Relaxed atmosphere, encouraging management, but low pay
Manager - Loan Servicing Operations (Current Employee) – Hayward, CA – December 31, 2015
Fremont Bank has a very relaxed atmosphere for a bank. A typical day for me was managing the day to day functions of the operations department in loan servicing. That consisted of managing a team of eight, compiling reports to oversee the work of the group, problem solving, and working on projects for loan servicing as a whole.
I learned everything I know about loan serving and banking from Fremont Bank. I've spent my entire professional career here. I also learned how to work as a team and to become a leader.
Management has been fine for the most part. They encourage creativity and recognize success. I can sometimes feel a little detached from them at times though.
I've never had a problem with my co-workers. As I said above, it was a relaxed atmosphere, so people were generally easy to get along with.
The hardest part of the job was the pay. The Bay Area has a very high cost of living and it was tough to make ends meet even with a manager's salary.
The most enjoyable part of the hob was being encouraged to take full ownership of my work. Management was always open to new ideas and didn't stand in the way when I found better ways to handle things.
Healthcare, 401K, Esop, relaxed atmosphere