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Paradigm Quest Reviews

Updated May 26, 2018
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  1. "Great company, great culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Paradigm Quest full-time

    Pros

    Paradigm quest is a great place to work. People come first here. Your work is recognized and keeping the family feel is exceptionally important to all. If you want to know that your contribution is valued and your work makes a difference come here.

    Cons

    If you aren’t keen to learn and grow then Paradigm Quest may not be for you!!


  2. "Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Paradigm Quest full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great place to discover new opportunities and expand on industry knowledge very quickly!

    Cons

    Service level commitments can sometimes be very aggressive.

  3. "All the right reasons"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Credit in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Credit in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Team atmosphere - genuinely nice people to work with
    - Lots of variation in work - it's never boring
    - Big focus on making improvements for everyone!

    Cons

    - Sometimes too much work (partly the industry, part poor planning)
    - Strategy isn't always clear or sometimes changes -
    - Lots of opportunities to share information between teams more

    Advice to Management

    Management changes in the last year have been really good ones and well received by the teams - keep at it!


  4. "Underwriter"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mortgage Underwriter in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Mortgage Underwriter in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, work from home option, competitive salary, laid back atmosphere. It's about the quality of the work not micro management. Good team where everyone helps each other out. Awesome CEO.

    Cons

    Lack of communication from managers and poor training.

    Advice to Management

    Take more time to train new hires to retain people for longer. Be more transparent with employees.


  5. "Great work environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Paradigm Quest full-time

    Pros

    working environment is great, people are really friendly and helpful

    Cons

    their pay is too low


  6. "Good to get experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Credit Administrator
    Former Employee - Credit Administrator
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Paradigm Quest full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun people, good benefits
    Good place to start off and get experience
    laid back atmosphere

    Cons

    Not much room for growth, not a lot of communication with management and employees. A lot of polices and rules to remember for underwriting, audit process is not good.

    Advice to Management

    Hire managers who know what they are doing not just because. When people are new hires, give them adequate training, shadowing for a few days is not good training.


  7. "Was not for me"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    I guess beer cart Fridays.

    Cons

    They have no process or structure. When you are working with mortgages, it is important to have a good process in order to have the deal completed on time. Also the underwriters did not get along with the business managers, they were always having problems. Too much politics, just way too much. The job itself was way too demanding. People would go home and do work, even on the weekends.

    Advice to Management

    Get new management and implement proper process!!!!

  8. "Business Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Paradigm Quest full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    People who you work with are great.
    Beer and snacks on Fridays in the summer and last Friday of the month outside of summer months.

    Cons

    Management.
    Turnaround is like a nonstop turnstile.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. They know what's best. Management doesn't always know what it takes to complete tasks and projects.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Great company, Great People"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    friendly co-workers
    interesting & dynamic work
    cross function training is available
    beer cart fridays
    full training is provided and work is challenging with clearly defined goals
    working for the customers and will do anything to satisfy the client
    super fun work events

    Cons

    staff is not young
    very much a desk job
    a bit silo'd in some departments
    not much encouragement for innovation


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Great experience in a a big Mortage Family."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Servicing in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Servicing in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Paradigm Quest full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    We have the Best team ever. We are in the top 100 best company this year. During the summer, Every friday we have a Beer and a bag of chips:) They always try to make Job activity to create a great complicity in the company which make us a fierce team.
    If you ever get board of your job there is always some other position that you can apply in the company.

    Cons

    Sometimes it can get very cold in the office because of the AC.
    We only have a lunch break of 30 minutes... unless you wish to finish half an hour at the end of your shift.


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