Mortgage Loan Processor (Former Employee) – Hayward, CA – June 13, 2016
Wachovia took over World Savings Bank which was later acquired b y Wells Fargo Bank. This was a great work place and company to work for. Process was streamlined and most parts there was a lot of other opportunities within the bank to move around.
retail (Current Employee) – Livermore, CA – May 26, 2016
Great people here, although some will be going home as soon as the busy months slow down. Layoffs are frequent here. Greedy owners with no care in the world for your needs. There is way too much favoritism when hiring especially, and dont hire the best quality and most successful employees. They dont care if they dont have the top employees. It's all favoritism and management doee whatever is needed to save their own butt.
Member of Technical Staff (Former Employee) – Fremont, CA – April 9, 2016
Community Bank feel. Aspires to serve clients well and build a work culture that is inclusive and supportive of staff.
Leadership struggles to understand the digital economy and the forces acting upon banks. Senior Management lack understanding of how to manage and deliver technology - prefer to sit in ivory tower and complain than to actively listen to staff who understand technology.
Good Work / Life Balance
Organization values Political Posturing over Leadership
Sr. VOIP Consultant (Current Employee) – San Jose, CA – March 11, 2016
Over the course of my career at Fremont Bank, I was the Technical lead for upgrading Call Manager from 7.1.5 to 8.1 and then to 9.1. And migrate it to virtual Environment. Also responsible for Administrating Call Copy , Voice mail servers Team Lead for upgrading and maintaining consistent code version across all routers, switches. Routinely perform application troubleshooting by mapping traffic flows and inspecting packet captures using protocol analyzers (sniffer/Wire shark
Great place to learn if you can find the right people
NA (Current Employee) – Livermore – January 22, 2016
The work environment is great. Managers have an open door policy and you can really learn and grow but training opportunities and career growth opportunities are lacking. There is no clear career direction or path available if you are an ambitious person who wants to get ahead.
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.
Appraisal Admin (Former Employee) – Hayward, CA – April 28, 2015
The company is a great company to work for and really appreciates their employees. A typical day of work was just importing appraisals all day. Quite basic, very little interaction other than communicating to appraisers the revisions needed. I learned more about financing and loans for homes then I had ever known. The co-workers were pretty good, although there was quite a bit of internal drama between people and in other departments as well. The management was very sweet and good to me, although there was a lot of favoritism. The most enjoyable part of this job was it was the first job I could listen to headphones and just do my job and leave rather than being pulled every which way which is what I am used to.
Good benefits, lots of employee appreciation shown
favortism, loads of extra work always pushed on certain people
Retail mortgage (Former Employee) – Hayward, CA – March 12, 2015
Mangement is very selfish, all they care is the #s, not the employees. They push you everyday as if you have an assembly line job. When they are not as crazily busy (but still busy), they do layoffs overnight and give you 1-2 weeks serverance no matter how long you've worked there for. 0 job security. Just look at it as a temp job if you get a job there. Don't be serious wth them.
free lunches once in a couple months (mostly costco pizza)
Sr. Loan Booking Specialist (Former Employee) – Hayward, CA – January 21, 2015
Excellent company who put as much value on their employees as they did their customers. Working with Fremont Bank at a slightly different capacity than I did with previous banks, brought my knowledge about loans and how they work full circle. I miss the culture and the co-workers. Definitely a company I'd work for again and would recommend to job seekers across the board.
Manager (Current Employee) – Livermore, CA – April 20, 2015
If you fit the culture you will do well. It is a small bank that has outgrown itself. The pay is average and there a lot of cliches. If you are not self promoting and bombastic you will be left in the dust.
Branch Manager (Former Employee) – FREEMONT, CA – February 12, 2015
So much possibility, but so much turmoil. Total lack of support by management, support groups, and back offices. All they care about is how many new accounts did you open, even if the accounts are bogus.