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Cerritos, CA
51 to 200 employees
1980
Company - Private
Lending
$10+ billion (USD) per year
Unknown
Sun West Mortgage Company, Inc. (www.swmc.com) is a full service, mortgage banker established in 1980. Our excellent service and fast turn times have made Sun West a multi-billion dollar national originator. As a result, Sun West is a leader in offering a diverse set of products ... Read more

Sun West Mortgage Reviews

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    Current Employee - Customer Service in Buena Park, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Buena Park, CA
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    I have been working at Sun West Mortgage full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The HR staff consist of professional women who go over and beyond their scope of work. The best part of HR, the Relations Officer is a great listener and is non-judgemental. I can talk to her about confidential matters and don’t have to worry about my business spreading like a wild fire. HR is by far the best I have ever met. These ladies make every employee feel important no matter what position you hold.

    We get free lunch twice per month. The free lunch is well appreciated.

    Cons

    Upper Management should at least say hello to employees. It doesn’t hurt to say good morning or hi.

    Advice to Management

    Thanks for putting together a great HR team and for providing employees with free lunch. I am forever grateful. I have referred a friend to work for Sun West Mortgage.

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Sun West Mortgage Interviews

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Buena Park, CA
    No Offer
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    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Sun West Mortgage (Buena Park, CA) in July 2019.

    Interview

    I had applied online on a job board. The process started with an email from a recruiter inviting me on-site for an assessment. Arrived 5 minutes early, checked-in at reception and was waiting for some time before recruiter finally showed up and directly put me in front of the system. There were no greetings, office tour, or communication about the process or anything else. It was fairly simple, had two sections and was allotted 2 hours to finish. One screen had questions and was asked to type my responses in a doc file on another screen. The first section was behavioral with questions on education; the degree - what and why; what I could have done for a better GPA; project/accomplishment - describe, challenges, weakness, what would improve if another chance; why this company and expectations; where do I see myself in 2 years. The second section was all technical divided into several parts. There were 20 multiple choice questions on java coding, outputs, database, c pointers, HTML - very easy ones. Then, the question to write a java program to parse a given string (specified pattern) and read values to display in a table. To write 2 SQL queries involving joins, having, aggregators. Some questions on C language - which I completely skipped. The last section was based on web technologies - writing HTML code for a webpage to display a list of items and search through them, few PHP and JQuery questions. Overall it was very easy. Had no response for almost 2 weeks. But, then, was called for an in-person interview. Again, informed at the reception and waited for about 40 minutes to meet the recruiter and the process to begin. I think it was very unprofessional to give time and then not respecting it, clearly felt that I was taken for granted. There was only 1 round of non-technical interview with CTO + recruiter that lasted for max 20 minutes. The very first question was on salary expectation. Then, the company details and responsibilities of the position were shared in brief. The questions were completely non-technical, mainly on my previous projects, what and how I did, why I chose that project, and stuff. The recruiter said would be getting back within 24 hours, but received an email a week later stating that I was not considered. Overall, the process seemed very old style.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us about any one of your projects. Why did you choose to do that project? What was the biggest challenge and how did you overcome?   1 Answer
    • SQL Query - Given two tables: Loan and Borrower - write queries to list all loans and their number of borrowers, filter loans which have more than 1 borrower.   Answer Question
    • Java program involving string parsing, and reading values to build a rate table.   Answer Question
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