The Fund
3.2 of 5 6 reviews
www.thefund.com Orlando, FL 500 to 999 Employees

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Updated Jul 10, 2014

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Charles J. Kovaleski

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    Great

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe Fund employs people who consider Customer Service Excellence a top priority, for both your internal customers and your external customers. I feel they care about a balance between your work life and your home life.

    ConsIn my area the work could become hectic and stressful. During the time I was employed there, some benefits changed.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to show appreciation to employees.

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

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    Great Company Culture

    IT Department (Current Employee)
    Orlando, FL

    ProsThis is an excellent place to work. Team members are very friendly, always willing to help, and they value employees input. The company is currently working on very exciting new products.

    ConsDuring the real estate crisis they went through some tough times and have not been able to stay up to date with some of the software tools.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone at this point

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

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    worked on contract

    Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    Orlando, FL

    ProsPay was good and work hours were relatively flexible. Project was pretty interesting. Most people on the team were great.

    ConsMiddle level management was weak and incompetent. Timelines and planning was unrealistic. Architecture team was arrogant and opinionated. Office is outdated.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPut your act together before it is to late. Stop putting in charge people who can talk but can't do real work.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not a place you want to be.

    IS Employee (Former Employee)
    Orlando, FL

    ProsThe best reason to work at The Fund is the joy a person would get from working for a small company that thinks it's a mid-sized organization. The companies stresses having a family-like atmosphere. They are also very flexible if time is needed to take care of personal issues. During good years there is a 7% bonus structure that all employees are allowed to participate in. Also their headquarters is in a good location for those that live on the east side of Orlando.

    ConsThere are many downsides to working for The Fund:
    ~ Salaries are low;
    ~ There is no defined career path, once you reach the top of your pay scale that's where you are, period;
    ~ There are several cliques within the organization and if you're not in one of those, you are pretty much doomed;
    ~ During layoffs they company choose longevity over someone who has the knowledge, skills,and experience to keep the company on track through rough times;
    ~ HR is more of a department to keep the company out of legal troubles than a real Human Resource organization
    ~ The CIO and direct reports should all be replaced, mismanagement of company funds has been horrendous in this division, most companies would not have allowed this type of financial irresponsibility to continue for so long

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe company would be better served with management giving their notice and getting some senior managers and executives who know what they are doing.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Pros and Cons of Working at The Fund

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Port Orange, FL

    ProsThe salaries and benefits are the best! I don't know of any other company in Florida that provides the same level of benefits at such a low cost to the employees. Also, in-house educational seminars are available to further employee knowledge and keep them apprised of new laws.

    ConsNo opportunity for advancement at local level due to majority of long term employees, and the next closest office is the Headquarters in Orlando, Florida. As with any large company, if you want to get noticed, it is usually necessary to work at Headquarters, otherwise, you're just a name and a number at a branch office.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAn across the board pay reduction of say, ten percent, would have been a better alternative than to lay off long-tenured employees. When the real estate market turns around, and it will, some of your best (former) employees will be working for the competition due to the way they were treated.

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    Struggling to remain strong

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsIn the title industry the knowledge and education sets the industry standard.
    Employees are dedicated and well trained
    Employee service department is helpful
    Branches are very nicely maintained
    Employees develop family like atmosphere
    Underwriting attorneys are top notch

    ConsSlow to hire when business increases
    Financial situation is diminished
    Slow to adapt to new technologies
    Employee shortages in legal department makes responses slow for agents and employees.

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