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Academy Mortgage Reviews

Updated May 21, 2018
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Pros
  • I love that they value my work/life balance (in 28 reviews)

  • It's a VERY nice work environment, with positive people (in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • No Cons - Wonderful place to work (in 22 reviews)

  • As I know we have done over and over again here at Academy, proven by with loan officers in the top 200 for mortgage originators (in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Academy is Family"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Riverside, CA
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Riverside, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Academy Mortgage full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    This company is all about supporting each other and that shows from day 1! The management team worked to build a culture of that is unmatched anywhere in the mortgage industry.

    Cons

    None, these guys as they say "walk the walk".


  2. "Loan Officer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Loan Officer in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Loan Officer in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Academy Mortgage full-time

    Pros

    Operational Support!!
    They help their LO's get stuff done. Moving companies is chaotic, it's just a fact you gotta deal with anywhere you go. It takes a wild amount of support for an LO to continue their production uninterrupted, so hats off to these guys. Academy put me on their back and carried me through these Chaos of transitioning.

    My deals closed wicked fast. My license moved 3 weeks ago, and walking into Academy the only thing familiar to me operationally was their LOS system. Somehow I've already been able to close 2 deals, and have 2 more in escrow closing before the end of the month. That's Bananas.

    Transparency

    Cons

    Marketing Support: It's on you to move your Database of contacts, which isn't the case everywhere you go. If you have an extremely large database I can see this being a huge time sink

    Cyber-security systems take some getting used to

    Academy Mortgage Response

    May 21, 2018 – Senior Manager, Integrated Marketing

    Thank you for your review. We value your feedback and we appreciate all you do at Academy.

  3. "Awesome Place To Work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Academy Mortgage full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere! Encouragement to find your strengths and where you would fit best within the company. Values employees - their input and ideas. Works with your schedules in many different departments.

    Cons

    I can not think of anything.

    Advice to Management

    Thanks for providing a wonderful place to work!


  4. "Incredible team environment!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Draper, UT
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Draper, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Academy Mortgage full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The culture at Academy is very different from other companies that I've worked for. It's a positive environment where I feel like my own growth is cared about as much as the work that I get done. It has been a wonderful experience thus far.

    Cons

    I can honestly say that I can't think of any cons at this moment.


  5. "Full Time Employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Academy Mortgage full-time

    Pros

    Full Time Employee - plus.

    Cons

    Not flexible with schedule or working hours.


  6. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Accounting Specialist in Draper, UT
    Current Employee - Senior Accounting Specialist in Draper, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Academy Mortgage full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I have only been here 2 months, however, the people are great, the work life balance is important to upper management and the results trickle down. Really grateful was offered a job.

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of.

    Academy Mortgage Response

    May 1, 2018 – Senior Manager, Integrated Marketing

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We appreciate all you do at Academy.


  7. "Why I chose to work at Academy"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Loan Officer in Anchorage, AK
    Current Employee - Loan Officer in Anchorage, AK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Academy Mortgage full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Instead of pushing the same message every other lender pushes (we close loans quickly), Academy provides tools to help realtors build their business. In doing so, it helps me build my relationships with them providing real value which translates into more business.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons.

    Academy Mortgage Response

    May 1, 2018 – Senior Manager, Integrated Marketing

    We appreciate you taking the time to leave this review. Thank you for all you do at Academy.

  8. "Intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Academy Mortgage full-time

    Pros

    Great People and great culture

    Cons

    Not enough work to do


  9. "Marketing Media Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Media Marketing Manager in Draper, UT
    Current Employee - Media Marketing Manager in Draper, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Academy Mortgage full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent Work life balance. Company feels like family. Flexible working hours.

    Cons

    Cyclical nature of the mortgage industry. Things can change fast.

    Advice to Management

    Run the business to survive the cyclical mortgage industry business so there are as few layoffs as possible.


  10. "I have been with Academy for over 4 years. Great Company to work for. I look forward to many more years here."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Draper, UT
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Draper, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Academy Mortgage full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working at Academy is like spending each day with family. We truly care about each other and support each other both in and out of the workplace. We strive to help the company continue to grow and achieve it's goal of 1st Choice.

    Cons

    Every company struggles with salaries, paid time off, benefits and offering additional amenities. I would like to see some sick leave implemented so PTO isn't all inclusive of vacation and illness. Salaries are lower than national average for the same positions. Flexible schedules are also an area of interest.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen to your employees and implement new ideas coming from them. Get to know your people! We know you....Do you know us by name or department?


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