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"Feels like home"

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Former Employee - Intern in Purchase, NY
Former Employee - Intern in Purchase, NY
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

MasterCard was a great place to intern. We had a small intern group spread across many different areas of the company, but our departments and HR made sure we felt welcome and integrated into the organization. They have really thought through their internship program and had weekly educational sessions focusing on resume writing, knowledge about the bank, personal strengths, etc. We even visited the floor of the NYSE! The hours were great, the work was not overwhelming and was appropriate for my level of work experience at the time, and my coworkers were infinately helpful. Overall, the atmosphere and people were just perfect for me.

Cons

It was a sophmore internship, so it is not like other financial internships where you can expect a fulltime offer after the internship. Really, other than that, I can't think of one negative thing.

Advice to Management

Keep on doing what you're doing, it seems to be working!

Other Employee Reviews for Mastercard

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Much Promise Much Work to Do"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Business Leader in Purchase, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Business Leader in Purchase, NY
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Market position and industry outlook is great. Overall compensation package is designed to encourage long-term commitment. Brand is phenomenal around the globe. Upside market opportunity in the payments space is enviable. Company's financial strength and scalability is admirable.

    Cons

    MasterCard hires for job experience in industry, specifically banking. So you have alot of people who come to the table with fairly large egos and limited creativity. Large level of political drama to deal with. The company moves very slow - not responsive to clients, missed deadlines are common practice, 9:30 to 5:00 sharp are standard hours so if you're an eager eddie you'll be disappointed. Basic management discipline is missing. You will also be frustrated by the highest level of bureaucracy covering the company's use of data and information. It is an obsession that prevents us from getting things done and having an impact with clients.

    Advice to Management

    Drive out costs now when we can do it with deliberate focus; if we wait it will only be painful later.

    Hire for intelligence, integrity and motivation, we have enough people who worked in industry for 10 years, we need some more young people with a sharp mind and fire in their belly.

    Formalize the career development model, encourage telecommuting and clarify roles and responsibilities.

    Finally, whoever is designing and implementing the leadership development program is failing and it is such an important factor. You need to mobilize the entire top 4 layers to learn and apply strong leadership skills.

    And you also need to stop hiring jerks - hire emotionally aware, competent and intelligent people to start displacing the lousy people managers you have at the mid to upper levels.


  2. "Very good"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Pune (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mastercard full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Freedom to express innovative ideas , work life balance, salary and other perks. If you are a person willing to take responsibility and the passion to grow MasterCard is great place to work.

    Cons

    Difference in compensation for high performers and average achievers are not huge. HR policies need to be revisited like retention policy etc

    Advice to Management

    Keep encouraging the employees to innovate more and more. Good job so far.

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