Western Union

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Mediocre Company

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

Pros

- Good pay and benefits at director level and above
- Opportunities for professional growth if aligned with the right project/people
- Possible to maintain life/work balance
- Employees value pleasant work environment/cooperation

Cons

- Core business profitability is in decline and company responding primarily through expense management - transferring domestic jobs to Central America and Eastern Europe. Innovation bought through acquisition rather than in-house development. If you are involved in offshoring or acquisition projects, this can be a very interesting place to work. Unfortunately most employees are in operational or support roles and a lot of them find this environment very unpredictable and feel uncertain about their job security.
- A lot of time and money is expended annually to communicate a vision and set company wide objectives and values aligned with achieving that vision. Regrettably, senior management seem unable to maintain a consistent vision year after year (or even in the same year) and company values are often not demonstrated from the top down.
- Employees interested in being excellent at their work and achieving goals that seem beyond their reach are often frustrated by the levels of bureaucracy, organizational silos, and lack of accountability. If you're interested in keeping busy, but not getting anything done of significance, this could be the place for you!

Advice to ManagementAdvice

There needs to be a fresh way of looking at the money transfer network to exploit its possibilities for the future rather than just focusing on trying to maintain its glorious past of growth.

Other reviews for Western Union

  1.  

    Solid traditional company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Interaction Designer  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Interaction Designer in Denver, CO

    Pros

    - good benefits
    - good people

    Cons

    98% of revenue comes from physical stores - so mobile/web not always a primary focus

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ask to see workspace before deciding....

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

    Pros

    There are no longer any Pros.

    Cons

    Company 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 ManagementAdvice

    Let people work at home instead, for seasoned professions working at a table is embarrassing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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