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"Good company but odd culture"

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Manager in Saint Louis, MO
Current Employee - Manager in Saint Louis, MO
No opinion of CEO

Pros

The Salary, Bonus, Matching Money and Benefits are good and if you're in the right department the work can be interesting

Cons

It is a fear based culture, driven by a ubiquitous old boys network. The culture does not promote accountability or in some cases even plain logic. It isn't a huge company and yet it is a bit like working for a government agency.

Advice to Management

Your long time culture based on the Associtaion will kill your future if you can't figure a way to change it into being based on the natures of Business

Other Employee Reviews for Mastercard

  1. "Good Company in Confused State"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Purchase, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Purchase, NY
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very well positioned company to take advantage of existing as well as future trends in payment industry. Multiple connections and alliances among banks, processors and corporate partners enable MasterCard to be viewed as an attractive partner for electronic commerce and payments. Potential is high, execution is a challenge.

    Cons

    Very slow to enable advancements to take advantage of market conditions in a timely manner. Many self-driven innovations fall short of market needs. Current management changes and personnel displacements have created large gaps in expertise and "brain drain" syndrome. They appear destined to repeat past failures due to lack of experience among market-facing staff. Potential is offset by inability to execute.

    Advice to Management

    Create innovative products that can actually be used and earn profits. Do better market research. Mobile MoneySend, PayPass, InControl and others "sound good" but are not serving the needs of those who would use and pay for them as services.


  2. "A Changing Company, with Great Prospects"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in White Plains, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in White Plains, NY
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Dynamic new CEO with very good ideas and style
    -Strong balance sheet and core products
    -Strong brand
    -Changing payments landscape is making work much more interesting and challenging
    -Potential to be a really great place to work

    Cons

    -There is a very strong existing culture that limits internal communication, questions, and risk taking
    -New CEO is trying to change culture. This leads to 1) uncertainty in may parts of the organization and 2) Challenging internal politics
    -Risk that new CEO may not be successful

    Advice to Management

    Set up means to hear what all levels of the company are thinking and convince employees they are not risking career success by speaking out.

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