I enjoy working for Atlantic Bay however there is very little opportunity for growth especially among minorities. Atlantic Bay does a lot of promoting to work within the organization, but I feel that is attributed largely because of nepotism, not necessarily based on actual skill but who you know or are related to within the organization. Within the entire operations group there is only on manager of ethnic decent.
This company was nice to work for but they did a lot more entertainment of the employees than they did work. There was a lot of talk about bringing in more work and how busy we were going to be, but then within a month of this information coming out - we were laid off. I was hoping to be at this company for a long time - but was laid off within 6 months of being there. There was a video meeting every morning with the VA office and there was not enough room for everyone to sit in the room. They went over information that was not relevant to everyone, kind of a waste of time.
Always had breakfast or lunch available. Popcorn machine - contests
They didn't care that you may have plans to leave early, or scheduled to leave early, If they needed a file done you had to stay to get it done, They used two systems that didn't communicate to each other. Very difficult to get work done quicly.
Excellent treatment of employees but its still the mortgage industry
Title Reviewer (Current Employee) – Charlotte, NC – March 19, 2018
Atlantic Bay overall is an amazing and wonderful company to work for where the CEO and upper management try to be very involved in the day to day life and keep as much people happy as they can. They really do care about the work/life balance and try to make it so everyone leaves the office at 5:30 each day and has a stress free weekend,
A typical day has you plugging away at your desk but they break it up every so often with lunch being brought in or some office games with prizes. You really get a sense of work hard and play hard here.
However the one downside I've come to realize is that is still the mortgage industry and old habits die hard. I had an unfortunate experience that doesn't really represent the whole company but it highlights that there are bad apples that pop up. Most importantly I had a manager very rooted in the "old" ways so I found myself stuck in a new position with a person that was hard to impress and get on their good side. Again this doesn't reflect AMBG as a whole but someone would need to watch out where you step when going up the ladder.
One minor gripe I found was in the healthcare... The PPO was fairly good and used a strong network of doctors and discounts but it was VERY expensive, even for single payer. The other option was to go it yourself with an HSA but then that wonderful network shrinks and the discounts were laughable.
Remote Underwriter (Current Employee) – Virginia Beach, VA – February 2, 2018
They moved me to a TN team that had 15 mortgage bankers and 7 of them quit and left the company. Now I sit there all day with nothing to do. When I help other underwriters do their files, it gives them bonus income but I'm not making any bonus income because I have no loans.
Human Resources (Former Employee) – Virginia Beach, VA – November 16, 2017
There is a mixture of pleasant and unpleasant management with inconsistent policies. Favoritism is prominent and if you're not a "favorite" then job growth is very unlikely. Great work culture and great benefits. Great place to work if you aren't looking for career growth.
Loan Officer Assistant and Processor (Former Employee) – Rock Hill, SC – November 16, 2017
Loved my job and boss. Only left because it was temporarily. The company needs better processors and better management for the people who do not complete their jobs. Other then that great company with great benefits.
The employees are great and are fun to be around. Management is terrible and not knowledgeable of all programs. Training is terrible therefore you have to learn as you go but are accountable for any mistakes.
Processor (Former Employee) – Virginia Beach, VA – September 6, 2017
The culture & perks are great! But, there is favoritism between management and HR. You'll be better off documenting everything and going to the EEOC. They can be very manipulative and unprofessional. Their "culture" desensitizes you from appropriate office behavior/practices. There is no organization or accountability unless it is beneficial to those in management and you will be thrown under the bus by the person you thought was their to help you. Honestly, I don't think the main office cares for people of color, but will hire them in fear of being discriminatory against other races.
Laid back with perks
Poor management and professionalism, favoritism and unfavorable health benefits
Workplace culture- they are big on trying to make you feel like it's one big happy family. Management does care to an extent- but sales rules the world. Ops management doesn't speak to sales management, you are told that you need to have certain conversations that could be put you as a processor in a position that is awkward.
Loan Processor (Current Employee) – Virginia Beach, VA – August 14, 2017
I am currently employed at Atlantic Bay and I love the job. The management here wants nothing more than for you to be successful at your job. They have a lot of company functions and an entire committee dedicated to making sure that the employees are happy and have fun while at work.
They truly do care about work life balance and always offer assistance so that employees do not feel like they need to work overtime.
I have been employed with them for a little over 2 years and I am a team mate for life!
Junior Mortgage Closer (Current Employee) – Virginia – June 12, 2017
I never worked in the Mortgage industry and Atlantic Bay gave me that chance! I have learned so much and made some great friends. There is always a chance to move around and learn different aspects of the company and industry.
Processor I (Former Employee) – Virginia Beach, VA – June 3, 2017
The company will appear to be GREAT!, at first. Then afterwards you will realize management and Human Resources are a manipulating circle of friends and their laid back culture is an excuse for unprofessionalism. Pay was great for this area and the benefits were decent, but your value as an employee is insignificant unless you are in a position that makes them money
Loan Processor (Former Employee) – Virginia Beach, VA – May 10, 2017
did not like it. over worked and under paid. must be part on the in crowd to survive. if you take a vacation, you better be prepared to come back to craziness. manangments way of preparing for your vacation is to have some help if somthing comes up while you are out.
Great company culture but too many changes with upper management and company restructure.
Community Outreach Coordinator (Former Employee) – Virginia Beach, VA – March 3, 2017
Great company culture but too many changes with upper management and company restructure. Although I enjoyed working there, there was a lack of communication from higher up managers, causing mid-level managers to trickle down wrong information to team members.
Underwriter (Former Employee) – Virginia Beach, VA – March 2, 2017
All the management are friends in and outside of the office. They make up unrealistic expectations as they go to set you up to fail. They harass you, provide false information in order to ver rid of you. When you first start they will make it sound like the greatest company you will ever work for, don't be fooled! I have never worked with people that lie and harass like they did to me!