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Mastercard Reviews

Updated March 24, 2017
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  • Work life balance need to improve (in 33 reviews)

  • Most departments work in silos and senior management does not respond very positively to requests/ suggestions (in 28 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Purchase, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Purchase, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Love the company culture. Really take care of their employees

    Cons

    It is a large company, so it is hard work to make a name for yourself (but its worth it!)


  2. "Business development"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development in Purchase, NY
    Former Employee - Business Development in Purchase, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mastercard full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Innovative, good work life balance, opportunity to move around at lower levels

    Cons

    Hard to advance; constant change in priorities


  3. "MBA Summer Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good working environment
    good work-life balance

    Cons

    Strict deadlines
    very intensive program
    No job offer at end of internship

    Mastercard Response

    Mar 8, 2017 – Employer Brand Marketing Manager

    Thank you for your thoughtful feedback. The MBA program is highly competitive, in particular this year we have seen a tremendous amount of interest in this track. It’s been a very tough decision ... More


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Executive Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Administrative Assistant in Purchase, NY
    Former Employee - Executive Administrative Assistant in Purchase, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mastercard full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Highly educated experienced friendly staff.
    Fair salary for Executive assistants,
    opportunities and programs for all assistants.
    Opportunities to expand your education. beautiful grounds

    Cons

    Long hours, tremendous workload, need more training, large depts need 2 assistants, need masters degree to become senior manager


  6. "Priceless place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mastercard full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work.
    People oriented. Local offices are always small, so everybody knows everyone
    Although is a Global Brand, local team can make a difference and do different and creative projects. Local programs are valued by global team
    Easy access to senior people. Doors always open to everyone.
    Nice working environment, friendly, easy to have fun while working hard.
    Very open to diversity.

    Cons

    As any American company, legal, privacy and finance are areas that block some ideas. So for the marketing stand point sometimes people get frustrated or have extra work, but from the business safety point of view makes total sense.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Coasting on business model"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Leader in Purchase, NY
    Former Employee - Business Leader in Purchase, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Mastercard full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great Cafeteria in Purchase, NY. Pay is above market. Bonuses and benefits are really decent. Lots of celebrations and free food and entertainment.

    Cons

    Some of the most inept managers in the industry, self entitled liars who manage up and will retaliate against employees. H.R. is useless and will tow the line to keep their jobs. Upper management is clueless as to what really goes on. There is a duality in what is preached compared to put into practice.

    Advice to Management

    There's a cancer of culture that hides within political correctness that believes it can target and harm others at will. Take heed of what now former employees have left you, follow the complaints and paper trail.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great company, great future."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Getting to work on really interesting problems, great work-life balance, well paid

    Cons

    Sometimes the entire organization isn't as forward-thinking as others

    Mastercard Response

    Mar 8, 2017 – Employer Brand Marketing Manager

    Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We take pride in offering opportunities for our employees to join innovative projects and hackathons. As with any evolution in culture, sometimes it ... More


  9. "Mastercard"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mastercard full-time

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Main campus is beautiful

    Cons

    None to state at this time.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Professional, allowing work from home

    Cons

    Pay is not good, no increase


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Sr. Director User Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mastercard full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, excellent pay, great perks

    Cons

    Mundane work, boring, bureaucracy, slow



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