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Countrywide Financial CEO Angelo R Mozilo
Angelo R Mozilo
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    Entrepreneurial culture

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    Former Employee - Vice President  in  Calabasas, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President in Calabasas, CA

    I worked at Countrywide Financial full-time for more than 5 years


    Countrywide has a very entrepreneurial culture, with a strong build over buy preference. This is great for information technology resources.


    Department practices are very different, need to make sure that the department you work in matches your style of development.

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    Management should great one culture and not multiple small empires.

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    Senior Vice President Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Thousand Oaks, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 days - interviewed at Countrywide Financial in January 2008.

    Interview Details

    Internal recommendation resulted in phone interview and then onsite meeting with hiring manager and his supervisor. Very friendly and was prepared for types of questions asked. I brought sample materials to show types of work that I have accomplished in the past which were well received as it demonstrated my qualifications for the role.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions on working within a division that was considered a 'start-up' and helping to define structure to grow the group.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Countered initial offer but accepted position as-is given they did not move on their first offer.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2008

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Headquarters Calabasas, CA
Size 5000+ Employees
Acquired By Bank of America
Founded 1969
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Finance
Revenue $5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Fannie Mae, Citi

Countrywide Financial gives credit where credit is due. One of the top independent residential mortgage lending firms in the US (it is the #3 lender by loan volume), the company writes, sells, and services single-family home mortgages through its Countrywide Bank (about 90% of its mortgage activity) and Countrywide Home Loans subsidiaries. It also offers home equity loans, commercial mortgages, and subprime mortgages. Its capital markets segment buys and sells mortgages and offers asset management and brokerage services. It provides life, property/casualty, and reinsurance... More

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