Fiserv Reviews

Updated 29 October, 2014
Updated 29 October, 2014
859 Reviews
2.6
859 Reviews
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Fiserv President, CEO, and Director Jeffery Yabuki
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531 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work-life balance was exactly what I was looking for--40 hour work week (in 70 reviews)

  • Current technologies with the option to work from home with manager approval (in 32 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is a challenge for many employees since this is a global company (in 22 reviews)

  • It's all about trying to meet NOP just so that senior management can get their bonuses (in 41 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Senior developer

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    Current Employee - Programmer/Analyst in Oakville, ON
    Current Employee - Programmer/Analyst in Oakville, ON

    I have been working at Fiserv full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Close work place from home.

    Cons

    To much take processing to fix programming

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Fun, fun, fun, fun

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waterloo, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waterloo, ON

    I worked at Fiserv

    Pros

    Fun place to work. Free drinks, healthy breakfast, pool table, foosball table. Competitive salaries, good opportunities for learning and growth.

    Cons

    All the Canadian offices closed. Headquarters were far away in an odd state (Atlanta, Georgia). Company was sold and re-branded.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Buy the company back. Make it the great place it was years ago. Hire the excellent talent again. Listen more closely.

    Recommends
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Company is cheap; very little communication with upper management

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Burnaby, BC
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Burnaby, BC

    I have been working at Fiserv

    Pros

    globally recognized company
    good banking system
    good, hard-working co-workers
    50% RRSP matching program

    Cons

    -- pay parking and it's quite pricey. About $90 per month for a parking pass, or $4 (must be coins) to pay at the parking meter. There are only a few parking passes available, and these are passed down only through attrition and who you're friends with. Why can a global company not pay for parking for its 20+ employees? One would expect pay parking in downtown Vancouver, but this part of Burnaby is an ugly concrete suburb far from downtown.

    -- Vacation time is horrible for BC, Canada. Was offered 2 weeks. Never worked with a banking system company that offered so little. The IT industry standard is 3 weeks, the credit union standard in BC is 4 weeks. Fiserv is offering the absolute minimum. How are they going to attract and retain potential candidates who are accustomed to standard vacation time? As well, there is no program to 'grow' your vacation - for eg., in most companies, after 5 years, you get an added week of vacation. No such thing here. You're stuck at 2 weeks forever. There is no incentive to stay at the company. It's surprising that this is a large, global company. It's run like a mom and pops operation.

    -- Benefits are horrible.

    -- HR in the US office takes their time answering questions (expect at least 1 week waiting time to get a simple question answered)

    - No staff parties in the history of the Canadian office. The only staff get-togethers are staff farewells

    - High turnover.

    - Company processes are backwards. Too many to name. For example, when employees, travel, ALL receipts must be submitted. They can't even issue a Per Diem for travelling, which would save on their admin costs and time it takes to count all the receipts. Lost the $5 taxi receipt while working like a dog across the country for 2 weeks? Too bad - you're not getting your money back because the finance dept. is very anal about receipts.

    -- lack of communication of the Canadian office with the US offices

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    COMMUNICATION is key

    know the Canadian culture, and meeting Canadian work standards...not just the legal minimum.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Excellent company to work with

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior BA in Pune (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Senior BA in Pune (Brazil)

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

    Pros

    Nice working culture, Leadership/HR friendly and concerned about employees, Employee's voices are heard the most.

    Cons

    Couldnt find much in fiserv

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Good Learning Experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Norcross, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Intern in Norcross, GA (US)

    I have been working at Fiserv as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    The workplace itself is very relaxed and the people are very nice. As an intern I gained a lot of experience in the business world. The company did a great job with their intern program and helping us get exposed to the real world.

    Cons

    A lot of backwards and time consuming processes. There are a lot of very incompetent employees who.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Deployer Engineer

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in San Jose, San Jose (Costa Rica)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in San Jose, San Jose (Costa Rica)

    I have been working at Fiserv full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    is a Really good work enviroment

    Cons

    the salary is really bad

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Fortune 500 company, lots of potential but just a number

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Des Moines, IA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Des Moines, IA (US)

    I have been working at Fiserv full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Its a large company with lots of opportunities. We get to work on the latest and greatest technology.

    Cons

    The company is so large that the employees are just numbers and don't feel appreciated. Its all about the stock price and not the well being of the employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your employees and the rest will follow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Project Manager

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I have been working at Fiserv full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance is great

    Cons

    Salary increases are minimal, but other than that no complaints

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Not terrible. Has issues that should be addressed.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Support Analyst in Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Former Employee - Technical Support Analyst in Phoenix, AZ (US)

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

    Pros

    Other than medical, the benefits are very good. Tuition reimbursement, cafeteria allowance, good PTO, wfh if you're in the right group. Stable, secure. Decent pay Good coworkers. Intelligent managers (at least mine were).

    Cons

    Medical benefits are bad. HDHP w/HSA. They say it's the industry standard. So why not be a leader and provide good health benefits instead of being one of the crowd? Lack of opportunities and training. Culture can be a little unprofessional. CEO can be a jerk during town hall meetings. Someone needs to tell him to stop threatening to fire you. Even as a joke. And stop withy the stand up routines.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Better health benefits
    - better training opportunities
    - allow for advancement
    - encourage career growth.

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Easy to work with as a contractor!

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    Former Employee - Contractor in Indianapolis, IN (US)
    Former Employee - Contractor in Indianapolis, IN (US)

    I worked at Fiserv as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Enjoyed their help desk and contractor support. They were also great about providing top notch hardware. Whenever I needed help from their help desk, they were immediate and I spoke to a real person.

    Cons

    Billing and getting payments sent to me was difficult due to their internal payments processing process for contractors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider including contractors in their visioning and culture

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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