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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. "I have an exciting and challenging job on a daily basis."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The work environment is great. The work is challenging and enjoyable.

    Cons

    Not everyone outside of MasterCard / Visa understands how the credit card industry works. AMEX and Discover is similar but different business model within the credit card industry.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the growth of the various payment products across the world. Keep educating the public and governments on the credit card and payment card products and business model.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Outstanding place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the smartest people I have ever had the privilege of working with and for work at MasterCard. I have learned so much in my tenure with the organization. Another area the company is great is is international opportunities; both short and long-term.

    Cons

    There are some areas where advancement can be limited; the off-set is that you can always change areas and try something new!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Very professional"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in O'Fallon, MO
    Current Employee - Project Manager in O'Fallon, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Team environment strives for and delivers secure, state-of-the-art technology.

    Cons

    There are no cons to report at this time.

    Advice to Management

    No advice at this time.


  4. "Opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in O'Fallon, MO
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in O'Fallon, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great company culture, work life balance and Opportunity for growth

    Cons

    Pay is less for the contractor employees.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "All was good"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mastercard full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    balance between work and home is promoted

    Cons

    can be stressful environment at times


  6. "MasterCard IPS: a great team and an industry leader."

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

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

    Pros

    MasterCard has evolved quite a bit since its IPO in 2006. Bottom line, it's a fantastic place to work, with exceptional opportunities and more than its share of thought leadership. It may sound corny, but I'm proud to tell people I work at MasterCard. I've been on the MasterCard IPS team for several years now, and it's great to work with a supurb group of dedicated people and extraordinary management team.

    Cons

    I'm finding it difficult to come up with a 'con' for MasterCard or MasterCard IPS. MasterCard IPS is an ideal team -- best I've ever worked with.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work! Your efforts are obviously on target.


  7. "Human Resources"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Analyst in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Human Resources Analyst in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, good career development programs in place

    Cons

    a bit burecratic, flat organization

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Communications in Purchase, NY
    Current Employee - Communications in Purchase, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Established brand with a start-up feel

    Cons

    Experiencing a lot of change over the past few years

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused on innovation


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great life/work balance"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Feel valued as a team member and employee.

    Cons

    Limited upward mobility if you are not in a main office.

    Advice to Management

    Don't limit advancement to only those you see.


  10. "Hungry to innovate and win in the payments globally"

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

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

    Pros

    Great people.
    Focus and investment in innovation and merging payments.
    Great brand and the opportunity to be the center of a broad industry working with startups, merchants, and banks.

    Cons

    Big company culture and politics - but Ajay Banga the current CEO is pushing hard to change this
    Average age skews older, but again, there is a big drive to balance that


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