MoneyGram International

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MoneyGram International Reviews

Updated 19 September 2014
Updated 19 September 2014
94 Reviews
2.5
94 Reviews
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MoneyGram International Chairman & CEO Pamela H. Patsley
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
  • Lots of politics within the company (in 4 reviews)

  • Senior management inexperienced about the industry (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 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 for less than a 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.

  2.  

    Just okay

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    • 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

    Office Culture is unique, Some perks are worth, retirement benefit is not a choice you have to or they sign you up, Cubicle placement is good, Teamwork is great on some teams

    Cons

    Communication is lacking at times. There seems to be a disconnect for those that have the information. No cross training, Not may changes for promotion. Some training is a must. Putting irresponsible employees in charge of getting information to everyone.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great until I was terminated, taking the fall for a manager.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Workflow Director  in  Englewood, CO (US)
    Former Employee - Workflow Director in Englewood, CO (US)

    I worked at MoneyGram International full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Most of my co-workers were great team players and really good people. The Benefits were good and the environment was laid back but productive.

    Cons

    Corporate didn't understand the teams that were not located at headquarters.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The people in the trenches usually know what's going on, listen to them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    My experience (8 years) with MoneyGram has provided me with great international business skills

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance  in  Minneapolis, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Finance in Minneapolis, MN (US)

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

    Pros

    Getting visability to a true Global Corporation and how it functions across many countries, cultures, and languages.

    Cons

    Very siloed enviornment. Cross department interactions is limited and at times, resented.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cutting costs, doesn't make a stronger company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Global fast paced atmosphere

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    • 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 for more than a 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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    Growing out of control

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources  in  Dallas, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Dallas, TX (US)

    I have been working at MoneyGram International full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Amazing people, profitable company, work-life balance

    Cons

    lack of control, lower compensation, very lean

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Long time veteran and enjoyed every single day during my employment

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

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

    Pros

    Diversity is strong. Great leadership from upper management. Employees have a great rapport with each other.

    Cons

    Not much transparency. Global restructuing leading to more outsourced jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Representative

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Major Account Representative  in  Lakewood, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Major Account Representative in Lakewood, CO (US)

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

    Pros

    MoneyGram operations is one of the global leading money transfer companies.
    There is a great work environment with nice multicultural high educated people.
    Even though MoneyGram a "mature" company as far as time since it was created and technology investments, it behaves like a start up making many structural changes that sometimes feels like they have lack of strategy that at the end cost money that could be invested in technology.

    Cons

    MoneyGram is shows sign of the struggles from 2008 economic impact.
    This company has not kept up with technology investments to keep being a strong competitor in the money transfer business or in paper products business.

    I disagree with MoneyGram current approach on cutting cost. It is going to hurt the company in the long run.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    It's all about MoneyGram

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

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

    Pros

    The people in the trenches are great, hard-working, smart, innovative, adaptable, etc. There is a strong work ethic, and in the 'right' department, you will find a work family.

    Cons

    Salaried employees will find they are on call 24/7. The company is filled with many new employees or even long-term employees who never received proper training and thereby suck the life out of anyone with any knowledge of how the business actually works or how to resolve complex issues. MoneyGram does not care about or value its employees as a whole.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shipping all the operations jobs overseas won't work well and dangling the 'promise' of a nice little package (so the current employees will stay to train their replacements) at the end without actually inking the deal is not conducive to a collaborative, effective environment and transition. The learning curve is vertical.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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