Redwood Trust Reviews

Updated May 27, 2015
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Redwood Trust President and CEO Martin S. Hughes
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  1. Great company w/ great opportunities!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Redwood Trust full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I absolutely love working here! Everyone is so welcoming and friendly and I have never experienced that prior in my career. Everyone has a work hard/play hard mentality that you don't see often in successful companies. Redwood has great opportunities for its employers and future employers. I would definitely recommend this place for future candidates!

    Cons

    None that I can think of


  2. My manager was a tyrant, everyone else was great for the most part.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Redwood Trust full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Met a lot of good friends there

    Cons

    Your experience will depend on your manager.

    Advice to Management

    If someone is on "watch" they should be notified


  3. Helpful (1)

    Great organzation & people

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Redwood Trust full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    • Very intelligent management team that understands the business and the long-term vision/strategy for growth and success • Lack of micromanagement - the company hires bright & competent people and trusts them to get their job done. • Great compensation • Collaborative environment - management seems open to sharing ideas and executing on them when possible, no matter what the level of employee • Good people - everyone I interact with has always been helpful and supportive.

    Cons

    • Communication - as the company has grown, the organization has split into 3 main locations (CA, CO, and NY). Sometimes it feels like you lose touch with what the organization as a whole is working towards and the milestones we've achieved. I've heard senior management may start holding town hall meetings to update everyone on the company's progress which would be very helpful.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Great management, good people

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

    I have been working at Redwood Trust full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Office culture, compensation, people are great. I like coming into work. They're pretty chill and i dont have to worry about counting down the minutes. They keep me busy and as long as i do my job i get out at a reasonable time.

    Cons

    personal growth. i'm not pushed to challenge myself or to go beyond what is expected. as long as i do my job, seems like they won't expect more. need to set goals in order to excel but this is not required like at my old job.

    Advice to Management

    better culture, more bonding, more team building events


  6. Glass Ceiling and Good 'Ole Boy Culture

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Redwood Trust

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

    Pros

    Compensation and generally people are nice.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership starts with the President. No opportunities for advancement unless you are part of the goold 'ole boys club or ALS team.

    Advice to Management

    Hire senior people with demonstrated leadership skills.


  7. Helpful (2)

    ALS part II

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood, CO

    I have been working at Redwood Trust

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

    Pros

    Corp office is in San Francisco, local branch is in a fairly new building and still small enough to make changes, if upper mgt listen.

    Cons

    This is a group from Aurora Loan Services (ALS), which was a chop shop for employees. VPs are VPs by title only and not by experience, especially the ones that came from ALS. One of the Loan depts. have gone through so many employees over the past 6 months, let alone the past year its not even funny. VPs don't listen to their employees, poor pay, and demeaning to the employees. ...short the stock if you have it!


  8. Helpful (3)

    Cultural shift (to the worse)

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Redwood Trust full-time

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

    Pros

    Excellent salary structure, beautiful office location, great benefits...

    Cons

    With the departure of the founding, top executive leadership to the current leadership, the culture transitioned from a fairly transparent, somewhat flat organizational structure to an opaque, rigidly hierarchical good-old-boy system.

    Advice to Management

    With the above referenced transition, opportunities for merit-based career advancement that might have previously existed, have all but vanished -- seemingly overnight. Management would be well served to bring this piece back.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Great Potential

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

    I have been working at Redwood Trust

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Recently opened the center in Denver so there is lots of room for growth. (Ive only been here for 3 months) Management seem to be trying to learn from the mistakes of the past, and really create a culture and environment which is both profitable and fun to work in. This is the first job I've had in my career which I actually feel happy to be going to everyday.

    Cons

    Since the Denver operation is essentially a start-up, there is no formalized training, got to be a self starter.

    Advice to Management

    Don't get too big too fast. Grow the correct way and this will be a great place to work and prosper for many years


  10. Helpful (1)

    Very bright future... down to earth management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Redwood Trust full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It is refreshing this day in age to find a company who understands employees on a very real level. I am excited to have a career with this company and not be in concerned about where I will be 5 years from now!

    Cons

    No actual "cons" but I am always looking forward to the coming years and hope the smartest decisions are made for the longevity of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to ask "who are we" and "what makes us different".


  11. Helpful (3)

    Amazing opportunity...lucky to have them come to the Denver area!!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood, CO

    I have been working at Redwood Trust full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Where do I start? The opportunity for professional growth is extraordinary! The management team is down to earth and very approachable. The culture is definitely one of a kind and the company takes the time to consider what makes employees happy. I have worked for some great companies in the past...and I am not exaggerating when I say this one takes the cake!

    Cons

    I have been with the company for 5 months...and no cons to report of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!



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