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MasterCard – Why Work For Us?

NOT JUST SHAPING THE FUTURE. CHANGING IT.

Here at MasterCard, we work at the heart of commerce. While our people around the world may be engaged in any number of interesting and exciting projects at any given time, we all work with one overriding goal: to make our customers'  lives easier. If you thrive on the challenge of constantly changing things for the better, welcome!

BEHIND THE BRAND

Given that ours is one of the world's most recognizable brand names, it's understandable that many people think "credit card" when they hear "MasterCard." But as you might expect from the company known for pioneering dramatic changes in the world of commerce, MasterCard's range of business disciplines—and opportunities—reach far beyond the plastic. Here's a sampling:

MasterCard Advisors

MASTERCARD ADVISORS 
Insights to move business forward

Providing payments-focused consulting, information and analytics, and a wide variety of outsourcing services to financial institutions and merchants worldwide, MasterCard Advisors helps clients address their most pressing challenges while achieving their business growth goals.

 

Priceless Experiences

PRICELESS EXPERIENCES 
Portal to special deals and benefits

Priceless is more than our world-famous television commercials. It has become synonymous with the special benefits and once-in-a-lifetime experiences available to MasterCard customers. Our most recent example is the exciting "Priceless Cities" campaign, offering MasterCard cardholders inside tips on making visits to the world's greatest cities, well, priceless.

Security and Fraud Protection

MasterCard Corporate Philanthropy

MasterCard is committed to supporting communities where we work and live and giving them the tools to build a brighter future. We are proud to participate in philanthropic efforts around the globe that include charitable giving, employee volunteering, and support for disaster relief and recovery efforts.

Photo Credit: Alexander Rieser for Grameen Foundation

Security and Fraud Protection

SECURITY AND FRAUD PROTECTION 
Ensuring peace of mind

The exponential growth and complexity of payment options has made security and fraud protection mission-critical for today's financial institutions and merchants. MasterCard is an industry leader in safeguarding cardholder data through such innovations as the first tamper-evident signature panel, the use of three-dimensional holograms and advanced fraud prevention and detection technology.

 



Ideas are the lifeblood of our company. We constantly challenge the established ways of doing things to find new ways to help our customers. This commitment has led to not only the world's fastest payments process network, but also to the development of some of today's most innovative products and services—from the "tap and go" convenience of PayPass to systems-wide solutions that help corporations fight fraud and manage their data more effectively. Here are a few examples of innovation in action:

MasterCard Labs

MASTERCARD LABS 
Idea incubator

Created for the sole purpose of generating new ideas and driving innovation, MasterCard Labs is charged with conceptualizing, testing, and bringing to market powerful new payments systems that will make transactions faster and easier than ever for our clients.

 
 
Innovation Express

INNOVATION EXPRESS 
Fast-tracking creativity

Sponsored by MasterCard Labs, Innovation Express brings together employees from different disciplines and locations for two days of fast and furious product development. The days are long, the competition fierce (but fun), and the results are nothing short of amazing.

 

 

Innovation in Action

INNOVATION IN ACTION 
Some of our latest innovations

Google Wallet: Beyond cards and cash

MasterCard PayPass: No easier or faster way to pay

EasySavings: Making rebates easy for merchants and cardholders

MoneySend: The most innovative mobile payment solution available anywhere

Mobile solutions: A host of convenient e-commerce and payment innovations

 

With nearly 6,000 employees providing services and support in more than 210 countries, you'll find the challenge you're looking for at MasterCard—no matter where in the world you live or want to work. We work with and bring together a worldwide array of financial institutions, merchants, and consumers, so the opportunities available to you are as diverse as the knowledge and skills needed to keep MasterCard at the Heart of Commerce.™

 

Strenght in Numbers... and Diversity

STRENGTH IN NUMBERS... AND DIVERSITY

As a global company, our workforce reflects the incredible diversity of people and perspectives of the world itself. This has proven to be our greatest strength and is the focal point of all our strategies for maintaining our position as the industry leader.

What's Your Passion

WHAT'S YOUR PASSION

MasterCard employees work in a wide variety of specialty areas, including:

  • Product development
  • Sales
  • Marketing
  • Human Resources
  • Legal
  • Technology
  • Finance
  • Consulting
Where Would You Like to Work

WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE TO WORK?

With more than 50 offices around the world, opportunities to work at home or abroad abound at MasterCard. Our regions around the world are:

  • Asia/Pacific/Middle East/Africa
  • Europe
  • Latin America/Caribbean
  • North America-Canada
  • North America-USA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ADVANCING INNOVATION. ADVANCING COMMERCE.

Diversity and Innovation Go Hand-in-Hand

At MasterCard Worldwide, we regard diversity as the root of innovation. As such, it is a critical element for developing creative, breakthrough responses to the needs of our customers and other stakeholders, thereby achieving our Vision of a "World Beyond Cash".

DONNA JOHNSON

DONNA JOHNSON, CHIEF DIVERSITY OFFICER

"At MasterCard, our Diversity and Inclusion initiative enables employees to harness their unique skills to enhance our products and services to ensure our global reach."

AJAY BANGA

AJAY BANGA, PRESIDENT AND CEO

"As a company, we believe diversity sits at the root of innovation. Diversity of culture, experience and thought all drive innovative thinking. That's why we encourage employees to express their diverse opinions and ideas. We want them to feel empowered and to recognize that their contributions

 

IN TODAY'S EVER-CHANGING GLOBAL MARKETPLACE, A DIVERSE WORKFORCE IS NOT MERELY AN ASSET—IT'S A NECESSITY.

MasterCard Worldwide has put a premium on nurturing an inclusive culture where employees with wide-ranging backgrounds and qualities are highly motivated, engaged and connected.

Winning companies always want to hire top talent. At MasterCard, however, we take that concept a step further. Our culture is built on the fundamental belief that only by bringing together people with a variety of strengths, skills and experiences will we best be able to meet the unique payment needs of those we serve.

From such diversity comes the capacity to truly understand and appreciate the differences in our customers, merchants and cardholders around the globe. That, in turn, leads to the generation of innovative ideas and the ability to see the future in perceptive, ground-breaking ways.

We are proud to be not only a leader in the global payments industry, but also an "employer of choice" where the best and brightest prefer to work. They do so because they know that our culture of inclusion provides opportunities for growth, fulfillment and, ultimately, career success.

 
 
 


BUSINESS RESOURCE GROUPS

To compete in today's complex, ever-changing global marketplace, a diverse workforce is not merely an asset-it's a necessity. That is why MasterCard Worldwide has put a premium on nurturing an inclusive culture where employees with wide-ranging backgrounds and qualities find themselves highly motivated, engaged, and connected.

We leverage the unique strengths, views, and experiences of our employees through our support of Business Resource Groups (BRGs). These self-governed groups are comprised of individuals who come together based on similar interests or experiences, such as gender or ethnicity. BRG members help us to identify business programs that address the needs of diverse consumers by providing feedback on new ideas and initiatives, partnering with specific organizations, and reaching out to their communities. In turn, employees in BRGs gain an opportunity to enhance their cultural awareness, develop leadership skills, and network with colleagues across all business units and at all levels, including senior leadership.

At present, MasterCard has eight BRGs, with participation in each being voluntary and open to anyone interested in furthering the group's objectives.



Work That Matters WORK THAT MATTERS—ON THE JOB AND IN THE COMMUNITY.

Working at MasterCard is not routine, and it's certainly not predictable. There's an energy and focus that comes with being immersed in interesting projects at a company dedicated to improving both the world of commerce and the lives of its people and communities. Plus, there's the added excitement of learning from and collaborating with smart people from around the world—all at the speed needed to be market leaders.

 

Flexible Schedules

FLEXIBLE SCHEDULES AND
WORK-LIFE SOLUTIONS 
Making it easy to manage all your priorities

We expect the best from our employees. In return, we owe them the best possible work environment—one that helps them maintain that important balance between their work and personal lives. A few examples:

  • Flexible work hours. Results, not hours, count. Our workplace allows the kind of scheduling flexibility that helps balance work demands with personal responsibilities.
  • Adoption Assistance. Our Adoption Assistance Program provides financial assistance to help MasterCard with the legal adoption process.
  • Child Care Options. We've teamed up with Work-Life Partnerships and Children's World Learning Centers®and Bright Horizons Family Solutions® Net Work Access Program (NAP) to provide MasterCard U.S. employees with quality childcare options.
  • Scholarships for Children of MasterCard Employees. The MasterCard Scholarship Program fosters academic excellence and helps employees with the cost of their children's undergraduate college education. Each year, the program awards a one-time scholarship to 10 eligible children.
 
Community

COMMITMENT TO COMMUNITY 
Making it easy to give back

We support diverse community organizations through our philanthropy programs. Employees are encouraged to participate in volunteer activities. These programs assist the community and the organizations our employees care about. Our Matching Gift Program makes charitable donations equal to those made by our employees.



Volunteer Programs

MATCHING GIFT AND VOLUNTEER
INCENTIVE PROGRAMS 
Making it easy to make a difference

To maximize the impact of employee charitable giving, MasterCard matches, dollar-for-dollar, individual donations made by eligible employees and retirees, up to US$5,000 per year, to the nonprofit groups or educational institutions of their choice.

 

PROTECTING OUR MOST IMPORTANT ASSET

One of the reasons MasterCard is an employer of choice around the world is our deep commitment to the well-being of all our employees. Our comprehensive benefits programs range from protecting against immediate economic loss to providing long-term peace-of-mind through retirement savings and healthcare plans to helping employees balance work and family commitments.

Benefit Programs

BENEFIT PROGRAMS 
Helping our employees make a difference

Our Benefit Programs are designed to:

  • Protect employees from economic loss as a result of sickness, an accident, or a disability.
  • Provide retirement peace-of-mind through retirement savings and retiree healthcare plans.
  • Help employees successfully balance their work and family commitments.


Focus On Wellness

A FOCUS ON WELLNESS

MasterCard has long known that healthy employees are productive employees. That's why we've partnered with a variety of health and wellness providers to offer you resources and programs that help you manage and improve your personal health and well-being.

Above and Beyond

ABOVE AND BEYOND

Health and retirement benefits are just one part of MasterCard's approach to ensuring the satisfaction of our valued employees. We also believe in formally recognizing above-and-beyond performance and service. One example is our global H.E.A.R.T. (Highlighting Excellence and Recognizing Teamwork) program, which recognizes the kind of individual achievement and service that will help MasterCard continue to lead our industry—and offer a supportive, highly motivated work environment.

Other above-and-beyond benefits include:

  • Family care resources
  • Adoption assistance
  • Parental leave
  • Employee and Family Resource Program
  • Financial Wellness programs
  • Personal services and discounts

 

A COMMITMENT TO PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

At MasterCard, you never stop learning. We provide the world-class tools, training, and resources you'll need to maximize your talents and achieve your full potential. You'll also have the opportunity to work with our dedicated leaders–successful managers and executives who inspire, mentor, and coach others toward successful careers here at MasterCard.

Opportunities To Explore

OPPORTUNITIES TO EXPLORE,
LEARN, AND IMPROVE 
The workplace as learning lab

Empowered professionals take an active role in their own development, eager to learn from new challenges. We support this philosophy by providing a wide variety of opportunities to lead initiatives, work on cross-functional projects, or volunteer for rotational and international assignments. It's a framework for success that continues to make MasterCard an "employer of choice" around the world.

Ongoing Strategic Learning

ONGOING STRATEGIC LEARNING 
Specialized, in-depth growth opportunities

MasterCard offers a variety learning opportunities—from compelling workshops to engaging online programs to easy-access information on mobile devices. You'll also have opportunities to build your skills and enhance your capabilities through a variety of strategic learning programs focused on such areas as:

  • Management and leadership
  • Sales and product knowledge
  • Technical skills
  • Professional skills
  • Team effectiveness
Learning From Others

LEARNING FROM OTHERS 
The value of coaching and feedback

Ongoing feedback is essential to driving innovation and change. At MasterCard, our managers have received extensive training in both managerial and coaching skills. This helps ensure that all our employees receive the feedback they need to make the most of their talents, succeed in their work, and benefit from a culture that emphasizes trust, teamwork, and open dialogue.

Financial Assistance for Education

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR EDUCATION 
More help for achieving your goals

MasterCard is proud to provide financial assistance to eligible employees who wish to further their education and professional development. It's just another example of our commitment to the personal and professional growth of all our employees.

 

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MasterCard Interviews

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    A large number of interviews,fairly well-scheduled by New York and St. Louis offices. The early interviews focused on expertise and "Why do you want to work at MasterCard?" The later interviews really seemed to be about assessing fit for the company and the culture. Phone interview w/HR; phone interview w/Hiring Manager. Great follow-up by HR to stay on top of the process. Next round was phone screens with 3 of the Leadership team. Then HR follow-up. Next round was in-person with 3 of the Leadership team. Flowed pretty smoothly and was completed within about 6-7 weeks which included people being out of office on business. Offer was done after background check & start date was almost exactly 2 months after the first HR phone interview.

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MasterCard Awards and Accolades

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The World's Most Innovative Companies, Forbes Magazine, 2014
Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands, Millward Brown/BrandZ, 2014
The World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Finance, Fast Company Magazine, 2014
Top 50 Companies for Diversity, DiversityInc, 2014
Employees' Choice -50 Best Places to work, Glassdoor, 2013
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Additional Info

Website www.mastercard.com
Headquarters Purchase, NY
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1966
Type Company - Public (MA)
Industry Finance
Revenue $5 to $10 billion (CAD) per year

MasterCard is a technology company in the global payments business. For more than four decades, we have been a driving force at the heart of commerce, developing advance payment solutions and seamlessly and securely processing billions of transactions globally.

Consumers, merchants, business partners and governments in markets around the world have reaped the benefits of... More

Mission: Every day, everywhere, we use our technology and expertise to make payments safe, simple and smart.
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