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MasterCard Reviews

Updated Jul 22, 2014
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3.6 265 reviews

89% Approve of the CEO

MasterCard President and CEO Ajay Banga

Ajay Banga

(170 ratings)

76% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The company also has a great culture and most of its employees try to have a good work-life balance(in 39 reviews)

  • Good benefits, good pay, good global exposure but still very beaurocratic and "meeting heavy"(in 19 reviews)


Cons
  • Forget about work life balance that they preach on paper but do not put in practice(in 9 reviews)

  • There is a barrier with middle management - the top is visible and engaged but info stops in the middle(in 9 reviews)

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    Great benefits but a can be a challenging place to work if in the marketing field

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsBenefits, work life, opportunities, budgets

    ConsPolitical, slow, clique, lots of lifers, not a creative atmosphere

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Rewarding

    Intern (Current Employee) O'Fallon, MO (US)

    Prosinnovative and flexible working environment

    Consusually need to start as a contractor

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

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    Friendly place to work at

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat culture -- organization is quite flat
    Company shares information readily with employees. Great information network internally.
    Good benefits especially for employees with families

    ConsThere seems to be more of senior management -- might be nice to have more younger employees considering it's a tech company

    Advice to Senior ManagementPerhaps it would be good to put more eggs in the innovation side

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

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    Love working here!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) O'Fallon, MO (US)

    ProsAwesome team and a very casual and open working style

    ConsOffshore model with means having several positions being filled by SOWs

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

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    Great Company, Poor Mgmt

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

    Pros- Great CEO who pushes people out of their comfort zone and challenges the status quo
    - Good pay, along with good benefits
    - Slowly changing the way the company is operating by becoming more technology driven. Huge plus.
    - Focus on innovation, youth, and a multigenerational workforce
    - Culture is significantly improving by being more transparent

    Cons- There are too many people there resistant to change
    - A strong network of people who've been there 15+ years
    - Takes forever to get something basic done; no one wants to take accountability or ownership of anything

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease LISTEN to what the CEO has to say. If you can't do the job, step down and let someone more capable do it OR if you don't want to, tap into fresh perspective and not your network who've been there 15+ years. Change cannot happen this way. Look forward to seeing MasterCard achieving great things in the future!

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

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    15+ years at MasterCard and its been a great journey

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPayments industry leader, innovative organization

    ConsCannot think of any at this time

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to reduce the bureaucracy

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

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    impressive corporate leadership; questionable operations leadership

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsStrong CEO leadership, great focus on diversity, decent personal development opportunities, good pay,

    Consoperations leadership has been around too long - fresh approach is needed; intense margin focus drives a somewhat "sweat shop" environment

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Value Added Services - Sr. Analyst

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) O Fallon, MO (US)

    Pros-CEO brings in a new and energizing perspective
    -CEO also pushes for diversity, change, and innovation
    -Company is going through a culture change inviting new ideas, perspectives, innovations, millennial employees
    -Educational assistance for undergrad and grad school is great
    -Stock prices continue to prosper in reflection of the embraced changes (cultural, technological, innovations)

    Cons-Many old school employees (those before IPO) are resistant to change
    -Many prefer the status quo
    -Bureaucracy is a problem causing delays in time to market initiatives and embracing new process improvement ideas
    -Politics at times play major deterrents impacting project and human resource advancements
    -Employees feel overbooked with tasks and this is considered 'the MasterCard way' . This causes burnouts and employees seek other positions

    Advice to Senior Management-Be cognizant of your teammates and don't treat them as only a 'human resources'
    -Really help employees grow in their career, so don't hold them back
    -When employees are overbooked with tasks and can't always meet the outpacing demands, don't say 'it's a time management issue'
    -Give hard working internal employees opportunities to grow and not just fill positions with external people.

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

     

    Use to have Good Pay for an IT company in St Louis Area

    Technical Consultant (Current Employee) O'Fallon, MO (US)

    ProsOver compensation, 401k, healthcare, vacations, and opportunities to move around with in a company

    Conslots of push to meet the deadline, inflexible hours when I worked there. I've hear it had changed.

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    Great potential for career growth within MasterCard

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsInnovative company, continous growth, stable financial health, friendly environment, international culture

    ConsI dont have any particular cons

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

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