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If you want to feel like crap, work here!

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Current Employee - Advanced Management Trainee in Raleigh, NC
Current Employee - Advanced Management Trainee in Raleigh, NC

I have been working at Foundation Financial Group full-time (Less than a year)

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook

Pros

They have a kitchen
If you're really manipulative you can scam enough people to ALMOST pay your bills.
Most of the people who work here are pretty intelligent, they were just disparate to pay their bills and willing to take whatever they could find.

Cons

-The training is limited at first so it's easy to say something completely illegal.
-The number of calls and number of successes is next to impossible to complete at first.
-This company doesn't tell people they will be calling them, they take peoples information from sites that were supposed to give them one direct answer and call them for two weeks, maybe more.
-If you don't do well right away you don't get very good leads, also if you DO well let send you home early so you lose pay anyways.
-You are not allowed to be honest with people you have to string them along as long as you can before you even get to tell them who you are.

Advice to Management

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  1. A recent grad nightmare and a management mess

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Accelerated Management Trainee in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Accelerated Management Trainee in Jacksonville, FL

    I worked at Foundation Financial Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    they pay for your licensing.

    Cons

    IT'S NOT WORTH IT! Very long hours.

    Advice to Management

    Enforce professional behavior. Their was open profanity around desks where employees were communicating with customers. While on one call an employee had to cover her phone so she make fun of a customers. 2nd if you don't monitor phones please do because employees are fabricating stories to make sales and build "rapport." They are also using the phones to organize their lunch break which included margaritas. If there is an HR department please give them more responsibilities than just recruiting and a one day training course.


  2. You must care about money more than you care about people to do well in this job

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Management Trainee in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Management Trainee in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Foundation Financial Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    -The job pays very well with great benefits, especially for college grads. Pay for grads starts at $11/hr plus commission, and usually goes up to $12-$13/hr plus commission within the first few months, plus after 3 months you get full benefits.
    -The employees are all very nice and helpful to new hires.
    -While it is a sales position, they never try to push customers into a mortgage that won't benefit them, and I've overheard several Loan Officers telling customers that they are better off staying in their current program.

    Cons

    This job definitely isn't for everyone. It has long hours (9-7), but more important to note is the kind of work it entails.

    You are trying to get people to refinance their mortgage with your company, and the people you are calling have probably been called by 3-9 other lenders, who knows how many times before you call them. You'll be calling each customer you have about 6-15 times per day, and leaving several voice mails for each customer. 9/10 times, if you get a customer on the phone, they won't want to talk to you, so your job is to keep them talking. To be fair, all you're trying to do is give them an idea of what you can offer them, but you'll get people yelling at you, cussing you out, slamming the phone down, etc, and that really wears on you. This is something you'll be doing pretty much all day, and for me, I never felt good at the end of the day, even with the people that did talk to me and listen to what we had to offer them.

    Advice to Management

    Take the realistic job profiling even further and have the prospective employee actually make some calls. Listening to seasoned employees make calls and doing them yourself are two very different experiences.


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