Western Union

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The company is going through a centralization phase - all roads lead to Denver.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunrise, FL
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunrise, FL

I have been working at Western Union

Pros

Strong market position, company association does open doors, esp. in pursuit of a JV or marketing program.

Cons

Over reliance on agents to do work, plus company is in the middle of a centralization kick (as of June 2010). Consider: when you have to approve a $1000 trip for business reasons, management appears distrustful.
If you're going to work for Western Union, make sure you are in Denver or have a clear path to a position there if considering a career. Company does not innovate well, seems to prefer buying innovation.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Use some of that available cash to actually invest in new technologies, and don't be afraid of agents. Consider decentralizing decision making.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    OK Place

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood, CO

    I worked at Western Union

    Pros

    Co-Workers
    Good Location
    Good standard benefits
    Ability to travel

    Cons

    Long Hours
    Not a lot of promotion opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to complaints and act on them

    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - N/A in Englewood, CO
    Current Employee - N/A in Englewood, CO

    I have been working at Western Union

    Pros

    teamwork, leader in industry, fairness and employees treated respectfully and ethically, great benefits, innovative, great branding strategy, top performer, work life balance, amenities

    Cons

    fast paced, sometimes the communication between upper management and the "doers" is lacking, not always clear career development and advancement paths

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get out and about and visit with employees more, get to know the people that work for you and those that are on the "front lines"

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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