Deluxe Corporation

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Deluxe Corporation Reviews

Updated July 19, 2014
Updated July 19, 2014
163 Reviews
2.8
163 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance has also dramatically improved in the last year (in 12 reviews)

  • The company provides good benefits and pays well for most positions (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • Compensated well for going over sales goals, then a new ceiling is placed that is unobtainable with current lead structure (in 5 reviews)

  • The senior leadership team is not equipped to motivate and drive the change needed (in 5 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Use to be great company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Shoreview, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shoreview, MN

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

    Pros

    Benefits, compensation and the people.

    Cons

    They used to appreciate employees and gave me a lot of opportunities. Company changed over last few years. Now only for the select few. Do more with less because of constant lay-offs, Worked extremely long hours. No work /life balance. No appreciation for good employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Long hours, no work/life balance and even with great work you could not get a promotion. I am guessing because it was not in the budget. With constant lay-offs it leaves others with even more work when employees are already maxed out. Be careful, with the job market opening up you may find yourself loosing good employees and the expense of training new ones in.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Customer service Rep

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

    I have been working at Deluxe Corporation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good job for students who need an easy job

    Cons

    constant change and heavy sales pitches required

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Dramatic cut (40%) in online marketing department commission leads poor outlook in 2014 and beyond.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative  in  Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Deluxe Corporation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Flexible schedule
    Base salary + commission
    Nice facility
    Sales contests with decent prizes
    Selling websites, social media advertising, local SEO, search engine advertising--building a professional skill set that has a marketable future

    Cons

    Commission below average
    Phone system is surprisingly terrible. Calls disconnect every day, all day. Inexcusable for sales professional trying to make a living on the phone.
    IT department needs overhaul
    Product fulfillment is below average for online marketing services

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in technology personnel and resources
    Quickly change your base pay and commission structure to retain your work force

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Solid company, but not innovative

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Shoreview, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shoreview, MN

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

    Pros

    Pro – Great people to work with. Excellent salaries and benefits. Good work-life balance

    Cons

    Con – Very political, and honest feedback is discouraged. It is not an innovative place to work, so new ideas are not encouraged to bubble up from employees, but are pushed down from executives. Tiered structure, which leads to top-heavy management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow for differing opinions - it makes for a more innovative environment which will help in your diversifying strategies. Cut out some managers and hire more workers. Decrease the politics and listen to everyone – not just the chosen few.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Lots of turnover...

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Deluxe Corporation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits. The longer you stay the better it gets.

    Cons

    Mircromanaged. Poor flexibility. High expectations with little training on new products and services. High turnover. Dont get to know any of your coworkers too well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help your employees help themselves.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    I'm a believer...good things to come.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Shoreview, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shoreview, MN

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

    Pros

    Strong core of people who understand how the markets have changed, and how technology plays a central role in attaining and retaining customers.

    Cons

    It's an OLD company. Though the technology "strong core" is there, they spend much of their time selling and evangelizing processes and methodologies considered best practices every where else, costing time and resources reinventing the wheel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue embracing change and listening to your people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Customer Service Call Center Rep

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative

    I worked at Deluxe Corporation full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Decent pay for a call center. Chance to self promote by your stats on top of monthly bonuses. Great benefits package ,wonderful 401k matching. Incredible time off options/flexability. Supportive direct manager. Lots of charity drive and fundraisers for the community.

    Cons

    Constant changes in scripts and procedure. Not a lot of chance to move within the company. High turn over, so if your not a natural born, high pressure sales person, its recognized right away and not much done to keep you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not that great. Current manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Deluxe Corporation

    Pros

    Work life balance is ideal. Many ways to get involved in the company. On going training and educational series available to employees. Leaders are seen on the floor.

    Cons

    Managers are not given the opportunity to be autonomous. They are forced to make decisions driven by directors/sr. Leadership. Manage by fear/intimidation. Annual layoffs. Deluxe wants to play like a large organization but they lack the resources, and lack competent leaders. Most leaders at Deluxe would be doing director level work for a small division in a larger organization. It isn't a great place to work, lacking in diversity. Anyone who has ever worked outside of deluxe in the recent past will agree the pay isn't as great as the tenured employees claim it is, hence poor leaders perhaps.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at managers. If managers aren't given
    Autonomy you either have the wrong people in the wrong positions or managers managers aren't doing their job by training and developing. upper management is not as competent as one thinks because micro managing is a sign of insecurity and incompetence.

  10.  

    Company undergoing a transition.

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

    I have been working at Deluxe Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Deluxe has been supportive in my individual development in providing learning opportunities.

    Cons

    Company is struggling to break away from check business and uses smoke and mirrors in showing diversification.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide employees with a road map to promotion.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Autonomous, home office sales position

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Competitive cost effective benefits, good salary and home office environment

    Cons

    Management's major involvement was managing to the spreadsheet. Rarely traveled with reps to understand the skill set, areas to develop and/or the actual business operations and too many 'product/services' in portfolio to be effective in expertise level

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the time to understand what it takes to sell your product and that way you can develop your sales force and evaluate their skills. Minimize the amount of products services or allow reps to specialize to allow a better level of expertise

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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