Heartland Payment Systems

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Heartland Payment Systems Reviews

Updated September 24, 2014
Updated September 24, 2014
239 Reviews
3.0
239 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Calls at Heartland Service Center are answered in less than 6 seconds by a LIVE person (in 23 reviews)

  • Their customer service team is the best I've ever seen (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • They have forgotten about the sales reps and have become all about a spreadsheet and micromanagement (in 22 reviews)

  • Most of the sales force is unhappy due to the way management is treating them (in 18 reviews)

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  1.  

    Heart is in the right place.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Heartland Payment Systems full-time

    Pros

    The CEO is down to earth and exemplifies the company's culture of caring so that it permeates throughout the company. Everyone I've ever interacted with is with that program so it's very cool to be around folks who feel appreciated and know how to appreciate one another.

    Cons

    You really want to be about your game and continually up it so there's a realistic intolerance for slackers. You need to be able to make worthwhile contributions or you're not carrying your weight and not everyone is going to reach out to help you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay out in the field more to see the perspective of your workforce.

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

    Great Company to learn about payment systems, lots of training and self learning opportunity.

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    Former Employee - Relationship Manager  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Relationship Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Heartland Payment Systems full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Heartland is good to work for because they are a one stop shop and neatly package processing and payroll for you to sell.

    Cons

    They have forgotten about the sales reps and have become all about a spreadsheet and micromanagement. My day became all about what Heartland managers wanted not what I needed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring managers from outside of Heartland, they don't know the culture, promote from within like you always did but give them a salary so they can concentrate on managing and pay reps better if they are residual only.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    upper management has no clue

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    Current Employee - Division Manager  in  Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Division Manager in Oklahoma City, OK

    I have been working at Heartland Payment Systems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Some good people but not enough to run a company this size.

    Cons

    too many ego-driven chiefs and not enough smart people. they fire good sales people at a whim if they don't make their numbers. Marketing is a joke, no support, only some design guru who doesn't support the different divisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire some good people who know what they're doing and understand the business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    I have been employed at HPS for over fifteen years at different Levels of Sales, Training, Support and Management.

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    Current Employee - Relationship Manager  in  Manchester, NH
    Current Employee - Relationship Manager in Manchester, NH

    I have been working at Heartland Payment Systems full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Heartland is a company of integrity and unlimited earning potential with constant technological growth and movement for improved product offering.

    Cons

    No Sales protected territories limit your earning potential and make the company look bad for having multiple reps calling on the same businesses in the same areas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop squeezing more Sales Reps into areas where current reps are performing above sales Goals

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    I loved working there until they laid off the service department with no warning.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Heartland Payment Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They are very service oriented. They treat their customers very well.

    Cons

    No base pay for the sales people, reps running over each other in every city.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Chaotic Company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX

    I worked at Heartland Payment Systems full-time

    Pros

    Good place to learn new technologies. Laid back environment. Bonuses were a nice perk.

    Cons

    Constantly changing technologies; too many changes occurring at the same time lead to confusion, mistakes and frustration. Each team had their own approach, often approaches did not work well together. Teams often did not coordinate with others before making changes that impacted other teams. Little sharing of project knowledge. Each person had to learn business on their own. Little training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Slow down rate of change to reduce stress and increase product quality.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Avoid the Campus Solutions Division - In Pittsburgh PA

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    Current Employee - Management  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Management in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Heartland Payment Systems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Co-workers are enjoyable and nice, even though their faces (and attitudes) look like they're marching on the Trail of Tears...forever.

    Cons

    Executive Management and Directors are extremely (extremely is too weak a word here) inexperienced in an Enterprise atmosphere, and consistently fail to see their shortcomings even when presented to them in a professional and constructive way. Severe and absolute suppression of innovation and creativity from the top-down. It explains why there still COBOL based (and proud of it!). Consultants are empowered, FTE's are not. It's common for Director's to take direction from 3rd tier subordinates...it's fascinating to see.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Corporate should really consider coming in and cleaning house. This Division is fraught with ineptitude, un-professional, demeaning, degrading management, which habitually demoralizes and degrades FTE's.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    SPA - Senior Product Advisor

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    Former Employee - Sales  in  Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Sales in Miami, FL

    I worked at Heartland Payment Systems full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I have a hard time saying this after 16 years of being in the corporate world, but the only pro was meeting fellow colleagues and talking to business owners for the sole purpose of networking. There is NO PAY for sales representatives and is no different than an MLM structure internally.

    Cons

    WARNING - **BE CAREFUL WHEN THEY WANT TO HIRE YOU & GET EVERYHTHING IN WRITING** No pay & horrible benefits package with high deductibles. It appears and is structured like it is a pyramid scheme. You have one or two guys/gals that are getting overrides and it is structured like an MLM; and just as costly on your end.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You can't co-mingle a merchant services business and acquire payroll companies and expect the same results using the same metrics and technology. Additionally if you have to misrepresent your company to hire individuals tell them the truth that the company does not pay a salary and will pull there so called "bridge" if they do not sell anything in 30 days.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Heartland is a leading innovative payment technologies company.

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    Current Employee - Relationship Manager  in  Gilbert, AZ
    Current Employee - Relationship Manager in Gilbert, AZ

    I have been working at Heartland Payment Systems full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Working with Heartland allows you the opportunity to determine your on wealth and salary.

    Cons

    If you aren't a hunter and a go getter this job isn't for you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's a fantastic company that takes its employees seriously.

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    Current Employee - Customer Advocate  in  Jeffersonville, IN
    Current Employee - Customer Advocate in Jeffersonville, IN

    I have been working at Heartland Payment Systems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very loyal to its employees. Family oriented. Many perks include onsite daycare, full gym w/ sauna, full-service cafeteria, onsite car detailing, onsite massage therapy, "sleep" rooms, company paid trips, summer picnics and Christmas parties, company paid sporting event tickets and so so much more. Great place!

    Cons

    New hire hours can be a bit rough. It usually starts as a 10a-7p. Any other "Cons" would most likely seem trivial compared to all the other amazing benefits and workplace environment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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