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Grandbridge Reviews

Updated April 12, 2017
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Thomas S. Dennard
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  1. "Great People"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Concord, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Concord, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Grandbridge full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people, family-oriented so there is a good work-life balance

    Cons

    Typically promotions are based primarily on tenure. Little flexibility as far as flex-time or working from home.


  2. "AVP"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Grandbridge (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, work-life balance, and good co-workers.

    Cons

    Executive management focused on micro-managing staffing issues.
    No HR department!

    Advice to Management

    Let managers manage their teams.

  3. "Friendly and interesting"

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    Former Employee - Realty Specialist in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Realty Specialist in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Grandbridge (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great team support, training, community culture

    Cons

    none to be mentioned at this time


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Terrible Experience"

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    Former Employee - Commercial Real Estate Analyst in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Commercial Real Estate Analyst in Birmingham, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Grandbridge (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There were no pros to working at Grandbridge.

    Cons

    Management would verbally abuse you daily.


  5. "Great place to work if you can handle stress"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Analyst in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Grandbridge full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Training and responsibility for those who are ready to accept challenges. Grandbridge name is tops in the industry. So many great things about this company, and I think that it will do well, despite some significant drawbacks. Good products and great depth, great ideas and smart people. Lots of progressive thought about products and organization (just not as good about truly living those great organizational ideas in practice). Has a lot to offer from a career perspective, particularly for more junior people looking for experience and the ability to move around and learn new things.

    Cons

    At times it can be a very stressful environment, must be able to complete assignments quickly with very little guidance at times.

    Advice to Management

    Compensation is fair, company does provide excellent training opportunities that offer chances for advancement.


  6. "Review from a Financial Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Grandbridge full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good group with great potential for growth. Experienced managers with insight and years of field experience. Smart group of co-workers with lots of energy, just not a lot of humor.

    Cons

    To many managers, with little coordination between each other. Nature of work varied greatly depending on the manager you were working with, some managers were wonderful teachers, others were painful to learn from making growth with them difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Overall solid experience for a masters student, however due to the fractured nature of work it would be helpful to have a better breakdown of


  7. Helpful (1)

    "If you are young and need a job, get in, get some experience, then get out... no room to grow."

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Analyst in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent benefits, pretty good job security (even for people who should be let go), nice downtown location.

    Cons

    Awful management only cares about the "producers", the rest of the people are "back office" and are expected to work very hard for below average pay (including working late to pick up the slack for others in your group). The upper management is very entrenched and as a result there is no room to grow unless you are selling loans, and getting in to production is all about who you know, not what you know. There is also a culture of CYA and if you have an idea your boss will often take credit for it and run with it to superiors. There are huge discrepancies in pay for the same job titles and the modus operandi is to hire young, bright people, pay them little, and let them leave in order to keep costs down. This is a subsidiary of BB&T but the management decided to preclude people from getting the BB&T equivalent of "officer" status in order to keep costs down.

    The work is not terribly interesting other than it is a smaller company so you are exposed to many facets of the mortgage business. It is really only a good job for younger people to get experience and move on.

    They also recently purchased Collateral, but are slowly sending many jobs down to their office in Birmingham even though they are run poorly and are paid much more than legacy Laureate employees.

    Advice to Management

    Review the pay scale and that of your competitors. Get rid of certain managers that accomplish little and are paid a lot. Run the company as a business and try to retain key talent in stead of only focusing on producing loans, which aren't being produced at all right now. Assess people in a fair manner across all of the business lines and make people accountable for equal amounts of work if they are paid the same. Promotions should be based on more than favoritism.

  8. "Options"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Grandbridge full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility is great pro to have.

    Cons

    More Options is something to work on.


  9. "Grandbridge"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Grandbridge full-time

    Pros

    Nice people at the office

    Cons

    less pay than industry average , severely under staffed


  10. "Asset Manager"

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

    I worked at Grandbridge full-time

    Pros

    Some nice people, ok for a year right out of school

    Cons

    Poor pay, employees are very disposable, to many people hanging around for the pension that hold the company back

    Advice to Management

    high turnover rate probably means you have a mangement issue


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