MasterCard
3.6 of 5 227 reviews
www.mastercard.com Purchase, NY 5000+ Employees

MasterCard Reviews

Updated Apr 18, 2014
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3.6 227 reviews

                             

87% Approve of the CEO

MasterCard President and CEO Ajay Banga

Ajay Banga

(139 ratings)

75% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Very good environment and good work life balance"
    in 34 reviews
  • "Good benefits especially for employees with families"
    in 16 reviews
Cons:
  • "MasterCard HR tries to promote work/life balance"
    in 8 reviews
  • "Everyone under middle management is expected to work "more than 40 hours" per week"
    in 8 reviews
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Priceless

Vice President Marketing (Former Employee)
Brussels (Belgium)

I worked at MasterCard for more than 5 years

ProsGreat people, especially in Europe.
Great benefits and Stock option plan.
Growing Category.

ConsToo conservative and slow to market.

Advice to Senior ManagementBring more European Management into the USA!

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

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Great experience, not sure if typical

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Purchase, NY (US)

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

ProsVery dynamic industry, lots of opportunity if you are seen as a positive contributor

ConsSome lifer mentality, has apparently changed under new ceo

Advice to Senior ManagementFor true cultural change, need to switch out some of mgmt below CEO - still all the same as with last CEO

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

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Great place to work

Middle Management (Former Employee)
New York, NY (US)

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

ProsGreat community spirit. Excellent comp and bonus. Ajay Banga proved to be a great leader.

ConsPolitics. Lots of who you know rather than what you know. If you don't play the game, you don't get noticed.

Advice to Senior ManagementIt a great company. Just don't trip over yourself.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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It has been a fantastic learning experience and there are great opportunities to engage in cross functional projects

Business Leader (Current Employee)
Singapore (Singapore)

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

ProsGreat learnings, Cross Functional project experiences, Open approach of the Senior Management

ConsNot a great risk taker

Advice to Senior ManagementGreat business model and an open approach. Opportunity exists to speed up execution

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

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Good experience in general

Director (Former Employee)
Purchase, NY (US)

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

ProsGood pay, enjoyed co-workers, good benefits, interesting work. Beautiful building and grounds.

ConsRuthless regarding layoffs like most companies

Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate better. Take advantage of your workforce, train them, give them a path ahead

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

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An excellent company to work for!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at MasterCard

ProsGrowing company with that offers career opportunities for employees

ConsDemands of being part of a growing company can be challenging for work / life balance for some

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A mess that needs cleaning up.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
San Carlos, CA (US)

I worked at MasterCard full-time for less than a year

ProsDecent salary and benefits. MC leadership seems good and focused.

ConsVery political and Truaxis is run by two people who have no experience in digital or eCommerce. All processes are aimed at making the AM's team job easier. It's the tail wagging the dog. Seriously flawed leadership who hires other unqualified people to say yes to the leaders. Needs a complete overhaul to be a viable company.

Advice to Senior ManagementTruaxis needs a lot of help and direction from people with expertise. They sold you on technology that does not exist.

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

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Good company to work for

Leader (Current Employee)
Purchase, NY (US)

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

ProsThe pros to working at Mastercard include the following: location, facility, work-life balance, the ability to work from home if necessary.

ConsOne of the cons i would say is that there are less growth opportunities than may be at other financial services company mainly due to MasterCard's relatively small size when compared to banks

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

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at MasterCard full-time

Prosculture, people, opportunities, global perspective

ConsPay, perks, health care, gym

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

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Not for the faint of heart but potentially rewarding

Leader (Current Employee)

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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