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First Data Overview

Atlanta, GA
10000+ employees
Company - Public (FDC)
Financial Transaction Processing
$10+ billion (USD) per year

Working at First Data

First Data is a global leader in commerce-enabling technology and solutions, serving approximately six million business locations and 4,000 financial institutions in more than 100 countries around the world. The company’s 24,000 owner-associates are dedicated to ... Read more

Mission: At First Data, we simplify the connections that make commerce possible. Every day, merchants, financial institutions and governments around the world rely on First Data to deliver the simple yet sophisticated solutions that help our customers thrive in the changing world of ... Read more

Company Updates

  • First Data Named #1 Employer for Veterans and Military Spouses by Military Times
    2018 Marks the Second Year First Data Received the Top Spot on the List

    First Data Named #1 Employer for Veterans and Military Spouses by Military Times

    NEW YORK--()-- First Data (NYSE: FDC), a global leader in commerce-enabling technology, was recognized as the #1 company for the second year in a row on the annual "Best for Vets: Employers" 2018 list. First Data debuted on the list in 2015 at #18 and took the top spot in 2017.

  • First Data recently issued its first Corporate Citizenship Report, profiling the diverse array of initiatives by owner-associates around the globe.

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First Data – Why Work For Us?

Our commitment to a connected world…  

First Data takes special pride in serving as an example for diversity and inclusion in the workplace, efforts include eight Owner-Associate Resource Groups (ERGs), open and collaborative work spaces, commitment to our veterans and our long history of supporting a wide range of business and community events.
First Data earned a perfect score on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index for the third consecutive year and was named one of the best places to work for the LGBT community.
Our Chairman and CEO Frank Bisignano champions diversity within the organization, his article, As Leaders, How Do We Create A Culture Of Inclusion? highlights how First Data actively seeks out avenues to maximize diversity. 
ERGs have chapters in most company locations, foster an inclusive, energetic and purposeful workplace and enable our owner-associates to take advantage of meaningful civic and social opportunities. 
Groups include the Asian Leadership Council, Black Leadership Council, Women’s Leadership Council, UNITY (supporting the LGBT community), YoPro (young professionals group), Juntos (Hispanic and Latino Leadership Council), Thrive (Disability Leadership Council) and the Military Affinity Group.  


Commitment to Veterans

We believe that we have a corporate and civic responsibility to support those who serve our nation. Our company-wide, award-winning military engagement program—First Data Salutes—is built on three pillars: employment, education/experience and entrepreneurship. We provide the military community with access to career opportunities and best in class educational resources.

At First Data, owner-associates have access to a wide variety of benefits including a Paid Parental Leave Program that is gender-neutral and also applies to adoption and foster care.

“…thank you and First Data for the Paternity Leave program… For the first time in my career I was able to take advantage of a Paternity leave program. I can tell you that my wife and kids needed me around to help. I think that’s always the case but with having two weeks, I was truly able to be there for the family and spend some quality time with everyone. So it was about the whole family and not just the new baby. I was already a very happy and very grateful employee but this time the company gave to me has taken that to a whole new level.”

Chris Meluskey, First Data Owner-Associate


First Data is among 10% of Fortune 250 companies that awards equity ownership in the company to all employees. All owner-associates benefit as the company grows and prospers. 

Health Plans are offered through the premier Aon Active Health Exchange™. The Exchange is a private insurance marketplace providing First Data the opportunity to offer owner-associates the ability to select medical coverage from multiple carriers with a wide selection of options at different price points.  A third-party recently rated the plan one of the top 10-20 percent in nationwide plans.
Health & Life 
Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
Health Savings Account
Flexible Spending Account
Short- and Long-Term Disability
Life and AD&D Insurance
Critical Illness and Accident Insurance
Employee Assistance Program
Legal Assistance Plan 
Adoption Assistance Employee
Discount Program
Tuition Reimbursement
Commuter Benefit
Incentive Savings Plan (ISP)/401(k)
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Financial Wellness Program 
Paid Time Off: Holidays, Vacation, Personal Days
Paid Parental Leave Program
Own It Honors Recognition Program 

A Recognized Innovator and Leader in Connected Commerce.

In a constantly changing world of commerce payment solutions we create best-in-breed payment solutions, conceived and designed through the lens of our client’s strategic business goals.

First Data was named a Leader in Forrester’s Global Commerce Payment Providers Report with the Report’s highest designation – top scores in the core platform capabilities, reporting capabilities, and value-added product and services criteria.

A single global contracting and integration experience with First Data’s infrastructure and teams provides a consolidated solution that delivers increased cost and resource efficiencies, speed to market, and consolidated insights.

First Data is innovating at the speed of commerce, accelerating competitive advantages for bussinesses and helping clients grow business, drive innovation, optimize security and increase efficiencies. Check out the "Fueling for the Future" article in First Data's Connected Magazine. 

CardConnect offices in King of Prussia, PA

CardConnect, a First Data company in King of Prussia, PA, offers omni-channel payment processing technology solutions to businesses of all sizes.  

The People

Offices span from King of Prussia to Chicago, Kansas City, Denver, Cleveland and Honolulu. Since its inception in 2016, CardConnect has grown to become a team of more than 300 talented people.  

The Tech

Developers and engineers work to bring tech to the next level of innovation in the industry, with regular product updates and rollouts of superior platforms CardPointe, CardSecure and Bolt P2PE.  CardConnect also built out  integration options to provide businesses with any type of payment acceptance they’re looking for. 

The Perks

For employees, working at CardConnect comes with a few nice perks including fitness memberships, catered lunches, yoga classes, in-house farmers markets and a lot more. They’re a group that puts as much time into having fun as they do working hard.

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CardConnect Offices in King of Prussia, PA

Clover, a First Data company in Sunnyvale, CA, builds the largest open-architecture point of sale solution aimed at small and medium sized business owners. Clover products are changing the consumer/merchant experience for the better, opening avenues for seamless customer-merchant interactions.

Clover’s mission is to build the platform that enables the quickest, most efficient and rewarding customer/merchant interactions possible.

Clover offers a full line of all-in-one management solutions designed to complement the unique needs of businesses and their customers. Clover’s 250+ apps make it easy to accept all types of payments, safely and securely, manage employees, customers, track inventory, sell gift cards, create a loyalty program, create and view reports, and monitor revenue streams.

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    Great environment and good place to work


    Consolidating and laying off people.

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First Data Interviews



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    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at First Data (Atlanta, GA) in October 2017.


    Was first contacted by HR to set up phone interview. Had a 30 min phone behavioral interview. After that the next round was a pair programming interview in person. They showed me around the office a bit after the interview and told me about what they were working on.

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    • Questions about inheritance and streams. Know how polymorphism works and how to implement it.   1 Answer
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First Data Awards & Accolades

  • Fortune 500(No. 261), Fortune, 2014
  • Military Friendly Employer(Technology & Telecommunications), G.I. Jobs Magazine, 2015
  • FinTech 100, American Banker, 2014
  • Best Companies to Sell For, Selling Power, 2014
  • Top 25 Enterprise Companies in FinTech, American Banker, 2014
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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