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No wonder Countrywide went down

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Simi Valley, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Simi Valley, CA

I worked at Countrywide Financial

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

Pros

Paid well for those with little education and no other options

Cons

Treated people poorly
Broken systems
Poor reputation

Advice to Management

Turn yourself in to the authorities

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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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