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WU needs to invest in the development of their most valuable resource - Human Capital

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood, CO
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood, CO

I have been working at Western Union full-time (More than a year)

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Pretty good culture and they do a lot of business functions for their employees.

Cons

Not a lot of clarity in the direction of the workforce and they have a high turnover rate. Managers need to learn to be managers.

Advice to Management

I don't buy in to the philosophy of having top tier employees - your SGA expense would sky rocket if you had all A players. Need to create a balance workforce that is functional and effective

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Helping fellow employees succeed? Don't count on it.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood, CO

    I have been working at Western Union full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is competitive. Company is beginning to adapt to changing environment. CEO is making headway.

    Cons

    Not much team effort/communication, nor effort between teams. It's "us/me" versus "them/you" at WU.

    Newbies - don't expect to get much training. The less you know, the better off and more "job secure" people think they are. Some seem to build their confidence by thinking they know more than you merely because they didn't communicate what they know about WU internal processes.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure knowledge within the company is shared, not corralled. Offer explanation/reasons for changes or implementation. Let's act like adults and professional businessmen/women.


  2. Started off good but continues to go down hill.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - IT Manager in Englewood, CO
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Englewood, CO

    I have been working at Western Union full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    No weekend work, in a nice corporate park, pay isn't bad for level of work.

    Cons

    Constant reorganization with layoffs. Outsourcing most of IT to 3rd party vendor. Other positions moved to Eastern Europe and Central America. No accountability. Unrealistic projects timelines and a lot of cya goes on when it falls apart.

    Advice to Management

    You can't cut your way to profitability. After several off shore moves, outsourcing moves, and general layoffs, the company still isn't doing well. Eventually you have to look at the value of your product rather than promising WallStreet increased profits on the backs of those laid off. Stop hiring and firing EVP's who walk out with boat loads of cash and stock.


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