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  • Work/Life balance can be a challenge (in 53 reviews)

  • Upper Management doesn't work closely with associates to better understand roles" (in 64 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Slowly chipping away at benefits"

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Corvallis, OR
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Corvallis, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fiserv full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Steady reliable company that continues to optimize

    Cons

    Continued consolidation at expense of employees


  2. Helpful (5)

    "No local control"

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    Former Employee - Financial Software in Corvallis, OR
    Former Employee - Financial Software in Corvallis, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fiserv (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A lot of sharp people working there.
    Pay rate was good initially, but pay scales crashed with economy. People who didn't get in when I did were screwed.

    Cons

    High Burnout rate, a lot of overtime required. Management fails to listen to the engineers driving projects to failure then dumps employees.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the engineers when they tell you this scheme will fail. When someone escapes a doomed project don't go looking to include them in the blaming of the innocent and resultant layoffs.


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Technical knowledge not required for an SDET position"

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test in Corvallis, OR
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test in Corvallis, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Fiserv (Less than a year)

    Pros

    As an SDET, there were interesting engineering problems to work on. There was a bi-monthly lunch meeting for programmers to learn new stuff together.

    Cons

    It was clear that the skills of an SDET were not required. Rather, they wanted QA, manual, testers. The work which was needed to be done, which was completely manual (with no automation), was completely at odds with what the interview was like (which included programming problems).

    Advice to Management

    Don't require hires to have CS degrees if the work required from them has no programming involved.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Discouraging environment"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Corvallis, OR
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Corvallis, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The technical aspects of the job were good for a while. Eventually though this was overwhelmed by the frustration of an interminable planning cycle and very little technical innovation. The people I worked with were great for the most part, and we did some nice things like regular potlucks.

    Cons

    Little to no recognition of employees (other than the one annual Associate Recognition day); expectations of being available whenever needed with not even a thank you for major contributions; generally negative atmosphere that pervades everything. Zero performance feedback for the most part, and the little I did get (all positive) had no correlation with any promotions or salary adjustments.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the employee experience.


  6. "Great Ride"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Corvallis, OR
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Corvallis, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fiserv full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Worked for Fiserv 20 years in a senior position. Had multiple opportunities to travel domestically & internationally. Built a high performance work team in Corvallis Oregon, had a leader with vision and developed a truly 21st century product

    Cons

    Fiserv canned our project in exchange for purchasing an existing product built over 20 years ago. They let go all the talent and went in a different business direction. That's life in the big leagues. As an investor I'm happy with the performance. As an employee it was disappointing.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Frustrating to see so much opportunity and yet so much mis-management..."

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    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Corvallis, OR
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Corvallis, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fortune 500 company
    Stable paycheck
    Desire innovation

    Cons

    Tons of infighting
    High level of political sniping
    Management via fear and intimidation
    More interested in profit---to the bone----than investing in new product and spurring innovation

    Advice to Management

    Read the book from Verne Harnish, "The Rockefeller Habits", and set yearly and quarterly strategic directions for the company and then make the investment.


  8. Helpful (11)

    "Working at Fiserv was abusive."

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    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Corvallis, OR
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Corvallis, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Felt welcomed by technical team with the exception of the manager. The Benefits were fairly good. Location was convenient being in the same city as the College.

    Cons

    There are almost too many downsides to list. The largest downside is an abusive and fear driven management structure. Management is told from senior management that at all times their jobs are on the line and this is passed down to each employee. Change is not accepted or listened too. The management team has been there forever and is accustomed to keeping broken processes. The culture at Fiserv is strict, limiting you to few pictures in your cubes or offices, little foliage is allowed and decorations are typically frowned upon. Working at Fiserv changed who I was for the worse and leaving was the best decision I've ever made. Only work here as a last resort.

    Advice to Management

    Change! Stop abusing your employees psychologically. Fire the managers that have obvious high turnover rates and are bad for the company. Stop coddling the management team and make it enjoyable to work for leadership. Encourage management to lead by example not power and fear. Compensate fairly and encourage employees to seek new skills and move vertically or horizontally throughout the company.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Fine but it could be so much better"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Corvallis, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Corvallis, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There is a lot of opportunity to learn and expand your knowledge base.

    Cons

    Compensation and acknowledgement of required work for the business is inadequate. A good worker is not valued as much as they should be, talk is valued over action and accomplishment.

    Advice to Management

    Mid-level management positions are often used for retention of knowledge instead of the ability to manage.


  10. "Ok"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Corvallis, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Corvallis, OR
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Relatively stable - you can stay in the same position for years with the same pay, salary was pretty good for the area,

    Cons

    Management does not really care about employees, a lot of negativity, not much opportunity for growth or advancement

    Advice to Management

    Make employees feel somewhat valued and give them opportunities to grow and learn, and they will do amazing things for you.


  11. "Fiserv, a mixed review"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Corvallis, OR
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Corvallis, OR
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fiserv offers very flexible work hours for their employees and values the family/work balance. The teamwork and general morale of the staff is pleasant and energetic.

    Cons

    Currently, the pay freeze for the past 2 years and the decrease in benefits has placed a burden on many employees. The lack of retention of valuable employees in Development has placed the product in compromising situations.

    Advice to Management

    To encourage the staff during the economic downturn and ask what motivates each one in the work place. If it is monitary, and there is a pay freeze, then find other ways to compensate.



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