Redwood Trust Reviews

Updated Dec 14, 2020

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Redwood Trust CEO Christopher Abate
Christopher Abate
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Pros
  • "They offer competitive salaries, benefits, work life balance and love their employees(in 5 reviews)

  • "Great place to work, an employer that does more than pay lip service to work/life balance(in 5 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Executives do not always demonstrate a work-life balance and this dissuades employees from feeling comfortable using vacation time - tone at the top(in 4 reviews)

  • "Senior management hesitant to promote middle associates to higher-level positions(in 3 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      good

      Oct 28, 2020 - QA Analyst 
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      Pros

      good. best company to work for

      Cons

      none.best company to work for

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    2. 2.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Work somewhere else

      Dec 14, 2020 - Analyst in Mill Valley, CA
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      Pros

      The company provides employees a good benefits package

      Cons

      Management is TERRIBLE, they don't care about employees

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Cares for employees

      Sep 9, 2020 - Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great benefits. Has multiple programs that benefit employees. Busy atmosphere.

      Cons

      Sometimes you can feel very over worked.

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great company, strong culture, growth potential

      Dec 26, 2019 - IT Risk and Compliance Analyst in Denver, CO
      Recommend
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      Pros

      This is the best company I've ever worked for. My group is comprised of career-minded professionals who are as easy to work with as they are good at what they do. The culture is phenomenal, and you can truly be yourself while working with colleagues to achieve business initiatives. It's great to be a part of a company that combines an aggressive business vision with an emphasis on community service/giving.

      Cons

      There is opportunity for you to do as much as you want, but it is incumbent on you to seize it. Related: there is not a standard career path, people's growth expectations are somewhat nebulous. Annual compensation/promotion opportunity.

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great place to work

      Sep 30, 2019 - Analyst in Mill Valley, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Opportunities for growth / career advancement Many experienced employees - 10+ years at Redwood is not uncommon For the most part, co-workers are hardworking, smart, and enjoyable to work with - good hiring practices Atmosphere is more laidback (less "corporate") than other places I have worked Smaller company allows for more direct contact with all groups - less hierarchy Great benefits that compete with other companies in the Bay Area

      Cons

      Executives do not always demonstrate a work-life balance and this dissuades employees from feeling comfortable using vacation time - tone at the top Some tenured employees are resistant to change - a lot of talk about the "good old days" at Redwood Minimal number of women in senior leadership

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      Redwood Trust Response

      Human Resources Leader

      Thank you for your review and we greatly value your feedback! We also recognized the opportunity to further support the advancement of women within the org, which lead to the launch of our women's group called Redwood TogetHER earlier this year. Redwood TogetHER supports the hiring and advancement of women at Redwood and focuses on building community, professional development, connection with allies, as well as supporting infrastructure that makes Redwood an attractive place for women to join and develop their careers. All employees (all levels and all genders) are encouraged to get involved!

    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Culture Matters to Redwood

      May 6, 2019 - Business Development in Denver, CO
      Recommend
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      Pros

      There is a reason why Redwood continues to be a leader in the residential mortgage banking segment. That reason is because the firm continues to attract (and retain) the highest caliber of talent across the platform. Ideas are commonly shared amongst the most executive level and thoughtfully vetted across the organization, fostering collaboration and teamwork in every sense.

      Cons

      As with most organizations across industries, the speed in which technology is moving is incredible. The challenge becomes keeping up as quickly as the space evolves. That said, Redwood's technology team continues to work countless hours to ensure that the team has what we need to stay efficient and informed.

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      Redwood Trust Response

      Human Resources Leader

      Thanks for your review! We value our #redwoodpeople and do our best to create a strong culture where people love coming to work. Looking forward to growing and innovating together.

    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great place to work!

      Feb 11, 2019 - Analyst in Denver, CO
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great company with great values who care about their employees. I have been here for 4 years now and continue to love working here more and more. Work hard/play hard mentality. A lot of room for growth and learning opportunities - HR is very involved with getting their employees to advance and grow their knowledge within the mortgage finance industry. Good communication about what is going on with the market and the volatility involved with the RMBS market. Great employee functions and parties. Very involved with community service. Great time for advancement right now and new opportunities for growth within the company. Free lunches every Thursday!

      Cons

      None that I can think of to be quite honest.

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      Redwood Trust Response

      Human Resources Leader

      Thanks for your review! It's always great to hear what we are doing well in the eyes of long-term employees. Thanks for being part of the team and for your feedback!

    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great place to learn and make an impact

      Feb 20, 2019 - Analyst in Mill Valley, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Strong leadership and plenty of opportunities to make an impact. Mid level management leads by example, are experts in their areas, and are generally great people managers (the third point is a stark contrast from the large investment firm I came from). Genuine and personable people who care about producing and performing.

      Cons

      No legitimate cons, just insignificant personal preference-type cons.

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      Redwood Trust Response

      Human Resources Leader

      Thanks so much for taking time to leave a review! It's great to hear the positive feedback around our emphasis on culture and values. We strive to enhance the employment experience and cultivate an engaged culture. Please feel free to reach out to the HR team with any suggestions, even with personal preferences.

    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Place with an amazing culture

      Feb 15, 2019 - Analyst 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Redwood really fosters a place where they promote from within and allow a lot of career development. The executives are very engaged with all the employees and make you feel like you're making a difference to the whole company. Offers fun activities such as lunch-n-learns, tailgates for some football games and free lunches every Thursday. Overall this is an amazing place and recommend it to anyone who wants to be challenges daily and make an impact

      Cons

      No cons that I can think of!

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      Redwood Trust Response

      Human Resources Leader

      We are so happy to hear your experience has been so positive! Thanks for everything you do to make RWT a great place to work.

    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great People, Great Team Environment

      Oct 18, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I have been with RWT for a few years and have really seen how the company lives its corporate values by putting its people and customers first. Each department has its own personality but have the same vision. RWT treats each employee as individuals and with respect. The managers in the Technology department encourage free flowing ideas and communication. Also, love that the company has company outings, departmental outings and in house catered events.

      Cons

      RWT needs to continue to focus on inter-departmental relations and between the offices. Also the higher ups should continue to increase the communication to the company.

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