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It Deserved to Fail

Vice President (Current Employee)

ProsIn certain divisions, there used to be a lot of growth and promotion opportunity. Compensation was very uneven, but some people were paid extremely well, especially relative to their skillset and contribution.

ConsToo many to enumerate. Across the board, the physical and social environment is very uncomfortable. Social conversation is discouraged, and there is extremely little privacy, so it is difficult to form strong working relationships. There is a serious lack of ability and failure to manage people.

Advice to Senior ManagementPut people first. Take a semester-long ethics class. Get rid of the 3 foot tall cubicles.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Used to be a good company until it got too large

    Vice President (Current Employee) Plano, TX

    I have been working at Countrywide Financial


    Pros: The compensation (salary) tends to be very competitive compared with… Cons: Extremely poor communication between senior to mid-level management and employees. Too many layers of upper management. All layoffs occur at the "worker"… Advice to Senior Management: Stop protecting your friends and family members (nepotism is rampant) and inflated upper managements structures (EMD's, SMD's, MD's, etc.). To… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    Professional employees are looking for work elsewhere, before the merger with Band Of America

    Systems Analyst (Current Employee) Simi Valley, CA

    I have been working at Countrywide Financial


    Pros: They had layoffs, and then people started leaving, not wanting to wait for the axe.… Cons: Upper management could not care less about the lower tier workers.… Advice to Senior Management: Listen to what the little guys are saying. They tried to warn you about making loans to people who could not pay for them.… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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