Parkside Lending Reviews

Updated March 24, 2015
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  1. My experience working at Parkside has been extremely positive and rewarding.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Parkside Lending full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Parkside is doing all the right things to continue to thrive in the mortgage business. Parkside has a strong team and makes decisions in a thoughtful and collaborative way. Pros include good leadership, new products and geographic expansion.

    Cons

    With its recent growth, Parkside needs to make sure it has all the structure in place to support its size, including good processes for bringing on and training new employees and giving them the best opportunity possible to succeed in the organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    With the continuing efforts to define and refine Parkside's culture and values, make sure to involve employees at all levels of the organization in these discussions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Unique Opportunity

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Parkside Lending full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Parkside is a fast-paced and exciting environment to work in. The industry is constantly changing and Parkside is always adapting an innovating creative solutions.

    Cons

    Continuous changes and development to processes in a competitive industry is challenging but it is also an opportunity for growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to believe in the employees and push through new challenges with opportunities for career development.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Nowhere is perfect, but some companies try to be their best every day, this is one of them.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Parkside Lending full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Growth, dynamic leadership team, innovative approach, culture, great place to learn and grow your career.

    Cons

    Growing companies require hard workers, this is a place for those willing to put in the work to be a part of building a successful company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to focus on culture and employee satisfaction to attract and retain top talent. Communicate objectives and connect contributions to impact toward objectives.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    A Financial Services company that cares for employees and customers

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Parkside Lending full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great Benefits, remote employees, organizationally flat and room for growth

    Cons

    Growth companies that are evolving are not for everyone

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. This is an incredible, caring and innovating company that is exciting to work for. Their reputation and track record i

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Parkside Lending full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    They have a great work life balance, benefits, base pay, bonus and promotion opportunities. regular reviews, 2 annual summits and a holiday party that is best in class. they also just rolled out video conference technology and an intranet as well as a new corporate website with tons of information to help their many employees stay connected. They allow you to work remote or at one of their 8 offices located all of the USA. They own their own technology.

    Cons

    I cannot think of any cons. These guys rock!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please continue to act as you always have: with integrity, caring and honesty. You are fair and intelligent and you have lead us to be one of the best companies in the USA.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Best. Place. Ever. Everyone should have an opportunity to join this firm.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Parkside Lending full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    team environment, fast-paced, dynamic, lots of growth opportunity and plenty to keep everyone engaged and busy! One of the most collaborative and exciting companies I've worked for. The environment is fast-paced and fun.

    Cons

    lots of work! it's only a con if you're not hard working

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep hiring new people with fresh ideas - and keep implementing those ideas. It'll attract the best talent pool.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Worst in the Industry

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    Current Employee - Operations in Walnut Creek, CA
    Current Employee - Operations in Walnut Creek, CA

    I have been working at Parkside Lending

    Pros

    Free Breakfast on Mondays and Lunch on Wednesdays. But that is ALL!

    Cons

    Everything. Worst Management team in the Industry. They fill your head with the same lies that never come into fruition. Management just sits back and collects a paycheck. They dont work for it. They slave their staff. They have lavish parties for management at the expense of bonuses for employees. I am embarrassed to be part of Parkside Lending. I was there for 3 years and finally quit. I got sick and tired of seeing management skate by and walk over their staff. I WAS NOT FIRED I QUIT!!!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice to Management- You are the worst in the Industry-. Advise to Owner and CEO- Fire your management team or you will be out of business in a few short years....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful

    It's not you, it's them.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Parkside Lending full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Many co-workers are great, smart people who really care about their work output.

    Cons

    I advise you document everything while working here - today's darling is tomorrow's scapegoat. Potentially litigious behavior is tolerated from the darlings while they last. Majority of management is painfully unprofessional and even devious in their dealings with staff. While management is clearly skilled, as evidenced by ability to manage up and across, most of them have no apparent interest, or remaining energy to manage the people who look to them as supervisors. I was not fired from this job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Therapy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful

    A company that rewards management for climbing over others for personal gain.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Parkside Lending full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    If you're a manager, get ready to sit back and collect your paycheck. All you need to get ahead are: Be a yes-man, know how to place blame on others and be very vague about what it is you actually do.

    Cons

    If you're not in a management position, sorry. Get out while you still can. There are numerous cases of harassment, discrimination and wrongful write-ups that will never get resolved because the HR at this company barely exists. Senior employees who have stuck it out with this company for many years will never have the chance to move up because the revolving-door of managers are very secretive and paranoid about their own sweet-seats. The pay will never be worth it because the understaffing (to save budget) causes everyone to be over-worked until they quit and get replaced by another expendable body.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This company needs to take a long, hard look at their internal affairs if they ever want to be successful. Massive layoffs every few years is not the answer to balancing the books, especially not when items such as high-expense events for management are still in the budget. My suggestion is to really listen to your staff, stop building layers of management and reward those who have shown real dedication and good work ethic. If you build a staff and work to gain their trust, you won't have such a huge problem with over-worked staff. Remember, happy employees means a successful business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful

    HORRIBLE!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Parkside Lending full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are no pros for this company.

    Cons

    Mid to upper management lacks respect for staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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