Countrywide Financial
2.7 of 5 82 reviews
www.countrywide.com Calabasas, CA 5000+ Employees

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Bloated middle management layer

Assistant Vice President (Former Employee)

Proslaid back environment in some offices,

ConsSome offices are like cattle farms, there are too many VPs, SVPs and other middle managers, many of whom don't even have anyone reporting to them

Advice to Senior Managementimprove quality of work environment for lower level workers (below SVP level).

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    The company that could have been

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Calabasas, CA

    I worked at Countrywide Financial


    Pros: During the housing boom, Countrywide was one of the fastest growing public companies… Cons: The different divisions (e.g., mortgage, banking, insurance, etc.) and overhead functions did not work together in the most collaborative and effective way; instead, performance was… Advice to Senior Management: Better risk management and more focus on long-term growth is… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    Poisen

    Senior Product Manager (Current Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Countrywide Financial


    Pros: Once BofA Purchased (errrr saved) the company, I could pretty much do whatever… Cons: This place was poisen from the time I walked through the door. The only reason why I even accepted was the market was in the… Advice to Senior Management: B of A folks weren't much better, they just have deep enough pockets. My advice, don't think becasue someone is a Black Belt… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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