of talent and will often work on interesting and challenging projects.

    Cons

    Assuming you get into the wrong group at MasterCard, your life will suck.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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