Deluxe Corporation

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Deluxe Corporation Reviews

Updated February 28, 2015
Updated February 28, 2015
48 Reviews
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Pros
  • Work life balance has also dramatically improved in the last year (in 13 reviews)

  • They offer very good benefits and generous paid time off (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • Little diversity in upper management (in 6 reviews)

  • High turnover rate from people that are fired, quit or just never show up again (in 5 reviews)

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    A company in transition. Unless your brand receives prioritization, hard to get funding and resources to drive.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shoreview, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shoreview, MN

    I worked at Deluxe Corporation full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Fun to be on the front end of a company transformation

    Cons

    Leaders are P&L NOW managers. No investment for the future which could hurt in the long run.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in IT and resources for the future or it will pass you by.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Enjoyed my time but can't recommend now

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    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers, flexibility, no micro managing by direct management, benefits & pay are OK

    Cons

    Layoffs - it's not a matter of "if" you're getting RIF but "when" -- ELT sole focus is on stock price and not the customer - constant hype around "the next acquisition" and the opportunities it will bring - don't fall for it!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Structure the ELT stock options for 5 & 10 year availability so that not all decisions are made quarter to quarter on stock price - fire your acquisition team - think about your customer & employees every once in a while

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    "Deluxe has a curable disease...but no doctors in house"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive

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

    Pros

    Great people & mid-managers. Good benefits & flexibility. Fair (but declining) reputation for customer focus and quality.

    Cons

    Very poor senior management ability to adjust to change and diversify to next generation products and services. Strategy is to cost cut and RIF to prosperity. Employees live quarter to quarter. Stock has realized nice growth, but customers are becoming very agitated with frequent price increases and service & quality decreases. Expect customer fallout and market share decline due to customer dissatisfaction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Yes, customer relationships do matter. No, it isn't all about price. Show some loyalty to long time employees. Fire your merger and acquisitions team and find someone with vision.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Bureaucratic nightmare and ditto most of these other comments

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Deluxe Corporation

    Pros

    Good benefits, decent salary and incentives...for non-sales people.

    Cons

    Too many layers of management and a nightmarish, confusing web of overly complex, unnecessary processes have created a haven for mediocrity. If you are above average, and/or the type to question the many things you will encounter that don't make any sense you will not be successful here. They talk about change and innovation, but in practice they want anything but. Constant, large layoffs create low morale. They lay off experienced employees then turn around and replace the exact same position with lower-cost less experienced people, which only adds to the chaos and confusion. There is no focus on customer satisfaction or even doing the right thing for customers. It's only about the bottom line.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    That would be a complete waste of time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Confusing Nonsense

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    Former Employee - Manager in Provo, UT
    Former Employee - Manager in Provo, UT

    I worked at Deluxe Corporation full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Deluxe is a large company; therefore the benefits are great.

    Cons

    Since Deluxe is a large company, you are number & treated as one.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Know your employees - know their strengths and weaknesses.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Deluxe Corporation

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    Former Employee - Credit/Collections Department in Shoreview, MN
    Former Employee - Credit/Collections Department in Shoreview, MN

    I worked at Deluxe Corporation full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Most of the people are friendly. They have a great lunchroom

    Cons

    Management was not very supportive. It seemed like the main concern was covering your butt and fixing blame on mistakes or problems. Training is almost nonexistent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Institute more training, the company would be less chaotic

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Churn through good people

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Deluxe Corporation

    Pros

    Decent work life balance. Benefits were OK. SOME sincerely nice people in the group. Others would throw you under the bus in a heart beat.

    Cons

    Continually sacrificed tomorrow's markets and revenue opportunities for today's cash. Very short sighted. Hard to build any type of strategy because it was all about today and tomorrow. I saw a lot of talented people churn through really fast. People tended to be there 15+ years or under 2 years. Very few in between.

    Doesn't Recommend
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Started out happy with steady decrease in those feelings

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    Former Employee - Small Business Sales Inbound Call Division
    Former Employee - Small Business Sales Inbound Call Division

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

    Pros

    They are good about working with you to choose your schedule for most people, but they are tough with flexibility for days/hours off and have a strict absence policy. It was enough for me as a single woman, but if I had a family things like sick kids or unexpected emergencies might have cost me my job if it didn't work out just right.

    The pay is okay for entry level, and raises are easy enough to come by, but my position was exhausting. I was on the phones for 3 years. I started out at $12.50 and left at $15.83+comm because it wasn't worth the pressure anymore.

    The benefits are what kept me for so long. My 401k was doing great, and the medical was a decent price, but last I heard before leaving is that all might be changing.

    People are decent to get a long with. I met one of the best bosses I've ever had here.

    I was able to experience a couple different roles within my department, but never offered jobs which I applied for in different departments. I suspect they wanted to keep me in sales because I produced decent numbers despite the fact that I do not like sales in the first place.

    Cons

    My position was terrible. I had to take sales calls all day long with zero variety They kept raising sales expectations and goals to unattainable measures and constantly pressured you to pressure customers. They constantly monitored every minute of your day if you were not as productive as they wanted you to be. I was great at sales, and I was quick to assure customers were satisfied, but I didn't take enough calls in their opinion. I struggled for a long time to find happiness within this organization, but I just couldn't measure up to their expectations & in the 3 years I was there I can only name a handful of people that had been there longer than me in that department which had more than 100 people.

    I was finally able to give my notice after 5 other people on my team quit. I found a better job where I am much happier and nearly all the friends I have who still work there continue to inquire as to where my new job is and if they can apply because most are not happy here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work with your sales people to create attainable goals that they are comfortable with instead of constantly implementing new expectations.

    Listen to feed back from the sales floor and it's team leads. You place team leads in terrible spots when you don't empower them to make their teams happy while constantly pushing/pressuring for more from an unhappy team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Trying hard to be......something they can't be

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    Former Employee - Mid-management in Auburn, AL
    Former Employee - Mid-management in Auburn, AL

    I worked at Deluxe Corporation full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Big corporate environment, hierachical, with big company attributes and benefits. These are positives if you like politics and bureacracy and lip service. Suck ups will do well here.

    Cons

    Cut throat environment with a smile, if you are going to be asked to give your thoughts, they want 'yes men'. Not a lot of trust of senior management - they are in it for themselves. Trying hard to something they cannot be....and this can get vindictive. Business outlook is not exciting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow tenured people to make decisions versus going through a long drawn out process to hear no at the end. Trust your folks who want to perform versus castrating them. Be inclusive. Hire some minorities and women for God's sake.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Decent

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Marketing in Colorado Springs, CO

    I worked at Deluxe Corporation full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Liked the people
    Pretty good PTO
    Nice 401k contributions
    Decent pay

    Cons

    Dying industry. There for a few months, then laid off. Many other of my colleagues have since been laid off. Decent pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't hire new people if you don't have the money to keep them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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