I worked at Residential Finance full-time (More than 3 years)
The people were lots of fun, the company office was really nice and we made money. There were a lot of exciting cruises on big ships traveling to strange lands.
We hit an iceberg. Soon after that there was a year of total chaos. Pay plans were changing every 4-6 weeks for the worse, they couldn't pay paychecks on time. In some cases we waiting an extra week to get paid. People started jumping overboard every day. The atmosphere became so cold and toxic....so very cold. One day I turned to the nice young loan officer named Jack in the cubical beside me and I said "Jack, Im so cold". I will never forget what Jack responded to me. He put down his Starbucks tall, non-fat latte with caramel drizzle and looked me right in the eyes and said "You're going to get out of here, you're gonna go on and you're gonna make lots of babies, and you're gonna watch them grow. You're gonna die an old loan officer warm in his bed, not here, not this day. Not like this, do you understand me? Not long after I quit, I got off that sinking ship. Looking back, it was Jack's kind words that saved me by giving me the courage to leave. After I left and heard the company went bankrupt, I wanted to find out what happened to Jack. I tried to locate him, but I never found anything on Jack... there's no record of him at all. But now you know there was a loan officer named Jack Dawson and that he saved me... in every way that a person can be saved. I don't even have a picture of him. He exists now... only in my memory. Thank you Jack, and goodbye RFC. You will both be missed.
Advice to Management
Avoid Icebergs in the future.
I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at Residential Finance.
multiple interviews with multiple people followed by 4-6 hours of shadowing before an offer is extended