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A terrible place to work
Manager (Former Employee) –  Layton, UT 84041April 24, 2018
Expectations of employees are not made clear, from dress code all the way up to important state requirements for the financial industry. My trainer was fired during my training and so were other employees. Turn over is high. There is high pressure to put customers in an irresponsible financial situation to boost your numbers. Don't work here.
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you experience may be different
Dialer Collector (Former Employee) –  Las Colinas, TXApril 23, 2018
This job was stressful. Even though I was a permanent employee, we had weekly assessments that would determine if you were placed on a written warning. If you had two back to back low performance leaks, then you were basically out of a job.
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Great people. Awesome Pay for part-time
collector (Former Employee) –  Las Colinas, TXApril 23, 2018
Cottonwood Financial was an awesome part-time job. The pay is great. Really good management. Training was good, and once on the floor the Supervisors are always there to assist the collector with growth opportunities.
Pros
Great people, awesome pay. - Part-time.
Cons
hard to schedule time off.
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Its a great place to work
Assistant General Manager (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXApril 20, 2018
its a great place to work with good pay as well. good work environment , great hours, only downside is the turn over rate for the company in general is horrible.
Pros
Pay
Cons
Nothing negative to say.
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the most enjoyable part of the job
Assist. Manager/Store Manager (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXApril 16, 2018
meeting new people on a daily basis, every day there was always something new going on in the store. never a dull moment. your coworkers were always there to help you out.
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Don’t work here
Manager (Current Employee) –  Nacogdoches, TXApril 13, 2018
This job in nerve racking. Even though you do your job, you don’t know from day to day if you will still have it . Upper management is very nitpicking about everything and will sneak around to get observations
Pros
None
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Calm Paced Work
Store Manager (Former Employee) –  Irving, TXApril 6, 2018
Steady paced
Underwrite
Great management skill building
calm work envirioment
end of month filing
the great time spending with customer to help ensure they receive proper care
Pros
great location, and great clients
Cons
Protection
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Fun workplace with lots of new faces
STORE MANAGER (Former Employee) –  Loves Park, ILApril 5, 2018
Enjoyed the clients and co-workers. Outside Marketing once a week got you out to drum up more business. Pay is good, advancement is good. Able to change local locations if wanted to.
Pros
Started at 10a
Cons
Worked weekend
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Not much job security
STORE MANAGER (Former Employee) –  TexasMarch 23, 2018
I didn't mind working with fellow employees and customers. The pay was great. There isn't much job security. They can decide they don't like you as a person and get rid of you at any moment, You pretty much have to be a "brown-noser" to keep the job and move up.
Pros
Pay
Cons
No job security
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Payday Loans
Collections Representative (Former Employee) –  Irving, TXMarch 14, 2018
Start on Dial er making calls what I've learned never take a job you are unsure about management was normal workplace culture never any time too know who works around you hardest part of job not none most enjoyable not many.It was just a place to earn money
Pros
money better than average
Cons
too many
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Higher Wages / Zero Trust
Store Manager (Current Employee) –  Sometown, TXFebruary 27, 2018
Pays well. Micromanaged to the point of "Why did you even hire me?" Trickle down stupidity, Upper management has a great idea, these people never set foot in stores, this gets passed down through several layers of Managers, to finally rest on us, the ones who have to implement the busy work, that doesn't benefit us at the store level.
Pros
Pay
Cons
Micromanagement
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Great place to work and grow
Data Scientist (Current Employee) –  Irving, TXFebruary 22, 2018
Cottonwood Financial is a good place to work and grow. We have a very intelligent analytical team and everybody is working hard. Our works get supports from upper management, and we have opportunities to try many different new technologies and skills here and can put them into production. I think it is a great advantage over other companies. Also in these processes, we have learned a lot and continuously educate ourselves to keep up with new technologies.
The working environment is nice and friendly, and the working pace is fast. The culture is a little bit towards formal and conservative here.
Our analytical team has been quite stable over the years and become more seasoned. Some analysts have been promoted to management positions. We are also expanding rapidly and got some very talented members in the last few months, both management positions and entry-level positions.
The most enjoyable part of the job is that everyone is knowledgeable and interesting and talking with them makes me learned a lot.
Pros
Good team, good management, space to grow
Cons
family health insurance
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managers from branch manager up to the top manager unprofessional
Assistant Store Manager (Former Employee) –  San Antonio, TXFebruary 20, 2018
do not work for this company they do not do a sufficient amount of training and when you ask questions they make you feel dumb. The manager was very rude and talked to people like they were his children instead of as adults.
Pros
good pay
Cons
everything you can think of
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Great pay but stressful
Store Manager (Former Employee) –  Killeen, TXJanuary 15, 2018
One thing I could never say is they don't pay well. That was the best thing about working for the company. The management is so stressful. If the upper management decides to get rid of you no matter what you do or how you perform you will be let go.
Pros
Pay
Cons
Stability
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Take advantage of poor customers with high interest loans
Store Manager (Former Employee) –  McKinney, TXJanuary 13, 2018
Lots of pressure to keep customers refinancing high 543% interest loans so the customers would stay in the loan longer. District Manager and Area Managers were very nice but had a lot of pressure from VP Travis Crooks to keep loans active and get customers to take as much as approved for and to keep refinancing them.
Pros
Good Pay
Cons
Pressure to keep customers in high interest loans
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Customer service environment
Assistant Store Manager (Former Employee) –  McKinney, TXJanuary 4, 2018
We strived to provide clients with as much financial help we could give them. Whether it was giving them a cash advance based on their income or a cash loan for their car title.
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Do not work for cash store!!
Office Manager (Former Employee) –  Jacksonville, TXDecember 18, 2017
This is the worst company to work for. They will fire you for no reason and when you call HR all they will tell you is not following policy and procedure.
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Don't recommend
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) –  Frisco, TXNovember 30, 2017
Work environment was extremely poor. No work life balance and poor management. I don't recommend working here to anyone. The office was always dirty with crickets and leaks in the ceiling. Management doesn't care about the safety of the employees at all. If you are thinking about working here "RUN"!
Pros
pay, customers
Cons
management, insurance, work life balance, poor work environment
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Great job for a single person
Store Manager (Former Employee) –  Dallas, TXNovember 20, 2017
The hours for this job is pretty set you get two days off one of them being Sunday the other being Tuesday, wednesday, or Thursday, once trained in the pace is set by the staff and location. most shifts are about 11 hours. The best part of this job is getting to know the clients.
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Fast paced learning
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) –  Worth, ILNovember 15, 2017
Fast paced environment, a lot of information to take in, managers are great, helpful always available when needed. Most enjoyable part is meeting new people everyday and building a relationship with your customers.
Pros
Overtime
Cons
medical insurance too pricey for what is offered
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