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MasterCard Reviews

Updated 24 October 2014
Updated 24 October 2014
301 Reviews
3.7
301 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The company also has a great culture and most of its employees try to have a good work-life balance (in 45 reviews)

  • Good benefits, good pay, good global exposure but still very beaurocratic and "meeting heavy" (in 21 reviews)


Cons
  • Forget about work life balance that they preach on paper but do not put in practice (in 10 reviews)

  • No priorities at the senior management level (need to be everything to everyone) and execution is unrealistic (in 11 reviews)

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  1.  

    Wierd

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MasterCard

    Pros

    Nice office location at Purchase, great cafeteria. Offices could use updating - its like a step back into the 70's

    Cons

    Like most large firms it doesnt live what it preaches. Poor management skills are tolerated if the person is senior because it would cost to much to fire them but people further down the food chain are expendable. If you have tenure you are less likely to be fired for poor performance but instead shuffled around the company into a new role

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Nice place to work but a lot of red tape.

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I worked at MasterCard as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nice office, subsidised meals, monthly trips to restaurants and cinemas.

    Cons

    Poor leadership, run from America, a lot of red tape regarding new technology or processes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great atmosphere

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    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at MasterCard full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, environment and people, the company is trying to be a IT company, I think is doing well

    Cons

    Software process need to improve, the management can’t skip process

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    try listening more the engineers for do the things in the right way, i know is a lot of competitive out there, but sometimes it's better postpone releases

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    MasterCard New York City Office is a great for innovation and product development

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    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at MasterCard full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Payment Industry is going through a big change and MasterCard is evolving itself to make it self a better place to work.

    Cons

    Still lot of red tape and process to make things happen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at the bigger picture and plan for beyond 1 or 2 year horizon.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    MasterCard Response

    Oct 22, 2014VP, Employer Brand Marketing

    We are thrilled to announce our NYC presence! Our tech hub is one of many exciting changes to come - enjoy the new space.

  6.  

    MasterCard is an amazing company with a world of opportunities and great people.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at MasterCard full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people.. it is a place with hard working, smart, amazing individuals.. not all are perfect but overall it is a privilege to work there.

    Cons

    Very few... it has changed tremendously .. for the better. Tapping into more of the ingenuity of employees, unleashing more of the creativity and executing on it would lead to greater innovation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    MasterCard Response

    Oct 14, 2014VP, Employer Brand Marketing

    Thanks for your comments. People are at the center of our success, today and tomorrow!

  7.  

    A wonderful place for an internship

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

    I worked at MasterCard as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Work-life balance is unbelievable - really push taking care of yourself and not working too late at all. Everyone is very down to earth. Compensation is pretty good. Company values are really great. CEO is fantastic.

    Cons

    Probably not enough training. The headquarters are located in Purchase, NY (1 hour outside of NYC), so commute is not ideal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should expand offices in NYC to attract top talent. Those just getting out of college do not want to commute from New York City.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President Business Development in Miami, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Vice President Business Development in Miami, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    Global company, Leader in the Industry

    Cons

    Corporate environment. Some groups work without taking advantage of others

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Summer Intern 2014

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

    I worked at MasterCard as an intern

    Pros

    MasterCard's summer internship is an excellent program, and gave me true insight into the payments industry. We heard from many different speakers, and even got to participate in a community service day at a local nature preserve. I would recommend this to anyone!

    Cons

    My department did not give me a ton of work, so there were some days where I had limited work...however this pushed me to network with different focus groups and meet lots of people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A company that is making the shift to digital payments in a quickly evolving industry

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    Current Employee - Corporate Support in Purchase, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Corporate Support in Purchase, NY (US)

    I have been working at MasterCard full-time

    Pros

    culture where suggestions are welcome and the idea is to get to know the complex business model and contribute; lots of opportunities for lateral movement and room for advancement at the junior and mid-ranks

    Cons

    consensus driven culture and not always speedy resolution to issues; strategy is widely discussed, but specifics on how to execute can often be amorphous

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    great to support the rising stars; be straightforward about long-term view with those who may not be

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Had a great experience during my internship!

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    Former Employee - IT Intern
    Former Employee - IT Intern

    I worked at MasterCard full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    .While interning, I had the opportunity to work with other departments
    .The employees are more than happy to let you shadow them
    .Upper management was open to sharing their own life experience, and what I can do to be successful

    Cons

    .There where some moments where I had nothing to do

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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