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Mastercard Reviews

Updated September 20, 2017
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  • Some are pure meat grinders with little or no work/life balance (in 37 reviews)

  • Communication from senior management regarding changes to company structure aren't always timely, or the information changes every few months (in 30 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Enabled to grow and excel inside and out of workplace"

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

    I have been working at Mastercard full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Love that my company cares enough to keep asking as well as providing tools, programs and ways to get ahead. Not just financially but emotionally as well. We have 5 paid days per year to volunteer to any of our favorite charities as well as an expanded pat leave globally...not to mention that #acceptancematters.

    Cons

    Takes a bit of time to learn about other teams and what they do or how you should align with them


  2. "Vice President"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mastercard full-time

    Pros

    Great Culture; employees are well taken care off; relaxed

    Cons

    Low quality talent; extremely risk averse; outdated technology; lot of dead weight

  3. "overall positive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mastercard full-time

    Pros

    Global, fast paced organization that "get's it". Great up side in the market for long term growth. Great salaries and benefits. Very aggressive senior management team.

    Cons

    Very political organization
    Seem focused on younger millennials at present for employee focus - (cost containment or strategy to address the next wave of HNW households??)

    Advice to Management

    Don't underestimate the bead and butter business that made you what you are, nor the mature employees that will deliver experience and SME


  4. "Recommendation"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director, Risk Management in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Director, Risk Management in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mastercard full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people, great business, really something that helps the world

    Cons

    Come prepared - people know what they are doing and are committed to high standards :-)

    Advice to Management

    Mentor employees


  5. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Intern in O'Fallon, MO
    Former Employee - Intern in O'Fallon, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice and smart co-workers, great work environment!

    Cons

    In O'Fallon, MO which is sort of away from everything


  6. "Vice President/Senior Business Leader"

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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

    Pros

    Amazing leadership, innovative products, platforms & consulting solutions and a "priceless" brand that fulfills its promise to providing experiences that really matter.

    Cons

    Not necessarily a con but a comment to continue the momentum to offer opportunities to account managers who are in need of a change in accountabilities to ensure their personal growth.


  7. "Awesome!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mastercard full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful place to work with plenty of options to explore

    Cons

    Not that i can think of! -> this may be a cons!

  8. "Associate Software Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer in O'Fallon, MO
    Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer in O'Fallon, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mastercard full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Management is outstanding and pushes me to do what is best for me, even if it is with another team/department

    Cons

    There are some managers who show obvious favoritism, but to be honest the company as a whole treats you so well that you can't complain. The favorites are just extra lucky.

    Advice to Management

    Avoid favoritism


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Can fire you anytime without any reason"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Mastercard full-time

    Pros

    in office Cafe food is good

    Cons

    People with poor technical background are in upper management tech positions. They can fire you without any reason or just because they don't like you as a person.

    Advice to Management

    I worked as contractor and completed tasks on time and team provided positive feedback. We had project planing meeting and created tasks for next 4 months. Progress on tasks were going well and things were on time in some tasks ahead of time. After working for months smoothly I got call that I was fired without telling me any reason. What I guess is that upper management has no idea what developers are working on or may be they just hate you as a person, can be any reason.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Wonderful colleagues, exciting new products to work on."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Communications Director in Purchase, NY
    Former Employee - Communications Director in Purchase, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, great location for commuters. Friendly colleagues. Opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Some key executives, especially the former bankers, will grill you and expect all of your attention, even if you have other internal clients.

    Advice to Management

    Have HR become more involved to advise on issues that can be resolved before they turn into real problems.


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