MasterCard has been recognized as the 15th best place to work in the UAE by the Great Place to WorkTM institute. The ranking is based on feedback from employees, along with a culture audit conducted by the institute.
“Ours is a multi-cultural work environment that values ideas, rewards resourcefulness and encourages community involvement within and beyond our company.” shares Scott Tierney, Senior Vice President of Human Resources, MasterCard Middle East and Africa, “We strive to create a culture in which all our employees can flourish.”
MasterCard inspires and motivates employees through its collaborative work atmosphere and culture, as well as its projects that positively impact society. Across the globe, its financial inclusion initiatives bring vital financial services to underserved communities, driving economies and allowing more people to participate in the formal financial sector.
MasterCard’s Dubai office presently consists of 31 different nationalities and, on a regional level, the company has consciously focused on improving its gender balance over the past few years via its hiring strategy. This has resulted in the proportion of females in the region increasing by more than 60%. The company has also witnessed a lowering in the average age of new recruits in the past four years from 39 to 35. Half of MasterCard’s 2014 hires came from non-traditional backgrounds, i.e. not from banks, payments or financial services, allowing for a more diverse talent pool.