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Great Company to work for.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at MoneyGram International full-time

Pros

Good work environment. Senior Executives easily accessible. Empower employees

Cons

No career growth opportunities. Different departments work in isolation

Advice to ManagementAdvice

For different projects, please form project groups with members from each department to ensure products that are relevant.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    This place is a cluster of epic proportions

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Saint Louis Park, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis Park, MN

    I worked at MoneyGram International full-time

    Pros

    The pay is good, and the health benefits are "competitive". Every day, there's a team buying lunch, so just hang around till 1:00pm and you'll eat for free. Every. Day.

    Cons

    There is absolutely no accountability. There are so many departments and pockets of management that if/when something does break, it's a group problem.

    If you start something, and you don't feel like finishing it, just stop talking about it. It goes away naturally. You don't have to finish anything, ever.

    You'll see people who have been working there for 10+ years. You might think that they are still there because of their adaptability to change. Wrong. Their number 1 goal is status quo.

    If you are right out of college, stay away. You'll develop the absolute worst habits. You'll have the following permanently imprinted into your brain: That's not my job <or> That's the way we've always done it.

    As far as learning good habits or a good approach to development or testing, forget about it. You had more process in your senior design group......in high school. I guarantee it. It's the wild west.

    You may be thinking you can change this, that you're level headed and can guide them to the light. Unfortunately, change requires you to work across all of the useless departments they have. Those departments are a) ultra protective of what they do, and b) won't help (see above note on "not my job"). Basically, not only will they not help you, but they'll in fact prevent you from trying to change anything. See note above on maintaining status quo.

    They waste money. From food to unused software licenses to unnecessary travel.

    It is a revolving door of resignations of people at Lead position or below. It has slowed a little bit, but that's because the bonus is right around the corner.

    It's almost worth working there, just to see the show. On second thought, this last statement may belong up under "pros".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Most people in Director and VP roles were replaced in the last 2 years so that change could happen. People in Lead positions and below quit out of frustration. The people in the middle -- managers and "senior" managers -- are the ones who set the tone. Not coincidentally, they're also the ones that have been there the longest.

    You want change? Get rid of those piano tuners.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    very disappointed

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Brooklyn Center, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn Center, MN

    I worked at MoneyGram International full-time

    Pros

    salary and benefits were pretty good

    Cons

    Very high stress company/culture. Management is out of reach. Training was poor and no procedures are documented anywhere.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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