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Mastercard Reviews

Updated June 24, 2017
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  1. "Could work on organizing programs within the company better but overall great place to work!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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

    -


  2. "Business development"

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

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

    Pros

    Innovative, good work life balance, opportunity to move around at lower levels

    Cons

    Hard to advance; constant change in priorities

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Love it!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  4. "intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Advisers in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Advisers in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good work environment. over 50 interns

    Cons

    in Westchester. Mixed culture (new with old)


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Consultant, Software Engineering"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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).


  6. Helpful (3)

    "pretty comfortable"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great Place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant Software Engineer in O'Fallon, MO
    Current Employee - Consultant Software Engineer in O'Fallon, MO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good Benefits,Year End Bonus is awesome,Cutting edge technology,Great Learning opportunities,Collaborative Environment, WFH flexibility, Work life balance is very good.

    Cons

    Higher management is failing to understand ground realities due to excessive middle management, More Favoritism in promotions, Tough to recognize the real talents.

  8. "Business Leader - Product Management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Leader in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Business Leader in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Preparing for the future. Informal, entrepreneurial culture. Great pay vs Amex...incentive bonus is ~27% - 33% of base salary for BAU performance.

    Cons

    Very unorganized. Still has lots of fat to burn...top-heavy org structures, and too internally focused.


  9. "Marketing Program Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Marketing Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Program Marketing Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mastercard (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay and excellent benefits! Lots of opportunities in multiple dynamic fields across diverse range of products, services, etc. Very open and supportive culture. Some internal groups are much better then others, so do your research.

    Cons

    Some groups are very isolated, and even though they want to operate like a leading tech company, they often act more like a big bank or finance organization. Lots of layers and tape. Some internal groups have reputations for being more high stress and demanding then others.

    Advice to Management

    Clean up the layers and layers of decision makers and key stake holders. Trust a few talented people over many. Build functional product and service pods, for faster strategy and execution. Decrease silos where possible. Don't hire so many highly paid, highly titled employees per unit. If everyone is a VP or higher it makes it hard to delegate and get the core fundamental work done. The down in the trenches work. Let ideation lead and proper strategy and support back up new ideas.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Business Leader in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Senior Business Leader in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, great benefits... enjoyed all 6 years I worked there. CEO has successfully led a cultural shift and led a push into new technologies and markets.

    Cons

    Nothing major to speak of. Communication from the senior leadership team could be improved, but doesn't really represent a big issue.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and hear what they are saying. Deliver on your promises. Actions speak louder than words, make it happen.


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