Our People

Our employees are fundamental to both our legacy and to our future of connecting people around the globe. It starts with our leadership and cascades to our Board of Directors and our global workforce. We work to build and develop a global team that reflects the diversity of the 150 million customers we serve.

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Our People

Our People

Our employees are fundamental to both our legacy and our future of connecting people around the globe. It starts with our leadership and cascades to our Board of Directors and our global workforce. We work to build and develop a global team that reflects the diversity of the 150 million customers we serve.

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Championing diversity, equity, and inclusion

Diversity is a core strength at Western Union, providing the foundation for our three corporate values.

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Purpose-Driven

“Moving money for better” guides every decision we make — because when money moves swiftly and securely, better things happen.

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Globally Minded

We embrace different cultures — our own and those of our customers. We encourage diversity of thinking, challenge the status quo to improve and grow our business, and promote a culture of equity and inclusion.

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Trustworthy and Respectful

We trust in each other and know that the trust of our customers is vital. We earn this trust by treating everyone with respect and dignity.

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Western Union envisions a culture of global unity and boundless connection, contributing to a world where our diversity is celebrated in all its forms.

  • We want every employee to feel that they belong, are treated equitably, and have the same growth opportunities.
  • Our commitment is to provide an inclusive work culture that champions our teams’ unique backgrounds and perspectives while reflecting the global communities we serve.
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Our approach

We value diversity at all levels and our global team provides a strong foundation for diversity. We promote diversity through:

  • our policies and hiring, promotion, and compensation practices
  • ethical decision-making via our Code of Conduct and ethics, diversity, unconscious bias training
  • employee development and mentoring circles
  • affinity groups and belonging initiatives

Leading from the top

Our Board of Directors considers diversity in gender, ethnicity, geography, background, and cultural viewpoints when selecting its nominees. Our executive team is comprised of 40% women and includes leaders born in 10 different countries who have wide-ranging global leadership experience.

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CEO Hikmet Ersek

“Being recognized in the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index is testament to Western Union’s passion for and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. As a truly global brand with a diverse and multi-cultural stakeholder base, we have been committed to building an inclusive culture that we believe is critical for our organizational health and innovation power, and ultimately our performance and the company’s future success.”

Hikmet Ersek

President & Chief Executive Officer

CEO Hikmet Ersek

Hikmet Ersek

President & Chief Executive Officer

“Being recognized in the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index is testament to Western Union’s passion for and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. As a truly global brand with a diverse and multi-cultural stakeholder base, we have been committed to building an inclusive culture that we believe is critical for our organizational health and innovation power, and ultimately our performance and the company’s future success.”

Fostering an inclusive workplace

Since our founding in 1851, Western Union has embraced a rich and inclusive culture. With a presence in over 200 countries, we are committed to providing a work environment where each employee’s unique culture, background, and perspectives are reflected in the work we do.

50%

women in our global workforce (approximate)

40%

women on our executive team

55

countries hosting our workforce

39

languages & dialects served by our team

10

countries of origin for our executive team

35%

women holding leadership roles (in 2019)

50%

women in our global workforce (approximate)

40%

women on our executive team

35%

women holding leadership roles (in 2019)

55

countries hosting our workforce

39

languages & dialects served by our team

10

countries of origin for our executive team

*Numbers as of March 31, 2020.

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Employee engagement and culture teams

Diversity is also critical for driving innovation at Western Union.

Our global “Empower” teams engage employees and strengthen our work culture. They are supported by site business leaders to focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion, “culture of the customer”, community, and the environment.

Breaking diversity and inclusion barriers will also help advance our business objectives. This video highlights three of our programs: Women@WU, Black Advisory Council, and #WUPride.

Careers for our heroes

Our military veterans are mission-driven individuals who bring natural leadership to the company, and we are proud to work side-by-side with them.

At Western Union, supporting veterans means having empathy for their experiences, connecting them with meaningful careers, putting their unique skills to good use, and creating opportunities for them to advance.

Military members: you can explore opportunities that align with your interests by entering a military job code or title into the job search toolbar.

Additionally, Western Union strives to support employees who participate in military service by offering military leave and supplemental pay programs per local policy.

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Our Military Veterans
Our Military Veterans

Careers for our heroes

Our Military VeteransOur military veterans are mission-driven individuals who bring natural leadership, and we are proud to work side-by-side
with them.

At Western Union, supporting veterans means connecting them with meaningful careers, exercising empathy of their experiences, putting their unique skills to practice, and creating opportunities to advance.

Our careers website allows military members to explore opportunities personalized by military job title or code.

Additionally, Western Union strives to support employees who participate in military service by offering military leave and supplemental pay programs per local policy.

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Testimonials

Learn from our valued #WUVets who experience first-hand what it’s like to work with an international money transfer leader. Then explore growth opportunities with our global team.

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I was hired through a veteran open house, which helped me network and get my foot in the door. Since then, I've held several unique positions and grown as a business professional. My technical skills development has allowed me to move into the world of Cyber Security.

Justin E.

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Senior Information Security Analyst
3 yrs military service

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The communications skills I learned while traveling with the Reserves has helped me in many jobs, and specifically at Western Union, working with international teams. For Vets looking for a new career, find a field you’re interested in, even if the roles are at a lower level. You will gain the crucial work experience, and by adding that to your military background, it will help you advance quickly.

Jon S.

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Finance Manager
15 yrs military service

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Western Union sponsored me with an enterprise account with ACAMS, allowing me to grow as an AML professional. When I joined the company, my manager built an excellent onboarding program, getting me into the mix immediately. And my team has always helped me handle leave requests and allowed me the flexibility to continue Reserve duty.

Azriel P.

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AML Analyst, Global Financial Institutions Oversight
18 yrs military service

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Western Union has a great work environment and intelligent people. They are supportive of me professionally and my group leader has been a wonderful teacher.

Jon T.

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Finance Manager
15 yrs military service

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I've been with Western Union for 17 years! I'm very proud to work for a company that has been around for over 160 years, where we have the tools we need to succeed in our jobs. Also, every quarter, we have thoughtful discussions with our managers to assist us with our future goals and career paths.

Ben M.

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Senior Officer, Compliance
3 yrs military service

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With Western Union I have grown not only in skill set but technical leadership. My manager has provided me the direction and freedom to do my job well.

Scot C.

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Senior Software Engineering Architect
24 yrs military service

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Testimonials

Learn from our valued #WUVets who experience first-hand what it’s like to work with one of the international money transfers leaders. Then explore growth opportunities with our global team.

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I was hired through a veteran open house, which helped me network and get my foot in the door. Since then, I've held several unique positions and grown as a business professional. My technical skills development has allowed me to move into the world of Cyber Security.

Justin E.

Air Force Flag

Senior Information Security Analyst
3 yrs military service

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The communications skills I learned while traveling with the Reserves has helped me in many jobs, and specifically at Western Union, working with international teams. For Vets looking for a new career, find a field you’re interested in, even if the roles are at a lower level. You will gain the crucial work experience, and by adding that to your military background, it will help you advance quickly.

Jon S.

Air Force Flag

Finance Manager
15 yrs military service

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Western Union sponsored me with an enterprise account with ACAMS, allowing me to grow as an AML professional. When I joined the company, my manager built an excellent onboarding program, getting me into the mix immediately. And my team has always helped me handle leave requests and allowed me the flexibility to continue Reserve duty.

Azriel P.

Air Force Flag

AML Analyst, Global Financial Institutions Oversight
18 yrs military service

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Western Union has a great work environment and intelligent people. They are supportive of me professionally and my group leader has been a wonderful teacher.

Jon T.

Air Force Flag

Finance Manager
15 yrs military service

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I've been with Western Union for 17 years! I'm very proud to work for a company that has been around for over 160 years, where we have the tools we need to succeed in our jobs. Also, every quarter, we have thoughtful discussions with our managers to assist us with our future goals and career paths.

Ben M.

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Senior Officer, Compliance
3 yrs military service

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With Western Union I have grown not only in skill set but technical leadership. My manager has provided me the direction and freedom to do my job well.

Scot C.

Air Force Flag

Senior Software Engineering Architect
24 yrs military service

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