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Mastercard Reviews

Updated March 21, 2019
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  • "People need more work/life balance" (in 50 reviews)

  • "Lots of clustered senior management groups from same nationality on global roles" (in 38 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (4)

    "Product Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Product Analyst in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Product Analyst in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best work culture and Employee centric organisation

    Cons

    No Cons to highlight as of now


  2. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Business Development Director in Purchase, NY
    Former Employee - Business Development Director in Purchase, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for, good benefits and interested in the wellbeing of employees

    Cons

    Several new hires are millennial. Many people joining from other industries with little payments experience.

  3. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    OK pay, good benefits, good coworkers

    Cons

    OK mgmt team - could improve teambuidling


  4. Helpful (6)

    "Equal pay for women"

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    Former Employee - Director
    Former Employee - Director
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary. Fair pay for women

    Cons

    Re-organizational lay-offs constantly in a year! People having 3-5 different managers each year. Raises are rare if ever. Need to move departments to increase pay.

    Advice to Management

    Slow down on all the reorganization! It’s scary to think senior management can’t get it right the first dozen times!


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great Organization but political..."

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    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

    Pros

    Mastercard has some really smart folks and has a fairly clear focus on its migration toward being a technology company.
    Pay is fairly commensurate with other companies in the industry.
    Good benefits

    Cons

    - Incredibly political, especially as you try and advance your career beyond "director" level
    - While there are some really intelligent folks at Mastercard, the leadership below the c-suite level leaves something to be desired

    Advice to Management

    - Mastercard needs to cut dead weight and C level needs to really start examining who is being promoted and why
    - Make HR great again!... HR function is quite poor and really doesn't involve itself in the organization of talent below the group head / SVP level


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great business vision and excellent team"

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    Former Employee - Business Leader in Purchase, NY
    Former Employee - Business Leader in Purchase, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company with business development opportunities worldwide. Excellent opportunity to interact at all levels within the organization and execute from global - regional - local market.
    Excellent leaders at the EO level

    Cons

    Sometimes late reacting to competition


  7. "Wonderful place to work and grow"

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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 place with diversity in the workforce and tremendous growth opportunities

    Cons

    Few of the managers that follow the hierarchical way of reaching out to the management

  8. "Exceptional experience"

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Product Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mastercard full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    My experience at Mastercard was nothing shot of priceless. One of the best leadership teams in Fortune 500, really translates well into your day to day experience. Truly cares about employe experience, lots of tools and processes in place to ensure you flow well through your career.

    Great general management experience. Great brand name to have on your resume.

    Cons

    Feel slower, but actually in longer term things move further then most companies that are just rushing

    Tech stack definitely not the most exciting, old school product development processes

    Advice to Management

    Think through technology and product hiring
    Re-define the role of product at the organisation


  9. "Great organization, ability to move within"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Growth organization
    Investing and Acquiring new companies

    Cons

    Amount of Travel
    Growing pains, with new business acquisitions


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Definitely recommended!"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in O'Fallon, MO
    Current Employee - 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

    Mastercard has great benefits that gives you a unique experience working with professionals from different cultures around the world. It gives you several paid days to volunteer for humanitarian activities. Gives you the opportunity to learn new technologies and get professional certificates.
    Working in this global company which is one of the leading payment industries in the world has always been a pleasure and my manager is always supporting me to become the best version of myself. Working toward my short-term and long-term career goals already after being here in this company for a year is a big plus!
    One thing that I love about this company is that employees are communicated very well with their upper managements and we all know where the company is headed and how we should perform.
    Other thing is that Mastercard believes in ethics: "Being a force for good in the world."

    Cons

    No cons so far.