MasterCard
3.6 of 5 224 reviews
www.mastercard.com Purchase, NY 5000+ Employees

MasterCard Reviews

Updated Apr 16, 2014
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3.6 224 reviews

                             

87% Approve of the CEO

MasterCard President and CEO Ajay Banga

Ajay Banga

(135 ratings)

74% 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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Too successful in the present to set itself for future success

Product Leader (Current Employee)
Purchase, NY (US)

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

ProsGreat CEO
Extremely profitable
Decent Brand

ConsToo successful in the present to set itself for future success
Absolutely abysmal technical leadership
Unable to translate CEO's vision into actionable strategy

Advice to Senior ManagementHire more better technical leaders
Accelerate college and MBA hiring programs
Move back into the city

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

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MasterCard Intern

MasterCard Intern (Former Employee)
Purchase, NY (US)

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

ProsEveryone in the company is extremely accessible, pay is great, wonderful work-life balance, and the program is very structured program. A great company to gain experience and meet new people. HR generally does a really great job at placing interns with teams.

ConsIt is very difficult for interns to receive a return offer just because MasterCard is very particular on who they bring back. Probabilities of getting return offers from big name tech or consulting companies is much higher than getting a return offer from MasterCard. ]

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

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Emerging Payments Inter - Mobile Money (Former Employee)
Purchase, NY (US)

I worked at MasterCard as an intern for less than a year

Prosinterned there for a summer. they have a very good internship program that is well structured and provided us with lots of opportunities to get involved. During my stay people were very welcoming and helpful. The work place is extremely diverse by age, gender, and race. Company values work life balance. I had a great time and learnt a lot during my stay there.

Conssmaller than visa with fewer resources. if you work at HQ in purchase commute from NYC is lengthy.

Advice to Senior ManagementShould have a better orientation and training session for new employees to really teach them in a classroom environment everything about MasterCard

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

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Business Leader (Current Employee)
Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)

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

ProsGood place to work
Good enviroinment

ConsGrowth is not easy
Better recognition plans are needed

Advice to Senior ManagementBetter development plans are needed

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Traditional organization with typical politics

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at MasterCard

ProsUsually very good compensation. Many areas of specialization and ability to focus either domestically or globally

ConsOld boy network is really alive and well, with a higher priority on personal relationships and networking than on actual competence or results

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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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Intern (Former Employee)
Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

ProsGreat people, very innovative
I liked how they allowed employees to use the perks of the Priceless campaign (ie. free tickets)

ConsNot many team bonding activities, sometimes felt out of touch with the company

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

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Enjoy working here, but it is extremely fast paced ALL the time.

Business Leader (Current Employee)
O'Fallon, MO (US)

I have been working at MasterCard full-time for more than 8 years

Prosflexible with work/life balance and ability to work remote, benefits are good and there are lots of healthy incentives. Gym onsite is another bonus if you can find the time to visit.

ConsThe new open floor plan may work for some, but not all. Every day is busy season, there is no break in the madness.

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

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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 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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