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MasterCard Reviews

Updated Jul 30, 2014
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3.6 266 reviews

89% Approve of the CEO

MasterCard President and CEO Ajay Banga

Ajay Banga

(170 ratings)

75% 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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    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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    Band B

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Purchase, NY (US)

    ProsSmall enough to know how you really impact the bottom line.

    ConsRelationships matter more than performance.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to feedback instead of just managing it.

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

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    Really great culture and people!

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

    Pros- Culture
    - Get to meet a lot of people
    - Flexibility

    ConsSome disorganization and inefficiency but overall, great company to work for!

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

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    Strong Brand/Management but Limited Career Advancement Opportunities

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

    ProsGreat work envinroment. Small company feel with motivated individuals. Superb executive leadership.

    ConsDependence on issuers makes it hard for the company to drive quick change/be innovative.

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    Excellent organization to work with

    Leader (Former Employee) New York, NY (US)

    ProsCompany Image
    Generous benefits
    Compact organization
    Profitable business model
    Sensitive to work life balance

    ConsSlow decisions
    Lack of dynamism
    Technology and Business acting as Silos

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

     

    Great benefits, very forward-moving

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsMasterCard goes all out to get the programs the customers want. Funding is sometimes tight, but your team finds a way to make it happen. I am proud to work for MasterCard.

    ConsTimeframes can be grueling, some mangement have unrealistic expectations due to lack of detailed knowledge, but that is everywhere. Work some weekends, but not many.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere is still a lot of dead weight with some management, somehow they get by b/c they inherited a good team. Overall, it's hurting progress.

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    Professional network of global employees in financial services industry with excellent differentiated value proposition.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Purchase, NY (US)

    ProsCollaborative people and desire to work together towards problem solving and process improvements.

    ConsBudget cuts due to financial industry downturn in 2008

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

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