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Mastercard Reviews

Updated September 24, 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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    • 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. "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

  3. "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


  4. "Good internship at good company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Franchise Development in Purchase, NY
    Former Intern - Franchise Development in Purchase, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work on meaningful and impactful projects
    Regular access to high-level staff
    Helpful and supportive culture
    Likely to receive return offer

    Cons

    Uneven workload, slow to assign work then many projects at end
    Staff travels frequently (may be team specific) so often not present

    Advice to Management

    Balance workload across course of internship


  5. "Senior Consultant"

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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

    Great company, forward thinking. Above average benefits. Opportunities to grow within the company.

    Cons

    Occasional pockets of nepotism but overall good management.


  6. "Good company to work"

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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 work life balance. Work from home facility.

    Cons

    Work quality is not that good


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great starting point"

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    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.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good but Bad"

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    • 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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Vice President, Business Development"

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    Former Employee - Business Leader (Vice President) in Purchase, NY
    Former Employee - Business Leader (Vice President) in Purchase, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many great people that are honest, professional and know their business thoroughly.

    Cons

    Many hidden agendas, too much office politics, strong emphasis on transitioning to millennial company

    Advice to Management

    Sr Execs should honor the personal commitments made to staff.


  10. "Good"

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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

    Salary, performance bonus, 401k, benefits

    Cons

    Poor career development and opportunities


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