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First Data Reviews in Basildon, East of England, England

Updated September 26, 2014
Updated September 26, 2014
4 Reviews
4.0
4 Reviews

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Pros
  • Great co-workers depending on your team and relatively good work/life balance (in 25 reviews)

  • Work from Home, Build Great Business Relationships by Representing worldwide Best in Class Products (in 23 reviews)


Cons
  • High expectations and time commitements - Can impact work life balance negatively (in 14 reviews)

  • 401k match was eliminated, Health care benefits are expensive with a high deductible (in 26 reviews)

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  1.  

    Promising future, overcomplicated processes hinders accelerated change

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Middle-level Individual Contributor in Basildon, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Middle-level Individual Contributor in Basildon, East of England, England (UK)

    I have been working at First Data full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good brand name in its industry. Large organization. Promising storyline

    Cons

    Overcomplicated matrix organization with too many bureaucratic processes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower decision making at middle management levels

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good Varying Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PM BA in Basildon, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - PM BA in Basildon, East of England, England (UK)

    I have been working at First Data

    Pros

    Varying Work.
    Some nice people.
    Flecibility in working.

    Cons

    People work in Silos.
    Too many organisational Changes.
    Drastic cut backs.
    No pay rises.
    Old employees set in their ways.
    No proper project support from resources.
    No future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of people who don't work.
    Pay attention to those that do.
    Improve remuneration.
    Stop this indefinate streamlining....

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good team to work for, bad company for job secuirty...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Services Representative in Basildon, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Customer Services Representative in Basildon, East of England, England (UK)

    I have been working at First Data

    Pros

    management are lovely, caring and kind.

    Cons

    Ive been a temp for 6 month now through an agency, was informed it was 3 months temp then to perm with a 6k payrise and commision, now 6 months later there is only one contract and myself and another going for it, we where both promised the same thing. its very unfiar way of business.

    Approves of CEO
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    Generally a good place to work and the pay and rewards were pretty decent!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Basildon, East of England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Basildon, East of England, England (UK)

    I worked at First Data

    Pros

    Friendly professional environment. It always had a buzz of excitement about it and people were generally very passionate about the company and the work they did.

    Cons

    Work pressures, too much favouritism and very cliquey in some areas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a culture of more openness.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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