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"Fast Paced company with too many unknowns"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at First Data full-time (More than a year)

Pros

If you work in corporate, you will not be bored as there is barely any dull moment. Challenges are common and changes happen on a daily basis

Cons

Management is cut throat and they are not loyal to their employees. Too many unknowns ass to whether you will be working the next day or not! Changed management so many times in 5 years... Compensation is not great and people who are full of BS get promoted. Too many VPs and SVPs don't know what they are talking about. Been stripping all the benefits off. No matching 401K, poor medical coverage (blaming Obamacare, PLEASE give us a break!!!), taking away all the incentives just to take the company public. In a nutshell, workforce is not valued as it should!

Advice to Management

How do you expect people to stay in a company that doesn't seem to value them at all????

Other Employee Reviews for First Data

  1. "This was a wonderful learning environment."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Branding Intern in Denver, CO
    Former Intern - Branding Intern in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at First Data as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Hard working
    Detailed oriented
    Organized
    Friendly
    Fun environment
    Good privacy set up

    Cons

    Intense
    Long-Hours
    Strict
    Limited Internet Usage
    Many emails sent out from HR daily


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Transformational period.."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Vice President in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at First Data full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Unpleasant place to be right now

    Cons

    Many cutbacks happening: no more 401K employer match; 2 personal days instead of 8; no volunteer days anymore; First Data Foundation dissolved; high deductible insurance plan ($4K for a family) and high cost to participate in program per pay period; 2014 merit increases will only be paid to Manager level and below (2% discretionary); bonus will likely not be paid out in 2014; company is growing - just can't keep up with the weight of the debt therefore all course corrections right now coming off the backs of the employees

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