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Good Company but needs more Ethical Practices

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Former Employee - Merchant Consultant  in  San Diego, CA
Former Employee - Merchant Consultant in San Diego, CA

Pros

Very Flexible work hours--you create your own hours and scheduled appointments.
Potential to make a lot of money once you have built a Book of Business.
Many different products to sell and make money with.

Cons

Most of the very successful reps do not disclose fees properly.
Industry is full of shady people so it leads reps at First Data resorting to those same tactics.
Too much competition. Competition lies and says whatever they need to get the business.
Pricing is initially conrolled by the sales rep but can go up by the company later on.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Managers have way too much on their plate to be effective at developing their team of sales reps. Anyime you go out in the field with a Manager, they are inindated with phone calls from other reps and/or other issues. Managers need to spend more time developing team members.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other reviews for First Data

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    Lack focus, can't seem to move forward

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Denver, CO

    Pros

    Large, financially stable company with great people all trying very hard to make things happen. Opportunity to bring ideas to fruition

    Cons

    Slow moving and incompetent on the product development front. Limited focus on the customer, satisfaction lags competition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too internally focused, listen to the customer and keep your eye on the competition because in many cases they seem to be doing a better job

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Services Representative  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Financial Services Representative in Dallas, TX

    Pros

    Good managers that believe in the employees

    Cons

    Bad pay doesn't make employees happy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase salary so employees are happier

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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