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 1 area: Work-life balance.
  • Mastercard scored higher in 5 areas: Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 3 areas: Overall Rating, Senior Management and Culture & Values.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.2
(based on 10554 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.2
(based on 3056 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.8
Career Opportunities
4.0
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
Compensation & Benefits
4.1
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
4.2
Work-life balance
4.1
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.9
Senior Management
3.9
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.3
Culture & Values
4.3
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
American Express Ceo Stephen J Squeri
94%
94%Stephen J Squeri
CEO Approval
Mastercard Ceo Michael Miebach
96%
96%Michael Miebach
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
87%
% Recommend to a friend
88%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
79%
Positive Business Outlook
83%
Mastercard employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 4% higher than American Express employees rated theirs.

Salaries

American Express has 7,516 more total submitted salaries than Mastercard.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Senior Engineer370 Salaries
$138,951/yr
Director322 Salaries
$155,346/yr
Manager - Risk Management234 Salaries
$115,947/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Senior Software Engineer129 Salaries
$114,148/yr
Director106 Salaries
$158,546/yr
Finance Leader10 Salaries
$124,419/yr

What Employees Say

  • American Express had 316 more reviews than Mastercard that mentioned "Work environment" as a Pro.
  • American Express had 280 more reviews than Mastercard that mentioned "Great benefits" 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 433 reviews)
"Great benefits"(in 383 reviews)
Pros
"Work environment"(in 117 reviews)
"Great benefits"(in 103 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 302 reviews)
"Decision making"(in 172 reviews)
Cons
"Senior management"(in 53 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 42 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Software Engineer

I have been working at American Express full-time for less than a year

Pros

-benefits are great -work life balance is good -very flexible

Cons

-pay is average compared to industry

Current Employee - Senior Product Manager

I have been working at Mastercard full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Best health policies Flexible working Work From Home option Good Management

Cons

No cons to mention. Good Company

Job Postings

Mastercard has 436 more recently posted open jobs than American Express.