Comdata

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Comdata Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
60 Reviews
3.7
60 Reviews
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Stuart C. Harvey, Jr.
11 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • There is a great work/life balance for me and I have been with the company 34years (in 4 reviews)

  • Onsite gym and cafeteria is a plus (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management doesn't always "manage down" very well (in 6 reviews)

  • You have to be careful at managing your work-life balance (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great laid back company to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Brentwood, TN
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Brentwood, TN

    I have been working at Comdata

    Pros

    Great place to work, good benefits, managers always willing to work with you on family matters, great cafe. Office culture very laid back.

    Cons

    Technology a little out-dated, executives sometimes unwilling to put the money into the Comdata applications to keep them current. Internet access pretty locked downed. Fleetcor recently bought Comdata so all the Pros mentioned will probably change.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good job if you set your expectations appropriately

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Brentwood, TN
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Brentwood, TN

    I have been working at Comdata full-time

    Pros

    Technical opportunities have been very good lately. AD management has taken things in a very positive direction from a technology and methodology point of view.

    Cons

    Individual contributors have very little input in directional decisions. Too much reliance on outside consultants for technical expertise, not enough consideration of the in-house wisdom and experience of long term employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is your long term employees that are keeping the ship afloat. Much is to be gained by valuing their opinion and experience.

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

    I work at SVS, subsidiary of Comdata. It's be best job I have ever had!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - International Liaison Director in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - International Liaison Director in Louisville, KY

    I have been working at Comdata full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    It's a professional organization, with good benefits, excellent office space, competitive salaries, and interesting employees.

    Cons

    The vacation allotment is skimpy for someone who has been at the company for nine years (160 hours total). Also, the life around the main offices in Louisville can be a bit dull, especially compared to the past when we had a lot of fun together.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice to SVS Management is, first of all, to keep doing what you're going because, overall, this is a very good company!!

    After this -- you could perhaps reward an extra week of vacation for every five years of employment. You could hire an Event Coordinator to work with the Employee Committee in order to jump-start the kind of office activities that would bring some zip to the corporate culture. We do miss a writer/documentarian on staff; this person could also serve as intranet coordinator. Finally, we have an international staff, and it is very good for our US people to meet the international staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Company

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

    I have been working at Comdata full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    My director is the best! He genuinely cares for his employees and doesn't try to micro manage. He's jus the greatest. He can be tough if the situation calls for it, but I cannot say enough good things about my supervisor.

    Cons

    Dont expet any kind of raise, annual or merit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Considering the billions of dollars brought into this company, please consider rewarding your employees that do outstanding work a little more recognition.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    40 year old company managed like a 40 year old company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN

    I worked at Comdata full-time

    Pros

    Not much. With ink not dry from takeover, new parent is already firing people to make Financials work. Many good people to co-work with, if they are still around in a year.

    Cons

    If the Pro was the best it gets, goes downhill from there! Poor upper management. No purpose or strategy that unifies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire yourselves!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Wonderful people, Amazing opportunity

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brentwood, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brentwood, TN

    I have been working at Comdata full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    My manager is amazing and really wants to take the time to develope me and advance my career. Comdata gave me the opportunity to purse my career, and I have loved every moment of it. Everyone is willing to help out if you have a questions or need assistance. There is an open door policy which makes it easy to feel comfortable talking with upper management.

    Cons

    I have not found many cons other than the building. We could use more windows!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Lackluster Management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brentwood, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brentwood, TN

    I worked at Comdata

    Pros

    Fellow workers, on site gym, and OK benefits.

    Cons

    Incredible supervisory turnover makes it very hard to get a good working relationship going. Change from focusing on the customer to focusing on typical call center numbers does the customer no good. Shady and downright untrustworthy management does more to enhance mistrust instead of trust. No real avenue to move up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice to Fleetcor, who has purchased Comdata. Once you take over, you will be better of removing most of the unproductive and devisive upper management. Concentrate on fostering a good relationship to supervisors and the lower level workers, which has always been Comdata's strengths.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Long and learning experience. Definitely trains you how to work with all kinds of walks of life.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Comdata

    Pros

    Fun people. Fun events and holiday parties.

    Cons

    Not a lot of training on any new equipment or software - you learn as you go without anyone showing you how, parking is always full so prepare to be on the grass, management and above could use some thinning out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thin yourselves - too many of you
    Bring back food trucks, fun games and activities we used to have there. Everyone misses the fun and games that helped with work stress and allowed us fun times with coworkers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Despite times of change, Comdata remains a great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Average Joe in Brentwood, TN
    Current Employee - Average Joe in Brentwood, TN

    I have been working at Comdata full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Knowledgeable co-workers, onsite fitness center, onsite cafeteria, never a dull moment, Comdata seeks to stay one step ahead of the competition, opportunity to develop professionally as long as you apply yourself and do a great job. Casual days and jeans Friday are a plus. Free coffee is nice perk too. Benefits effective on your 1st day.

    Cons

    Lack of parking, lack of natural light in the building, work-life balance, not open to working from home unless you or your kid is sick.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share more information about the mission and direction of the company. Once a year pay increases that don't amount to much.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Poor Management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Credit Implementation Representative in Brentwood, TN
    Former Employee - Credit Implementation Representative in Brentwood, TN

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

    Pros

    Some of the people you work with

    Cons

    No room to grow, more ongoing training and feedback from employees on the company progress.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more people skills

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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