MasterCard
3.6 of 5 226 reviews
www.mastercard.com Purchase, NY 5000+ Employees

MasterCard Reviews

Updated Apr 16, 2014
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3.6 226 reviews

                             

87% Approve of the CEO

MasterCard President and CEO Ajay Banga

Ajay Banga

(136 ratings)

75% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Not for the faint of heart but potentially rewarding

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I have been working at MasterCard full-time

ProsMost of the people are great to work with. Individuals very dedicated to success of their teams and the company overall. Lots of opportunity to learn if a person makes the effort. Plenty of perks, benefits, and reasonable salaries.

ConsPromotions and salary increases are infrequent and not always based on ability. Progression in the company requires a lot of networking. Although the company tries to promote a good work/life balance, the workload makes it nearly impossible. Lots of overtime.

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on supporting and retaining talented individuals with recognition and opportunities for advancement. Middle managers need to refocus on people management.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good

Senior Business Leader (Former Employee)
Purchase, NY (US)

I worked at MasterCard full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGood team culture across departments. Good training.

ConsSlow moving, cautious, conservative. They miss opportunities due to this slowness.

Advice to Senior ManagementDo not move successful managers into new positions without understanding the nature and nuances of that business.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great people; good opportunities

Business Leader (Current Employee)
Purchase, NY (US)

I have been working at MasterCard full-time for more than 5 years

ProsBright, engaging colleagues; managers have helped me leverage my talent and grow in my field

ConsBureaucracy and over-collaboration inhibit results

Advice to Senior ManagementClarify roles and responsibilities to empower managers and ensure accountability

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Business model strong, growth great

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at MasterCard

ProsAt the center of a profitable, dynamic industry.

ConsStrong business model means it can be hard to tie effort to results.

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on accountability and how people really manage (not managing up). Allow more real innovation unleashed from the core technology limitations and requirements that are for network operations, not new intiative development. Move around key executives to allow for fresh perspectives.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Suffering identity crisis being a publicly traded corporation.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at MasterCard full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood work environment. Good benefits.

ConsPoor middle management. Lack of training, professional development and management process.

Advice to Senior ManagementBring in outside consulting to begin the process for a professionally managed corporate culture.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to work for

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
O Fallon, MO (US)

I have been working at MasterCard full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood career opportunities and room for growth. One can get exposure to both technical and professional skills. It's really easy to let upper management hear your voice. Importance is given to the innovation.

ConsGrowth depends on the team you are in and the manager.

Advice to Senior ManagementTime to pump blood who can bring more energy and can change old school ideas.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

I have been working at MasterCard full-time for less than a year

ProsCalm, balance personal and professional life, stable, secure

Conslack of creativity, too political, low onwership, too much old people

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great benefits but a can be a challenging place to work if in the marketing field

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at MasterCard

ProsBenefits, work life, opportunities, budgets

ConsPolitical, slow, clique, lots of lifers, not a creative atmosphere

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Rewarding

Intern (Current Employee)
O'Fallon, MO (US)

I have been working at MasterCard as an intern for more than a year

Prosinnovative and flexible working environment

Consusually need to start as a contractor

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Friendly place to work at

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at MasterCard as an intern for less than a year

ProsGreat culture -- organization is quite flat
Company shares information readily with employees. Great information network internally.
Good benefits especially for employees with families

ConsThere seems to be more of senior management -- might be nice to have more younger employees considering it's a tech company

Advice to Senior ManagementPerhaps it would be good to put more eggs in the innovation side

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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