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  1. "great management"

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    Former Employee - Data Entry in Palm Harbor, FL
    Former Employee - Data Entry in Palm Harbor, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Fund full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    casual dress, can listen to radio, great equipment to work with & great office station, great training, great supervisors and managers - they do all they can to make sure that you are happy and comfortable

    Cons

    sad about reduction process that just happened, will miss everyone there and hope the best for success for this great company

    Advice to Management

    just keep doing what you are and thanks for the last 10+ years there


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Disappointed"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Fund (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Used to be a great place to work at. Current management is not being honest worth employees.

    Cons

    Management lies to employees, work to make company prosper, but it's never going to happen. Have laid off employees and brought them back, only to lay them off again and again. DO NOT ACCEPT A POSITION HERE!

    Advice to Management

    Get new EMT. Same management has made same mistakes over and over. Just start over with new company, new management.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "100% Stick. 0% Carrot"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Worker in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Worker in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at The Fund full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Casual atmosphere. Lots of nice, long time employees

    Cons

    Things get worse every day. Most employees have no confidence or trust in management anymore. Morale is bad and getting worse. Too many bad decisions have been made, and now it feels as though the company is being looted by upper management. The last couple of popular execs left suddenly, shaking confidence further.

     The top 6-8 execs and managers make OBSCENE salaries, and get new titles, and nice new salaries every few months, but the rest of us haven't had raises in almost a decade. We are told there is no money for raises, (except for executives, apparently) and that we should just accept that we have to work harder, and do much more with much, much less. Factoring for inflation, and accounting for the huge erosion in benefits, many of us make less now that we did decades ago.

    Most employees are locked in to their present jobs, with no opportunity for advancement. Opportunities that used to be considered "lateral moves" now require taking a pay cut. For the fortunate few, however, jobs open up like magic. These are jobs that used to be posted for all employees, but not so much anymore.

    This used to be a really nice place to work. It was always considered a "family" and employees worked here for their entire career. That "family" feeling is long gone, now it is definitely not employee friendly.

    Advice to Management

    This feels like a sinking ship being plundered by the execs. There used to be employee satisfaction surveys on a regular basis. Those have stopped, and no wonder. We used to have town hall meetings where the CEO, Jimmy Jones, would entertain questions. Questions are no longer taken. For the top 1%, this is probably a fabulous place to work. Not so for the rest of us.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "was great company - has changed in a negative way"

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    Former Employee - Headquarter's Employee in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Headquarter's Employee in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    In the past was excellent. Customer Service is the heart of the company and the employees are truly dedicated. It is a family oriented company and understanding about personal issues. Loved my job and was a long-tenured employee.

    Cons

    The Fund has changed and it is sad. There were cuts in most benefits, no raises for years, and half of the company was laid off. For a while there appeared to be a light at the end of the tunnel, yet it is still top-heavy in management and the same executives are still there who might have been partially to blame. And now more lay-offs. I worked for a manager who was hardly ever there, took credit for others' work, lied, and was over paid.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest and open. The employees are intelligent and can see through anything not truthful. Reward those who have been loyal to The Fund. They are the ones who are working with the customers every day and are the ones who go over and above to keep that customer. Could you live your lifestyle on the average employee's paycheck?


  6. Helpful (2)

    "worked on contract"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay was good and work hours were relatively flexible. Project was pretty interesting. Most people on the team were great.

    Cons

    Middle level management was weak and incompetent. Timelines and planning was unrealistic. Architecture team was arrogant and opinionated. Office is outdated.

    Advice to Management

    Put your act together before it is to late. Stop putting in charge people who can talk but can't do real work.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Not a place you want to be."

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    Former Employee - IS Employee in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - IS Employee in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The best reason to work at The Fund is the joy a person would get from working for a small company that thinks it's a mid-sized organization. The companies stresses having a family-like atmosphere. They are also very flexible if time is needed to take care of personal issues. During good years there is a 7% bonus structure that all employees are allowed to participate in. Also their headquarters is in a good location for those that live on the east side of Orlando.

    Cons

    There are many downsides to working for The Fund:
    ~ Salaries are low;
    ~ There is no defined career path, once you reach the top of your pay scale that's where you are, period;
    ~ There are several cliques within the organization and if you're not in one of those, you are pretty much doomed;
    ~ During layoffs they company choose longevity over someone who has the knowledge, skills,and experience to keep the company on track through rough times;
    ~ HR is more of a department to keep the company out of legal troubles than a real Human Resource organization
    ~ The CIO and direct reports should all be replaced, mismanagement of company funds has been horrendous in this division, most companies would not have allowed this type of financial irresponsibility to continue for so long

    Advice to Management

    The company would be better served with management giving their notice and getting some senior managers and executives who know what they are doing.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Pros and Cons of Working at The Fund"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Port Orange, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Port Orange, FL
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The salaries and benefits are the best! I don't know of any other company in Florida that provides the same level of benefits at such a low cost to the employees. Also, in-house educational seminars are available to further employee knowledge and keep them apprised of new laws.

    Cons

    No opportunity for advancement at local level due to majority of long term employees, and the next closest office is the Headquarters in Orlando, Florida. As with any large company, if you want to get noticed, it is usually necessary to work at Headquarters, otherwise, you're just a name and a number at a branch office.

    Advice to Management

    An across the board pay reduction of say, ten percent, would have been a better alternative than to lay off long-tenured employees. When the real estate market turns around, and it will, some of your best (former) employees will be working for the competition due to the way they were treated.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Good luck"

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    Current Employee - Branch Manager
    Current Employee - Branch Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at The Fund full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and wonderful people work here.

    Cons

    Micro management will be the downfall of this once great company


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Don't just don't, except in the most dire emergency, and never quit looking for something else"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Fund full-time

    Pros

    Casual dress. Most non-management employees are fantastic, a couple managers are OK (so I am told). Great to work for if you come in at Sr. Exec level, I would imagine.

    Cons

    Terrible management. For a while, we thought things would get better. They got worse. Favoritism, nepotism, despotism, you've pretty much got the flavor of it. . HR is hostile. Management is too, but not as openly. This used to be a great place. Not anymore. If you come in entry level, you will probably be paid that same amount for years, maybe decades, except for tiny raises that don't even cover cost of living. One or two chosen ones move up, the rest are stuck in in low paying jobs without much hope of advancement. Also, the building, once colorful and nice, has been "remodeled" to remove all beauty, color and apparently joy from the work environment

    Advice to Management

    The management here hasn't listened to any advice so far, so I doubt they'll listen now. The divide between labor and management grows daily.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "good company to work for but needs to move into the new age and evaluate how Google, TitleSource or Facebook manage"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    benefits, good pay, room for advancement if you know the right people, the right people that know what they are doing and dont leave work every other hour to go do drugs or have a drink at the local bar while everyone at the branch is working their butts off.

    Cons

    management AND employees sense of entitlement is to say the least
    very insecure co workers if you're new, they're scared you will take their job and if you dont have a fair manager that is qualified to be a manager and who isnt their best friend you can probably advance, good luck though because most managers arent even educated and threatened by you if you get in and are 'besties' with their useless workers that couldnt get a job to save their life if they were cut.

    Advice to Management

    When you hire set out requirements that most companies do, require education even for an entry level position. This is why you are top heavy with older work force that thinks they are 'entitled', little do they know they have it real cushy where they are and probably wont find another job like this once you cut them. Oh, and you should probably require drug testing, and that includes your managers....just saying lol


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