MasterCard
3.6 of 5 221 reviews
www.mastercard.com Purchase, NY 5000+ Employees

MasterCard Reviews

Updated Apr 12, 2014
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3.6 221 reviews

                             

87% Approve of the CEO

MasterCard President and CEO Ajay Banga

Ajay Banga

(134 ratings)

74% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Work/Life Balance - Plenty of paid time off, ability to take community service days"
    in 30 reviews
  • "Good benefits especially for employees with families"
    in 14 reviews
Cons:
  • "Demands of being part of a growing company can be challenging for work / life balance for some"
    in 6 reviews
  • "Everyone under middle management is expected to work "more than 40 hours" per week"
    in 8 reviews
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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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It was a great brand but wasn't great for me

Relationship Manager (Former Employee)
London, England (UK)

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

ProsGreat Brand global reach, lots of international scope

ConsThings changing very fast that you have to keep up!

Advice to Senior ManagementLook at training and development plans from day one.

No, I would not 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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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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Great experience, not sure if typical

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

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

ProsVery dynamic industry, lots of opportunity if you are seen as a positive contributor

ConsSome lifer mentality, has apparently changed under new ceo

Advice to Senior ManagementFor true cultural change, need to switch out some of mgmt below CEO - still all the same as with last CEO

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

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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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