Flagstar Bancorp Reviews

Updated March 25, 2015
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Flagstar Bancorp President & CEO Alessandro P. DiNello
Alessandro P. DiNello
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  1. Flagstar has the potential to be the best.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Personal Banker
    Current Employee - Personal Banker

    I have been working at Flagstar Bancorp full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    As I said great customer service good work life balance decent benefits except maybe the 401k. Good PTO flexibility and alot of good people working in retail banking.

    Cons

    The salary pay for bankers is down right criminal. Lots and lots of turnover and I assume its due to the low pay wages in retail banking. Recruiting system is horrible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If Flagstar could atleast become competitive in its pay rate for banking employees. They rank at the bottom compared to others. Senior management wanted to know why they can't retain people. My advice to senior management is stop avoiding the questions you already know the answers to.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Satisfied

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Flagstar Bancorp

    Pros

    You can move up quickly within the company.

    Cons

    Pretty decent place to work you just have to maintain your sales quotas.

  3. The work life balance is nice but the overall atmosphere is one of protecting the bottom line and saving face.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Flagstar Bancorp full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The ability to leave work and work and enjoy a family has been nice. Work-life balance is not something you are required to sacrifice.

    Cons

    With the continued changing senior leadership in the company it has been difficult for mid-level managers to establish a consistent management method and to engage employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The need for internal growth potential and employee investment is overwhelming and costing the bank in skilled hardworking employees that must leave to achieve a more promising career.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Exciting rapid pace of change with a great company!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Flagstar Bancorp full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    A great work enviornment with some of the most knowledgable, experienced, and hardworking people in their fields. Team work is off the charts. The rapid pace of change and being at a company who is at the top of their industry is exciting. While a lot of the senior management has changed all the existing and new management are committed and very accessable. The culture is evolving and there seems to be committment from the top to continue improving it. Ability to provide feedback and see change is great. The corporate committment to grow and expand each business line provides a lot of opportunity. Employee recognition and development continues to grow. Employee perks for financial services is great. Really appreciate the work/life balance.

    Cons

    Past poor financial history and management has made it difficult to change the culture as this takes time. It continues to improve each day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to build the culture and invest in development and accountability of employees. Further investment in technology internal and external.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Rocky Ride

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Flagstar Bancorp

    Pros

    The company has benefits including healthcare, vision, dental, and life insurance.

    The company observes 11 holidays with pay, and now offers one paid community involvement day to participate in volunteer activities the company supports.

    The work environment is such that folks do work hard to solve problems and accomplish objectives at the individual level, department level, and organizational level.

    Cons

    The leadership turnover is crazy, which produces a whiplash affect on the employment base due to new directions, new processes, and new ideas of how they want things done.

    The out of pocket costs for premiums, co-pays, and co-insurnace are higher here compared to other employers I've worked for at the same level of coverage. This could be due to higher costs of healthcare overall, and/or due to the financial stability of the company.

    The payscales are published which show huge six-figure salaries, but good luck in ever really getting ahead via promotion or via substantive merit increases.

    The full time employee headcount is fixed which means new positions which could pay more cannot be created to allow promotions within, and the promotion opportunities that do exist are most often filled from the outside.

    The company lacks a 360 performance review of management to allow feedback on how they are performing, so your boss can get away with behavior that her/his boss doesn't even know about.

    Despite huge layoffs leaving only the best employees, the company has decided to make those who remain feel even worse about their individual performance by limiting the % of people who can get "outstanding" and "above average" performance ratings, and wants most everyone to be in the "meets" performance goals rating to pay little to nothing for our contributions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate more often about the direction of the company, our progress and challenges to overcome.

    Improve compensation for non-commissioned staff. People work for money - just like you. The more you pay, the more we want to work hard to get ahead too.

    Increase the paid time off. The amount of PTO is low.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. Senior Loan Officer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Home Loan Advisor
    Current Employee - Senior Home Loan Advisor

    I have been working at Flagstar Bancorp full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    clean work environment, no clock punch, managers are nice

    Cons

    very little coorporate support, no direction,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Fun for the most part

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Flagstar Bancorp full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I have definitely lucked out working here. My team is a good one. The managers I have had, have been great mentors and are always finding ways to help you grow and succeed. There is opportunity to grow. Sometimes close by an somtimes moving might be required. Upper Management can be alright but sometimes can be a bit unreasonable in their exexpectations. All in all, it is good place to work.

    Cons

    Lending is horrible. Process is drug out.
    Pay could be much better for the responsibility that some personal bankers carry.
    Goals for assistant managers should be changed to branch goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If a banker has more than one responsibility, e.g. personal banker plus certified lender be sure they are making a base pay especially if they are performing well.
    Please change assistant manager goals to a branch focused goal.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Company was once cutting edge - the changes in the market appear to have caught Flagstar wrong-footed

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Troy, MI
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Troy, MI

    I have been working at Flagstar Bancorp full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    It was once a culture of growth and improvement

    Cons

    Very poor culture - discouraging place to work. Its suffocating

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The attitude at corporate is horrendous...and that negativity spreads to all corners of the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. Decent company, little to no advancement

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Troy, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Troy, MI

    I have been working at Flagstar Bancorp full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Training is very well run, the expertise of the staff provides exceptional insight to new hires. Bank Holidays are a very nice perk. Compensation is average with industry.

    Cons

    This company has legacy issues that have stunted its growth. This causes the working environment to have a lot of conflict due to lack of advancement. Additionally, a struggling housing market is causing multiple staff reductions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should encourage innovation within the company without fear of retaliation. This company is hurting itself by not letting its employees share ideas and encourage their creativity. A key concept of change is innovation and it is not rewarded, instead successes go unrecognized and feedback is discouraged.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Great commisions

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Service Representative in Troy, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Service Representative in Troy, MI

    I have been working at Flagstar Bancorp full-time

    Pros

    the leadership is hands on and constanlty expressing concerns as well as expectations

    Cons

    the leadership is counter productively involved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    appreciate your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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