Pros: People, working directly with customers and building those business relationships
Cons: Bank being bought out over 5 times and once since I've been employed there, Being hired on as a Loan Originator but performing other duties (e.g. Loan Production Assistant), job titles changing for employees but still in their current roles, company not following policy and procedures
When I was first hired on as a Loan Originator my actual title and job duties were for Loan Production Assistant. I was advised after my 90 days I could choose to be either a Loan Originator or Loan Production Assistant. I very much enjoy being a Loan Production Assistant, but the company previously known as Heartland Bank Mortgage merged with Midland States Bank and now I am being forced into a Loan Originator role while still doing my Loan Production Assistant duties as well as Loan Origination. Since the merger, there are things going on within the company that I do not agree with. I have a very strong work ethic, integrity and follow company guidelines and procedures. However, not everyone there shares the same, yet they are being treated with favoritism.
I love the people I work with, I just do not like the fact that I was hired on being told one thing and now being forced into a position I do not desire to be in.
I'm looking to work for a company that will not be sold or bought out by another company (e.g. USAA, Wells Fargo, Chase Bank, etc). I am looking for job stability, a company that follows their own policies and procedures and has room for growth and advancement.
For these reasons, I am searching for other job opportunities.