MasterCard Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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MasterCard President and CEO Ajay Banga
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Pros
  • It also offers a good work-life balance (in 45 reviews)

  • The company has very good benefits (in 21 reviews)

Cons
  • Can be challenging from a work / life balance perspective (in 12 reviews)

  • You will notice that some of the senior management don't really care aout their people (in 11 reviews)

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  1. MC Review

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Consultant in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at MasterCard full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits. Challenging and plenty of work.

    Cons

    Antiquated processes in certain areas.

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. Consultant - Software Engineering

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant Software Engineer in O'Fallon, MO
    Former Employee - Consultant Software Engineer in O'Fallon, MO

    Pros

    Great place to work. Flexible work hours. Decent pay and great benefits. Lots of interesting works.

    Cons

    Politics. Development was a jungle. Lots of silos. Pick anything on the internet as long it works.


  3. Enjoy working here

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    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Purchase, NY
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Purchase, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work. Challenging and good work/life balance

    Cons

    None noted - it has been great so far


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  5. Amazing place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Purchase, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Purchase, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've been at MasterCard for less than a year and it's by far the best place I've ever worked. The people who work here are passionate, intelligent and driven. The benefits are fabulous and the company really takes care of its employees.

    Cons

    It's hard to grasp all facets of the business.


  6. Helpful (2)

    A little too much office politics

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westport, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westport, CT

    I worked at MasterCard (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    1) Drive to be innovative 2) Decent work/life balance 3) Some of the top management is good 4) Facilities are good, IT department is fairly responsive

    Cons

    1) Too much office politics and still too much bureaucracy 2) Still too much focus on doing something that gets attention as opposed to doing something effective, even if it isn't showy

    Advice to Management

    Unleash creativity and minimize bureaucracy and strive to keep out the bullshitters; focus on innovative payment products


  7. Technolgy Director

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    Current Employee - Director in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Director in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great CEO, Amazing Vision, Generous Compensation, Never heard off Benefits (401 K never heard off - 125% for every buck upto 6%) + 1.25% of your base salary as discretionary contribution every year. Fantastic business model and doing great to compete with other big wigs in the payments space. NYC Office is startup like, Very Collaborative, Some of the best minds in business that make a difference to e-commerce transactions across the world work here!

    Cons

    Unsure if C-SAM acquisition was a good idea. There are times when employees get poached to competitors like Visa and Paypal

    Advice to Management

    HR function should try to figure out a solution to stop employees being poached.


  8. Great NYC office

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MasterCard full-time

    Pros

    The environment and culture at the new NYC office is terrific!

    Cons

    Lunch isn't covered every day.


  9. Consultant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good people, great name recognition

    Cons

    Location is not too central


  10. Helpful (1)

    Business Leader - Product Management

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MasterCard full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company is re-defining itself...very open to people expressing their opinions and personally driving change.

    Cons

    Little to no clear direction from Senior Management in terms of priorities. The company is all over the place in trying to become everything for everyone.

    Advice to Management

    Focus


  11. Good place to work

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    Current Employee - Product Leader in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Product Leader in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MasterCard full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Experience, internacional and worldwide possibilities Growth and experience gain International expousure Good management abd leadership team Diversity

    Cons

    Salary and benefits not so good office is in Purchase

    Advice to Management

    Improve the benefits



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