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Updated January 20, 2018
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Worst organization with full politics"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Mastercard full-time

    Pros

    Just politics no work .

    Cons

    I worked with MasterCard for around 3 yrs . First one year was good then actual politics will start .No one allow you to reach hire management.

    Advice to Management

    Don't listen to political people. Use your brain .


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Tokyo (Japan)
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Tokyo (Japan)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong brand, great assets and talents in global level. Built such strong brand equity by Priceless campaign and sponsorships activities

    Cons

    Management does not empower employees. Oppressed management style is preventing one to be creative. This is my second time to be back, and became completely different company from Bob Selander as CEO

    Advice to Management

    Stop abusing employees especially local markets. Stop making bad decisions on hiring new people. Learn to respect employees and act in higher level in people management. One step away by being sued as power harrasement

  3. Helpful (9)

    "Excellent company, pathetic management"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pune (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Policies are really good.. very employee friendly policy but all in vain if you have useless management

    Cons

    Too much power concentrated in wrong hands.. if you are unlucky enough to be under a bad manager or management kiss goodbye to your personal life. It is as if they own you as they are paying you salary. Work overload, no work from home even if it is late, micro management, biased towards certain employees.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to retain employees, listen to why they are leaving.. work on the feedback provided. Or else this will be an excellent company failing in India due to ignorance by management.


  4. Helpful (7)

    "Worst management, discrimination, politics, favoritism , micro management"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Information Security Analyst in Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Information Security Analyst in Pune (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The only reason someone would join would be brand MasterCard. an Initial salary and policies may look good but that is everywhere provided for good skills.

    Cons

    There are unlimited. There is a clear bias and discrimination from the management at the onsite while providing any benefits. They discriminate while providing any policy benefits to the onsite and employees located in Pune. Even the Pune local management has made it worse by following the path of their onsite manager. There is no transparency . They are more interested into creating conflicts, monitoring people for every minute they spend or even for the breaks taken. There is no work life balance, no work or calls from home allowed even when it is late . They are least concerned about full time employees as they think with money they can always choose the contract employees. The power is in the hands of managers and if they want they can do anything even if it is not in line with MasterCard values. And somebody who speaks against them, they make the life miserable. There is also no clear path with respect to career progression as even though good technical talent joins MasterCard, the management without skills not just technical but also people management make the MasterCard brand and image look poor.

    Advice to Management

    You need to keep your eyes open and look at things going wrong . If people are leaving or there is discrimination, it needs to be noticed and action should be taken. Sooner or later, no talent would stay for longer.


  5. Helpful (7)

    "Good company but lots of politics with managers who have little skills demoralizing junior staff."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun, varied markets, opportunity to learn. You meet and speak to people from different parts of the world getting a lot of experience in the process.

    Cons

    The company preaches career advancement but you hardly see this in practice save for a few connected persons. Diversity is a big problem, again talked about a lot but really poor.

    Advice to Management

    Look around and listen to what staff are saying.


  6. Helpful (5)

    "QA Leader"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Leader in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Leader in Pune (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Work life balance,
    Good insurance policy, Most important good leaves and no pressure on minimum working hours

    Cons

    No onsite, Disruptive management decision on employee retention,
    Indians in US (upper management) are racist - No onsite to offshore employees.
    Pathetic HR - all talent retention policies are meant for non-Indian (US folks).
    Higher management never bother to listen real feedback on employee retention and keep enjoying recruitment cycle.

    Advice to Management

    Looks like soon all India HUB oofices will be shut down, if they don't change their mindset to retain employees here, rather than recruiter outer vendor, contractors.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Not a ggod company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Delivery Manager in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Delivery Manager in Pune (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good salary, Good Brand..thats it

    Cons

    No processes...no respect for employees

    Advice to Management

    Treat your people respectfully

  8. Helpful (3)

    "in mature management for competitive skilled people."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Automation Engineer in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Automation Engineer in Pune (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    can not list any. seriously!

    Cons

    in mature,
    behavior toward contingent worker is not good.
    basically a service base company mentality.

    Advice to Management

    guys mature up..


  9. Helpful (4)

    "At Vadodara, Senior People managers are not doing their job well"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Free snacks,
    Work life balance,
    Good domain to work with .
    Etc. .
    No other pros, everything else is cons.

    Cons

    Very poor people management. They are not doing their job well. Just hiring does not fulfill everything but maintaining relationship and +ve environment within teams and members is highly required. Managers do not care about all these. Too much difference between what they actually say and what they follow/do. No technical activities, everything just show off

    Advice to Management

    My heartily request to higher management from US to take reviews from technical developers at Vadodara and do quick action as soon as possible.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Business Leader"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Leader
    Former Employee - Business Leader
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mastercard (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Salary is very competitive comparing to the workload
    Non-challenging work hours with good work-life balance
    Decent support from regional and global teams

    Cons

    Very, very political especially at the country level

    Country manager. You need to do a lot of kissing up if you are in the country market. Favortism is common. If your direct boss loves you , you get the good accounts and all the supports. Your accounts will be the priority if the boss favors you. And any customer complaints will be ignored and in some cases. You will get tons of supports even in terms of new hires to help you do the jobs that you should have been able to complete yourself. If the boss doesnt like you, you get a ton of griefs.

    Company's benefits are discriminatly applied at country level. Same company....same position.....same country, but the country head can refuse to grant you certain benefits but not to your colleagues.

    Escalation and reports of inappropriate activities do not work, not in the reporter's favor.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure that when you send auditors to audit in-country activities, the auditor can actually do the job and accurately reports and is not afraid of the country's management. Auditng a country's business should not be a 3-4 days vacation.

    Please be mindful of cases that people are complaining of heavy, unbearable workload but they come to the office around noon and leave around 5pm.

    If your staff come to work late and leave around 5pm, you do not need to hire more people to help them do the job, especially if they already have full support from the regional teams.

    Consider carefully of what the country reports to you. I have heard of a few costly incidents where the country head was being rude to a very senior level customer and the incidents were hushed at the country level with the blame placed at the customer and/or the account rep. In some country, even the customers are required to do a bit of kissing up to the country management.

    Strong global and regional teams who know where the opportunities are...trust them and please have faith in them. They know how to compete with the competitors while most country teams only strive to match the competitors with how many staff we have in the country.


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