At Alliance Data, 85 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 946 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 2.58. It was published on Sep 12, 2016. 30179 Visitors

What Employees Say

I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community.
I'm proud to tell others I work here.
People care about each other here.
Management is honest and ethical in its business practices.
Our facilities contribute to a good working environment.

What They Do

We asked Alliance Data to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

We provide a comprehensive portfolio of data-based, integrated marketing and loyalty solutions to more than 1,000 consumer-facing corporations in a variety of industries. We are able to analyze data, understand consumers, and then apply insights into their preferences

About this Company

Website: Industry: Advertising & Marketing
US Headquarters: Plano, Texas US Sites: 53
Major Locations: Columbus, Ohio; Irving, Texas; Wakefield, Massachusetts; Chicago, Illinois; Denver, Colorado US Employees: 13,517
US Revenues: $5,020.3 million Worldwide Revenues: $6,439.8 million
Employees Worldwide: 15,596 Corporate Structure: Public
Stock Symbol: ADS Founded: 1996

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Perks and Programs

We asked Alliance Data to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • MDLive: Forget office hours. With MDLive, you can talk to an MD any time of the day. From wherever you are.With a virtual doctor visit for minor medical needs, you save time, money and worry. Talk to a doctor via secure video, phone or email.
  • ESPP: Own a part of Alliance Data. Employees can buy Alliance Data stock through the Employee Stock Purchase Plan at a 15% discount. This is a plan that you don’t want to pass up. Of all public companies, we are in the top 1% of performers over the last decade.
  • Tuition Reimbursement: When you want to advance your education, Alliance Data can help. Alliance Data reimburses certain costs as long as the degree you are earning applies to your current job. Full-time associates can receive up to $5,250 per year.
  • Career Development: Alliance Data associates are never satisfied with “good enough.” That’s why Alliance Data offers a wide array of training and development opportunities – from working on special projects to online or in-person learning and independent reading. When you need to learn new skills or beef up ones you already have, Alliance Data has the training you need.
  • Volunteer Match: Whether it's money or time that you give to your favorite non-profit, Alliance Data wants to help make that gift go further. Through the Matching Gifts and Volunteer Reward programs, Alliance Data will match your contribution to organizations that you care about helping the communities that you're closest to. For your financial contributions, Alliance Data will match dollar for dollar up to $2,500. For your time, Alliance Data will donate up to $300 per year based on the amount of time that you volunteer.
  • Healthy Living Support: At Alliance Data, we're committed to helping associates be their healthy best. From fitness reimbursements to discounts on Weight Watchers, we want to encourage people to set healthy goals and achieve them. Not only do we offer financial support, but we come together as a community during fitness challenges and special events to encourage everyone to participate and have fun with fitness together.


100% 401(k) match of employee's contribution, up to 5% of an employee's salary73% Company-paid health coverage for employees
73% Company-paid health coverage for dependents $5,250 College Tuition Reimbursement


  • 401(k)
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Pre-tax savings account
  • Restricted stock units to employees


  • Free snacks during the day
  • Subsidized lunch on a regular, daily basis
  • Massage therapy
  • Fitness classes
  • Weight watchers meetings
  • Dry cleaning
  • Free beverages during the day
  • On-site package/mailing service
  • Discount ticket sales
  • Car wash
  • Convenience store
  • Subsidized public transportation
Work Hard, Play Hard


20 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 7 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment
20 days Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment 4 weeks Paid sabbatical after 10 year(s)


  • Telecommute option (13% use it)


    40 days Job-protected maternity leave40 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
    5 days Job-protected paternity leave5 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
    $2,500 Adoption benefit5 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents
    5 days Fully-paid parental leave for adoptive parents (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
    *Employees are not required to use all their personal paid time off before taking parental leave. All employees are eligible for parental leave benefits.


    • On-site or near-site backup childcare center
    • Elder care resources
    • Lactation room(s)
    • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative


    • Medical care
    • Vision care
    • Mental health care
    • Fertility treatments
    • Dental care
    • Prescription drug subsidy
    • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)


    • Breast cancer screening
    • Cholesterol tests
    • Flu shots
    • Fitness center (at some locations)
    • Skin cancer screening
    • Blood pressure screening
    • Complete biometric screening
    • Subsidized offsite gym memberships

    Community Involvement & Philanthropy

    $9,500,000 Philanthropic donations in last year $623,692 Total company-matched employee donations in last year


    • Formal programs support professional development for: Women
    • Married employees in same-sex or heterosexual relationships receive the same benefits
    • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave

    Executive Diversity

    Giving Back in a Big Way


    Behind the Scenes with the Best

    How to Get Hired

    We asked Alliance Data for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

    What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

    Knowledge and talent are good, of course. We want our associates to have a lot of both. But the difference-makers for us really fall under soft skills, like your attitude or your work behavior. Our CEO calls these employee traits the “Alliance Data DNA”: Driven and energetic, Flexible and adaptable, Collaborative and team-oriented, Never satisfied with mediocrity, Willing to take risks, Quick to learn from mistakes, and Willing to get it done, whatever it is. Above all else, these are the characteristics we look for in associates, and they’re the ones that determine whether a person flourishes at Alliance Data. Why are these traits particularly special to us? It’s because we see ourselves as a growth company at heart (even though we’re a multi-billion dollar company). 

    What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

    Prospective associates already have. If someone is interested in applying for a position at Alliance Data, he or she automatically has our attention. We look through a lot of resumes, and we read every one. (Trust us. There’s no machine looking for key words.) We figure if you’re going to take the time to apply, we’re going to take the time to consider you. But this is a competitive game. There are a lot of well-qualified men and women trying to join us. A resume that shows results, initiative, and responsibility is key. We’re also looking for changing roles and new challenges. It’s also smart to see if you have a professional connection at Alliance Data. We listen to our associates, and when they tell us that you would be a great hire, that truly gets our attention.

    Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

    Because we’re a fast-growing company, it’s almost easier to list positions that we don’t need in the coming year — astronauts, Supreme Court justices, and placekickers all come to mind.Just about everyone else might be needed at Alliance Data. We hired close to 3,000 new associates in 2015 alone. Here are a few specific positions that we’re always onthe lookout for: Business Systems Analysts, Statisticians, Art directors, Strategic Consultants, Account Executives, Sales reps, Customer care representatives. Yes, that’s a big range. But we do a lot at Alliance Data and within our separate Businesses — all in the name of developing data-driven marketing and loyalty solutions for our clients.

    What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

    We recommend three steps if you’re interested in joining us: First, go to Read up on our Businesses. Understanding what we do, what our values are, and who our clients and customers are will help you decide if you’d like to join us. (It will also serve you well when a recruiter contacts you.) Click on the Careers button on the homepage. Read about our culture, and watch the videos. Then start looking through the jobs we have open. Second, find out through your friends or professional network if you know someone who works for Alliance Data. Ping them, and ask them what we’re like. We’re big on hiring people who come recommended from someone already inside our company. And third, keep an eye out frequently for positions that fit your skills. We anticipate a lot of new hires over the next few years.

    hiring Outlook

    6% Job Growth 27 Average applicants per opening
    115,410 Applications received 2,951 Positions filled in past year
    753 Jobs filled by current employees Yes Recruits on college campuses
    16% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees 40% Voluntary turnover for part-time employees
    * All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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