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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 (more than 5 years)

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

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

Cons

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

Advice to Management

Management should great one culture and not multiple small empires.

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    Former Employee - Manager in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Plano, TX

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good co workers good benefits

    Cons

    sweat shop, bankrupt bankrupt bankrupt bankrupt bankrupt

    Advice to Management

    less management

  2. 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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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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