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MasterCard Reviews

Updated 16 October 2014
Updated 16 October 2014
297 Reviews
3.7
297 Reviews
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MasterCard President and CEO Ajay Banga
Ajay Banga
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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 44 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Business Leader

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Leader in Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)
    Current Employee - Business Leader in Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)

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

    Pros

    Good place to work
    Good enviroinment

    Cons

    Growth is not easy
    Better recognition plans are needed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better development plans are needed

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Middle Management in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Middle Management in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at MasterCard full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great community spirit. Excellent comp and bonus. Ajay Banga proved to be a great leader.

    Cons

    Politics. Lots of who you know rather than what you know. If you don't play the game, you don't get noticed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It a great company. Just don't trip over yourself.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great experience, not sure if typical

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Purchase, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Purchase, NY (US)

    I worked at MasterCard full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Some lifer mentality, has apparently changed under new ceo

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    It has been a fantastic learning experience and there are great opportunities to engage in cross functional projects

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Leader in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Business Leader in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    Great learnings, Cross Functional project experiences, Open approach of the Senior Management

    Cons

    Not a great risk taker

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great business model and an open approach. Opportunity exists to speed up execution

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good experience in general

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Purchase, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Director in Purchase, NY (US)

    I worked at MasterCard full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, enjoyed co-workers, good benefits, interesting work. Beautiful building and grounds.

    Cons

    Ruthless regarding layoffs like most companies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate better. Take advantage of your workforce, train them, give them a path ahead

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Leader in Purchase, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Leader in Purchase, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    The pros to working at Mastercard include the following: location, facility, work-life balance, the ability to work from home if necessary.

    Cons

    One of the cons i would say is that there are less growth opportunities than may be at other financial services company mainly due to MasterCard's relatively small size when compared to banks

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Not for the faint of heart but potentially rewarding

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Leader
    Current Employee - Leader

    I have been working at MasterCard full-time

    Pros

    Most of the people are great to work with. Individuals very dedicated to success of their teams and the company overall. Lots of opportunity to learn if a person makes the effort. Plenty of perks, benefits, and reasonable salaries.

    Cons

    Promotions and salary increases are infrequent and not always based on ability. Progression in the company requires a lot of networking. Although the company tries to promote a good work/life balance, the workload makes it nearly impossible. Lots of overtime.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on supporting and retaining talented individuals with recognition and opportunities for advancement. Middle managers need to refocus on people management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Business Leader in Purchase, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Business Leader in Purchase, NY (US)

    I worked at MasterCard full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good team culture across departments. Good training.

    Cons

    Slow moving, cautious, conservative. They miss opportunities due to this slowness.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not move successful managers into new positions without understanding the nature and nuances of that business.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great people; good opportunities

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Leader in Purchase, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Business Leader in Purchase, NY (US)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Bureaucracy and over-collaboration inhibit results

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clarify roles and responsibilities to empower managers and ensure accountability

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Business model strong, growth great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MasterCard

    Pros

    At the center of a profitable, dynamic industry.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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