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"Challenging Work; Crazy Environment; No Management Support"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in O'Fallon, MO
Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in O'Fallon, MO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Mastercard full-time (More than a year)

Pros

The work was challenging; I was never bored. The on-site facilities (fitness center, cafeteria, company store) are new and well maintained. The 401(k) plan is 100% matched up to 6% of the employee salary: that's unheard of! The recent annual bonus and profit sharing amounts have been generous.

Cons

Never got a chance to be proactive. The project was based on 2 third-party software applications that were over-customized to perform tasks it was never originally intended to perform. The original installation was held together with Unix shell scripts and manual efforts assigned to the off-shore development team. Further enhancements continue to strain these delicately-balanced fixes. Immediate project management only got involved during a system incident (which occurred nearly monthly); otherwise, they were nowhere to be seen or heard from. Promotions did not appear to be merit-based, but whether you were a part of the good old boy network. Newer cubicles are now smaller: in my area, an aisle of 15 cubicles were resized to 19 cubicles.

Advice to Management

Upper level managers are very intelligent and have well defined goals. Unfortunately, the lower level managers have no idea how to implement these goals within their fiefdoms. They continue to rule with their heads in the sand until someone comes along and kicks them in their butt or they are forced to leave.

Other Employee Reviews for Mastercard

  1. "Wonderful experience with a great corporate culture."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Consumer Engagement in O Fallon, MO
    Former Intern - Consumer Engagement in O Fallon, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mastercard as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Corporate culture, flexibility, work load, good perks, nice pay. Overall a very good and respected company. They have a wonderful cafeteria in Missouri.

    Cons

    The communication structure could have been a bit better. The work did become a bit repetitive over time. Nothing that is intolerable for a larger company.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication.


  2. "Senior Analyst"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary and bonus packages, flexible working hours. A lot of learning opportunities.

    Cons

    Work life balance can be challenging.

    Advice to Management

    Allow employees to elect MasterCard stock in the 401K program

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