IndyMac Bancorp Reviews

Updated April 13, 2015
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  1. Crazy place too work in 2007

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pasadena, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pasadena, CA

    I have been working at IndyMac Bancorp full-time (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    The people were great, developed long lasting relationships

    Cons

    the company was financially unstable.

    Advice to Management

    n/a

  2. Challenging Environment

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    Current Employee - IT Manager in Pasadena, CA
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Pasadena, CA

    I have been working at IndyMac Bancorp

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

    Pros

    Good pay, great location in Pasadena.

    Cons

    Banking industry was failing, and IMB was one of the casualties. Very aggressive environment with high politics.

    Advice to Management

    None

  3. Out of business now

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at IndyMac Bancorp full-time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Could work from home in my position. Had a large set of products and services they offered at the time

    Cons

    Got caught up in the mortgage meltdown.

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  5. The Fish Rots From The Head

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    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in Pasadena, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in Pasadena, CA

    I worked at IndyMac Bancorp full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Not much at all. There were some decent managers. However, the kill or be killed culture usually only left managers that supported and contributed to a terrible culture and environment

    Cons

    Over worked, too many hats, underpaid, under appreciated, most promotions were given to incompetent friends of management, horrible leadership, terrible culture, high turnover.

    Advice to Management

    clear the ranks of dictators and hire managers that are true leaders and motivators, people who have some hands on experience

  6. IndyMac was proactive doing loan modifications before "loan modifications" became a thing.

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    Former Employee - Loan Modification Specialist in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Loan Modification Specialist in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at IndyMac Bancorp full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I was part of a select team of 12 out of 5000 employees to head-up loan modifications for our current customers. We worked 4 days a week (Friday Sat and Sun off), completed about 60-75 loans a month and pulled in 10k-15k/month.
    open, fun, opportunity, not so corporate.
    Best corporate job I have had -

    Cons

    I really don't have a bad thing to say. I left the company 2 months before the real-estate bubble burst on an offer from one of my customer's (IndyMac borrower doing a loan mod) to come work for his company. I was making great money at IndyMac (150k = salary of 30k + commissions), but quadrupling (4x) my current base salary coupled with bonuses and all the other goodies was too good to not take.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people like me

  7. customer service representative

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Kalamazoo, MI
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Kalamazoo, MI

    I worked at IndyMac Bancorp full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great experience with the position applied for

    Cons

    people are too opinionated to let new people into their little groups. Horrible work hours to have any kind of a real life outside the office

    Advice to Management

    Dont spend as much free time with employees away fom the office.

  8. Great experience working for this company.

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    Former Employee - Asset Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Asset Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at IndyMac Bancorp full-time (more than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Good bonus structure for employees.

    Cons

    Lack of room for growth.

  9. Very Satisfying... Promotion was recognized...

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Irvine, CA

    I worked at IndyMac Bancorp full-time (more than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    At the beginning we were LoanWorks and it was an easy going company.. the move to a BANK changed the structure of the company however the easiness lingered and became more to the corp entity that is was.

    Cons

    Seemed like there was much moving around...Oh... I forgot... the FDIC walked in and we were put in Receivership, UGH... On my Birthday even.

    Advice to Management

    Beware to Be Ware.

  10. Banker

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    Current Employee - Manager in Pasadena, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Pasadena, CA

    I have been working at IndyMac Bancorp full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great company, fun atmosphere. I liked the people I worked with, the company did not seem greedy in terms of salaries.

    Cons

    Departments could be a bit unorganize but overall it was a un experience for me. I learned alot there.

  11. Very Happy

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IndyMac Bancorp

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    * Flexible work schedule
    * Hands off management style
    * Opportunity to learn expand skill sets
    * Metrics driven organization

    Cons

    * Fast-paced growth facilitated risky investment environment

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