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Mastercard Reviews

Updated July 18, 2017
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Pros
  • The fact that we can work from home or do flex hours means we have a great work life balance (in 168 reviews)

  • Professional, allowing work from home (in 27 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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. "Great starting point"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in O'Fallon, MO
    Current Employee - Analyst in O'Fallon, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Salary and the benefits Plus an innovative company A lot of ways to advance here.

    Cons

    Not a whole lot Upper management needs to listen to employee more.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people that work for you a little more and things would be better.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good but Bad"

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

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

    Pros

    Awesome benefits, plenty of work life balance to be had (depending on your boss). There are plenty of smart people in good positions.

    Cons

    Culture is non-existent, there just isn't one. Prepare to be bored. It is hard to get promoted within any one team. You have to take lateral moves and gain experience to go anywhere at MasterCard. A better wellness program would be appreciated at such a big company. There are some in management that have less than NO background in management.

    Advice to Management

    Promote leaders not whoever is next in line.


  4. "Mostly good"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in O'Fallon, MO
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in O'Fallon, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mastercard as a contractor

    Pros

    The atmosphere is fantastic. The building amenities surpass any company I've ever worked for and been around the block a few times. Opportunities abound!

    Cons

    Continuity. Business groups that need to work together don't well (process/understanding). Things are just all over the place. Too many contingent workers maybe. Streamlined training and management of resources would likely be helpful.

    Advice to Management

    Know MasterCard policy and your business group policy like you know your name. Set stands up front.


  5. "Java developer"

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

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

    Pros

    Good work culture and good management

    Cons

    I did not see any such


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Associate Analyst"

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

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

    Pros

    - People from all departments willing to share information and collaborate
    - Interesting projects with financial institutions

    Cons

    - Horrible HR
    - Some project managers often verbally abuse junior employees and it is impossible to file cases against them

    Advice to Management

    - There have been multiple HR cases against higher project managers since I've joined and no action has been taken, as HR continues to close cases without any action since the project managers are very profitable employees


  7. "Could work on organizing programs within the company better but overall great place to work!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Purchase, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in Purchase, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great set of people (biased because I have been lucky with meeting great people, I know others have a different opinion)
    Great benefits
    Willingness to learn more by a lot of people

    Cons

    Since it is a machine, it's tough to steer the ship away or to a different directions because it takes long.

    Advice to Management

    -

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Love it!"

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

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, and the interactive culture. Easy access to executives and decreasing bureaucracy with time. MasteCard does well by doing good, and you truly feel a part of the company and not just a statistic.

    Cons

    Even though the benefits are great on paper like maternity leave and parental leave, sometimes managers and coworkers look down on you if you actually take all days off for maternity/ parental leave.

    Advice to Management

    Middle level managers need to be more accepting of the changing culture and not create hurdles for newer employees to advance in their careers.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Consultant, Software Engineering"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant Software Engineer in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Consultant Software Engineer in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, Telecommuting, 401K, Colleagues

    Cons

    Open work environment in office. Lack of resources. Constant reprioritization of workload.

    Advice to Management

    Follow through on promises. Recognize negative impact of the things listed in Cons (above).


  10. Helpful (3)

    "pretty comfortable"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Analyst in Purchase, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Analyst in Purchase, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good work life balance, competitive pay, great CEO, value-driven company

    Cons

    a lot of politics that stem down from upper management kill productivity and discourage younger, talented employees from performing well

    Advice to Management

    get rid of baggage at the group head/executive levels


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