Pros: pay is decent (for my position), great people (non-management), parking is free and gated (bissonnet location)
Cons: dirty office, scare-tactic management, favoritism, unable to take criticism, poor technology, not employee focused
Stewart Lender Services is not a great place to work if you are an advocate of constructive criticism or innovation. I did not work with innovative and widespread technology. Instead I used systems built in house that often broke and are unseen anywhere else in the business world.
I noticed what people would talk to each other, but as soon as management – more... appeared, there would be a mass scattering. I wasn't sure why until I actually listened to the conversations. People weren't talking about their person lives, they were talking about why the company was terrible and how to make it better. The issue? They could not bring their concerns to management. In fact, I know of multiple individuals who were blacklisted because they spoke up against the way business was being conducted.
It's one thing to take criticism, smile, and say you will look into it, and it is another for a Vice President to tell a person that he must have been smoking something when he came up with his "terrible idea".
But maybe I'm just a disgruntled (and happily former) employee? Let the record speak for itself:
Stewart prides itself on the prizes they have won for being a company of integrity, or being one of the fastest growing, but never once have they been considered one of the best places to work. Employee satisfaction surveys will continually score low for this place.
In conclusion: Do it for the pay. Keep your mouth shut or make friends with management. Get out as quickly as you can. – less