I have been working at Fairway Independent Mortgage full-time (Less than a year)
•My branch/team feels like family.
•Our successes are celebrated with an emphasis on the principal that every team member contributes to the success of all.
•The company culture is focused on positivity, growth and encouragement.
•Fairway has many benefits (outside of the normal health benefits) related to helping their employees continue to enhance their work/life balance.
•It was made clear to me from the beginning that I will have the opportunity to grow within the company and have seen others within the branch do so.
•My team is continually striving to make the mortgage process better for all parties involved; no input or suggestion is discounted.
•Healthcare here can be expensive, but with large companies which need to take all of their employees with different needs and families into account, the "best option for the most people" idea is implemented. Also, benefits are not "all or nothing", so you can tailor your enrollment to your needs as much as possible.
•There are so many online training videos that initially it can be hard to get through them all. However, this is also a PRO because they have enormous online resources for about every topic you can imagine that you can take courses on if you need or want to know more about other roles or procedures at Fairway, as well as things like the MS Office Suite, etc.
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Fairway Independent Mortgage (Lisle, IL) in December 2016.
I went there for the interview. I was told there were two interviewers, but only one of them interviewed me. It took about 45 minutes. While I didn't know much about the company, there were two things I felt particularly uncomfortable throughout the process:
1. Punctuality means nothing to them, and time management is an issue there. I was told to get a screen phone interview by 10 in the morning, while the recruiter just failed to make it in the last minute, while I got little time to be informed in advance. And she told me the manger would make the decision by Tuesday, but I didn't get the reply until next week.
2. Its upper manager lacks professionalism. This guy kept playing with his phone for a while during the interview process. I treated this interview very seriously, and spent more than 2 hours getting here along with much taxi fare paid, can't you show me some basic respect?!
I know firms have high standards for candidates, but the selection is mutual. I am pretty much done with one can't manager time well even within such small frame and doesn't know to respect its potential employees.
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