Still financially stable, even after Merrill Lynch was acquired by another company. Some departments do promote from within, and seemed to try to grow their employees. Senior management is knowledgeable, and although employees might wish for more communication from them, they probably do as well as senior management at any company of their size at communicating with the staff at large.
Mostly judging by lunchroom discussions, some departments seem to be dead-ends. Transferring between departments doesn't seem as easy as it should be.
Advice to Management
Um, congratulations on being stable working the sub-prime mortgage sector of the economy? You're obviously doing something right, because I'm sure I couldn't do it.
I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Wilshire Credit Corporation in August 2009.
There was a very strong good cop/bad cop vibe going on during the interview. They aren't interested in your background, or enthusiasm, they're interested in your knowledge of the BABOK however, they don't ask their questions in a way that will provide them the answers they're looking for. State briefly that you have performed the task before, then provide the BABOK definition for the function.
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