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"Senior Application Architect"

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Former Employee - Senior Applications Architect in Montvale, NJ
Former Employee - Senior Applications Architect in Montvale, NJ
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Western Union full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Stable job with good benefits.

Cons

Promotions and recognition are awarded based on personal interests, rather than on merit.

Advice to Management

Conduct GENUINE 360 degree reviews to recognize and retain talent.

Other Employee Reviews for Western Union

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Western Union is a great place to work. It has a very diverse mix of employees who are smart and interesting."

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    Current Employee - Senior Director in Montvale, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Montvale, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart, friendly people passionate about the company's purpose
    Career growth opportunities
    The industry is challenging and is continuing to evolve
    Very collaborative environment

    Cons

    Sometimes the collaborative environment (a true strength) elongates the decision-making process
    It is important to be in the corporate headquarters to advance your career to the fullest (not atypical of other big companies though)

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing -- it will pay off if you stay the course.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Stay away until current management changes"

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    Current Employee - Operations Director in Englewood, CO
    Current Employee - Operations Director in Englewood, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Western Union full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great place to grow international financial services experience. Lots of opportunity to move laterally and explore different areas of the business.

    Cons

    Company is going through a huge transition but without a well communicated vision of the future. A lot of the changes are to undo what the previous restructuring did. Management has no idea what it is doing. They are constantly talking about cutting costs but fail to waste money in the silliest things like unocuppied offices.

    Favoritism runs amock. No merit based promotions or pay. If you are friends with the right person you can get a pretty sweet upwards career track, otherwise, be happy to stay in your spot of move laterally non-stop.

    Not a good place for women right now. We used to have a lot of female VPs and above until early 2012. Not any more.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees more than the Street. You have hard working, passionate people who do not have the right resources to do great work. Loose the fear to fire the underperformers.

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