MasterCard
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www.mastercard.com Purchase, NY 5000+ Employees

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Great Brand, Good working conditions but difficult environment to get things done

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Purchase, NY (US)

I worked at MasterCard

ProsEverybody has heard of the company, you don't need to explain what your employer does. And for newbies to the industry, MCW does a great job of orientation and training new employees. The company offers good benefits and pay, though they have been pared significantly for new hires since 2007. The Purchase HQ and grounds are a beautiful place to work, but isolated if you're used to the bustle of Manhattan.

ConsMCW is a remarkably bureaucratic environment and often hard to get things done in timely, efficient manner. For all the talk about acting with a sense of urgency, even a simple project can drag on for months--thanks to the "matrixed" environment, buy-in and consensus is required for just about everything, and is often an excuse for manager and lawyers who don't know anything to stick their fingers into your project. (In fairness, I've been told this is beginning to change under the new CEO who just came in.) But an awful lot of what I did was "meta"-work -- work we had to do to prove to somebody else in the organization why we should be allowed to do our real work our way.

Advice to Senior ManagementReducing the number of meetings and strip out the bureaucracy would allow employees to actually get on and do their jobs.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good place to work if you don't mind being amongst people who are waiting for retirement

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Pros: Great learning ground; Terrific amount of exposure to clients globally;… Cons: Filled with top-heavy management whose day has come and gone -- they are waiting for stock to… Advice to Senior Management: Refresh your SBL/Group Head levels. More

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Good benefits, but weak HR

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

I worked at MasterCard


Pros: There are good benefits provided by the company, There is a strong global… Cons: Poor communication from HR. Beware of the meeting culture. People host… Advice to Senior Management: Offer more open communication and reduce redundancy. More

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