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MasterCard Reviews

Updated November 21, 2014
Updated November 21, 2014
312 Reviews
3.7
312 Reviews
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MasterCard President and CEO Ajay Banga
Ajay Banga
212 Ratings

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 10 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.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Excellent career opportunities and compensation/benefits

    Cons

    Somewhat stressful. Like all companies in USA hard work/life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Leader

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Leader in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Leader in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at MasterCard full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great career opportunities, great senior management. Hungry for innovation and good outlook for growth in the international markets.

    Cons

    Hard to move laterally and vertically. Must network to overcome this.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Hungry to innovate and win in the payments globally

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

    I have been working at MasterCard full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great people.
    Focus and investment in innovation and merging payments.
    Great brand and the opportunity to be the center of a broad industry working with startups, merchants, and banks.

    Cons

    Big company culture and politics - but Ajay Banga the current CEO is pushing hard to change this
    Average age skews older, but again, there is a big drive to balance that

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Senior Financial Analyst

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MasterCard

    Pros

    Great company to be an employee. People are hard working yet willing to assist in achieving the company's goals.

    Cons

    The HQ location is in Purchase, NY.

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    Great life/work balance

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

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

    Pros

    Feel valued as a team member and employee.

    Cons

    Limited upward mobility if you are not in a main office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't limit advancement to only those you see.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    It is good place to be from

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Leader in Kiev (Ukraine)
    Current Employee - Business Leader in Kiev (Ukraine)

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

    Pros

    people
    culture
    atmosphere
    opportunities for self development
    management support of your ideas

    Cons

    time management
    size of company
    quite slow internal processes

  8.  

    Great company

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

    I have been working at MasterCard full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Established brand with a start-up feel

    Cons

    Experiencing a lot of change over the past few years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay focused on innovation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Entrepreneurial environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director, Consulting in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Director, Consulting in Miami, FL

    I worked at MasterCard full-time (less than an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Excellent company to work for

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

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

    Pros

    I think the pay and benefits are among the best in the payments industry. The company is extremely stable, excellent financials, and outstanding stock performance since IPO in 2006.

    Cons

    Need to focus more on promoting from within. Sometimes slow to market with new products and services. In some cases, a follower rather than a leader.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Master card`

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MasterCard

    Pros

    people are nice and kind

    Cons

    not professional, but some times rude

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    too many travel for management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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