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

(136 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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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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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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Good

Senior Business Leader (Former Employee)
Purchase, NY (US)

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

ProsGood team culture across departments. Good training.

ConsSlow moving, cautious, conservative. They miss opportunities due to this slowness.

Advice to Senior ManagementDo not move successful managers into new positions without understanding the nature and nuances of that business.

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

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Techie in MC Tech HQ

Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Saint Louis, MO (US)

I have been working at MasterCard full-time for more than 3 years

ProsFriendly people, conveniently located, opportunity for international business exposure

ConsNot a technology company and most of the management does not get technology.

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to cut the bureaucratic flab

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Thinks that it is a technology company, but couldn't be more wrong.

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

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

ProsGood work life balance. Profitable company. Secure employment.

ConsVery poor management. Business people all over the place. Unbelievable amount of bureaucracy .

Advice to Senior ManagementActually follow through with plans to become a tech company. Remove those who get in the way. Pay competitive salaries.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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