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Fremont Bank
Fulfillment Specialist II (Former Employee), Hayward, CAJune 15, 2014
Pros: lunches every month for performance competitions
Cons: laid off
Most memorable:

Fremont Bank portrayed themselves as a Professional and Community Bank.

They Laid Off hundreds of people from their jobs when the interest rate increased.

Without a notice from one day at work to the evening the Manager called to announce your Laid Off.

This is a bad company to work for.
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a good learning center
Document Specialist (Former Employee), Hayward, CAJune 4, 2014
Pros: pot lucks
Cons: discrimation
Multitasking required. Nice people to work with.
Racial Discrimination. Does not folow seniority to make temps regular but favours the dominating group.
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Mortgage Closing Specialist (Former Employee), Hayward, CAJune 2, 2014
•a typical day at work
•what you learned
•management
•your co-workers
•the hardest part of the job
•the most enjoyable part of the job
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Great place to work
Quality Control Underwriter (Current Employee), Hayward, CAMay 31, 2014
I have learned so many new skills at this job. Fremont Bank takes care of it's employees.
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Fun workplace
Loan Processor (Former Employee), Hayward, CAApril 9, 2014
My first Mortgage experience, I've learned so much from this company.
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Very structure work place
Loan Closing and Finance Specialist III (Former Employee), Hayward, CAApril 2, 2014
Pros: flexible start time, free lunches
Cons: layoffs ever 9 mos
Fremont Bank was fast pace quite work place. Great team work. Management works with you to get the job done
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Big company
Administrative Assistant I (Former Employee), Hayward, CAFebruary 23, 2014
I met a lot of people who were nice. But it was such a big company that it was hard to stand out.
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Busy, friendly coworkers, sometimes hectic
Logistics Specialist (Former Employee), Fremont, CAFebruary 8, 2014
Pros: friendly coworkers
Cons: no breaks except lunch
 Electronically tracked and verified signatures on all incoming UPS, FEDEX, GSO & ONTRACK packages/information daily ensuring prompt delivery to appropriate locations.
 Fulfilled and monitored requests; researched database to identify/verify special instructions and/or signatures were required on incoming and outgoing mail.
 Identified the need for – more... improved efficiency and safety in managing (30-40 pounds) of daily mail; influenced management to switch from traditional mail carts to using hand trucks.
 Multi-tasked throughout daily activities; identified inter-office items that could be picked up during regular mail runs and then dropped off at mailstops on route
 Analyzed and sorted “mystery mail” and researched contents using knowledge of the banking departments to determine how best to route it
 Monitored incoming mail identifying receipt of checks for specific payments, deposits, payoffs, and fees; classified them according to specific departments and ensured delivery to the appropriate recipient.
 Administered UPS Campusship; set up associates with access & troubleshoot as needed – less
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Relationship Bank
Branch Manager/Ambassador (Former Employee), Fremont, CaJanuary 11, 2014
The bank desires to build long-term relationships with its clients and does a great job at meeting that goal. The bank is well known in the bay area as a philanthropic organization, this is evident in all the non-profits that they support.
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People at work are very friendly
Loan Processor (Former Employee), Hayward, CANovember 22, 2013
Pros: friendly people
Cons: not enough job security
Loved working with the people at Fremont Bank; very friendly and approachable.
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The bank treats the customers very well. Bad HR Dept.
Manager (Current Employee), HaywardNovember 11, 2013
Pros: nice environment to work
Cons: benifits could be better
enjoyed co-workers
work load is satisfactory
difficult to advance
Sr Management needs inprovement
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enjoyed co-worker
Fulfillment Specialist II (Former Employee), Hayward, CAOctober 16, 2013
Pros: co-workers, and working with external and internal clients.
Cons: driving distance
I enjoyed working in my position, enjoyed working with my co-workers.
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Free oranges and apples
Secondary Market Analyst (Former Employee), Hayward, CASeptember 30, 2013
Typical day is busy until 2pm and no work after that. Management is average. Co-workers are okay.
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A very friendly and family oriented bank to work with
Fulfillment Specialist II (Current Employee), Livermore, CASeptember 3, 2013
We get to have an annual health and safety fair which brings everyone together to step away from our desks to learn about how to maintain a healthy life style. Many different health specialists comes out to educate the employees such as a podiatrist specialist, a masseuse, nutritionists, etc.
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Out of touch
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee), Livermore, CAAugust 1, 2013
Pros: ocassional free lunches
Cons: temp for life, favoritism
Here is an overview of Fremont Bank:

*Favoritism of some employees by Management.
*Cliquey teams.
*Keeping you a temp after 3 years of great service because it's cheaper.
*Outsourcing your job to India after saying they wouldn't
*Small increases in pay by maybe 10 cents. That's if you even get one.
*The company loses many good people because they do – more... not want promote from within.
*When layoffs happen, its the popular and brown nosers that keep their job while the better employee gets the boot.
*Moves you from San Leandro to Livermore without any pay differential.
*Being told you have a good chance of being made permanent, only to find out later that it was never true.
*Supervisors who can't see things objectively because they are all friends.
*Cold atmosphere
*No team comrauderie – less

18ft7se36b84gft8 – February 3, 2014

And good luck in getting a Job recommendation after your job is outsourced to India.

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Productive and fun work place
Sr. Funder (Former Employee), Hayward, CAJuly 18, 2013
Reviewed loan packages for accuracy and worked with escrow companies & brokers to ensure that the loan funded in a timely manner and with complete accuracy.
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Great first job in banking
Merchant Teller (Former Employee), Fremont, CAJuly 18, 2013
Pros: fun job
Cons: no cons
I learned a lot about the banking system. I enjoyed working with my co workers and the general public.
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Fremont Bank was a great place to work except the job security
Fulfillment Specialist (Former Employee), livermore, CAJuly 12, 2013
Pros: no micro managing
Cons: job stability
The management did not inform employees about changes that were to happen. Fun place and fun people to work with. The management on the other hand were personally involved with some employees so they played favoritism and kept the employees they liked rather than keeping the hard working people. They constinantley assured us about job security but laid – more... off over 60 people regardless of the assurance previously given by management.The fun part about the job was dealing with different people and handling issues and challenges which made the job interesting and not boring. – less
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It is a typical community Bank
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee), Fremont, CAApril 11, 2013
Overall it is a okay bank that serves its community. No room for growth because a lot of workers have been there for a long time.
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tv in lunch room
loans (Former Employee), Hayward, CAJanuary 30, 2013
Pros: free lunch once in a great big while
Cons: pay a lot on medical
No room for growth and a lot of politics and favoritism. Lot of people don't mind there business. Job don't work with you if you are trying to go to school. At times don;t allow you to transfer to another dept.

Banker – February 11, 2013

Worst company I every interviewed at. First interview the executive was more than an half an hour late which caused me to need to reschedule. Second interview he forgot about the interview and then was saying "I want you to blow my hair back" Totally unprofessional. Then they called me back for a bullpen style interview... something new they were trying ?? Who knows. I was not impresssed with this organization at all.