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    "Could be better"

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    Former Employee - Applications Developer in Warwick, RI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at First Marblehead full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Great flexibility in work hours. Work from home was always approved. Great work life balance. Few very smart folks I had a chance to work with that I am thankful and happy I had the chance to work with.

    Cons

    I felt cheated at the interview, the position was advertised as a .NET developer and the work turned to be only database development. Had I known at the beginning my backlog will be packed with database development stories I would have pursued a different job. Would have not wasted anyone's time and it would have allowed TMS to find the right candidate. They also seem to hire .NET developers and wish to turn them into...

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    First Marblehead2015-05-28

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      Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Boston, MA

      I worked at First Marblehead full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      • Starting position was System Developer to analyze student loans that do not require inter-department operators to carry piles of mails and documents during their job function and activities action time.

      Cons

      • Ending position was Manager to design loan approval activities map, functional requirement and human interactions. Accomplishments covered ordering equipment, materials, leading every memorandum on activities, dues, plans during meeting and employee appraisal. • Business product managed are listed as student loan, credit scores, course registration, transcripts, identities, passport, IBM Cobol AS 390, HP Servers, Microsoft...

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      First Marblehead2015-07-24
    • "Company changed name and moved"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Medford, MA

        I worked at First Marblehead for more than 20 years

        Pros

        Nice people, the Medford location was not bad, near T.

        Cons

        Company changed name to Cognition Financial (Cognition Lending) and moved to Back Bay in Boston. Still near T but parking is horribly expensive for those who drive to work. New space is smaller than former location.

        Advice to Management

        Move back to Medford!

        First Marblehead2017-08-15

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