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:
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 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.
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
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:
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.
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
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
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, 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, 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.
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—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.
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.
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.
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- Culture & Values
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I have been working at MasterCard full-time (less than an year)Pros
Deep resources and expertise to leverage for successCons
Large organization can be daunting to accessRecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied online. The process took 6+ weeks – interviewed at MasterCard.Interview Details
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.Interview Questions
Negotiation DetailsShort - there was no negotiation. Period.Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
- Hired into an expert role so was not challenged by any question on my ability. Answer Question
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.
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Mission: Every day, everywhere, we use our technology and expertise to make payments safe, simple and smart.