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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, Citibank, 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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    I have been working at CalFirst full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Great hours to be able to have a life outside of work.
    -The leads are already generated for you rather than having to find them yourself.
    -Base salary is competitive for the industry.
    -Open door communication with management (depending on which department you're in).

    Cons

    -Database has a lot of leads that are unqualified.
    -Not much work place culture. Socializing is frowned upon. All business.
    -No variety in your day to day duties. Each day is exactly the same.

    Advice to Management

    - To allow the atmosphere to be a little lighter and upbeat from time to time.
    -Provide more training in regards to what could make account reps more successful on the phones.
    -Give more incentives for smaller accomplishments rather than only the final commissions since there are so many steps from start to finish with a deal.

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CalFirst Interviews

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    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Irvine, CA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at CalFirst (Irvine, CA) in August 2017.

    Interview

    Four parts: first met with the recruiter, then a person from the sales team that I would be assigned to, an in depth interview with a V.P. that has obviously worked there a long time and then about 2 minutes with the president.

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