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Mastercard Reviews

Updated August 17, 2017
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Pros
  • The fact that we can work from home or do flex hours means we have a great work life balance (in 170 reviews)

  • Professional, allowing work from home (in 27 reviews)

Cons
  • Some are pure meat grinders with little or no work/life balance (in 36 reviews)

  • Middle management is not focused and not in aligned with senior management (in 29 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Sr. Director User Experience"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mastercard full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, excellent pay, great perks

    Cons

    Mundane work, boring, bureaucracy, slow


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Professional, allowing work from home

    Cons

    Pay is not good, no increase

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great innovative company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President Account Management in Purchase, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President Account Management in Purchase, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    work life balance, flat organization, innovation, CEO, with a focus on making the world a better place

    Cons

    execution of new solutions, Visa Share, layoffs

    Mastercard Response

    Mar 8, 2017 – Employer Brand Marketing Manager

    Thank you for your feedback. We are continuously improving and enhancing our processes.


  4. "Great company to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President Senior Business Leader in Purchase, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President Senior Business Leader in Purchase, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing business Model and great product and brand

    Cons

    Finding its ways to innovate and disrupt

    Advice to Management

    Culture to recognize people is questionable


  5. "Great Company"

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

    Pros

    Love the company culture. Really take care of their employees

    Cons

    It is a large company, so it is hard work to make a name for yourself (but its worth it!)


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome Industry"

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

    Pros

    Great company that provides incredible benefits and bonus structure. The FinTech space is very interesting and constantly changing so you will learn a lot.

    Cons

    Needs more openings for younger employees. Too many people are at mid management level unnecessarily. Use that money to create more associate and analyst level positions.


  7. "Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Ithaca, NY
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Ithaca, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work-life balance. Good management and lots of opportunities to learn.

    Cons

    No really big problems. Sometimes low efficiency

  8. "Great benefits and work/life balance"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mastercard full-time

    Pros

    Amazing benefits, the company is constantly growing, dynamic culture

    Cons

    Big age/experience gap between young and tenured professionals

    Advice to Management

    Move office to NYC


  9. "Analyst"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mastercard full-time

    Pros

    -great people and company culture
    -benefits are competitive
    -rewards for good work

    Cons

    -if your background isn't in technology, it will be a steep learning curve


  10. "Solid in the Payment Space"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mastercard full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Organized and lots of cross-functional teamwork. Good benefits and good communication across the company about employee programs. Good training about payment processing across global markets.

    Cons

    Like any large company things move more slowly than at small and medium sized companies. This slower movement is also a factor of the high level of security on any financial data -- comes with the territory.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to inform employees about the expectations on new programs, providing realistic expectations about deliverables but also noting that the first concern is security and keeping all aspects of cashless commerce safe and secure.


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