First Data Merchant Services

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First Data Merchant Services Reviews in Atlanta, GA

Updated September 1, 2014
Updated September 1, 2014
67 Reviews
2.5
67 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work from home with decent benefits and residual income (in 5 reviews)

  • Over the years good benefits and career advancement, more technology focused today (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • There is little to no work-life balance since you'll have to work a lot to keep up (in 2 reviews)

  • High pressure to get sales numbers, many people in my sales group evade the truth when telling customers about credit card rates (in 2 reviews)

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    VP Sales

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    Former Employee - Vice President Sales in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Vice President Sales in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at First Data Merchant Services full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fun, energetic, risk taking and sales driven culture

    Cons

    No investment into sales training and development and zero succession planning

    Negative Outlook
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Stay away at all cost

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    Former Employee - Business Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Business Consultant in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at First Data Merchant Services full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The co workers were some of the most interesting people I have ever met

    Cons

    The worst management in existence

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire matureadults

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Account Executive

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    Current Employee - Outsdie Sales in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Outsdie Sales in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at First Data Merchant Services full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great Flexibility with schedule and great benefits.

    Cons

    PRESSURE! STRESS! PRESSURE! Takes about a year to start to really understand the business. The pay is very average. I have been at FDMS for about 1.5 years and the pay does not match the stress they put on you. The base salary is low and it takes 3 years to make a decent income.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop pushing AE's to lease out of date equipment with a 48 month term. The market has changed and if we do a good enough job why do we want to lock them in?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
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    First Data Review

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at First Data Merchant Services full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Flexibility, Work from home (somewhat), good benefits package, decent pay, and the ability to make some good money if you work hard and get the right banks.

    Cons

    Lots of driving, lots of angry people, HUGE learning curve if you havent been in the industry. Managers are too busy to really help a newbie, technology (Ipads) and programs we use tend to not work when you really need them too.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We need lots more of you, get assistants!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Good management, good team environment

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at First Data Merchant Services full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, good people, managers are good people managers.

    Cons

    Lost in the numbers, a very large organization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great platform to other parts of the company

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at First Data Merchant Services full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great earning position on the right team. Room for movement with right motivation and persistience.

    Cons

    Micro managing by leadership can be very draining and overwhelming. Sales envronment not as professional as others.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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