Foundation Financial Group

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Foundation Financial Group Reviews

Updated November 9, 2014
Updated November 9, 2014
40 Reviews
2.8
40 Reviews
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  1.  

    ok job, bad hours, cool people

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Foundation Financial Group

    Pros

    job was ok, people were very cool. product was terrible, ownership would not change with the times.

    Cons

    owners were super greedy, worked everyone to the bone. they also wouldn't delve into new areas, preferring to stick with a very limited product base.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to upper management and ceo

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Working as employee

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Woeker in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Woeker in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at Foundation Financial Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great people and great benefit

    Cons

    Long hours and tough management skills

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on hiring

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good Entry Level Start

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management Trainee in Bedford, TX
    Current Employee - Management Trainee in Bedford, TX

    I have been working at Foundation Financial Group full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Office was great at times

    Cons

    Cold Calling was horrible. Manager tried to have us do jumping jacks in the office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase Pay

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    They got an lot right, and it was a valuable experience, unfortunately they placed all their eggs in the wrong basket

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Loan Officer in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Loan Officer in Jacksonville, FL

    I worked at Foundation Financial Group full-time

    Pros

    - Company Culture
    - Great training and support
    - Continuous refreshers on a weekly basis
    - Bonus structure for licensed employees
    - Atmosphere and co-workers were great
    - Philanthropic involvement
    - Benefits
    - Clearly defined promotion track

    Cons

    - Saturdays required sometimes
    - Pay was only "OK" unless you hit bonus
    - Some managers like to mricro-manage which can stunt your growth as a professional
    - Too much focus on "the numbers" ,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Biggest advice would have been to embrace purchase loans and not focus soley on refinancies, as the market is/was turning away from them.
    - Great job on the company culture, it really felt like there was a level of caring and concern that isn't present in many places. Keep up the great work.
    - Be honest about Satrudays, they are a punishment for not hitting sales targets, don't insult people by trying to dress mandatory Saturdays up as an "opportunity" to bring in business, the numbers don't support that notion.
    - Speaking of numbers; sales numbers work over time, but in a particular 2hr time span the numbers don't always pan out. Save the threats and lofty speeches for weekly, or monthly reviews and don't sweat small inconsistencies throughout the day

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great learning experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Divisional General Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Divisional General Manager in Jacksonville, FL

    I worked at Foundation Financial Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Coworkers, advancement opportunity, small business environment

    Cons

    Stressful low volume sales job

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    What a waste

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Advanced Management Trainee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Advanced Management Trainee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Foundation Financial Group full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    There aren't any pros, at all.

    Cons

    Long Hours, 9a-7p, with an hour and a half lunch.
    Call it what it is, Telemarketing
    Mislead through the entire process, told people took an interest in refinancing their mortgage with us, but when called - they were like...uhhhhh who are you?
    Required to make at least 100 calls/day, with only 15 leads, that's nearly impossible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    A great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Help Desk Specialist in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Help Desk Specialist in Jacksonville, FL

    I worked at Foundation Financial Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Positive and supportive team environment. Modern equipment in most offices.

    Cons

    A bit of a pressure cooker. However, biggest con now is that the company is mostly out of business except for one remaining office in Jacksonville FL.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hopefully the company can be rebuilt to its former glory.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Unprofessional, No real training or guidance, company doesn't care about employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accelerated Management Trainee in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Accelerated Management Trainee in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Foundation Financial Group full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    There really aren't any good reasons to work there. I can speak from personal experience that the pay as a trainee is better than quicken, but that's about it.

    Cons

    I was fired for reasons that are completely unknown to me. After having the most successful track record as a trainee in the company by achieving the most referrals (and receiving two "cornerstone" awards exemplifying that fact) I was terminated. When asked why, I was told "because of an email you sent." Knowing I've never sent an inappropriate email I ask which email and the response was "you know what you sent." I made the company so much money and they decided that wasn't enough to have the common decency to tell me why I was getting fired. Horrible culture, or I should say NO CULTURE.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to take care of your employees. There was no sense EVER that the management cared about anything but making money. Probably why they shut down 90% of the company a year ago known as the "branch network."

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Awful place

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Unit Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Unit Manager in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at Foundation Financial Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    None it was an awful experience

    Cons

    Horrible culture. Owners verify focus on making the most money.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    Not a great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Loan Officer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Loan Officer in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Foundation Financial Group full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good people work here and liked the contests they had. Some were quarterly and some were weekly.

    Cons

    Management were not easy to work with, time off is very hard to take, work hours are too long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be nicer to your people and listen to them. Don't be a slave driver

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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