First Data – Why Work For Us?

Why First Data?

Whether you are just beginning your career or have many years of experience, First Data can provide you with a wealth of exciting challenges and opportunities. The world of payment processing is changing dynamically and as a global technology and payments processing leader, serving more than 6 million merchant locations, thousands of card issuers and millions of consumers worldwide, we have a unique position to lead the way. We are an innovative, global company looking for talented individuals interested in joining a team of experts who are shaping the future of global commerce. See how you can take your career beyond with First Data.


What We Do

At First Data, we’re all about shaping the future of global commerce, making it simpler, faster, safer and more rewarding. We connect merchants with single source payment processing solutions. Our partnerships with financial institutions reduce fraud and drive smarter commerce. We go beyond the transaction to help improve our customer relationships, loyalty and bottom line.

The age of Universal Commerce is here, where the lines between in-store. eCommerce and mobile commerce are blurring. First Data is focused on delivering the integrated buying experience today’s consumers demand—anywhere, any time and on any device.

Listed below are some of the services that we offer our Merchants and Financial Institutions but check out our Product Area for more details:

  • Card & Check Acceptance Solutions
  • POS Terminals & Equipment Solutions
  • eCommerce Solutions
  • Mobile Commerce Solutions
  • Loyalty and Prepaid Solutions
  • Debit Processing, ATM & Network
  • Online Banking Solutions
  • Card Production
  • Security, Risk & Fraud Solutions
  • Information, Analytics & Reporting



To shape the future of global commerce by delivering the world’s most secure and innovative payment solutions.


Around the world, every second of every day, we make payment transactions secure, fast and easy for financial institutions, merchants and their customers. We leverage our unparalleled product portfolio and expertise to deliver solutions that drive our customers’ revenue and profitability.


  1. Put customers first - Create value for our customers in everything we do.
  2. Empower our people - Encourage and support each other to learn and grow in our careers.
  3. Act with integrity- Build relationships based on honesty, trust and respect with our customers, colleagues and communities.
  4. Deliver excellence - Innovate and challenge the status quo to achieve exceptional results.
  5. Enjoy the journey - Take pride in our work and succeed together as part of a diverse, global team.



Everyone does the basics. First Data understands the importance of offering competitive benefits to its employees worldwide. We go beyond with a comprehensive total rewards package that provides competitive cash compensation with benefit programs that promote good health, saving for retirement, and work/life balance, as well as encouraging community responsibility. We support individual growth in ways that are as empowering and innovative as First Data itself.

We provide the following for our US-based employees.

Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
Life, Accident and Disability Insurance
Flexible Spending Accounts

401(k) Plan
Stock Ownership Opportunities
Annual Bonus Opportunity
Tuition Reimbursement
Scholars Choice College Savings Plan
Employee Discount Program
Commuter Benefits
Dependent Care Subsidy

Work/Life Balance
Paid Time Off: Holidays, Vacation, Personal Days
Employee Assistance Program
Adoption Assistance
Health Advocate Concierge Service

Commitment to Our Veterans

undefinedAt First Data, we recognize the unique skills and vantage point military men and women can bring to our global team. Whether you are an active service member transitioning, a reservist, or a veteran member, there are vast arrays of opportunities waiting for you here at First Data.

First Data is committed to those in the military community. We recognize the important role our service members take on for our country; we appreciate their values, leadership, dedication, and unique skills they bring to our global team. We take pride in employing military service members and members of their families, and are proud to stand behind all of our employees who are Guardsmen, Reservists and Veterans.

Your next opportunity awaits you. The skills you exercised in uniform are easily transitioned into a civilian career at First Data. Whether you seek a position in finance, operations, sales, marketing or information technology, we have the right fit for you. Check out our current openings and apply today.

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    Proud to be an Owner-Associate

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    Current Employee - Director of Product Management in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Director of Product Management in Omaha, NE
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    I have been working at First Data full-time (More than 10 years)


    First Data provides a wealth of opportunities to expand and grow within the organization. As an Owner-Associate I am empowered to make decisions and influence how our solutions are brought to market through the understanding of our client's genuine concern.


    First Data has a complex environment due to numerous acquisitions. We have however done a much better job with our newer acquisitions such as Clover, Perka and GYFT.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to look at the talent within the organization for key leadership roles.

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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at First Data.


    Basic interview. Recruiter interview, phone interview, then in person interview with hiring manager. Whole process took about 2 weeks and then received am offer letter. No off the wall questons

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First Data Awards & Accolades

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Fortune 500 (No. 261) , Fortune, 2014
Military Friendly Employer (Technology & Telecommunications) , G.I. Jobs Magazine, 2015
FinTech 100 , American Banker, 2014
Best Companies to Sell For , Selling Power, 2014
Top 25 Enterprise Companies in FinTech , American Banker, 2014
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Additional Info

Headquarters Atlanta, GA
Size 10000+ Employees
Founded 1971
Type Company - Private
Industry Finance
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year

First Data is the global leader in payment technology and services solutions. With 24,000 owner-associates and operations in 35 countries, the company provides secure and innovative payment technology and services to more than six million merchants and financial institutions around the world, from small businesses to the world’s largest corporations. Today, businesses in ... More

Mission: Around the world, every second of every day, we make payment transactions secure, fast and easy for financial institutions, merchants and their customers. We leverage our unparalleled product portfolio and expertise to deliver solutions that drive our customers’ revenue and profitability.

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