Appraisal Management - Customer Service (Former Employee), Moon, PA – September 25, 2013
At the beginning of everyday, I would come into work everyday and check e-mails to make sure every Order was Updated. LSI worked with Appraisals and Appraisers on daily basis. Instructed Appraiser on issues concerning current Order/Property. Made sure all orders were handled in a timely manner. (Fee’s, Turn Times, Coverage Area, etc.) When working at – more... LSI, I learned how Appraisal Management Companies were ran. I got to deal with Appraiser's and get insight on how they felt about certain properties. I understood that dealing with different banks came different requirements and responsibilities. You had to make sure to meet the need to every client. When it came down to the management, each Supervisor was different in their own way. Management always made sure that Client's got their updates about properties they needed, so the Bank would remain satisfied. Our team would usually have a Weekly meeting to bring up and issues or concerns any Team Member had. Management also gave out certain States/Time Zones to each person on the team, depending on what shift were. Some days we would have to work off of a spreadsheet and work so many orders. LSI was a very team oriented work place. If you every had any questions, you could go over to a team member and ask for their opinion. Some co-workers were younger then others, so just like most places you had to earn respect from your peers. LSI made sure every order was touched at least every other day. The Client relies on the AMC's to have orders back in a reasonable time frame. Each order usually has 5 days to get finished, depending on the location and property characteristics. Some properties are in a Rural location or are so many Square Feet, and the Appraiser won't complete for the Client's fee. When a Appraiser won't complete for the Client's fee, then you have to try and find another Appraiser or Quote the Order. When Quoting the Order you have to receive certain information from the Appraiser, so the Fee and Turn time can be approved by the client. When able to complete your required workload and get orders completed on time. Knowing that you gave the Order to the best possible Appraiser to get the job done. Getting the order completed until the Client Fee's is a big relief. Whenever the Appraiser's and AMC's work together it makes a great working relationship. Order's are able to come in and out faster and that makes the Client happy. – less
Regulatory Manager (Current Employee), Victor, NY – September 9, 2013
Pros: encouraged healthy eating habits and offered free gym fees.
Cons: lots of hard work resulted in lengthy work hours.
Productive, busy days at the office. I was allowed to take extensive auditing courses and became an internal auditor. As the management representative I was a productive employee able to assist in updating internal standard operating procedures to ensure the quality management system was adequately maintained.
The challenges for the whole team was – more... risk management activities.
Hard working co-workers, great benefits and beautiful campus.
Hardest part of the job was not related to the work but the regulations related to the industry. – less
Warehouse Associate (Former Employee), Fenton, MO – June 17, 2013
Pros: great wages in an industry that is most enjoyable for myself
Cons: management on some occasions
*Typical workday was at least 8 hours and occasionally more *Learned to keep up with the flow of business and not fall behind and shut automaker down *Management was pretty fair *Co-workers were fair for the most part *Hardest part handling the heaviest parts *enjoyable part coming to work every day and get a decent paycheck
QA/QC Auditor-Inspector, Power Generation (Former Employee), Tikrit, Iraq – April 4, 2013
Pros: good benefits and support staff
Cons: really low pay
LSI was my first contracting company. I got a meritorious promotion 45 days in the job because of my knowledge and, performance and work ethics. Worked for them for about 20 months. Left them because the contract was winding down and the materials and parts to do the work were becoming very difficualt to obtain. HR and all staff members were always – more... very helpful and quick to resolve any employee issues. – less
Aircraft Electrician (Former Employee), Salem, OR – February 17, 2013
Pros: nice station locations and work environment
Cons: can´t really think of any
LSI (URS) is probably the best contractor that I have ever worked with. I love the on the road set up they have where you can in process into the company as a new hire right at a remote sight away from main station and get right into working. Their supervisors are pretty much hands on and work along with you from time to time. Their supervisors also – more... have a pretty good all around knowledge of just about everything they work on which helps quite a bit. I also love the fact that your vacation days begin to accrue on the day you are hired, which helps during an emergency situation. Very supportive management group. Never had any complaints with this company. Among the best in the business. – less
Inserting Envelopes (Former Employee), Wichita, KS – November 9, 2012
Pros: long lunches
Cons: could not listen to music
You can sit or stand when you are inserting the envelopes. I had learned how to work at real fast pace by getting 12 thousand inserts done a day. The hardest part of the job was try not to get too many paper cuts. Enjoyment of the job was that you meet new peoples everyday
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee), Township of Moon, PA – October 19, 2012
Pros: no weekend hours unless voluntered saturday day shift
Cons: not guarnteed to be accepted for hire status
Contacting appraisers via telephone and computer terminal encouraging current status & completion of appraisals with sense of urgency for the clients of Lending Services Inc. I learned how the mortgage industry has many levels required to accomplish in the funding of first and successive mortgages. Most of my coworkers were contract hires as was I.The – more... hardest part of the job was sometimes having to deal with appraisers seeking more time and or remuneration for their services which could only be approved by senior permanent staff. The most enjoyable part of the job was it was mostly M-F 8:30am-6pm occasionally rotated to 11am -8pm for west coast contacts – less