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Mastercard Reviews

Updated November 14, 2017
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  • Work life balance can be a challenge (in 40 reviews)

  • Communication from senior management regarding changes to company structure aren't always timely, or the information changes every few months (in 33 reviews)

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  1. "Business Leader"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mastercard full-time

    Pros

    They pay well and have an overall reasonable benefits package. They also provide for a flexible work-life balance environment. They believe in doing well while doing good.

    Cons

    Advancing to the next levels can be challenging. It's the common phenomenon of a pyramid type structure where there are many qualified candidates competing for a few openings.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on fighting the good fight of doing good around the world. Be more open to skip level meetings. There are good people with good ideas and insights with respect to the every day business to be heard.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Love it!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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.

  3. "Salary Review"

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

    I worked at Mastercard full-time

    Pros

    Great work, Good work-life balance, good career growth

    Cons

    various timezones to coordinate with


  4. "intern"

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    • 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 (2)

    "Consultant, Software Engineering"

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    • 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 (4)

    "pretty comfortable"

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    • 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. "Great place to learn and gather experiance"

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

    I have been working at Mastercard full-time

    Pros

    Excellent work environment, interesting projects, great learning experiences

    Cons

    Lots of lateral mobility but little upward mobility

  8. "great culture"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Diversity, amazing executives, moving towards open space and business casual, senior employees willing to talk to anyone

    Cons

    Not all intern managers are fully prepared with a project to last the entire summer, but still a great experience


  9. "MA Review - New Hire"

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

    I have been working at Mastercard full-time

    Pros

    MasterCard's corporate headquarters in Purchase, NY have a relaxed and young environment. The hours and specifics of each person's day-to-day appear to vary widely depending by role and function. Pay is certainly competitive with NYC and Fortune 500 companies.

    Cons

    The flexible hours and arrangements offered are very much at the discretion of your specific chain. It can be somewhat un-motivating to see such a wide disparity in work-life balance all around.

    Advice to Management

    The company seems to be headed in the right direction. The only area I feel could be improved is catching up in terms of financial infrastructure around accounting and reporting. It can be very difficult to find the correct information or instruction on how to navigate the systems.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Growing fast... can be chaotic, but that can be fun"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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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

    Pros

    Brand, global reach, technology and data focus

    Cons

    Initiatives that come and go, priorities often changing

    Advice to Management

    Keep dropping the weak managers


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