W.J. Bradley Mortgage Capital

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W.J. Bradley Mortgage Capital Reviews

Updated September 23, 2014
Updated September 23, 2014
55 Reviews
2.5
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William J. Bradley
33 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good pay, great co-workers, good with working with schedules (in 4 reviews)

  • Some good people - mostly in mid-management - to work with (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • They do this because senior management has NO idea how to run a successful company (See CAG references in other reviews) (in 4 reviews)

  • Poor management practices from Corporate Headquarters (in 3 reviews)

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Ok place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consumer Direct Loan Officer
    Current Employee - Consumer Direct Loan Officer

    I have been working at W.J. Bradley Mortgage Capital full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Beautiful Offices
    Awesome Benefits
    Great System
    Underwriting Turn Times Fluctuate
    Multiple State Licensing

    Cons

    Not very good leads
    All Outbound calls
    Lead distribution uneven

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    The Blind Leading the Blind

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

    I have been working at W.J. Bradley Mortgage Capital full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Free coffee in the break room gives me one thing to look forward to every day.

    Cons

    After mass hirings quickly followed by mass layoffs, senior management showed how truly incompetent they are by hiring a bunch of ex-military guys (CAG) with zero mortgage experience to somehow save the company. Why not rely on the incredibly knowledgeable mortgage staff already employed? WJB might not know what it takes to run a profitable mortgage company, but at least we'll be protected if Al Queda comes knocking on our door! SEMPER REFI???

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a few business courses at the local community college. Patriotism and hiring vets is admirable but it doesn't pay the bills, and it's a slap in the face to the stellar, experienced talent that is having to explain the mortgage business in layman's terms to CAG.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Awful executives and CAG makes the company a laughing stock, especially internally

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

    I have been working at W.J. Bradley Mortgage Capital

    Pros

    Good pay and work/life balance.

    Cons

    CAG is a complete joke. Multiple teams are laid off, but they keep growing. A bunch of vets who come in at 9-930 and leave at 4. No one knows what they do! It's a complete joke. Employees are laughing at the company, constantly searching for better jobs. Executives think they're God's gift to man. Very poor management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    Toxic

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

    I worked at W.J. Bradley Mortgage Capital full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Compensation is generally healthy. Office space and facilities are above average. Lunch breaks are a must. Forty hours and not a minute more!

    Cons

    Executive management is narcissistic, greedy and has no character or integrity (nada, zilch). Extremely toxic and stressful environment. Motivation and ethics are questionable. Proprietary LOS software is a nightmare. Avoid at all costs and do not be tempted by a decent wage offer. Your sanity and self-esteem will be challenged.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cash-out now. Stop the suffering.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    I enjoyed working at WJ Bradley mainly due to my wonderful co-workers... Other than that, it was just an OK job.

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

    I worked at W.J. Bradley Mortgage Capital full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Wonderful co-workers... always willing to help when needed. Enjoyed our monthly meeting and lunches. My last branch manager was always flexible regarding time off, etc.

    Cons

    Awful management. No communication. Pay was not great at all. No training provided (except for asking co-workers)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be some sort of management with employees and Loan Officers. The communication was absolutely awful. Employees who do their job and do it well need to be rewarded somehow.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 5 people found this helpful  

    Don't do it.....ONLY COME HERE AS A LAST RESORT

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - ops center  in  Sandy, UT
    Current Employee - ops center in Sandy, UT

    I have been working at W.J. Bradley Mortgage Capital full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You'll get a paycheck every two weeks. Let's see Um

    Cons

    Too many to count. Job security is literally a punch line in this place. I'm not kidding. Fifty percent layoff and hire in 1 year which is unbelievable. Morale... Just saying that around here evokes a chuckle among other people who know how this company works. Benefits? Let's just put it this way benefits, culture, attitude top down, and morale are consistently subpar with the industry and that's the nice way to put it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better sell the company before it's too late

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 6 people found this helpful  

    Horrible Company. Don't even waste your time.

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

    I have been working at W.J. Bradley Mortgage Capital full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    When the company's B E S T reviews has to say things like "well. ahem.. its uh....not for the faint of heart...." or "there are some....."industry" challenges" RUN. The positive reviews are varnished vague reviews of what exactly to expect at WJB its sort of a "well you make it what you want" type of thing. Way to spin it! Bravo! (probably put up by order of management to disguise the rating)

    Cons

    The layoff and attrition rates in this company are so high its embarrassing and almost impossible to defend. When you say "its not for the faint of heart" ....its just a reluctant desperate attempt to excuse the horrendous track record this company has. Its laughable because there has been 6 layoffs in 4 years (more than 1 layoff a year). HUGE Branches have voluntarily left, layoffs have been massive; when companies of similar size are laying off 20-30 people and YOU are laying off hundreds (6 months after hiring hundreds) thats not "the industry".... thats you. Don't say "oh its the industry" to make excuses for poor management projections you guys ultimately control how bad the bleeding is when its bad you make the calls on how many to hire. Take SOME responsibility for how you do your job. Thats the main reason why the employees (both former and current) have lost ALL TRUST in anything you say.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Whats sad is even the people you still have are not loyal. its a joke. W.J.Bradley had potential to be great. A complete overhaul of new upper management is not just needed, its absolutely VITAL at this point.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Incredible environment, supportive and responsive. WJ Bradley people make it easy to work for.

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

    I have been working at W.J. Bradley Mortgage Capital full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    In general the company is committed to providing high quality tools and training to do the job you are asked to do. The environment is very low stress, with a lot of support to grow your career from management. There are deadlines like any job but there is a full perspective on this company that employees have lives.

    Cons

    The mortgage industry has some challenges inherent in it. WJ Bradley navigates those well overall, but those considering a job should make sure they understand the industry first, some people from other industries seemed not to understand many unique aspects of a highly regulated and somewhat cyclical industry.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 7 people found this helpful  

    Was a good company

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

    I have been working at W.J. Bradley Mortgage Capital full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Sadly there are not a lot of pros to list. This place has lost its culture and its way to manage. It has become an extremely toxic workplace. If you are looking to constantly be under pressure and not feel appreciated then this place is for you.

    Cons

    Where do I start? Management needs a complete overhaul, starting from the top to the bottom. The company has not been profitable in over 6 months. And it will continue to have a net loss for the remainder of 2014. They have already laid off over 50% of the workforce but more cuts are needed in order to turn profitable again under their current structure. However, if they do cut more people, the company will not be able to operate and that there is where their problem is. They need to completely restructure the business for things to hopefully work out for them. Oh and one more thing, CAG: what a joke. Despite their need to cut spending they went on to hire 30 army veterans to do nothing. Excellent strategy!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go home. You would not be managers at any other respectable/profitable company which is why you are still at WJB.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    I love the mortgage business

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at W.J. Bradley Mortgage Capital full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    fast paced growth oriented organization

    Cons

    the mortgage business is not for the faint of heart

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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