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"My expectations for career growth did not prove to be true."

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Former Employee - Senior Database Administrator in Omaha, NE
Former Employee - Senior Database Administrator in Omaha, NE
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Salary and benefits are good. In most areas, accommodations for routine life / family issues can be easily made. Most technical resources are highly skilled and very good at what they do.

Cons

Culture is slow to accept "outsiders". Long-time employees are favored because of their internal political connections. Too many decisions are made based on internal politics.

Advice to Management

Look for management resources that aren't "yes" men or wormen.

Other Employee Reviews for First Data

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Started out great, ended poorly"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Initially when i started the opportunities were solid and you were rewarded for your work. After acquisition by KKR in 2007 this deteriorated dramatically.

    Cons

    Management had a short-term quarter to quarter view. KKR brought in management that had no understanding of the industry. They oversimplified everything and accomplished nothing.

    Advice to Management

    Get industry expertise at the executive levels


  2. "Was ok"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Client Support Representative in Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - Client Support Representative in Wilmington, DE
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits and schedule flexibility. Good staff.

    Cons

    No room for advancement nor raises

    Advice to Management

    More money!

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