Why A Job At Western Union Might Be Right For You

Newsroom By Christine Wardlaw September 20, 2016

At Western Union (WU), we believe that our work has a higher purpose: to change people’s lives. Millions of people worldwide use Western Union to connect with their loved ones and send financial support. For over 160 years, we have continually reinvented ourselves with new trends and technology to meet our customers’ needs.

We believe that our people are our most important asset, and pride ourselves on our dynamic global workforce of over 10,000 employees, and their dedication to service and giving back to their communities. Interested in learning more about a career at WU? Read on to find out why a job at Western Union might be right for you.


Meaningful Work

While Western Union is primarily a technology company, our mission is to use and develop technology to make a meaningful impact in our consumers’ lives. When people worldwide send money to help their loved ones, it’s our technology being used for better. Our employees work together in teams to take ideas from conception all the way through production, and then out to the masses. Every step of the way is about teamwork and making sure that our services provide the most benefit to our consumers. 

Open Thinking

At WU, we like to think outside the box, and outside of the confines of our offices. There are no barriers on who you can call or work with at Western Union; we have a completely open-door policy so employees can feel free to share ideas and resources.

Global Workforce

The diversity of our workforce is one of the things our employees like best about working for WU. We’re proud to employ people in 50 offices worldwide, who speak 35 different languages, and serve customers in over 200 countries.

Education Matters

We believe that education changes lives and drives careers. That’s why we’re committed to help employees in the pursuit of higher education, and offer best-in-class training and development programs, such as WU University, that have been externally recognized for their excellence.

Comprehensive Benefits

At WU, we believe in taking care of our own, therefore, we offer Global Total Rewards packages to cover the needs of our employees and their families. Benefits include base salary, dynamic benefit packages by country, annual incentives, paid time off, employee development, and education assistance.

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Giving Back

One of the things our employees love most about WU is the opportunity to give back to the communities they serve. The Western Union Foundation, a separate §501(c)(3) recognized United States charity, is dedicated to creating a better world, where the ability to realize dreams through economic opportunity is not just a privilege for the few but a right for all.

Through its signature program, Education for Better, and with the support of The Western Union Company, its employees, Agents, and business partners, The Western Union Foundation works to realize this vision by supporting education and disaster relief efforts as pathways toward a better future.

Charitable programs include volunteer work, disaster relief, sponsorship of events, training and literacy programs, grantmaking, and family scholarships. Recently, the Western Union Foundation was proud to provide assistance to the Save the Children Foundation following the earthquake in Italy to help the area recover and rebuild.

Does a career at WU sound like a fit for you? Learn more about our company, search jobs, and apply at WU Careers!