MoneyGram International

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MoneyGram International Reviews

Updated 19 September, 2014
Updated 19 September, 2014
97 Reviews
2.4
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MoneyGram International Chairman & CEO Pamela H. Patsley
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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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  1.  

    Ok company to start your career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - MKT in Dallas, TX (US)
    Current Employee - MKT in Dallas, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Easy going management (at least mine), Work schedule,

    Cons

    No Training at all, upper management dont even look at the regular employees. Every department tries to sabotage the other. Be ready to work with VPS that really dont know what they are doing.
    New employees come and leave pretty quickly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should listen to the Professionals they hire. Company lets some VPS spend all the money on products that dont offer no returns.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Was a great place to work until layoff

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Improvements in Lakewood, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Process Improvements in Lakewood, CO (US)

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

    Pros

    The people are AMAZING. You really bond with your co-workers. There's ampule opportunity to be promoted. Good work is generally recognized.

    Cons

    Layoff. Lots of drama. Gossip. Young people. High School-ish.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Outsourcing isn't wise for a call center. Customer's can sense when they're speaking to a foreigner and many customers request American reps.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Used to be innovative but lost their heart & soul

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lakewood, CO (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lakewood, CO (US)

    I worked at MoneyGram International full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    On the upside, it is becoming a truly global company. Opportunities for interesting work and higher compensation are at the higher levels.

    Cons

    Grew too fast without a substantial infrastructure in place. Became top-heavy (still are) and cut costs by outsourcing and right-shoring (an oxymoron if there ever was one). Evidence of overall mistrust and frustration at their 3 primary US locations due to Sr. Leadership secrecy surrounding ongoing and pending large-scale layoffs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow creative leadership advice and familiarize yourselves with how higher rated companies treat their employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Blinding management

    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    Work and life is some like balance. That's all. No other benefits. No chance to improve yourself in this company.

    Cons

    Management have no direction. No one have responsible for things. Only the one kiss the manager butt could get promotion

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Step down now

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Dysfunctional, Archaic Culture, Little Direction

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT in Dallas, TX (US)
    Former Employee - IT in Dallas, TX (US)

    I worked at MoneyGram International full-time

    Pros

    There are some nice people,

    Cons

    This has to be one of the most archaic cultures you will find. If you want long hours, below market compensation, only 6 paid holidays and poor, indecisive, but secretive elitist management, then this is the place for you. Consider working there at your own risk. It will seem fine going in, but you will quickly question your decision. They are hiring because the turnover is high and their compensation is below market for nearly all of their roles. I was in IT and I saw and heard how disgruntled the full-time workers were throughout the company with salary, benefits and the micromanaging culture. Also, the Wal-Mart impact is bigger than what they are telling everyone. They are going to layoff and outsource jobs soon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not sure what you can tell people who get paid a ton of money and won't listen or pay attention to what they see, namely the high turnover.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Cost cutting - To what end

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Support in Brooklyn Center, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Technical Support in Brooklyn Center, MN (US)

    I have been working at MoneyGram International full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Overall, the co-workers I deal with are great. My supervisors over the last 10+ years have been pretty good. Benefits are not bad.

    Cons

    Benefits have steadily eroded since I joined. Less vacation time. Higher premiums for Insurance. Fewer opportunities. Fewer paid holidays.

    Morale is horrible throughout the company.

    Information is sketchy and rumors spread like wildfire.

    Weak executive leadership that is absolutely horrible at communicating with customers or employees.

    Lack of direction. Trying to react to market with "me too" solutions. No innovation.

    Outmoded systems.

    Total lack of respect for front-line employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clue. Quit thinking about your next bonus and the next quarter. Maybe it is time to think long - term strategy. This is a business that will likely boom as more and more people in the US are forced away from the traditional banking system. But you won't be part of it if you lose your biggest and best customers today.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Unprofessional and mediocre

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The only 2 positive things I can say about MoneyGram are work-life balance and office environment. There is definitely a good work-life balance in the company due to the fact that people are not engaged so most of the employees are working 9 to 17.30 and are out of the door by 17.31. The office environment is also great, brand new building in central London with free beverages and biscuits.

    Cons

    Fast paced in a bad way. Decisions are made in hurry, then never finalised. People are not competent in most of the positions, they are not passionate about what they are doing, management spend little time on developing people, which have an impact on the atmosphere. Loads of employees are on the peak of their career, especially the ones who came from banks, burnt out, just wanting a quiet job. Culture is extremely american orientated, you have to be American and being based in Dallas in order to be in a decision making position. Don't be fooled by the job title and the salary as the company is very top heavy which makes managers (even directors) find themselves in a team of one, doing the kind of job that more junior staff is doing in other companies. No room for sharing ideas or challenging decisions as Americans decide about everything and they only need people who execute their decisions, in countries outside of the US not even directors have a decision making role. Structure change almost every month, high turnover in every areas. Lots of politics within the company. Reporting lines don't make sense most of the time. The worst company I've ever worked for, the only reasons I give 2 stars are the office environment and the work-life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take some basic management classes and realise that you need to give feedback to your employees, invest time to coach and develop them and give them more work where they can add a value. It's not OK not to complete performance appraisal and not setting up objectives. Get rid of the consultants, they are just milking the company and the quality of their work is often questionable. Give the project work to employees so they will be more engaged as they will feel that they learn something at MoneyGram. Make people involved in the business decisions, be a lot more transparent. Do whatever is the best for the company, not whatever is the best for some privileged upper managers. Choose the best person for the job, not the one who is the nicest but have no qualification or experience to do the job.

  9.  

    Global fast paced atmosphere

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accountant II in Minneapolis, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Accountant II in Minneapolis, MN (US)

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

    Pros

    There are a lot of projects going on; it is easy to get involved in

    Cons

    Disconnect between systems and reporting

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication is key

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    bad place work

    • 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

    Pros

    benefit ony. but no longer available

    Cons

    low pay. center is closing. co workers low wrok ethic

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    Overall a decent company to work for in the last few year it has taken a turn towards moving jobs overseas.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Workforce Analyst in Lakewood, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Workforce Analyst in Lakewood, CO (US)

    I have been working at MoneyGram International full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Pay is good for the area and competitive

    Cons

    outsourcing majority of US jobs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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