MasterCard Reviews

Updated September 3, 2015
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  1. Business Assistant

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Loved the people I worked with and the culture, they made the entire experience an incredible one. I'm still friends with folks who still work there.

    Cons

    As a startup, the directive from the Mothership wasn't always clear. I wish that it was a bit more communicative and clear, but their support in our efforts was only half met.


  2. Helpful (4)

    No, not a positive experience

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MasterCard full-time

    Pros

    Interesting projects and innovation going on in some groups

    Cons

    Wow so disappointing and so far from my expectation. With 15 years of success in payments industry I don't think I ever felt as u devalued and under utilized as I did during my time at MC. The whole experience was so odd. I've worked for startups and huge co's but the leadership here was really bad (some) with lots of people with very little experience outside of MC, which is so unfortunate be because they don't appreciate varied talents and backgrounds. I noticed high turnover and lots of colleagues looking for other jobs and would notice no one was real, they all spoke like stepford wives about the company like they were worried someone was listening. Just so odd and so not a place I would recommend unless you really get an awesome group and boss, which there were some I encountered

    Advice to Management

    Care about employees


  3. Good place

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great colleagues, Positive environment, good benefits and above average salary

    Cons

    Slow moving organisation very risk adverse that is cashing is very strong market position.

    Advice to Management

    To take more risks


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  5. Client Side Consultant

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waterloo (Belgium)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waterloo (Belgium)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Employee Friendly, A lot of good exposure,

    Cons

    Laid Back Environment, Unnecessary Traveling.


  6. Helpful (6)

    Incompetent Leadership and Toxic Culture in US Marketing

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Purchase, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Purchase, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Fortune 500 brand experience on your resume.

    Cons

    I was lucky to leave MasterCard before the culture in US marketing went from bad to unbearable. The new group head has created a culture of fear and politics that has everyone on edge and miserable. This fear has taken the focus off the work and now everyone is constantly managing up to gain political capital. The politics in the group are at an all time high and it's every person for themselves. Don't expect any support from coworkers including supervisors and HR. Business leaders have lost the ability to make simple business decisions and the group head constantly micromanages experienced professionals until they become frustrated and could care less about doing a decent job. It's also common for the group head to send late night emails and assign weekend projects regardless if you scheduled plans or family time. This old school ego driven leadership style is tearing the group apart and almost everyone is looking for new jobs outside the company.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the group head in US marketing before you lose even more dedicated employees.


  7. Helpful (9)

    Don't let the brand fool you

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Leader in Purchase, NY
    Current Employee - Business Leader in Purchase, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Good business model, will be around for a while -looks good on a resume

    Cons

    -no career advancement -hr people are just benefit managers, focus is hiring externally -pay is average -VERY political, if you aren't in the right group your performance is irrelevant -hr has an attitude that employees should consider themselves lucky to work here

    Advice to Management

    The business model won't protect the company forever, eventually someone will disrupt it and you will need to run the company like a real business


  8. Working for MasterCard in St. Louis

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    Former Employee - Vice President Senior Business Leader in O'Fallon, MO
    Former Employee - Vice President Senior Business Leader in O'Fallon, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, long term career opportunities.

    Cons

    Depending on the department work-life balance can be difficult.


  9. Helpful (7)

    Promising but people managers are weak

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Purchase, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in Purchase, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The future, after 5-8 years, then more of the dead wood is gone; CEO has great promise but style may be stifling open conversation and decisions based on facts

    Cons

    Senior managers are waiting for retirement, don't care to advance business or manage their staff, they either try to do as little as possible or spend their time creating crises or complex projects that don't make sense; HR is useless, keep incompetent managers, ignore talent under their noses, focus too much on outside talent, they just manage benefits

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of 18+ year management...they are done; Take a close look at managers supervising employees - they have no processes, no clue, don't care to manage, improve the team or grow the business


  10. Loved working here!

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary, great benefits and 401K, great people to work with

    Cons

    There really wasn't too many cons aside from distance.


  11. MasterCard

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    One of the best place to work!

    Cons

    I could not see any cons!



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