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Mastercard Reviews

Updated June 28, 2017
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  1. "Smart, Talented Individuals - Company progressing very well"

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent pay, benefits, vacation, 401k, holidays. If working for the right manager, life is very good. Much room for advancement, coaching and education are encouraged.

    Cons

    Some high-level management have no business "managing" people. Complaints are put back on the lower-level management, who end up stuck in the middle with no alternative but to move to another position. If you are friends with one of these high-level managers, you're in - if not, better looki for another position. On the other side of the house, there aren't many promotions in current positions (even as you grow) unless you apply to a higher level.

    Advice to Management

    HR should listen to their employees, not simply nod and say "I understand." That does not produce results. When People Effectiveness Survey results are published to management and HR 1. Commend those with high results and 2. Deal withi those who have low results. Don't ignore them.

    Mastercard Response

    Sep 8, 2014 – VP, Employer Brand Marketing

    Thank you for your candid remarks. We take reviews and our employee surveys seriously to garner insight for continuous improvement!


  2. "Great place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Interesting work, competitive compensation, development opportunities and good people. Company is undergoing a lot of change - individuals can make an impact. Strong executive management. Good work-life integration.

    Cons

    Company is undergoing a lot of change, which can be hard to navigate. No priorities at the senior management level (need to be everything to everyone) and execution is unrealistic. Company needs more diversity at all levels.

    Mastercard Response

    Sep 23, 2014 – VP, Employer Brand Marketing

    We appreciate your time and attention to writing this review. Your candor helps our Brand build for the future. Thank you.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "what a ride..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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

    I have been working at Mastercard full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    they do take care of their staff....very good at promoting the work/life balance

    Cons

    lots of work, not enough staff....

    Advice to Management

    if you keep adding services and products, you need to adjust your staff numbers so you have enough staff to properly support the products you provide.

    Mastercard Response

    Sep 29, 2014 – VP, Employer Brand Marketing

    We appreciate your frank response. Work/Life balance is paramount to employees success. Thank you.


  4. "MasterCard is an amazing company with a world of opportunities and great people."

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

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

    Pros

    The people.. it is a place with hard working, smart, amazing individuals.. not all are perfect but overall it is a privilege to work there.

    Cons

    Very few... it has changed tremendously .. for the better. Tapping into more of the ingenuity of employees, unleashing more of the creativity and executing on it would lead to greater innovation.

    Mastercard Response

    Oct 14, 2014 – VP, Employer Brand Marketing

    Thanks for your comments. People are at the center of our success, today and tomorrow!


  5. "MasterCard enabled me the ability to work from home especially during inclement weather conditions"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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 10 years)

    Pros

    The company knows where it wants to go and is doing a great job getting there

    Cons

    The majority of better opportunities are located in St Louis.

    Advice to Management

    Managers need to allow more involvement for there employees especially on projects where the employee knows the work best


  6. Helpful (8)

    "Innovative company with great management and a lot of talent."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Consultant in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Consultant in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Assuming you get into the right group at MasterCard, you will find yourself surrounded by a lot of talent and will often work on interesting and challenging projects.

    Cons

    Assuming you get into the wrong group at MasterCard, your life will suck.

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. "Great place to work!"

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

    Pros

    Fast paced, growing industry; flexible work environment; smart and passionate colleagues; excellent CEO; very competitive benefits and pay; a place where you can make a real impact

    Cons

    So many opportunities and not always enough resources (a good problem to have)

    Advice to Management

    Keep balancing people and financial results

  8. Helpful (3)

    "A great career move for someone young"

    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

    Pros

    Company encouraging diversity (in age, race, culture and background)
    Encourage and provide tools for successful networking and skill-set building
    Value their employees and highly recommend moving internally (vertically or horizontally) within the organization
    Proactive in getting new employees oriented and jump-started in the workplace
    Benefits packages

    Cons

    Security is given highest priory, so if you're not careful, slip-ups can result in reprimands and if repeated possible dismissal.
    Help desks can sometimes be difficult to understand and work with. Which isn't great as you try and get yourself situated early on.

    Advice to Management

    So far no recommendations, but still relatively new.


  9. "Professional, Fair, Expierenced and friendly company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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

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

    Pros

    Love the building, people, opportunities - really a wonderful company that takes care of its employees and makes you feel part of the team.

    Cons

    I have not come across any yet. They are very flexible and understanding when personal issues come up. and when we have snow days - they send you a note to stay home, but connect from there. Really great work life balance, ad no stress

    Mastercard Response

    Feb 12, 2015 – VP, Employer Brand Marketing

    Thanks for commenting on the important quality of striking a balance. We understand that this job isn't your only job. Best of luck in your role..


  10. "Great Company"

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

    Pros

    Flexible work life balance. Co-workers are great

    Cons

    Changes in Management can causing conflicting goals in business


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