Compare American Express vs Mastercard BETA

See how working at American Express vs. Mastercard compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at American Express vs. Mastercard. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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American Express

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Mastercard

Employee Ratings

  • American Express scored higher in 4 areas: Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values and % Recommend to a friend.
  • Mastercard scored higher in 3 areas: Compensation & Benefits, CEO Approval and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 2 areas: Overall Rating and Career Opportunities.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.1
(based on 7868 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.1
(based on 1993 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.8
Career Opportunities
3.8
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.0
Compensation & Benefits
4.1
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
4.2
Work-life balance
4.0
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.7
Senior Management
3.6
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.2
Culture & Values
4.0
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
American Express Ceo Stephen J Squeri
95%
95%Stephen J Squeri
CEO Approval
Mastercard Ceo Ajay Banga
97%
97%Ajay Banga
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
84%
American Express employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 3% higher than Mastercard employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
81%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
73%
Positive Business Outlook
76%
Mastercard employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 3% higher than American Express employees rated theirs.

Salaries

American Express has 5,767 more total submitted salaries than Mastercard.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Senior Manager218 Salaries
$122,931/yr
Senior Engineer168 Salaries
$130,476/yr
Manager - Risk Management205 Salaries
$106,949/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Director62 Salaries
$147,658/yr
Senior Software Engineer108 Salaries
$106,723/yr
Finance Leader10 Salaries
$118,112/yr

What Employees Say

  • American Express had 287 more reviews than Mastercard that mentioned "Work environment" as a Pro.
  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Con at American Express.
  • "Senior management" was the most mentioned Con at Mastercard.
Pros
Pros
"Work environment"(in 396 reviews)
"Great benefits"(in 356 reviews)
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 346 reviews)
"Work environment"(in 109 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 282 reviews)
"Decision making"(in 160 reviews)
Cons
"Senior management"(in 49 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 38 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Travel Consultant

I worked at American Express full-time for less than a year

Pros

They really care about their employees, great pay, great benefits and great company values that they uphold.

Cons

I really can't think of any cons about the company.

Advice to Management

Management is very supportive. I have no advice to give but to keep up the great work managers.

Current Employee - Senior Business Assistant

I have been working at Mastercard full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Fair, transparent and very caring for its employees, Management is just impeccable from the top to every level. I have been with the company for 15 years and hope to retire from Mastercard.

Cons

I have nothing negative to say about Mastercard. No cons in my humble opinion

Advice to Management

Keep up the wonderful work you do.

Job Postings

Mastercard has 1,506 more recently posted open jobs than American Express.