Sovereign
3.2 of 5 9 reviews
www.sovereign.co.nz North Shore, New Zealand 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Apr 3, 2014

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Cashier (Current Employee)
Cranston, RI

I have been working at Sovereign full-time for less than a year

Prosgood MANAGEMENT and great ppl

Consnothing till now hope it lasts

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Challenging, but fun

Project Manager (Current Employee)
Boston, MA

I have been working at Sovereign as a contractor for more than a year

ProsMajor transformation program in progress - fast-moving, dynamic environment. Interesting cultural cross-play between locals and Spaniards.

ConsChanges of plan are often not explained to project teams or business unit managers.

Advice to Senior ManagementExplain and consult more.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great Company and many opportunities to move up in the company

Bank Teller (Current Employee)
Carlisle, PA

I have been working at Sovereign full-time for less than a year

ProsThere are a lot of benefits and the work isn't really demanding.

ConsYour coworkers can make you either A) go crazy B) transfer C) quit. The people that surround you really is the only con.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good place to work, training is available and pretty current on technology

IT Engineer (Current Employee)
Newbury, England (UK)

I have been working at Sovereign full-time for more than 3 years

ProsThey are trying to be cutting edge so lots to learn ad understand, not much time to do it because everything is pretty full on.

ConsToo much to do in limited amounts of time leads to a chaotic environment

Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure that there's enough support staff before pushing projects through, trust the knowledge of internal staff more than the external consultants who only want the money

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Good, but could be better

Mortgage Development Officer (Current Employee)

I have been working at Sovereign full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood benefits, built in customer base, name attracts customers and referral sources. Reasonable commission structure.

ConsLoan officers and financial planners who are employees do not receive a salary, yet have requirements placed on their time. They are paid a draw against overall commission and are required to log a time card with hours worked. If loans get stalled when processors are too busy, a loan officer could actually end up owing the company money. Loan officers are expected to produce large monthly closed numbers, while the processing centers are seriously understaffed with processors averaging 200 or more loan files at a time.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't be penny wise and pound foolish. Hire the processing staff required to keep up with the demand.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Stay away at all costs!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Sovereign

ProsDecent but not stellar benefits package
Decent work - life balance

ConsThe Spanish have no idea how to run a US company (and as it turns out they don't really know how to run a Spanish company either). They prefer to hire layer upon layer of incompetent management from the outside, rather than promote good people from within. The bureaucracy there is as bad as it gets anywhere. To say they have substandard information technology would be paying them a huge compliment. Management ranges from mediocre to completely incompetent. The pay stinks.

Advice to Senior ManagementEvery single thing you are doing now, do differently. Listen to your employees and give them incentives to perform.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Way too fast

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Sovereign

Prosgreat people, decent pay, and good benefits

ConsUpper management not in touch with sales-reps

Advice to Senior ManagementPay more attention to the needs of employees

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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decent

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Sovereign

Proslearned alot in my time there

Consvery clicky, you were punished for speaking your mind

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A caring team of people

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Auckland (New Zealand)

I worked at Sovereign

ProsGood business sustainability practice. Personally I attended some really great personal development workshops that made a real difference to my life holistically

ConsNeeds to consider more flexibility and mobility within roles

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to be more progressive about 'corporate' vs 'professional – there is a difference

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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