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Radian Group Reviews

Updated May 2, 2019

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Radian Group CEO Richard Thornberry
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10 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "[IT] Fine pay and benefits, but terrible management and work execution"

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    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Philadelphia, PA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It pays well enough, has a great 401k match and very solid benefits. The company is doing well. The CEO seems to be making good business moves. Work/life balance is good, with a generous vacation allotment, some work-from-home options, and general lack of fuss about hours.

    Cons

    The technology groups are very poorly managed. There's layer upon layer of management and so-called "agile" functionality, but everything is run on systems implemented by random consultants years ago by rote, and much of it doesn't make sense. As a developer, expect to spend the first 4-7 days of every sprint figuring out what your incoherent or blank stories mean and whether they are even ready to be implemented....

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    Advice to Management

    Quit managing by "cargo cult" and buzzwords. Flatten the hierarchy, make meetings smaller, and insist that stories and features be well-defined before development work can begin.

    Radian Group2018-10-04
  2. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Radian Group full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic company to work for! Great employees, management, benefits and career opportunities.

    Cons

    Would be nice to have more team bonding events

    Radian Group2018-09-21
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Sr. Quality Control Compliance Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The money is better than most other company's.

    Cons

    Radian buying out companies changing everything for the worse.

    Radian Group2018-08-24
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Underwriter"

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    Former Employee - Underwriter in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Radian Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great company for work-life balance and team focused culture. Convenient access to management, sales, and support staff. Builds cross functional teams to avoid layoffs.

    Cons

    As a remote employee, I would have liked opportunities to physically interact with other employees

    Radian Group2018-07-18
  5. Helpful (1)

    "IT Department"

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    Former Employee - Database Administrator in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Radian Group for less than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits. That's about it.

    Cons

    Management is very generous on critic, negative comments, putting you down and very scares on educating employees. No on-the-job training, no instructions, no processes and procedures in place. You will learn by making mistakes. A lot of mistakes are happening left and right. Constantly. And it's all on the employees. Employees are the blame for everything. High turn-over. Easy to get laid off or let go of. Small company...

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    Radian Group2018-08-21
  6. "Sales support"

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    Former Employee - Sales Support in Phila, PA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Radian Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits and challenging work

    Cons

    Not many I can think of

    Radian Group2018-05-27
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Radian Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Easy environment - not very stressful

    Cons

    Lack of resources, poor executive communication

    Radian Group2018-05-14
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Hard to be a remote"

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    Current Employee - Underwriter in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    It’s a good company, financially sound. They are always looking for new ways to innovate and new services to market to clients.

    Cons

    Remote employees sometimes are left out of the loop.

    Radian Group2018-02-23
  9. Helpful (2)

    "mortgage underwriter"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Radian Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You are able to work remote

    Cons

    dont get to know team members for upward mobility

    Advice to Management

    get to know your employees a little better. you are not taking full advantage of their skills

    Radian Group2018-01-06
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Software Engineer/Project Lead"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Radian Group full-time

    Pros

    Great parent company to work for as far as synergy, teams, pay, and benefits.

    Cons

    Every time they changed top management we would change direction for projects and technology stacks which seemed to happen about every year.

    Advice to Management

    Stick to long-term plans when possible.

    Radian Group2017-11-18
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