Western Union

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Western Union Reviews

Updated Jun 24, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

2.9 209 reviews

48% Approve of the CEO

Western Union President, CEO and Director Hikmet Ersek

Hikmet Ersek

(116 ratings)

49% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Decent work/life balance if you allow it and don't let the job take over your life (in 24 reviews)

  • Good benefits, salaries are competitive (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management changes major initiatives each year and employee confidence diminishes (in 12 reviews)

  • Work-life balance is out of balance (in 4 reviews)

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    A toxic environment (San Francisco)

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) San Francisco, CA

    Pros- Great benefits
    - Very global
    - Brand recognition
    - Some of the coolest people I've worked with

    Cons- People don't show up to meetings or don't show up on time hard to get anything done
    - Unethical people in particular in the Engineering team, make it a rotten place to work at (despite the cool people mentioned above)
    - Screwed up in general lots of unhappy people
    - HR doesn't do much about issues brought to their attention
    - Not a friendly place for women I hear

    Advice to Senior Management- Cleanup house in Engineering
    - If you need people in engineering hire them don't just contract for long term need.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Eventful

    Director (Former Employee) Englewood, CO

    ProsGood salaries at the beginning

    ConsHorrible management as they behave like dictators

    Advice to Senior ManagementWake up and recognize your VPs are unprofessional

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Dysfunctional

    Operations Analyst (Former Employee) Englewood, CO

    ProsThe building is getting the interior redesigned and was attractive.

    ConsI worked as a contractor for 3 months. There was no sense of unity or team in my department. The manager/director never talked to me, my only direction was from a programmer who was inept and strange.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to develop or recognize talent. Be less focused on your own career development and pay attention to your staff

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    no innovation and upper management issues

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosbig environment with exposure to different technology stacks. flexible schedule and nice company sponsored purchase programs. benefits are fair. .

    Consno innovation and not willing to make changes. upper management have no willingness to make the necessary changes in order to improve the employees experience. cut few bad apples that are ruining the company experience.

    Advice to Senior Managementpush for innovations. don't be happy with old technologies because they are "working".

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    The company is reorganizing constantly.

    Analyst (Former Employee) Englewood, CO

    ProsSalaries are above marketplace (especially for senior management). Depending on the group and supervisor, you may have opportunities to grow. However, this is not consistent in everywhere in the company.

    ConsToo many reorganizations with multiple lay-offs. Work-life balance is out of balance. Employee awards are not consistent throughout the company. Again, it is very dependent upon the group or unit you work in. There are a lot of politics.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    great people the company itself is corrupt

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosthe salad bar and the employees

    Consyou get sick of the salad bar after a while.

    Advice to Senior Managementpay attention and start being good people. Your actions affect the world.

     

    HR Manager

    Human Resources Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsCompetitive salary and good budget authority

    ConsVery weak management = tenured managers who intend on keeping their jobs until retirement

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagers are out for themselves so that they look good.

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    Ask to see workspace before deciding....

    Director (Current Employee) Englewood, CO

    ProsThere are no longer any Pros.

    ConsCompany is trying to cut costs by implementing an open seating arrangement. Everyone under VP level now has about 3 feet at an open air table. If you prefer a more traditional, quiet and private space this is not an optimal arrangement.

    If you are not sure ask to see the space before taking an offer.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLet people work at home instead, for seasoned professions working at a table is embarrassing.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Unintersting Interview and management

    Senior Analyst (Current Employee) Denver, CO

    ProsBig Name Company - if you are into that.

    ConsRecent reorganization (shipping jobs overseas) in accts and finance.
    The management is uninspiring and worried about themselves.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Moved Jobs Overseas

    Senior Accounting Associate (Former Employee) Saint Charles, MO

    ProsWas a great job and place to work at one time, before it all went overseas and everyone lost their jobs. Worked with the best people, and many gave a large part of our lives to help the company grow and do well.

    ConsMoved overseas, putting many people out of work, while the company was doing fine, all in the name of greed.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNothing left to say that would matter at this point.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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