Fremont Bank

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Fremont Bank Reviews

Updated August 14, 2014
Updated August 14, 2014
22 Reviews

2.0
22 Reviews
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  1.  

    It seemed to be a very professional company at the beginning....

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    Current Employee - Fulfillment Specialist II  in  Hayward, CA
    Current Employee - Fulfillment Specialist II in Hayward, CA

    Pros

    The company is paying you what for your experience / education. Fun activities every month. The benefits seems great.

    Cons

    As soon as interest rates move your job is gone... it's short term job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to hire through a temporary service.. not perm placement if that is your intention

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Decent money for interns, not so good for others

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The money was good for being just an intern

    Cons

    I felt bad for the other employees that made just a dollar or so more than I did and had been there several years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase salaries to be within the area averages.

  3.  

    Nepotism and favoritism is high. Slow growth within the company.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Family atmosphere and helpful co-workers.

    Cons

    HR is not dependable, disorganized department, and talent management is not that helpful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire talented and dependable HR. Consider to be more realistic of your sales goal to avoid creating quantity than quality customer and profit for the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Poor Management

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Livermore, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Livermore, CA

    Pros

    Occasional free lunches. Free things with a Fremont Bank logo on it.

    Cons

    *Management making promises like Full-time permanent and then being laid off over the phone two months later.
    *Really cliquey people who won't talk to you unless you are in a certain group. Just like the 8th Grade.
    *Being hired for the Hayward Office and then transferring you to Livermore with no pay bump.
    Cheap.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees with respect and stop outsourcing to India.,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Process daily loan sales

    Current Employee - Accountant  in  Hayward, CA
    Current Employee - Accountant in Hayward, CA

    Pros

    I had good flexible scheduling if the traffic was bad on the road.

    Cons

    Opportunities for advance your knowledge in real estate business,were very political to speak "patron" word to senior manager.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    I previously worked at Fremont Bank.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Average benefits and compensation.
    Occasional free lunches from the company.

    Cons

    Frequent layoffs.
    Unstable work environment.
    Favoritism of some employees by management regardless of skills or results.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dissapointing

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Hayward, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hayward, CA

    Pros

    It was a job,
    learned a lot

    Cons

    The "FOB" (Friends of the Bank) favoritism; members of the family nepotism rampant.
    Folks have worked here for as long as I have been alive; stagnant and set in their ways.
    Lack of support & buy in from IT or Security teams; all reactive with no proactive support.
    Some business units act as rogue, acting out on their own ignoring Bank policies and compliance standards.
    Business units dictate technical solutions; setting themselves up for failure.
    Someone not getting what they want, standard excuse "the bank is losing money" - with no metrics or business case to support.
    Outsourced help desk.
    Hayward Ops center has not been painted or updated in years. Drab & depressing work environment in the middle of an industrial park. HQ in Fremont is nicer (no surprise).
    The bank owned house on the beach and the jets cost money; now you know where the profits are going.
    Compensation & benefits is not inline with Silicon Valley standards; hence the quality of coworkers reflect.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have you sold your soul?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    They are OK

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    Former Employee - Accountant  in  Hayward, CA
    Former Employee - Accountant in Hayward, CA

    Pros

    Average benefits and compensation. Stable company.

    Cons

    Small work area. No growth opportunity.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Employees are set up for failure

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA

    Pros

    No 60 hour work weeks

    Cons

    Management egos are out of control and this employer is very cliquey. If you are not in the "inner circle", it's only a matter of time before they banish you. Very low pay for anyone not in the inner circle. Kissing up and backstabbing is what get rewarded at Fremont Bank. You will not be rewarded for competence! Instead it is punished.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Review Appraiser

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    Former Employee - Review Appraiser  in  Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Review Appraiser in Fremont, CA

    Pros

    Excellent work environment I would definitely work for them again!

    Cons

    I do not there are any cons to working for Fremont Bank.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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