As an production coordinator, it pays average but the atmosphere is casual. Most work can be done relatively quickly especially if the pipeline is light. Also, depending on the pipeline, your hours will fluctutate. More loans, more hours, less loans, less hours
Follow up on closings are essential because of the deadlines. There's usually only 2-4 people in the office at a time. If the boss is around, he'll spring for lunch.
I promoted myself by getting a real estate license. I was working real estate more than loans and started to get busy. The management wanted a bigger cut than originally was negotiated so I went elsewhere.