MasterCard
3.6 of 5 224 reviews
www.mastercard.com Purchase, NY 5000+ Employees

MasterCard Reviews

Updated Apr 11, 2014
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87% Approve of the CEO

MasterCard President and CEO Ajay Banga

Ajay Banga

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74% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great people; good opportunities

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

I have been working at MasterCard full-time for more than 5 years

ProsBright, engaging colleagues; managers have helped me leverage my talent and grow in my field

ConsBureaucracy and over-collaboration inhibit results

Advice to Senior ManagementClarify roles and responsibilities to empower managers and ensure accountability

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

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Business model strong, growth great

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I have been working at MasterCard

ProsAt the center of a profitable, dynamic industry.

ConsStrong business model means it can be hard to tie effort to results.

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on accountability and how people really manage (not managing up). Allow more real innovation unleashed from the core technology limitations and requirements that are for network operations, not new intiative development. Move around key executives to allow for fresh perspectives.

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

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Suffering identity crisis being a publicly traded corporation.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at MasterCard full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood work environment. Good benefits.

ConsPoor middle management. Lack of training, professional development and management process.

Advice to Senior ManagementBring in outside consulting to begin the process for a professionally managed corporate culture.

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 for

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
O Fallon, MO (US)

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

ProsGood career opportunities and room for growth. One can get exposure to both technical and professional skills. It's really easy to let upper management hear your voice. Importance is given to the innovation.

ConsGrowth depends on the team you are in and the manager.

Advice to Senior ManagementTime to pump blood who can bring more energy and can change old school ideas.

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

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São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

I have been working at MasterCard full-time for less than a year

ProsCalm, balance personal and professional life, stable, secure

Conslack of creativity, too political, low onwership, too much old people

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

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

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I worked at MasterCard

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)

I have been working at MasterCard as an intern for more than a year

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)

I worked at MasterCard as an intern for less than a year

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

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Love working here!

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

I have been working at MasterCard as a contractor for more than a year

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)

I worked at MasterCard full-time for more than 3 years

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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