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Embrace Home Loans Reviews

Updated Jul 2, 2019

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4.0
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76%
Recommend to a Friend
97%
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Dennis Hardiman
13 Ratings
Pros
  • "Leadership that walks the walk, innovative loan products, great benefits(in 6 reviews)

  • "This is a great company that affords opportunity for those who are willing to put in the time and effort(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "Shockingly enough, none of those folks were Loan Officers, as one might expect(in 7 reviews)

  • "New ideas are not well received(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "This company feels like home"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Middletown, RI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Embrace Home Loans full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Unbelievable culture. The owner of the company is seen walking the halls speaking with employees.. he doesn't even have a "big" office in the corporate headquarters.. he just sits among the employees. He asks for feedback and makes corrections. The benefits are great. The people are awesome. Pay is average but made up for with enjoying going to work everyday. The process is on point. Great place to work. Tons of flexibility...

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    Cons

    Hiring process can be faster

    Advice to Management

    Keep asking employees for feedback and providing creative solutions.

    Embrace Home Loans2019-07-02
  2. "Management Issues"

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    Former Employee - Bond Loan Closer in Middletown, RI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Embrace Home Loans full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Family friendly events and a good location

    Cons

    Management doesn't listen to employees, bad emotional environment and unrealistic facade.

    Embrace Home Loans2019-06-04
  3. "Embrace"

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    Current Employee - Loan Officer Assistant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Embrace Home Loans full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice people and decent environment

    Cons

    No opportunity to move up within the company.

    Embrace Home Loans2019-05-10
  4. "Culture!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Embrace Home Loans full-time

    Pros

    Leadership that walks the walk, innovative loan products, great benefits.

    Cons

    Location in RI makes it difficult to recruit talent.

    Embrace Home Loans2019-02-21
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great culture, but..."

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    Former Employee - Mortgage Loan Officer in Wilmington, DE
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Embrace Home Loans

    Pros

    Awesome bennies. Best in the industry.

    Cons

    Too rigid on underwriting, not willing to work in "situational" underwriting.

    Embrace Home Loans2018-12-16
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Marketing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Embrace Home Loans full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Location and a ome employees

    Cons

    No room for growth. Very reluctant to change and job security is nonexistent. A handful of folks have been with the organization for 15, 20, 25+ years, but aside from that, people are constantly being let go from all departments. For a company in little RI, you’d think the organization would have more foresight to retain employees and not be an absolute mill of new faces. Word spreads quickly, and I can’t imagine the...

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    Advice to Management

    Upper management needs to change in general. Focus on retaining employees on the back end. Allow for more innovation, instead of continuing to coast with direct mailing and wasting budget on signing bonuses for people whose impact is unimpressive. The LO employment game is understandably ruthless, but outside of selling... the opportunity of growth is so far gone.

    Embrace Home Loans2019-01-13
  7. "Senior Underwriter"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Embrace Home Loans

    Pros

    Embrace was, by far, the best company I ever worked for. Their company culture was phenomenal - the only company that walked the walk. I felt welcomed, respected and that I made a difference. I've been doing this for over 30 years and it was the best work environment. They just didn't have a significant market presence so the work slowed down considerably so I had to leave.

    Cons

    No market presence is the only con I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Advertise!

    Embrace Home Loans2018-12-04
  8. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - DE Underwriter in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Embrace Home Loans full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Working from home allows for flexibility

    Cons

    No offices in Texas and no weekly or monthly telephone conferences

    Advice to Management

    Weekly meeting with management and staff via phone for the remote employees

    Embrace Home Loans2018-11-03
  9. "Disorganization & micromanagement"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Middletown, RI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Embrace Home Loans full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Benefits are decent. Hard-working and ethically-inclined people are slim pickings, but they're there. If you can find a trustworthy friend or two, you can survive.

    Cons

    Upper management is disappointingly untrusting of anyone, making it impossible to complete any amount of work without frustration. The channels that need to be gone through to accomplish the most basic tasks make all projects agonizingly long. Most employees are lazy and only make the effort to scrape by without getting fired. The executives talk a huge game about friendly and collaborative culture, but this is sadly...

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    Advice to Management

    Learn to trust your employees. This starts with taking time to recognize A) who your hard workers are and B) who talks a big game with nothing to back it up.

    Embrace Home Loans2018-11-15
  10. Helpful (1)

    "No opportunities for growth"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Middletown, RI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Embrace Home Loans full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice people, good work-life balance, some nice perks.

    Cons

    If you are younger there are absolutely NO opportunities for growth and advancement. Leadership will actually go out of their way to make sure you will not get promoted for certain roles. HR literally called me once and told me to “stop applying” for certain roles. Very mechanistic organizational design where people are treated more like cogs in the machine rather than assets that can be developed and supported. Several...

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    Advice to Management

    Focus more on developing and training talent from within. Don’t get caught up in a popularity contest, rather focus on the areas that are actually driving profit. Also hiring a plane to fly over the monthly meeting dragging a banner that one time was absolutely wasteful/unnecessary.

    Embrace Home Loans2018-10-30
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