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Mastercard Reviews

Updated November 14, 2017
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  • Work life balance can be a challenge (in 40 reviews)

  • Communication from senior management regarding changes to company structure aren't always timely, or the information changes every few months (in 33 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (5)

    "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

    Mastercard Response

    Nov 1, 2017 – Director

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review. At Mastercard, you can do well and do good at the same time.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Vice President in Purchase, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President in Purchase, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mastercard full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Really nice place to work. Great work life balance and excellent benefits.

    Cons

    May have to be well connected to get noticed and promoted

  3. "Great place to work as an intern in software engineering"

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

    I worked at Mastercard full-time

    Pros

    Spoiled their interns, made for a very good workplace experience. Culture surrounding technical work was generally good.

    Cons

    Getting any inter-departmental work done was a nightmare.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "VP"

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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

    revenue is king compared to prior leadership

    Cons

    shift to younger talent at the expense of true experience is causing problems


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Vice President"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mastercard full-time

    Pros

    - Stable company, friendly people, good work-life balance

    Cons

    Culture can be passive aggressive


  6. "Good Internship Experience"

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    Former Intern - Summer Analyst in Purchase, NY
    Former Intern - Summer Analyst in Purchase, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Mastercard as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - work life balance - this is a true 9-5 for interns and you will be out of the office on time
    - get to interact with many experienced people due to structure of the firm
    -reasonably good pay for an intern
    - very relaxed dress code

    Cons

    -work can feel a little stale or slow sometimes
    -have to live in boring White Plains or commute for minimum an hour from New York City
    -sometimes internship lacks structure leading to boredom
    -wanna-be start up vibe that's just a facade: full time employees rarely use the game rooms or funky looking chairs

    Advice to Management

    - more structured internship program


  7. "Information Services"

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

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

    Pros

    Smart people; CEO with vision that is both commercially smart but with a soul:understands that providing financial inclusion is smart and helps provide access to those who need it; a focus on innovation

    Cons

    Can be competitive internally when need greater collaboration to support innovation being sustained. Hard to progress beyond a certain level.

    Advice to Management

    Results focus is great, but don't forget to reward collaboration across teams to drive to greater success.

  8. "Well worth looking at Masterard"

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    Former Employee - Vice President in Purchase, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President in Purchase, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance. Generally, great people. The organization is working hard to be more contemporary and with the times. Good pay and perks

    Cons

    Difficulty in getting rid of bad managers and employees. Always worried about being sued. Can be bureaucratic at times.

    Advice to Management

    Senior managers should make a habit of eating in the cafeteria to get to know the "little people"


  9. "Software Engineer"

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    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


  10. "Great place for an internship"

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

    I worked at Mastercard as an intern

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits, nice people, ability to switch jobs a lot

    Cons

    I found the work to be boring


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