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Activus Home Loans Reviews

Updated February 12, 2019
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  1. "Loan Officer"

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

    I have been working at Activus Home Loans full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Modern office, clean business, work-life balance, fair model, and amazing back-end support. Great fit for experienced LO's!

    Cons

    Sales is sales but if you work hard here, you will be rewarded.

    Advice to Management

    Do more bonus competitions!


  2. ""A Company that Cares""

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

    I have been working at Activus Home Loans full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Solid company....Operationally sound and exclusive leads. Management is always there for support as they truly want you to succeed. New office is beautiful!!

    Cons

    No complaints as of yet.

    Advice to Management

    Clone Stan!

  3. "Great Place To Work At"

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

    I have been working at Activus Home Loans full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, Great people to work along with, Supportive management team

    Cons

    Can't think of anything, This is a great company to work for.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!!


  4. "Understanding and knowledgeable"

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

    I have been working at Activus Home Loans full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They understand the mortgage industry, the process, and the pitfalls.

    Cons

    You are responsible for your own success.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Sad company- everyone goes broke- huge turnover- Do you homework"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mortgage Consultant in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Mortgage Consultant in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Activus Home Loans full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I will say everyone is nice. But the managers just set up smoking mirrors and deception during the interview / training. John Cordes the prez will give you a draw, which everyone always asks for because they are making any money.

    Cons

    The owners/recruiters are the only salesmen here. Super nice but they have never done loans. They tell you everything you want to hear. You should ask to see their production reports because you can get the truth. We all asked the processors and they said the company only funds about 30 loans per month. Ask interviewers how many people they hire each month and how many people quit in their first 2 weeks. Also, make sure to ask them how long it will be before they put you on inbound phone calls. Even then, you only get about 1-2 calls per day. Most are people calling to say stop sending them fliers. They say people are making $15k per month when really most people are making $3000. They state people close 10 loans a month when the average person closes 2-3 per month. They have one girl that makes money and thats who they use to sell you on. She is given the best leads, her phone rings more than anyone and they let her steal other LOs files. 1 person making money, 1. You get paid minimum wage but its a draw. They push you to work long hours but they don't pay overtime. I am sure that a violation. Your first few months will be spent calling old leads. Everyone knows this about Activus. They say it isn't cold calling but its people that haven't called in for years. Its cold calling and its hard. They try to spin it around by saying ‘you just have to work hard’. If you want to work that hard, there are places that will pay a lot more than 40bps. The commission split is 40 basis points but the company makes 250 so the rates are high. So if you close 3 loans here, thats like $3500 but then you have to pay back your draw. This really is a sad place. People get sold and then slowly go broke until they get fired or have to quit. Look at the NMLS to see how long everyone has really been there. They don't have any retirement programs and their health insurance plans are super expensive.

    Advice to Management

    Owners, stop spending all of your money on your cars are start taking care of your employees. Pay for company benefits. Be honest with what you tell people. What you say affects people's lives and families.


  6. "MLO"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mortgage Loan Officer in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Mortgage Loan Officer in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Activus Home Loans full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You can easily approach the upper management and their underwriter is excellent, from speed to knowledge. Transparent. You know what you are getting yourself into. This is a great company to work for, they treat you really well here. Great training, and they give all the right tools to succeed, and from the owners to employees everyone here are very nice and professional.

    Cons

    Don’t be fooled, this is still a sale job, if you cannot sale then is your own fault and no one else.


  7. "Loan Officer"

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

    I have been working at Activus Home Loans full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great team to work with , Amazing processing team, Quick funding 15 to 30 days on average. Great inbound leads. Huge lead data base to call from. I have been working here for 4 months and I enjoy the work friendly environment. Free food Fridays.

    Cons

    I cant think of any at this time

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up !

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Mortgage Banker"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Activus Home Loans (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The only good thing is that management is proactive enough to write fake reviews.

    Cons

    Worst company you could ever work at. you just call the same leads everyone has been calling since 2012. they lie about basically everything just to get you in the door. pay inside sales on a draw which there is case law showing you cant even do!

    Advice to Management

    just give up already


  9. "#GAMECHANGER!!! This place saved my life..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SENIOR MORTGAGE BANKER/MIRACLE WORKER in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - SENIOR MORTGAGE BANKER/MIRACLE WORKER in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Activus Home Loans full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The team of support and processors who actually care. We build as a team; we eat as a team; we grow as a team... they believe in you beyond anything else, as long as you believe in yourself!
     In the worst month for funding nationwide; march of 2k18, i broke my record and clear a cool 18k!!! #foxwitme

    Cons

    Not for the faint of heart... can you hang and prove you're worth keeping around? #noguts #youcantsitwithus #butwherearethesubs?

    Advice to Management

    Keep killin it!!! Are you working to live, or are you living for your work?


  10. "Loan Officer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - MOrtgage Loan Originator in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - MOrtgage Loan Originator in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Activus Home Loans full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great training and management. They offer extensive hands on training and excellent benefits. Beautiful office environment very professional and up scale.

    Cons

    Over worked leads that are too old and unqualified for approval and time is wasted on the reworks and submissions. Also the processing is very weak.

    Advice to Management

    More qualified leads