Best Places to Work in IT 2009 Employer Profile

No. 72

MasterCard Worldwide

Purchase, N.Y. [Middle Atlantic]
http://www.mastercard.com
http://www.mastercard.com/us/company/en/careers/index.html

Why you want to work there

The teleworking program at this banking services company in Purchase, N.Y., has more than 400 participants. Employees who take part in the program work part of their regularly scheduled days at a MasterCard location and the remaining days at home or another approved location. Typically, an employee will spend two days in the office and three days out of the office one week, with three days in the office and two days out of the office the following week,. The schedule rotates every other week. Employee connections are forged through frequent departmental meetings, new-hire lunches, regularly scheduled all-employee meetings, leadership dialogues and scheduled sessions with senior management. Through the Mentoring@MasterCard program, employees gain help in mastering the company's five leadership principles. The SPOT -- Superior Performance and Outstanding Teamwork -- award program allows individuals to recommend co-workers to receive a cash award of up to $2,500 for outstanding work. A Business Technologists program honors employees who consistently demonstrate company values. The program annually recognizes about 20 people.

Rank by company size:
Medium, No. 23

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 3,650

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 1,509

IT employee turnover in 2008: 4%

IT promotions in 2008: 10%

Training

Training days offered per IT employee in 2008: 3

Training budget per IT employee in 2008: $825

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT: 35%

Percentage of IT managers who are women: 32%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are women: 36%

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT: 19%

Percentage of IT managers who are minorities: 14%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are minorities: 21%