MasterCard Reviews

Updated 23 April, 2015
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  1. MasterCard Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Purchase, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Purchase, NY (US)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I really liked working for a Westchester based company. It was an easy commute which allowed for better work life balance

    Cons

    There really weren't any cons. I enjoyed the company, my responsibilities, the culture and the people.

    Advice to Management

    Management should continue to inspire all employees creativity and innovativeness. It's the future of the biz.

  2. I have been working at MasterCard

    Pros

    Benefits, location for headquarters, relatively short typical meetings (but a lot of them)

    Cons

    Corporate climate, limited focus on the employees / no training offered, jobs moving outside of the US, very long hours required

  3. MasterCard is a great place to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MasterCard

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They have a dynamic environment and you collaborate with wonderful, intelligent people.

    Cons

    MasterCard recent outsourcing to India is impacting American jobs that hurts the U.S. economy.

    Advice to Management

    Great leadership; however, some managers need to know the bottom line to become even better leaders.

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  5. Helpful (4)

    Easiest job you'll ever have if you get hired at the right level.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The CEO is an amazing leader as well as many of the people holding senior management positions. They are incredibly intelligent yet humble. Diversity is absolutely embraced and the right person for the job is hired regardless of gender, culture, age etc. The culture is polite and everyone treats each other with respect. The employees are very sharp and know all aspects of the payments industry. The company embraces innovation and is a leader in emerging payment models.

    Cons

    The company is very top heavy with too many people in middle management who really aren't working. This promotes a country club like atmosphere. There is a huge gap between the senior management team and the people who actually get the work done. It's the business leaders that do all the work without reward or recognition. If you want the easiest job in your life and get paid a lot for doing nothing go for a middle management position at MasterCard.

    Advice to Management

    Get involved. Learn what's really going on. Conduct skip-level reviews. Promote the people who are working hard to bring innovative products to market. Make middle management accountable. Get out of your glass houses and get to know the people who are doing all the hard work. These are the people that will make you successful not the bureaucrats in between.

  6. Great opportunity for growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Leader
    Current Employee - Business Leader

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity to grow your career if you're willing to put in the work
    Senior management is easily accessible and very approachable
    Great pay and benefits

    Cons

    Mindset needs to change to match the ever-evolving technology from new entrants to the payments space

    Advice to Management

    Company needs to be more nimble to adapt to non-traditional competitive threats

  7. Helpful (1)

    Good vision, not so good delivery

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Leader
    Former Employee - Business Leader

    I worked at MasterCard full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good Salary and benefits. High level knowledge of peers and overall consultants. Very defined products and services.

    Cons

    Very political relationship with the traditional business area. Not really consulting...more of a added value service to clients.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in people with a strong electronic payment industry background

  8. Helpful (1)

    Great Company, but a lot of politics at SBL level

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Leader in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - Product Leader in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great brand, good benefits

    Cons

    Huge gap between salaries within same career level.
    HR are management extension. you can get promoted without sufficient experience if you got support of high management.
    Annual salary increment is almost negligible.

    Advice to Management

    Be fair on the salaries paid for the same career level
    SBL and above should have limited influence on the promotions decision and salaries increments - at least somebody should be there to double check - definitely not the HR!

  9. Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Account Manager in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

    I worked at MasterCard full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Very stable market with a long growth pace

    Cons

    Very political in a bad mood. Politics drives everything in this company.

  10. not easy to be a developer here

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Saint Louis, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Saint Louis, MO (US)

    I have been working at MasterCard full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Vacation, Bonus are very fat. It respects life-work balance. Promotions are fair.
    Easy to move around within the company

    Cons

    It can be stressful sometimes. The system is overly complicated and there are few people that have the time to teach you

    Advice to Management

    encourage more pair-programming so that new-comers can be up to speed faster.

  11. nice place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MasterCard

    Pros

    working environment is good, schedule is flexible,training is good

    Cons

    slows between groups, workload is big for some team

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