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Politics is high. Hard work not consistently recognized or even recommended.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

I worked at Countrywide Financial

Disapproves of CEO
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Large company with many different perspectives and varying degrees of talent and skill to learn from.

Cons

Those in cushy positions are sometimes impossible to deal with.

Advice to Management

Politics is inevitable in any environment. However some of this should be monitored and the skill-experience-compensation relationship should be baselined to make sure those with valuable skills are compensated accordingly.

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  1. Good pay, poor culture

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    Former Employee - First Vice President in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - First Vice President in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Countrywide Financial

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay compared to peers and responsibilities in other mortgage banks. Varied opportunities to try different careers in the organization.

    Cons

    Basically, a cowboy culture combined with nepotism. Long hours, no work/life balance once you moved pass VP title.

    Advice to Management

    Review the corporate culture and start living the values it is supposed to represent.

  2. Intellectually challenging but intense and often competitive work environment

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    Former Employee - Managing Director in Calabasas, CA
    Former Employee - Managing Director in Calabasas, CA

    I worked at Countrywide Financial

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If you're smart and willing to seek new challenges/responsibilities, you'll often get them. Networking is key - who you know (and who likes you) matters.

    Cons

    Long hours, tight deadlines, unrealistic expectations from executive management - all of these things are a factor in the day-to-day environment (not just once in a while.)

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your in-house experts, especially the ones who don't agree with everything you say. They likely know more than you do and are probably right.

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