First Financial Merchant Services

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John Eliason
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    Very satisfied as an independent agent for First Financial for over five years

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Agent  in  Pensacola, FL
    Current Employee - Agent in Pensacola, FL

    I have been working at First Financial Merchant Services full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I like their GiveBack program where they donate 10% of the profit from a merchant's account to the non-profit of the merchant's choice every month as long as the merchant is processing through them. Several non-profits in my city are receiving several thousand dollars a year from this program. I have a great agent director who is almost immediately available and has taught me a lot. They have treated me fairly. They do not ask me to say anything to get an account and they encourage the client service I give to my clients. CC processing is a very competitive business and it is not for everyone, but I am making a decent living from it. I would recommend to a friend if I thought my friend was a good match for the job and its requirements.

    Cons

    I have had several agent directors and not all were as good as the one I have now. However, I found that when I was not satisfied with who I was working with, they were willing to make adjustments to make sure I had the support I needed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think that agent directors are under pressure to push their agents to get deals to make quotas and bonus levels - which can lead some of them to say anything to get a deal. Choose your agent directors more carefully and train them better and you will have more agents staying and working hard for themselves and the company. Emphasize to your agent directors to be honest with their agents above all else.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

First Financial Merchant Services Interviews

Updated Apr 4, 2014
Updated Apr 4, 2014

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    Credit Card Processing Sales Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 days - interviewed at First Financial Merchant Services.

    Interview Details

    Attended a conference call. Once I decided to join I was assigned an agent director for training.

    Interview Questions
    • There was not a difficult or unexpected question. On the conference call they talked about the company, how long they had been in business, the type of people they were looking for and the pay/commission/bonus structures.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation. As an independent contractor on commission I was explained the commission structure. They also explained in detail the bonus structures. The other thing they explained is how often and when I would be paid.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

First Financial Merchant Services Awards & Accolades

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Best Places to Work, Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, 2013
Best Places to work 2012, Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, 2012
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Additional Info

Website www.ffusa.com
Headquarters Medina, MN
Size 50 to 149 Employees
Founded 1996
Type Company - Private
Industry Finance
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable
Competitors Unknown

FFUSA is one of the nation’s leading merchant services companies, providing credit card processing to thousands of satisfied business around the world. But at First Financial were more than your average merchant processor, we like to think of ourselves more as consultants - working with businesses to understand their company and create the best possible plan that meets their... More

Mission: We’ve helped nearly 10,000 business owners make better decisions that put more money in their pocket. For seventeen years, we've been passionate about achieving better... More

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