The new CEO is coming from Fiserv. Will Western Union be following the Fiserv tradition of quarterly layoffs?
This is a generic discussion thread to capture comments about potential Western Union layoffs? Any chatter, news or rumors?
Forced vaccinations Western Union is using Biden's executive order to force everyone to get the CV19 vaccinations. They would previously provide tests for those who prefer not to get vaxxed and with a negative result would be allowed in the office... — read more
I always thought that stress was an integral part of the job, however, lately the amount of stress has become unbearable. I have been working here for almost 10 years and I can say with certainty that I have never been exposed to more stress due to... — read more
Western Union has always had a questionable work environment at best but lately it has turned more toxic than I even thought possible. Since when is abuse considered an acceptable style of management? Honestly, I'm at the point where being laid off... — read more
Working here has become nearly impossible. Managers have become outright bullies - and there's nothing we can do about it. It's like we're being pressured into quitting. They don't want to bad publicity of layoffs so they found a way how to avoid it... — read more
Share any updates you may have about Western Union Layoffs 2021? Any news or rumors?
WU will be eliminating 400 employees within the next 60 days, beginning 11/16. While FTE’s are going to be hit hard, WU will add contractors to subsidize and mitigate the impact. These contractors will be out of India, thusly, crushing the USA model... — read more
What is your opinon about what needs to be done next?
See story here: https://www.bizjournals.com/denver/news/2020/02/25/western-union-reveals-115m-in-restructuring-costs.html
Post any information you have about the total headcount (I know it changes all the time). How about the main office at Englewood?
There were layoffs in Europe and Costa Rica this week (at least from what we know,) any ideas what might be next? Will it happen next week?
Stock price simply lining the pockets of CEO and his best friends. No change in leadership but all levels below impacted. Complete lies that will be revealed in 2020. Company is a joke it used to be great many moons ago. Well done Mr CEO for doing... — read more
Post any information about potential or actual Western Union Layoffs 2020? Any news or rumors?
Don't know how many impacted.
All announcements going out this week but where has been affected so far? We hear Frankfurt office is closing, small number in London and Dublin (?).. which roles or teams? Tough week for many.
So...if a person is on an H1B visa, and looses their job, they have to find another job with an employer that will sponsor their visa, in a matter of days, or they have to leave the country. So...if a WU employee is on a visa, but was offered a... — read more
C levels, Directors and Managers are moving to other companies... what's next?
Is Layoff has been completed and people who didn't receive any notice can be considered safe?
So as WU will be in chaos for the next year, and especially where in IT things will get really bad when the majority of the teams are in India, and the company continues to decline, at this time, there are no incentives for those not laid-off to stay... — read more
Should we worry about more layoffs this week? Will the torture continue or can we finally relax?
Western Union is not giving you a package out of the goodness of its heart or any kind of loyalty towards its long-term employees. The money is not being given to you to help you out in a time of need - it's given to you so you would sign away your... — read more
I would like the say that the company has been more than generous with the layoff notice and severance package. No other company would notify with at least a 3 month advance plus a severance. There are no jobs for life anymore and we have to... — read more
It was a bloodbath today in Denver. And layoffs will continue for the next couple of days. This is NOT a 10% layoff. More like 30%....
WU is a crashing airplane and upper management is trying to fix it with expensive silly tools to "enhance the customer experience" WU lacks innovation and experience. WU does an amazing job getting its employees to drink the "Kool-aid" of great... — read more
I handed in my resignation yesterday. It has become obvious lately that there is no future here - the company will keep laying off people each month until there is nobody here left to lay off. Sad but true. I will miss the people I work with, but... — read more
We have had the news about Miami, Montvale, San Fran and London. Which office is next?
Some management and leadership positions are moving to Denver from regional offices, but the teams will be in India. (That’ll be fun to try to manage) Denver teams will also be moved to India. A lot of managers were not even aware that their teams... — read more
Have there been any more layoffs today anywhere at Western Union, not just in San Francisco? So far, there is nothing happening at my location, but people do seem very tense. I'm wondering if I missed something and we might be getting some... — read more
I hear there was some big meeting in the San Fran office. Any ideas of what happened?
now hearing for every (1) FTE that gets laid off, (2) Contractors will be let go..... so 30% is the true head count reduction
just announced on the earnings call 10% reduction in head count $100mm in operating savings 10% decrease in headcount Consolidate operations/ close locations 2019/2020 in severance
WU will be closing some regional offices; rumors are 1 in 3 employees will be laid off starting in August
Make a prediction and tell us what you think about Western Union Layoffs in 2019 -- Thoughts??
If you really want to know about layoffs just ask your manager or supervisor - see what happens, always works at least in Englewood.
Makes no sense to sell land we own, with 2 buildings recently remodeled, to ONE building we LEASE in the DTC. Dumb move, even if they are selling to housing developers. Then again, money is wasted everywhere we turn. Sponsoring two professional... — read more
Being an ex-WU employee, I can say some of the WU way ideas were well intentioned. Overall, nothing changed since the start of the program. WU spent millions of dollars on consulting firms instead of listening to their employees who told them the... — read more