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SquareTwo Financial Reviews

Updated May 24, 2017
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SquareTwo Financial President & CEO Paul A. Larkins
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Pros
  • The people, the culture and the work life balance are unbeatable (in 10 reviews)

  • Felt valued, great people, good compensation & benefits, flexible workplace (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • The senior leadership is out for their bonuses only and not for the long term health of the company (in 5 reviews)

  • New owners may absorb the company without keeping most of the great people that work there (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Financial Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SquareTwo Financial full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Atmosphere, Great Culture, Great People! This company is outstanding. The way they have treated me and all their employees is above and beyond. I cant say enough good things about this company

    Cons

    None! I cannot name one con about this company


  2. "Enjoy working here!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Coordinator in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Process Coordinator in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at SquareTwo Financial full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There were plenty of Opportunities available!

    Cons

    Debt buying industry can be rough.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  3. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SquareTwo Financial full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Amazing people, culture, and values.

    Cons

    Being purchased by one of our competitors.

    Advice to Management

    None


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Changing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, good leadership and good benefits.

    Cons

    Uncertainty. Company going through changes.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Cyclical Organization"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SquareTwo Financial (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, abundance of opportunity to show worth, young and motivated leadership, great pay

    Cons

    SQ2 is going through some tough times financially and the reductions in force have been common over the last year. A complete lack of stability is the only real con that I feel is worth mentioning.


  7. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Architect in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Software Development Architect in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    IT department is great place to work. People are great to work with and productivity is rewarded. Good pay and work/life balance. Ability to work from home part of the time.

    Cons

    Industry is going through a hard time due to massive amounts of regulation hitting the industry but Company is very pro-active in getting ahead of the curve and I believe they will come out on top.


  8. "Tries hard, but doesn't understand employee needs, discriminates unfairly"

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    Former Employee - Collections in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Collections in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SquareTwo Financial full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very good pay and benefits. Good work/life balance. Great cool people to work with.

    Cons

    I resigned from my position with Fresh View Solutions 2 months ago as a call center rep. Very good people that work with you that I respect so it's hard to tear this place down. But the Management is so terrible, they derail progress and motivation and look to get you in trouble. They play favorites huge and it's a total unfair game unless you are well liked. I was one of the top performers there in terms of production and total calls/customers helped but it didn't matter. Had a ton of pride in my job but couldn't endorse an organization that I did not believe in. My direct manager did not have my back and it showed on a daily basis. I would proceed very cautiously even if you are unemployed working under this organization. I see they are hiring again and there is a reason for that. They also are not loyal and will get rid of you in a bulk layoff at any time depending on overall performance.

    The company also has a self-esteem problem as they beg you to write a god survey so they can be praised nationally. It appears as the other reviewer noticed that some of the reviews appear to be fake(from within) the organization and that doesn't surprise me at all.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and don't play the fiddle. You guys haven't learned at all.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Very Good - Not Perfect"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SquareTwo Financial full-time

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits are very competitive. Almost all the departments are brimming with bright people who are pleasant to work with and collaborative. Excellent employee culture (in fact, it's award-winning). Senior leaders are very personable.

    Cons

    Parts of the operations department are really toxic; it's been described as "the frat". One VP particular is extremely condescending and unfortunately very politically influential. His team seems to have unusually high turnover for working professionals including the almost simultaneous resignation of an analytics team absorbed "the frat".

    The senior leadership has had a narrative regarding the price of debt for several years now that seems to have not played out for them.

    Advice to Management

    Replace the operations frat guys (you know who they are).
    Keep doing an excellent job listening to employee needs.
    Develop a game plan to be profitable in the current debt-purchasing market. We have to adapt if we're going to compete.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Resilient"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A-type super smart people. Motivated employees and excellent work-life balance. Senior leadership very talented. Often thinks outside the box.

    Cons

    Some employees can be condescending and quick to judge others.


  11. "Fun place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Highlands Ranch, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Highlands Ranch, CO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SquareTwo Financial full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of talented people working at the office

    Cons

    The industry is going through a difficult time


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