MoneyGram International

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MoneyGram International Reviews

Updated October 20, 2014
Updated October 20, 2014
98 Reviews
2.5
98 Reviews
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MoneyGram International Chairman & CEO Pamela H. Patsley
Pamela H. Patsley
52 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The only 2 positive things I can say about MoneyGram are work-life balance and office environment (in 6 reviews)

  • Most of my co-workers were great team players and really good people (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • poor organization structure, lack of communication, salaries are very low, space is cramped up, benefits and add ons are poor (in 5 reviews)

  • Government regulations and fuzzy guidance from upper management hurting the company (in 7 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Rug pulled out from underneath

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at MoneyGram International full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Awesome project teams and dedication to get the job done! Lots of camaraderie amongst technical teams. Can be a fun place to work.

    Cons

    Third iteration of PMO Senior Management. Mid level management is volatile with high turn over and new managers don't fully understand the business when advised of technical challenges.

    Senior management impose new role standards with no consideration of past valued efforts from IT professionals.

    To much heroics with bi-monthly core release and then infrastructure release the next month. Back to back releases puts considerable amount of pressure on the technical teams. Seldom, any documentation of technical processes, and high SME resignations leave a substantial knowledge gap.

    Impose unrealistic project management framework processes on projects already executing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grandfather projects from processes to avoid undue burden.

    Consider giving the veterans the benefit of the doubt especially if they stick around in good faith. There is something to be said about not bailing ship.

    Mid-level management cannot be telling IT professionals they are invaluable and then give them low complexity assignments when they are capable of much more. That is insulting their intelligence and experience.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    good company ran into tough economy

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MoneyGram International

    Pros

    generally really great people, very nice

    Cons

    money-focused and not value focused

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Compliance analyst

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Compliance Analyst in Lakewood, CO
    Current Employee - Compliance Analyst in Lakewood, CO

    I have been working at MoneyGram International full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great experience , allot to learn

    Cons

    Tough hours, low salary, you have to work on holidays

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to provide more feed backs and care about employees benefits

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    This is a good company!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Saint Louis Park, MN
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Saint Louis Park, MN

    I worked at MoneyGram International as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Growth opportunities and good communication.

    Cons

    Too far to travel in MN winters!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    MoneyGram

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MoneyGram International

    Pros

    The people the location cool

    Cons

    training needs to be longer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    train more accurately and efficiently

  7.  

    Compliance Analyst

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MoneyGram International

    Pros

    its a decent company, but that is sadly the best thing

    Cons

    DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME.... Employees and managers are bad

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    know what you are doing and hire more non lazy people...... Management need more training

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Former Employee

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Finance in Dallas, TX

    I worked at MoneyGram International full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Average benefits and compensation, nice building.

    Cons

    MGI needs very long to go, before to call itsel as "international company" , the management act and think like a local small business, they are lack of communication, there is no accountabilty whatsoever. It is a company where projects are no well planned from one year to another like mature companies do.......they are coming from the sky with the approval of the CEO and it is a caos because the company does not have enough employees and system to really be efficient to implement this projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need to have a solid Blueprint to leadership..........and the CEO and her staff should focus on how tho change the company in a successful manner. Many people resign just out of a tremendous frustation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company to work for

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

    I have been working at MoneyGram International full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    MoneyGram is a great company to work for. They offer competitive salary and outstanding employee benefits. The company is technologically savvy and incorporates the latest and greatest when it comes to this area. The leadership at the top is competent and the company is growing.

    Cons

    As in most very large companies communication is an issue.The department I worked in was very high stress due to frequently changing priorities. I think the departmental leadership tries to accommodate other departments too much instead of either saying "no" or at the very least, "not now, but in a few weeks". In this regard they create some of their stress.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    decent company with many positions given you have the education & experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Help Desk Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Help Desk Analyst in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at MoneyGram International full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    semi relaxed environment , work with decent people and do not mind what i do

    Cons

    management lacks the experience and know how to properly lead the company in the right direction

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    dont look at what things will save you today , they will cost you more than what you save up front in the long run.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Experience at MoneyGram International

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Manager
    Current Employee - IT Manager

    I have been working at MoneyGram International full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Interesting work ... ... Interesting work ..... ... .... Interesting work....

    Cons

    constantly changing. if you get a new boss. Lots of politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    IN constantly changing management , Please reward to LOYAL employees and recognize knowledge which they bring and preserve within Company.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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