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Madison, WI
1001 to 5000 employees
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Company - Private
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$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
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Fairway Independent Mortgage Reviews

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    "The Sky is The Limit"

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    Current Employee - Senior Loan Officer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Loan Officer in Boston, MA
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    Pros

    Fairway Mortgage is a team environment where it’s easy to scale your business.
     In 2013 my production was 14 million, 2014 19 million, 2015 40 million, 2016 63 million and in 2017 on pace for 85 million 92% purchase. Fairway Mortgage invests in people and has a great training and coaching program.

    I am opening a branch on Newbury Street in Boston July 2017. Most companies would never let a loan officer get promoted because the departure would hurt the current branch manager. I know realize with Fairway the sky is the limit.

    Fairway is an employee owned company so people everyone has tremendous respect for each other. Being an employee owned company Fairway can never be acquired so you dont have to stress about the future. There is no greed at the top so the generosity trickles all the way down.

    Cons

    My business has really scaled so sometimes I get stressed . Its not Fairway fault, its just called my business is growing. Fairway is always there to help me.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work

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Fairway Independent Mortgage Interviews

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    Second Market Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lisle, IL
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    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Fairway Independent Mortgage (Lisle, IL) in December 2016.

    Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

    • The guy just went through my resume, gave me a brief introduction to the company, and asked my work background, work experience, and skills.   Answer Question
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