Fairway Independent Mortgage

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Fairway Independent Mortgage Reviews

Updated July 21, 2014
Updated July 21, 2014
19 Reviews

3.5
19 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great Mortgage Co

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Loan Originator  in  Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Loan Originator in Jacksonville, FL

    Pros

    Numerous products, and the ability to broker out to their approved brokers. This gives you market superiority. Overall Corp mentality is get it done now which is great.

    Cons

    Processing is difficult, it they can get it right, it would be amazing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is no room for advancement unless you are in a corporate location

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    lack of growth

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance  in  Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance in Naperville, IL

    Pros

    casual work environment, Location was nice in the downtown area of Naperville

    Cons

    No room for growth, poor management took over.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Over 20yrs in industry this is the worst i have EVER worked for

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Management  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Sales Management in Seattle, WA

    Pros

    The closing process is efficient. The IT Dept HelpDesk is wonderful. Encompass LOS system is very good with built in milestones etc.

    Cons

    Too many to list. The culture is self absorbed in how great it is to be at Fairway. Daily reminders from the CEO of how great Fairway is. "just sayin" is the way the CEO communicates to the team, this place is a joke! Dont waste your time, unless your a 50+ year old cowboy you wont fit in.....Just Sayin

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NONE. it wont matter

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Company but not a great branch

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mortgage Processor/Closer  in  Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Mortgage Processor/Closer in Alpharetta, GA

    Pros

    Company believes in educating their employees and corporate philosophy is very supportive and positive!

    Cons

    Branches put up a front that they are all about what corporate portrays but this is not the case. Unprofessional branches and too much nepotism.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more professional branch managers and avoid all the nepotism in a branch - it is just toxic for a branch.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great atmosphere of support

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Loan Originator  in  Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Loan Originator in Tucson, AZ

    Pros

    You will get answers to your questions, and not ever feel abandoned. Education and tools are great including marketing. People like each other and help you out. Stays ahead of the game and fund on time. Valuable n maintaing realtor relatiobships.

    Cons

    A large company concerned with compliance and keeping long term relationships. Not necessarily a negative but can be , just different than a small broker shop.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Could be more flexible in some areas while still being compliant. For example a maximum and minimum on LO comp.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    The worst possible place to work in N Texas

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Post Closing Loan Auditor  in  Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Post Closing Loan Auditor in Plano, TX

    Pros

    as much as i tried to conjur up a Pro, i couldnt other than the "company" brought in lunch on the last day of the year in order to keep you working and from taking any breaks whatsoever.

    Cons

    'Bait and switch' tactics in order to get you to work for them
    Micro managing time and not allowing you to leave work for the day despite your kids being in day care.
    Racist and sexist segregation in the workplace.
    despite numerous attempts to sit and talk to h9

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please do not lie to the next innocent employee and bait and switch them and then lie directly to HR. Shame on you 'un'Fairway

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great team atmosphere!!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Loan Officer
    Current Employee - Senior Loan Officer

    Pros

    Everyone very willing to help, great support group. Fairway has designed a system to make it very possible to succeed in the loan business.

    Cons

    Fairway is new to the area that I work in and does not have all the tools necessary to build business fast.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Corporate support is awesome!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Loan Officer
    Current Employee - Senior Loan Officer

    Pros

    Corporate Office while out of state has systems in place to help individual loan originators succeed.

    Cons

    Management at a branch level varies in terms or effectiveness do your research and speak with the loan officers of each branch before make a decision.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Corporate, Regional / VPs should get feedback from loan originators about their branch management to make sure that the branch management is inline with the company's philosophy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    ok experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    helping borrowers get quality loan product

    Cons

    low advancement, volatile market, long hours

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Wholesale Division is lacking leadership

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fun relaxed worked environment that is easy to get work done in

    Cons

    Some Professionalism is lacking in the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just tell the truth and either commit or back out of supporting someone

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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