Mastercard Work Life Balance FAQ

Read what Mastercard employees think about work life balance at the company and make sure this fits your lifestyle. Employees have questions about everything from the work from home policy, overtime and flexibility.

Mastercard has a work life balance rating of 4.1.

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6 English questions out of 6

19 February 2021

What is working from home like at Mastercard?

Pros

Flexible work from home, great colleagues, senior leadership willing to listen and improve, great benefits and pay

Cons

The product team's strategy is constantly changing. Lots of hiring of the same people who have been there for 20 years vs. hiring external talent, which leads to the same old thinking and ways of doing things. Things move SLOWLY. If you're young and ambitious and working on a new product, be prepared for that product to either be suddenly cut due to budget cuts or the latest structural reorganization, or due to changing priorities. This may happen even if you have customer demand. The incentives between product and sales teams are poor, meaning that sales team "sells" what's easy using incentive funds. Again, as a product person, you will find it difficult to get market feedback as a result of this. If you're interested in product MARKETING; however, (vs product management), Mastercard is a great place to be.

Advice to Management

Hire external talent.

Flexible work from home, great colleagues, senior leadership willing to listen and improve, great benefits and pay

19 February 2021

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19 February 2020

How is the work/life balance at Mastercard?

Pros

Good work life balance and work from home flexibility .

Cons

No Cons as such for the company.

Good work life balance and work from home flexibility .

19 February 2020

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22 October 2019

What is overtime like at Mastercard?

Pros

Pays well. Good name for Resume. Financially strong. Good career progression for the first 2.5 years at lower levels. Opportunity to travel. You work with people across the globe. Work on the latest tech. Cafetaria is full of inventory. Horizontal curve to switch within teams. Global incentives.

Cons

Highly bureaucratic. No cab services. No Life, only work, you are asked to work late hours and overtime, up to 60 hours in a week. Managers don't care about your life, the only thing matters in revenue, utilization, and margin. During the holidays/leaves/weekends they call you to work. Hazardous, people get easily sick. Medical Insurance isn't sophisticated.

No Life, only work, you are asked to work late hours and overtime, up to 60 hours in a week.

22 October 2019

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16 June 2021

Does Mastercard reimburse for mileage?

Pros

MasterCard has great benefits a pleasant work environment and nice canteen cafeteria facilities. If you are in one of the newer technology groups it’s probably a great experience.

Cons

Debit system needs to be modernized. Don’t go there… it’s a mainframe and they go to great lengths to unhighlight that. Too much offshore work and English as a second language with contractors adds a magnitude of difficulty. Offshore contractors are cagey and hard to get information from as it is obvious they want to control the lions share or all of development work. Management is trying to direct an Agile Developement methodology but it’s obvious they have little or no training in it… so it’s Scrummerfall for now. Beware of young wet behind the ears managers… they don’t have enough training and use negative techniques to squeeze more work out of you. Lower management will not listen to you if you are new and have lots of experience probably insecure. I was a victim of gas-lightning… constantly. Also was let go due to a reorganization Was funny that during a push to be more inclusive and “diverse” the company decided to let go a lot of folks that were white and over 40…. staggering and sad(one gentleman had 30 years with the company… and it was like: goodbye!)

Advice to Management

Quit. You are doing a horrible job and you lack training, empathy, and an understanding of on boarding.

I was a victim of gas

16 June 2021

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7 January 2022

How are flexible working hours at Mastercard?

Pros

Great learning opportunities, very good pay, good leaders, great work life balance (flexible Fridays, WFH options, work from abroad for up to a month etc.)

Cons

A little bit chaotic when it comes to strategy and roadmaps

Great learning opportunities, very good pay, good leaders, great work life balance (flexible Fridays, WFH options, work from abroad for up to a month etc.)

7 January 2022

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