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"Get rid of the VPs"

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Current Employee - Director in Baltimore, MD
Current Employee - Director in Baltimore, MD
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Great people to work with below VP, these are the true contributors to the company's survival

Cons

Flatten your senior management structure, get rid of the VPs who are not contributing anything valuable to the company (this would be most of them). The good ones have already left so those remaining are trying to hold on to grab more land or could not find something better outside. With the salary and bonus you pay to the VPs you can afford 3 hardworking employees. I worked very closely with most VPs, they are incompetent, opportunists, crush their teams while brown nosing their leaders and don't get out of their comfort zone.

Advice to Management

Read above if you truly care about the company

Other Employee Reviews for First Data

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Another Big Company that you can get lost in."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Applications Developer in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Senior Applications Developer in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at First Data full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Starting Pay was good, but advancing and raises were few.

    Cons

    Too many re-orgs and outsourcing that make getting your job done difficult.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Chaos"

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

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

    Pros

    If you can get a leadership position the pay is good. Most people are hard workers who want to accomplish things.

    Cons

    The new executive leadership team is squeezing all of the employees. There is no global aspect to this company and too many countries and organizations are off doing their own thing. Constant power struggles. Some people are overworked while its ok for others to barely lift a finger. This place is circling the toilet bowl.

    Advice to Management

    treat your employees better and insure SVP's represent one message to their "global" teams. Eliminate some of the VP's and flatten the org

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