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"Fast paced but room to advance"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

great advancement opportunites and compensation, very collegial workforce, a number of long term employees, pride in the company, growing fast

Cons

very fast paced, never enough staff to do the work needed, seems as if all communications, programs etc were focused on the LCD (i.e. lowest common denominator) employees, short cubicle walls

Advice to Management

to many levels of VPS

Other Employee Reviews for Countrywide Financial

  1. "The Worst Job I Ever Had!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Broomall, PA
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Broomall, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Met some nice co-workers that I've remained friends with.

    Cons

    Worked Holidays and never received doubletime. We were paid hourly. Management would tell you you could take a day off another time to make up for the extra day. It was a payroll nightmare.

    Advice to Management

    The only people that made money here were people in top management; otherwise, you are used for the most part.


  2. "The company that could have been"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calabasas, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calabasas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    During the housing boom, Countrywide was one of the fastest growing public companies around. Senior management was probably the most knowledgable about the mortgage industry.

    Cons

    The different divisions (e.g., mortgage, banking, insurance, etc.) and overhead functions did not work together in the most collaborative and effective way; instead, performance was based on individual achievements. Professionally managed companies make sure that divisions and functions work together, sharing resources and intellectual capital. Countrywide, unfortunately, was not quite there.

    Advice to Management

    Better risk management and more focus on long-term growth is needed rather than the desire to chase market share.

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