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MasterCard – Why Work For Us?

 

OUR EMPLOYEES ARE NOT JUST SHAPING THE FUTURE. BUT CHANGING IT

As a global technology company in the payments business, our employees are focused on making payments easier.  We connect consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses worldwide, enabling them to use electronic forms of payments.

If you thrive on the challenge of doing good and doing well at same time, 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 
Priceless Cities portal to special deals and benefits

Priceless is more than our world-famous television commercials. It has become synonymous with the special benefits and unique 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 
Making payments safe, simple and smart

The exponential growth and complexity of payment options has made security and fraud protection mission-critical for today's businesses.   Payments technology is changing, transforming the consumer purchasing experience worldwide. The next generation of payment products and services build on the current safe, simple and smart ways to pay while bringing greater security and new capabilities to every transaction. This transformation is about more than just a specific device. It's about creating a holistic purchasing experience supported by greater security and control.

 



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 10,000 employees providing services and support in more than 210 countries, you'll find the challenge you're looking for at MasterCard.  Everyday, our employees around the world are focused on making payments easier. We connect financial institutions, merchants, consumers, and governments so the opportunities available to you are as diverse as the knowledge and skills needed to support a more connected world - a World Beyond Cash.

 

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:

  • Mobile payments
  • Product Development & Management
  • 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 - Singapore
  • Middle East/Africa - Dubai
  • Europe - Waterloo (Brussels) 
  • Latin America/Caribbean (Miami)
  • North America-Canada (Toronto)
  • North America-USA (NYC, Purchase, St. Louis)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 enc



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.

 

MasterCard Reviews

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  • The best induction process I've witnessed and it's evident that this company care about their staff

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    Career progression, personal growth, morale, communication

    Cons

    Large company culture means it's difficult to stay on top of changes

MasterCard Interviews

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    very easy interviews, standard questions, why MC, why the role, why now, why you, weakness, strength all things that you would expect. the whole process took far more than expected. HR clearly had no idea about how to run the process and to date it was possibly one of the worst managed processes I have ever been through.

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MasterCard Awards and Accolades

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NAFE Top 50 Companies for Executive Women, Working Mother, 2015
Best Places to Work in St. Louis, St. Louis Business Journal, 2015
Excellence in Improvement and Innovation Award, SSON, 2015
Top 50 Companies for Diversity, DiversityInc, 2014
Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands, Millward Brown/BrandZ, 2014
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Recent Updates
  • MasterCard update
    30+ days ago

    Congrats to our very own Nichole Francis Reynolds who was awarded the "Christine Ray Davis Trailblazer Award' by the Congressional Black Associates (CBA) on Capitol Hill. Celebrating our People is at the center of everything we do...well done! http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vIfUJ

    Tribute to our Trailblazers

    Congressional Black Associates US Congress Staff Association

  • MasterCard update
    30+ days ago

    Are You ready for what's next in mobile payments? Use #WhatsNext to join the conversation @MasterCardNews http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vIfDh

    MasterCard: Connecting You to What's Next

    We're in the midst of a global transformation as more and more people are moving from the offline world to being constantly connected. Over the next five years the way we pay will change more than it has over the last fifty years. Are YOU ready for what's next?

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Additional Info

Website www.mastercard.com
Headquarters Purchase, NY
Size 5,000+ Employees
Founded 1966
Type Company - Public (MA)
Industry Finance
Revenue £2 to £5 billion (GBP) per year

As a technology company in the global payments business, we operate the world’s fastest payments processing network, connecting consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories.

MasterCard’s products and solutions make everyday commerce activities – such as shopping, traveling, running a business and... More

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