MasterCard Reviews

Updated July 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. Helpful (1)

    Feels like home

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

    I worked at MasterCard

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    MasterCard was a great place to intern. We had a small intern group spread across many different areas of the company, but our departments and HR made sure we felt welcome and integrated into the organization. They have really thought through their internship program and had weekly educational sessions focusing on resume writing, knowledge about the bank, personal strengths, etc. We even visited the floor of the NYSE! The hours were great, the work was not overwhelming and was appropriate for my level of work experience at the time, and my coworkers were infinately helpful. Overall, the atmosphere and people were just perfect for me.

    Cons

    It was a sophmore internship, so it is not like other financial internships where you can expect a fulltime offer after the internship. Really, other than that, I can't think of one negative thing.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on doing what you're doing, it seems to be working!


  2. I have an exciting and challenging job on a daily basis.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at MasterCard

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The work environment is great. The work is challenging and enjoyable.

    Cons

    Not everyone outside of MasterCard / Visa understands how the credit card industry works. AMEX and Discover is similar but different business model within the credit card industry.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the growth of the various payment products across the world. Keep educating the public and governments on the credit card and payment card products and business model.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Outstanding place to work!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Some of the smartest people I have ever had the privilege of working with and for work at MasterCard. I have learned so much in my tenure with the organization. Another area the company is great is is international opportunities; both short and long-term.

    Cons

    There are some areas where advancement can be limited; the off-set is that you can always change areas and try something new!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Very professional

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in O'Fallon, MO
    Current Employee - Project Manager in O'Fallon, MO

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Team environment strives for and delivers secure, state-of-the-art technology.

    Cons

    There are no cons to report at this time.

    Advice to Management

    No advice at this time.


  6. Opportunity

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great company culture, work life balance and Opportunity for growth

    Cons

    Pay is less for the contractor employees.


  7. Helpful (1)

    All was good

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at MasterCard full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    balance between work and home is promoted

    Cons

    can be stressful environment at times


  8. MasterCard IPS: a great team and an industry leader.

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    MasterCard has evolved quite a bit since its IPO in 2006. Bottom line, it's a fantastic place to work, with exceptional opportunities and more than its share of thought leadership. It may sound corny, but I'm proud to tell people I work at MasterCard. I've been on the MasterCard IPS team for several years now, and it's great to work with a supurb group of dedicated people and extraordinary management team.

    Cons

    I'm finding it difficult to come up with a 'con' for MasterCard or MasterCard IPS. MasterCard IPS is an ideal team -- best I've ever worked with.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work! Your efforts are obviously on target.


  9. Human Resources

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Analyst in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Human Resources Analyst in Miami, FL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture, good career development programs in place

    Cons

    a bit burecratic, flat organization


  10. Entrepreneurial environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director, Consulting in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Director, Consulting in Miami, FL

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very creative environment. They are willing to allow experimentation, which is very satisfying. You have to be able to thrive on chaos since there is a lot going on. I do, so I loved it.

    Cons

    Some resources don't contribute much and thus their focus tends to be on tangential matters, which creates a frustrating environment at times.

    Advice to Management

    Consider weeding out the low performers. Their equal "participation" during decision making could be discouraging.


  11. Great company

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Established brand with a start-up feel

    Cons

    Experiencing a lot of change over the past few years

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused on innovation



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