Radian Group Reviews

Updated Sep 18, 2020

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3.7
71%
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73%
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Radian Group CEO Richard Thornberry
Richard Thornberry
20 Ratings
Pros
  • "They understand that everybody has a life outside of the job and they have an amazing work-life balance(in 12 reviews)

  • "Great people, great location(s), lots of opportunities in the IT / technology organization(in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • "There are no cons that are there(in 4 reviews)

  • "The new senior management is cutting staff in the short-term, but it won’t be prepared when the volume increases again(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Radian Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    good benefits, good pay, good time off and good people

    Cons

    My position was eliminated and there was no attempt to place me in another position

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  2. "Good"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Radian Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good company fun to work for

    Cons

    There is not much negative to say


  3. "Great benefits, upper management needs a little help"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales 

    I worked at Radian Group full-time

    Pros

    Great family company. Great benefits. Good atmosphere

    Cons

    Higher level executives seem out of touch

  4. "Regards for Employees"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Radian Group full-time

    Pros

    Work Life balance is there

    Cons

    There are no cons that are there.

  5. "Go to place for Mortgage Insurance"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QA Analyst in Philadelphia, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Radian Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great Place to acquire Mortgage Insurance Domain. Best IT team, every individual is empowered to deliver and innovate. Huge Scope for Innovation, constantly promoted by Radian IT Management

    Cons

    None as of now ,negligble

  6. "Cool place to learn, work and grow"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Engineer in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Radian Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    1. This company provides opportunities for learning and advancement. I've worked with great competent managers who have encouraged to keep up the tech stack 2. I've been part of a huge complex project that has recently been successfully implemented. The upper management showed exceptional leadership qualities and guidance in the success of the project 3. Clear FinTech vision that reflects on the roadmap and recent acquisitions. I'm also part of these teams that have been given independence to manage infrastructure, resources and to implement using top of the line technologies

    Cons

    Fast paced environment. No major cons.

  7. COVID-19

    "Great Company and Great a Leaderhip"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Architect in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Radian Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Every time you are working on challenging tasks - Excellent IT leadership. Visionary and continuous improvement. - Employees are given first priority. The way COVID is managed and handled by the leadership demonstrates it - Due to strong IT leadership major projects have been delivered in last 2 years - Good Pay and Perks - Friendly teams

    Cons

    - Business has more say on some IT related tasks - Leadership team must encourage more FinTech solutions

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  8. "Excellent place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mortgage Underwriter in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Radian Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great team of people !

    Cons

    None. I don't have any

  9. Helpful (3)

    "Collect your salary, switch off your brain, and abandon hope you’ll be recognized and promoted."

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Infrastructure Architect in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Radian Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Above average salary; PTO; benefits; center city location proximal to mass transit; some truly funny, cynical, sardonic, and friendly colleagues who embrace gallows humor about the state of IT at the Radian Misery Machine.

    Cons

    The C-level, particularly the CTO Mark Wai, know the cost of everything and the value of nothing, despite that value potentially and significantly reducing costs and liabilities in terms of IT spend, reputational risk, increasing security posture, reducing compliance friction, and increasing customer retention and acquisition. Mark has no useful understanding or interest in technology, despite his title. He doesn’t understand how the drag of technical debt negatively affects Radian’s ability to onboard new customers and quickly provide them evidentiary artifacts of compliance. He’s frequently at war with the CISO, pushing back on or outright ignoring the necessity of increased security solutions, despite our space being the FIRE sector. This is emblematic of a severe cultural deficiency at Radian: the warring fiefdoms in upper management, each of whom fancy themselves Machiavelli, protecting their kingdoms at the expense of Radian’s success as a company. Schoolyard politics abound with astounding viciousness. Merit never, ever factors into promotions. If you’re chummy with the power brokers, you can probably make some progress scaling the org chart. Otherwise, prepare yourself to be happy in your position for years on end, watching senior management import their less qualified buddies, despite a deep bench of internal talent. But, hey, at least you get paid to be a spectator! The multi-year attempt to consolidate the disparate business units has failed miserably on the IT side. No one outside their own silo has any clue which other ones exist or what they do. This makes projects requiring collaboration among multiple units horribly painful, late, and costly. It also frustrates career advancement by keeping hidden opportunities for cross-silo collaboration. Lowest cost vendors are always chosen, whose work products are so terrible, Radian resources end up doing a lot of rework. The technology stacks are sclerotic. The CIO and CTO are intoxicated by the idea of Radian as a “FinTech” company, despite no ability to execute such initiatives. Pet projects abound, but they’re generally short-lived appeals to vanity. Having worked at several other large financial institutions that ARE worthy of the “FinTech” crown, Radian fails miserably at the adoption of the technology, processes, and culture necessary to meet the absolute minimum criteria of what FinTech is. The blame for all of this lies squarely at the feet of the CEO, CIO, CTO, and those riding in on their coattails. It’s easy and sounds important to call yourself FinTech — but you should also be able to deliver and impress. Given the solid talent that currently exists at Radian, it’s obvious that the executives have made a deliberate choice to go “all hat, no cattle.” Speaking of technology, tech that is now pervasive across all sorts of IT shops is still regarded as not having enough mindshare or too bleeding edge by Radian. This is tech that isn’t particularly hard to weave into Radian’s DNA and has matured over the past couple of years. Tech that makes operations easier, as well as development efforts. Tech whose presence increases morale. Tech that makes it easier for Radian to attract and retain new blood. I’ve lost track of how many new hires have fled soon after being recruited, recoiling in horror at how dull and ossified the systems and processes at Radian are. It is impossible to turn your company into a FinTech when you can’t entice resources necessary to scale those initiatives up. On the other hand, Radian’s success at fooling newly hired and extremely competent resources speaks well to HR’s talent at managing Radian’s public image, while keeping the rot out of the public eye. Alas, that’s not enough to retain people.

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  10. "Eh Company"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Radian Group full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Salary is the most decent thing

    Cons

    Constant promotion of the wrong people, if you are not kissing the wrong... well then you are not promoted.

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