IT Specialist (Current Employee) – Laredo, TX – November 7, 2013
A typical day at Novastar would consist of running wires through buildings and terminating ends of cables to connect cameras then making everything neat and clean. Setting up a DVR is simple and explaining it to the customer is a breeze. After the equipment is set up and running its on to the next one. Management is great. One hour lunch break. Co-workers are efficient and are great to have around. The hardest part of this job would be building with high ceilings or warehouses with thick concrete walls that need to be drilled through. The most enjoyable part of this job is the easy installs and out of town jobs.
This was a great company to work for and it enabled me to foster my sales ability. This was an environment filled with positive co-workers and the atmosphere was electric. You got out what you put in and I was deeply saddened when the mortgage industry crashed and the company had to close its doors.
I was responsible for business development for western NC. I used my years of experience and many contacts to increase the visibility of Citi Financial Wholesale Mortgage products in the Western NC region. After accounts were set up and their personnel trained I turned the accounts over to an account executive who I then supervised.
Loan Officer (Former Employee) – Aliso Viejo and Lake Forest CA – March 3, 2013
This job involved cold calling system and paper leads. I had never worked for a mortgage company before. This was my first experience. I didn't get much training so I learned by trial and error for the first 3 months. That was the hardest part. I could have used more help at first. The money was great once I got the hang of it.
DE Underwriter/Processor (Former Employee) – Westwood, KS – January 15, 2013
I helped Novastar get the test cases out to FHA for their approval, along with a small team that I put together to do all the automated approvals (DU, LP). They allowed me to expand and mange a small team to do all the automated, help in the FHA test cases and this allowed me to start underwriting. Once loans were completed on automation then they came to me for me to set up and this is where I would complete a QC of the loans.
this is the company that got me my first step in the underwriting field.
Corporate Auditor (Former Employee) – Kansas City, MO – August 16, 2012
100% travel accross entire U.S Ensure branches are compliant with State & Federal regulations Proper disclosure of Broker Agreements (where applicable) Ensure RESPA requirements are met, properly dated etc. Ensure there is no evidence of back dooring Train branches on proper tracking of files in Point to ensure a clean pipeline Coordinate travel to meet company expectations Write audit reports (in great detail), complete Audit checksheets and week end reports Comparison of Units v.s Volume, NMI v.s Brokered v.s NHMI Overall Risk Analysis of branch Ensure payment of rent, marketing, phone, commission, employees, licensing, etc. Match monthly statements received by corporate
Business Development Manager (Former Employee) – Cleveland, OH – June 4, 2012
Geting in and great team in the morning meating. Then right to it for phone calls to brokers to confirm, advance, or bring in new loans. I learned alot about building and maintaing good relationships with my clients. My co-workers were wonderful, always had good attitude and when needed help didn't have a problem coming to thier mentor. The best part of the job is when you have meet your goals and you get your bonus!
Creative place to work /always inventing ways to motivate & inspire employees
Pre-foreclosure Loan Supervisor (Former Employee) – Kansas City, Missouri – May 3, 2012
*Hours could be long depending on the time of the month, Work was very intense and impacted people on a very personal level. *I learned to create for those I worked with the best support system *Management could be manipulative *Co-workers were very close like family and intertwined in each others lives *Being under constraints that didn't allow you to resolve problems *Fun competitions, great atmosphere, ability to work with people
games, incentives, group bonding time, relaxed atmosphere