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"Be careful with Moneygram HR department"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Co workers are good people for the most part
Nice & new offices to work
Pay is good

Cons

Shady HR department
Don't hire from within
All departments work separately, neither knows about changes coming

Advice to Management

Beware of HR department, they would rather fire an employee bringing up a problem than try to fix that problem.

Make sure middle management has basic knowledge of Microsoft office and are able to do their jobs without help from subordinates.

Other Employee Reviews for MoneyGram International

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Don't waste your time or get your hopes up about this company."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Control Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Systems Control Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Nice People at Middle Management and Down

    Cons

    - Hiring Practices are sketchy
    - They will string you along with hiring and promotions and then turn you down
    - No one in Management can make a decision by themselves.
    We had one person meet with 13-15 people and she didn't get the job because she couldn't impress an administrative assistant. The job was in IT. That is ridiculous.

    Advice to Management

    Your IT department should no answer to anyone other that IT and the CEO. If you hire and promote by committee then you are robbing yourself of good people.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "This place is a cluster of epic proportions"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis Park, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis Park, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MoneyGram International full-time

    Pros

    The pay is good, and the health benefits are "competitive". Every day, there's a team buying lunch, so just hang around till 1:00pm and you'll eat for free. Every. Day.

    Cons

    There is absolutely no accountability. There are so many departments and pockets of management that if/when something does break, it's a group problem.

    If you start something, and you don't feel like finishing it, just stop talking about it. It goes away naturally. You don't have to finish anything, ever.

    You'll see people who have been working there for 10+ years. You might think that they are still there because of their adaptability to change. Wrong. Their number 1 goal is status quo.

    If you are right out of college, stay away. You'll develop the absolute worst habits. You'll have the following permanently imprinted into your brain: That's not my job <or> That's the way we've always done it.

    As far as learning good habits or a good approach to development or testing, forget about it. You had more process in your senior design group......in high school. I guarantee it. It's the wild west.

    You may be thinking you can change this, that you're level headed and can guide them to the light. Unfortunately, change requires you to work across all of the useless departments they have. Those departments are a) ultra protective of what they do, and b) won't help (see above note on "not my job"). Basically, not only will they not help you, but they'll in fact prevent you from trying to change anything. See note above on maintaining status quo.

    They waste money. From food to unused software licenses to unnecessary travel.

    It is a revolving door of resignations of people at Lead position or below. It has slowed a little bit, but that's because the bonus is right around the corner.

    It's almost worth working there, just to see the show. On second thought, this last statement may belong up under "pros".

    Advice to Management

    Most people in Director and VP roles were replaced in the last 2 years so that change could happen. People in Lead positions and below quit out of frustration. The people in the middle -- managers and "senior" managers -- are the ones who set the tone. Not coincidentally, they're also the ones that have been there the longest.

    You want change? Get rid of those piano tuners.

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