Western Union

Western Union Company is a global leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement. Our omnichannel platform connects the digital and physical worlds and makes it possible for consumers and businesses to send and receive money and make payments with speed, ease, and reliability. With our global reach, Western Union moves money for better, connecting family, friends and businesses to enable financial inclusion and support economic growth.
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Denver, Colorado
Financial Services
10,000+ employees
Founded 1851

Moving Money for Better

Mission

We believe that when money moves — easily, quickly, and reliably — good things happen. A business grows. A child goes to college. Emergency aid makes it to where it’s needed. An economy prospers, an opportunity opens, a community heals, and relationships endure. Moving money for better means moving money for a better world – creating value for individuals, businesses and for society.

Values

Purpose-Driven
“Moving money for better” is the purpose that guides every decision we make because when money moves, better things happen.
We fulfill our purpose by helping create value for our consumers and businesses, connecting them through innovative products and services that facilitate the global movement of money.
Through this, we help enable individuals and communities to fulfill their potential and ultimately support global economic growth.

Globally Minded
We benefit from boundless and borderless backgrounds, skill sets and perspectives.
We embrace different cultures, our own and our customers’.
We encourage diversity of thinking, challenge the status quo to help improve and grow our business and promote a culture of equality and inclusion. 

Trustworthy & Respectful
We trust each other and know that the trust of our customers is vital. We earn this trust by treating everyone with respect and dignity. We always act with integrity and do what is right.

Diversity & Inclusion

Our employees drive our success.
Diversity and inclusion are core strengths of Western Union. We are a truly a globally diverse company with more than 10,000 unique individuals working in over 58 countries, speaking more than 37 different languages. Roughly half of our employees are women.

Employees are the backbone of our innovative spirit!
Made up of individuals from unique backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives, we aim to support one another to influence our strategies and solutions for a global marketplace actively. It starts with our leaders and Board members, manifesting throughout our global workforce. The diversity of the people who work at Western Union represents our commitment to creating and maintaining a versatile organization where everyone is treated with trust and respect while rewarding and recognizing individuals based on high-quality results and effectiveness.

Development
Our goal is to foster a positive environment of achievement, opportunity, and improvement for every employee. We foster an open environment where sharing good ideas is encouraged. We support innovation with daily and weekly team huddles, taking on challenges together. We strive to provide opportunities for all employees based on knowledge, skills, and abilities, and reward performance for individual contributions and high-value results.
As you walk through our halls, new employees often comment that you will hear many languages, see diverse faces, and observe different cultures from all over the world.  It’s been said that working at Western Union feels like being a part of the United Nations.

Benefits

Better doesn’t happen without hard work and commitment. At Western Union, we expect the best from our teams, and in return, we're proud to take great care of our employees and their families with our Global Total Rewards program. It’s one of the many ways we try to show our teams that we appreciate all they do.

Below is a sampling of benefits that we offer, which vary based on location,

  • Paid maternity leave
  • Health care
  • Paid time off
  • Volunteer opportunities

Culture

Western Union does business each day with absolute integrity, honesty, and passion, partnering as a team to meet our consumers' needs. We didn't become a worldwide leader in money movement services overnight. The employees of Western Union have been the backbone of our innovative spirit. And it’s a proud tradition that continues today with the next dedicated, creative individual that joins our team - hopefully, you!

Social impact

Our commitment is to continue our work of more than 168 years — connecting people through technology, changing as their needs change, helping them move their money to make good things happen. Read more in our 2018 ESG report here.

We Believe in a Brighter Future
The Western Union Foundation believes that education is the surest pathway to economic opportunity. After nearly 20 years of impact, we are continuing to deliver against our mission with our Opportunity Beyond BordersTM commitment, to invest $15 million by 2022, with a focus on empowering forcibly displaced and marginalized youth with the training and education needed to succeed in today’s technology-driven global economy. We also provide funding to communities in crisis through disaster relief and other humanitarian efforts, a key reason for forced migration. To date, more than $124 million has been given to fund projects and scholarships in 174 countries across the globe. Learn more about the Western Union Foundation here.

Opportunities at Western Union