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The best first job I ever could have asked for

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Former Employee - Sales Manager in Phoenix, AZ
Former Employee - Sales Manager in Phoenix, AZ

I worked at Countrywide Financial full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

people, atmosphere, pay, and PAY. Some of the smartest and most driven people were my colleagues. I met some of my best friends, made very good money and had a great time while doing it. The company was very professional, yet there was a very team oriented brotherhood.

Cons

Long hours, lack of advanced training. Of course there is going to be some bad apples. In every company you work plenty of uneducated, bad employees walk through the doors, but they were weeded out quickly.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The credit crisis of 2008 was a problem not only for this one but for most of the world. I don't think there was much they could have done to mitigate that. Could they have weathered the storm better...yes, but a sale to Bank of America for around 4 Billion wan't terrible. The loss of stock price and equity for many employee's was something that was a hard pill to swallow, but like many other companies during the bubble it could have been worse.

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    Former Employee - Financial Services Representative in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Financial Services Representative in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Countrywide Financial

    Pros

    Location, Salary, People, on site cafeteria

    Cons

    Less opportunity for advancement than other companies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    thanks for not being micro managers

    Disapproves of CEO
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    Strong management, visionary and focused on accomplishing goals

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

    I worked at Countrywide Financial

    Pros

    They had clarity regarding key initiatives and were very supportive to insure goals were attained.

    Cons

    Heavy volumes at times made it difficult to balance work/life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good leadership within divisions and across divisions was very good

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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