MoneyGram International Reviews

Updated 22 April 2015
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MoneyGram International Chairman & CEO Pamela H. Patsley
Pamela H. Patsley
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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 8 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Director

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MoneyGram International full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Direct peer group was great. Everyone shared the same vision to move forward and grow.

    Cons

    Corporate office didn't act like they wanted to grow. No risk taking and very reactionary-focused rather than leading.

    Advice to Management

    Try to break ground on something and follow through.

  2. Marketing Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX (US)

    I worked at MoneyGram International full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    International travel opportunities, good uptown location, nice office space

    Cons

    Upper management is at odds with themselves. Company up for sale. Fined 100 MILLION for Fraud by the FTC..

    Advice to Management

    Get better management

  3. New, fast growing organisation. A lot of development opportunities.

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Director in Warsaw (Poland)
    Current Employee - Human Resources Director in Warsaw (Poland)

    I have been working at MoneyGram International full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fast moving organisation, quick decision making process, lot of talented, young people; multinational environment. Ability to create a company and have real, visible and measurable impact, ability to learn and develop yourself,

    Cons

    The organisation is growing very fast and requires some time to stabilize locally

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  5. Fraud Prevention Representative

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Coworkers are among the best

    Cons

    Job is moving to Poland

  6. So far it has been very interesting, great challenges and very talented people.

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    Current Employee - IT Director in Warsaw (Poland)
    Current Employee - IT Director in Warsaw (Poland)

    I have been working at MoneyGram International full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Strong challenges, good budgets, interesting, scallable projects, open multicultural atmosphere, opennes to innovation and change.

    Cons

    Nothing that can be truly a disadvantage...

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

  7. Helpful (2)

    Lack of Career Advancement

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, MO (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule, Life and work balance. Multicultural enviroment

    Cons

    Lack of career development. The majority of management positions are held by men. Bureaucratic company.

    Advice to Management

    Better implementation of strategies. Great ideas for mentoring and career development but they are not implemented well across the company specially outside the HQ (Dallas). Need more mentors and not managers across the organization.

  8. very positive experience so far, fair treatment, equal rights, fair salaries

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MoneyGram International

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    a lot of opportunities to grow, meritocratic environment

    Cons

    have not found any yet

  9. Helpful (4)

    Overall a great place to work

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    Former Employee - IT Operations Analyst
    Former Employee - IT Operations Analyst

    I worked at MoneyGram International full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Salary was on higher end. Generous benefit packages. I had good team that I worked led by a good manager. Technology and technical knowledge were on the advanced level.

    Cons

    The organization was broken down into functional silos and managed well within the specific silo, but communications, collaboration, common vision, and teamwork across the various silos were usually weak if even existent. Executive management tends to make quick reaction to information as presented to them. The information presented does not always have the full perspective on the topic and decisions are made without full understanding of the potential impact or costs.
    High personnel turnover. In 3 years I have had the each of the 3 levels of management above me change at least 3 times.

  10. Horrible management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frisco, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frisco, TX (US)

    I worked at MoneyGram International

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Coffee tea coco salary location path fountains close to eating and shopping doctors restaurants

    Cons

    Unfair hiring practice, unjust promotional practices, excessive hours, poor work conditions,NO WORK LIFE BALANCE AT ALL. Favoritism, LARGE MANAGEMENT TURNOVER. NON CAREER DEVELOPMENT. NUMBERS DRIVEN causing shortcuts on regulatory requirements. NO concern for employees. BULLYING from supervisors, They share the premious your salary you work as long and as much as WE tell you too you don't have a choice. MAKING YOU FEEL DAILY YOU CAN BE FIRED AT ANYTIME.

    Advice to Management

    START CARING ABOUT THE PEOPLE WHO MAKES YOUR ORGANIZATION RUN. IF YOU ARE HAVING A VERY VERY VERY HIGH TURNOVER RATE GET INVOLVE TO FIND OUT WHY THAT IS.

  11. Helpful (1)

    lack of management support

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warsaw (Poland)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warsaw (Poland)

    I have been working at MoneyGram International full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    very interesting business, Multicultural environment, a lot of changes and new challenges in all area

    Cons

    poor management, treat employees as risk factors and necessary evil in "monkey factory",

    Advice to Management

    lots of politics within the company - be more concentrate on doing business

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