MasterCard Foundation Reviews

Updated Jan 26, 2021

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29 Ratings
  1. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Summer Associate

    Dec 3, 2018 -  
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good exposure, friendly team, interesting topics, mission oriented towards public good.

    Cons

    Experience for short-term employees not very structured, hard to learn at capacity.

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    PURPOSE

    Dec 27, 2020 - Partner in Kampala
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    Pros

    If you are driven by purpose, this organization is where you want to be. The Foundation is governed by the values of listening, Humility, Kindness and Respect, Co-curation and Impact.. This values are lived by the senior leadership as well as other colleagues. The Foundation has an ambitious goal working with young people and especially young women in Africa and Indigenous Canadians... Remuneration is great as well.. The Foundation is growing tremendously especially in here in Africa where most of the work is.

    Cons

    Lot's of transformation and growth happening unfortunately some colleagues have are having trouble transitioning smoothly... Its important to note MOST of the employees have embraced the change

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    3 people found this review helpful
  3. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    A New Approach to Philanthropy

    Oct 1, 2020 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    The organization is concerned about the well being of staff, partners and the communities we work in. The work at the Foundation is incredibly purposeful. The President & CEO and senior team engage the whole organization in conversations and engagement on the mission, the delivery of the mission, the challenges and problem solving. This is an incredibly agile Foundation that values learning - a great thing for many but for some this may be a challenge).

    Cons

    For those who are accustomed to a certain model of development thinking, the Foundation evolution may be a challenge. Transition would therefore be hard for some and yet it is so important to have real, sustained impact in communities.

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    3 people found this review helpful
  4. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Work environment and compensation

    Dec 8, 2020 - Project Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Lots of interesting work and strong appetite to work on the big challenges in Africa and Canada. Organisation has ambitious goals and a clear vision for the future. Smart colleagues. Matrix management system

    Cons

    Disconnect between C-suite's vision and how that's implemented on the ground. Poor communication about changes that affect employees. Going through big reorganization. You will experience change fatigue very quickly! Shifting goalposts. Too many changes implemented too frequently make it difficult to see tangible traction in workstreams, despite these being organizational priorities AND employees working very hard to achieve prioritised goals. Can feel chaotic at worst, and frustrating at best. Lack of transparency around compensation scales for roles so difficult to know if you're being treated fairly. Uncompetitive salaries compared to similar Foundations/ donor agencies. Poor job security and incentives vs expectations and demands on employees (depending on location).

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    3 people found this review helpful
  5. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Awesome

    Jan 18, 2021 - Manager in Pune
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    Pros

    Everything is good so far.

    Cons

    nothing as such so far

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  6. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Work culture

    Jan 14, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    Great company to work with.

    Cons

    No cons as I can think of

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  7. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Remote working

    Nov 4, 2020 - Partner in Kampala
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    Pros

    I joined the Foundation during the pandemic and I must admit this has the best experience from working at home... The Foundation has been very helpful in supporting employees to work from home.

    Cons

    none yet this far... Organisation is doing a great job during the pandemic

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    2 people found this review helpful
  8. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Really happy at the Mastercard Foundation

    Jun 3, 2020 - Anonymous 
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    Pros

    - Team of professional colleagues who were also drawn to the Foundation because of its mission. This is very motivating. - Our target of 30 million youth in work by 2030 is ambitious but not impossible. I personally believe in it. - There are a lot of new staff members at all levels of the Foundation and this is bringing fresh perspectives and new insights. - Waking up every morning doing work that is so important for the continent is very fulfilling. - Everyone is very keen to help; no doubt we work very hard but we have a lot to achieve to improve the lives of our brothers and sisters on the continent

    Cons

    I'm just here to say that not everyone is unhappy at the Mastercard Foundation.

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    4 people found this review helpful
  9. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Perfect

    Jan 2, 2021 - Associate Consultant 
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    Pros

    Best company ever to have worked for

    Cons

    No cons noted, its a great place to learn

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  10. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    GREAT MISSION

    Oct 1, 2020 - Team Lead in Toronto, ON
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    Pros

    Organization has an audacious goal of Empowering Indigenous Youth in Canada and the Youth of Africa to access dignified and fulfilling work.. I loved that the Foundation goal is guided by a 10 year strategy, therefore having a timeline of achieving the goal.. Foundation is also investing heavily in education which will pipeline well to the Young Africa Works Strategy.

    Cons

    Some people have responded very slowly to ongoing transformation of the organization.

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