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Mastercard Reviews

Updated October 17, 2017
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  • Work life balance can be a challenge (in 39 reviews)

  • Communication from senior management regarding changes to company structure aren't always timely, or the information changes every few months (in 31 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

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

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    • 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. "Good culture"

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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

    good culture, people are nice, good profit margin / stable / good performing stock

    Cons

    medical insurance is just probably below average

  3. "Great place for flexible career in technology"

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

    I have been working at Mastercard full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic access to new roles, very supportive/flexible culture (I’ve had 3 roles in 4 years), good managers, successful technology company = very competitive pay and benefits

    Cons

    **Not all managers / departments are created equally, sometimes we bend too far to make accounts / banks happy

    Advice to Management

    More structured/ transparent review processes


  4. "Software Engineer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mastercard as a contractor

    Pros

    Great exposure to Big Data Technologies

    Cons

    There are no cons to consider from my experience


  5. "22 years and counting!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Director in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent people, benefits, volunteer activities, diversity/inclusion, and career opportunities

    Cons

    Inconsistencies with corporate policies across some areas

    Advice to Management

    Continuing building a fantastic leadership pool across the organization


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Vice President"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President, Digital Marketing in Purchase, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President, Digital Marketing in Purchase, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mastercard full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good company, good outlook, great compensation, great work/life balance. Overall, Mastercard is a leader in its field and a terrific place to work.

    Cons

    Sometimes there are too many internal politics, which sometimes hampers the overall success of the company. Also, some of the internal processes are antiquated and really need an update/overhaul, ASAP.

    Advice to Management

    Keep things going on a positive path. Focus less on fluffy initiatives, and more on streamlining processes, and making sure that departments are communicating with each other.


  7. "Risk & Data Management, Consultant"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Purchase, NY
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Purchase, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mastercard as a contractor

    Pros

    good environment and excellent opportunity for out of college

    Cons

    emphasis in new workforce to cut down spend

    Advice to Management

    listen to experienced professionals

  8. "Director project management"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Mastercard has great People and pay

    Cons

    Work life balance can be a challenge


  9. "FT Employee"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    WFH options, help pay for child expenses

    Cons

    Can have long hours and poor middle management

    Advice to Management

    Value the people that work for you and when they speak you need to listen.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Business Leader"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Leader in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Business Leader in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast Growing Company with a great future in payments, unlimited growth potential in the market and double digit stock growth.

    Cons

    Too many reorganizations, difficult to grow career if you fall into areas that are reorganizing. Difficulty defining and aligning to priorities.

    Advice to Management

    Support your first level managers. Learn to listen to roadblocks and alleviate them for your people so they can do their job.


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