Western Union

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Great work life balance, often non meritocratic work culture

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Accounting  in  Englewood, CO
Current Employee - Accounting in Englewood, CO

Pros

My hours at Western Union are far more reasonable than previous places I've worked. The pay and benefits are highly competitive.

Cons

The firm does not adequately distinguish between high and low performers. Employee development is not emphasized. There is no mechanism to hold managers responsible for developing their people. Frequently individuals are brought in from outside rather than developing current employees into needed roles. A very top down, very change-resistant culture.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Place a greater emphasis on distinguishing performance. The focus on shoehorning performance outcomes into a standard distribution in practice means that vastly differing performers end up getting treated as equivalent.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other reviews for Western Union

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The people who work for Western Union are bright, dedicated and truly care about the company. They are willing to share information and work as a team to better the company.

    Western Union provided great work/life balance and flexibility and cares about its employees.

    Cons

    Constant change where the company cannot keep up with itself. Senior management changes major initiatives each year and employee confidence diminishes. It seems investments are not made where they are needed for the company to grow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Company is short term focused

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The people can be great to work with - very friendly environment. They do take care of their employees.

    Cons

    Very siloed environment. Difficult to do business with any other business unit other than your own. Unfortunately, the current atmosphere is trying cut their way to growth - no budgets for anything outside of a few areas, and frequent layoffs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Plan for more than just the next quarter. You can't keep cutting all expenses and expect that to work as a long term strategy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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