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Mastercard Reviews

Updated September 20, 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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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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. "Senior implementation Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Pune (India)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life Balance, Internal Jobs posting, Networking

    Cons

    Bad Hike, Multiple Reorgs in Short Span

    Advice to Management

    Focus on Issues that Re org.

  3. "Vice President"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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    Low quality talent; extremely risk averse; outdated technology; lot of dead weight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. "Recommendation"

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

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

    Pros

    Great people, great business, really something that helps the world

    Cons

    Come prepared - people know what they are doing and are committed to high standards :-)

    Advice to Management

    Mentor employees


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Can fire you anytime without any reason"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Mastercard full-time

    Pros

    in office Cafe food is good

    Cons

    People with poor technical background are in upper management tech positions. They can fire you without any reason or just because they don't like you as a person.

    Advice to Management

    I worked as contractor and completed tasks on time and team provided positive feedback. We had project planing meeting and created tasks for next 4 months. Progress on tasks were going well and things were on time in some tasks ahead of time. After working for months smoothly I got call that I was fired without telling me any reason. What I guess is that upper management has no idea what developers are working on or may be they just hate you as a person, can be any reason.


  6. "Customer Service"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Manager
    Current Employee - Customer Service Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work in. Encourages open communication and expression.

    Cons

    Maybe difficult to navigate your way in the organization when new.


  7. "Awesome!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mastercard full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful place to work with plenty of options to explore

    Cons

    Not that i can think of! -> this may be a cons!

  8. "Associate Software Engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    Management is outstanding and pushes me to do what is best for me, even if it is with another team/department

    Cons

    There are some managers who show obvious favoritism, but to be honest the company as a whole treats you so well that you can't complain. The favorites are just extra lucky.

    Advice to Management

    Avoid favoritism


  9. "So far so good"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    nice team, fairly good work/life balance, active s&s club etc.

    Cons

    have not found any for far

    Advice to Management

    keep the good work


  10. "A challenging place to advance your career"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mastercard full-time

    Pros

    Mastercard has a very good company reputation.

    Cons

    There are way too many re-orgs. You don't know who is working on what. People get promoted into positions of authority and they don't know what they are doing. It's hard to advance your career here. You will get pigeon-holed in one role and it is hard to move up or even laterally here. It's not a fun place to work at despite the pool tables, basketball courts, etc. that they've installed. Essentially you come here to see your career die.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management needs to take a hard look at what is happening and make changes.


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