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Irvine, CA
51 to 200 employees
2001
Company - Public (CFNB)
Banks & Credit Unions
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
Bank of America, GE Capital
California First National Bancorp operates as a bank holding company for California First National Bank and California First Leasing Corp that provide leasing and banking services in the United States. It leases and finances capital assets that are used by businesses and ... Read more

CalFirst Reviews

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Patrick E. Paddon
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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Excellent work/life balance
    -Learn tons about the finance industry
    -Interact with countless executives at successfully companies
    -Team environment promotes collaboration and friendly competition

    Cons

    On. The. Phones. All. Day.

    Advice to Management

    Turn up the heat!

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CalFirst Interviews

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a week. I interviewed at CalFirst (Irvine, CA).

    Interview

    First it's a phone call, then they invite you for an in-person interview if they like you. The VP who will be your boss interviews you in round 2. Then they take you to meet another SVP and the CEO. Meeting the CEO can be intimidating, but he's a nice guy. And you are only with him for under a minute, so make sure you prepare something smart.

    Interview Questions

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