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Fairway Independent Mortgage Reviews

Updated Jun 14, 2019

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3.3
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58%
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65%
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Steve Jacobson
36 Ratings
  1. Helpful (6)

    "Not recommended"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carrollton, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fairway Independent Mortgage full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pay check and lunches, and rarely any overtime

    Cons

    Favoritism and clicks, and those favored got the overtime and ability to work from home when sick?? think before accepting a job

    Fairway Independent Mortgage2019-02-18
  2. "Beware"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fairway Independent Mortgage

    Pros

    Friendly family atmosphere. Able to work from home at times.

    Cons

    Unless you are friends with management you won't last long here. Also you will never get any bonus' that you are promised.

    Advice to Management

    Keep people who know what they are doing and not friends.

    Fairway Independent Mortgage2019-03-17

    Fairway Independent Mortgage Response

    March 18, 2019HR - Employee Engagement/Onboarding/Social Media

    Hi there - we are very sorry to hear about your experience. One of our Core Values is to "Foster Growth and Knowledge". Your feedback will be shared with the appropriate group for continuous coaching and improvement. Thank you for your contributions and we wish you the best of luck.

  3. "Looks Great From A Distance"

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    Former Employee - Mortgage Advisor in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fairway Independent Mortgage full-time

    Pros

    Wide range of products offered

    Cons

    Several aspects of the submission and underwriting process are slow and redundant which puts unnecessary pressure on processors and support staff. Overlays became more and more frequent, Requires the use of Citrix which is an outdated and extremely slow way of doing business. Culture revolves around the CEO's childish behavior and "Look what I can do and how much money I have" attitude which comes at the cost of significantly...

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    Advice to Management

    Remove the CEO, he will be the downfall of the company.

    Fairway Independent Mortgage2019-03-14
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Not As Advertised"

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

    I worked at Fairway Independent Mortgage full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great marketing and branding, Good Technology, Good Name Recognition

    Cons

    Corporate Staff is dishonest, Uses Point Bank to Disproportionately Help Specific Demographics of borrower. They will give you good rates when you onboard and slowly increase the rates. They pick winners and losers. If you are chosen, they will recruit for you, if you aren't they recruit against you. The leadership team is focused on growth over sustainability and quality. They want to win at all costs.

    Fairway Independent Mortgage2019-03-12
  5. "Great and flexible company to work for with great benefits"

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    Current Employee - Business Development Specialist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fairway Independent Mortgage full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Fairway has a family atmosphere that is amazing. They have endless amounts of training, and some branches even offer 1 free year of coaching!! Fairway wants you to be successful and will do almost anything to help you do so!

    Cons

    I honestly cannot say anything negative about Fairway.

    Advice to Management

    Never stop helping, training, or supporting your employees.

    Fairway Independent Mortgage2019-01-13

    Fairway Independent Mortgage Response

    January 14, 2019HR - Employee Engagement/Onboarding/Social Media

    Thank you for taking the time to provide some valuable feedback! We appreciate all your efforts and contribution to Fairway thus far. So glad you are part of our Fairway Family :) Have a great week!

  6. "Great company for those willing to work hard"

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    Former Employee - Mortgage Loan Officer 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fairway Independent Mortgage for less than a year

    Pros

    Great structure with competitive products. Endless product training opportunities.

    Cons

    Lacked sales training. Surprisingly low name recognition.

    Fairway Independent Mortgage2019-01-24

    Fairway Independent Mortgage Response

    January 25, 2019HR - Employee Engagement/Onboarding/Social Media

    Hi there - thank you for your valued feedback. We strive to create an amazing experience for all, and that includes recognition and training in your specific role. This will be shared with the appropriate group for continuous improvement and building programs to create the best ...

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  7. "Processor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fairway Independent Mortgage full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great company to work with.

    Cons

    No downsides at this time

    Fairway Independent Mortgage2018-12-15

    Fairway Independent Mortgage Response

    December 18, 2018Recruitment Sourcing Specialist

    We appreciate you taking the time to provide some feedback! So glad you are part of our Fairway Family :)

  8. "Best Place To Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Matthews, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fairway Independent Mortgage full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great Benefits , great incentives, great pay and wonderful employer

    Cons

    i loved working here all the way around

    Fairway Independent Mortgage2018-12-15

    Fairway Independent Mortgage Response

    December 18, 2018Recruitment Sourcing Specialist

    Thank you for taking the time to provide us with some feedback! We appreciate you.

  9. Helpful (5)

    "Look elsewhere"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fairway Independent Mortgage full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There are no "pros" stay far away from this place.

    Cons

    Good people are let go. Really bad habit of promoting the wrong people. Immature management at corporate.

    Fairway Independent Mortgage2018-12-18

    Fairway Independent Mortgage Response

    December 19, 2018Recruitment Sourcing Specialist

    Hi there. Thank you for your valued feedback. We are sorry hear about your experience. One of our core values is to "Foster Growth and Knowledge". Your feedback will be shared with the appropriate group for continuous improvement and coaching. We appreciate all your contributions. ...

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  10. Helpful (2)

    "Jumbo underwriter"

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    Former Employee - Senior Underwriter in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fairway Independent Mortgage full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Worked from home all equipment provided

    Cons

    I was laid off.

    Advice to Management

    N/a

    Fairway Independent Mortgage2018-12-17

    Fairway Independent Mortgage Response

    December 19, 2018Recruitment Sourcing Specialist

    Hi there. Thank you for your valued feedback. We are sorry and appreciate all your contributions. Wishing you the best of luck and a happy holiday.

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