Franklin American

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Franklin American Reviews

Updated November 13, 2014
Updated November 13, 2014
24 Reviews
3.4
24 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Franklin American full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great Supervisor; great work area; ability to ask whatever questions you need and get a direct, accurate, knowledgeable answer. Great co-workers and a management that cares about its employees safety and health.

    Cons

    none...really! I can't think of anything I would change in the department or division I work in. Middle management and senior management seem to know their employees (by name no less) and important things about each. They choose the right person for the right project and things move along very smoothly while maintaining a "good to be here" atmosphere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Company doesn't care about their employees.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Underwriter in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Underwriter in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Franklin American full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    They will train people so they can get a better job..

    Cons

    Lack of flexibility, management treats their operations staff like dirt.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great company to work at

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Loan Underwriter in Concord, CA
    Former Employee - Loan Underwriter in Concord, CA

    I worked at Franklin American full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    great team work and leadership

    Cons

    I do not have any cons

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Very good ol boy. Been sued for overtime compensation.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Franklin American

    Pros

    No rules, very unstructured. This is also their downfall.

    Cons

    No documentation. Unprofessional attitudes. Lots of cussing and off color jokes from SVP's all the way down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house of trouble makers. Hold people accountable for their actions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Nice Company

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

    I have been working at Franklin American full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good work/life balance
    Uncapped commissions
    Decent pay for closed deals
    Good help from managment
    Marketing materials paid by company
    The company cares about their people

    Cons

    No base. It's all commission

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    They dont want to change

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Java Developer in Franklin, TN
    Former Employee - Java Developer in Franklin, TN

    I worked at Franklin American full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    There was nothing redeeming about working here

    Cons

    Everyone I know who is worth their salt has left. Inexplicably, some return, only to leave again. They are consistently micromanaging and doing things the wrong way. I was hired as a high level technical person, yet my experience was not utilized. My recommendations were not considered. I was developing a moving target.

    And ties suck.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire someone good and let them know you value them. Stop dicking around with dollars and pay them what they are worth. Listen to what they have to say. They probably know how to do scrum better than you.

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

    Your mileage may vary

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Department in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - IT Department in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at Franklin American full-time

    Pros

    This would be a good first time, or early in your career, experience. And if you stick around for 5+ years then the salary will be comparable to other companies. You have an opportunity to learn a lot. People have returned after leaving for a second stint with the company.

    Cons

    There are no design docs, leading to designs changing mid development, and no guidelines for anyone to see how the entire thing should work. There is limited growth due to the relatively small IT department. Poor planning also leads to more late nights than necessary. The IT department is an arm of the business, which gives way to non-technical people having more input than they should.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    By integrating detailed planning as a required step in the development process, you will alleviate much of the frustration. People generally want to do the best job they can, but are often hindered which lowers moral.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    I was an FHA Underwriter

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    Former Employee - FHA Underwriter in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - FHA Underwriter in Irving, TX

    I worked at Franklin American full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Other employees were helpful, Helped to answer questions and gave opinions to situations with file.

    Cons

    At the time, I had a younger child (now he is grown) and could not put in as many hrs needed

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good first "real" job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Auditor in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Auditor in Irving, TX

    I worked at Franklin American full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    laid back environment with healthy competition for bonuses

    Cons

    boring, easy to get "stuck" in a certain role

    Recommends
  11.  

    Mediocre, conservative business... with least amount of outgoing views on people. Never thinking outside the box.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Loan Auditor in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Loan Auditor in Irving, TX

    I worked at Franklin American full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    People I work with, most people are helpful.. but also find that it's hard to move up or they are using their position as an added experience to the next job they find with another company

    Cons

    Stuck in the same position, typical corporate environment... favorites and glass ceiling is low! Never having a clear organized plan for loan audit or correspondence. Always having to tell lenders... it's policy without a real reason.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be fair and provide real outlooks, instead of trying to create an unrealistic view of the future to keep people from quitting.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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