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There is no future there. When the head changes then everything elese will begin to change. They will work you until you are depleted and then will release you if they feel like it.

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40 hours Vacation for first 5 years increases as you go.
40 Flex hours

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Sick leave policy I believe is the same as any other place. I don't remember everything off the top of my head but I do remember getting 5 days of sick leave.

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Long hours, with very little pay. Sure, they offer a lot of over time, but at $15 an hour and what you actually do on a day to day basis, employees should be paid more. No work life balance. You leave work stressed. Management will try and butter you up by providing food and requiring you to stay in the office and work through lunch. They heavily monitor how often you’re out your seat. It always felt like I couldn’t even go to the rest room without someone saying something about me being out of my desk. You get docked and occurrences for being over 5 minutes late into the office, lunches, and calling in. The ONLY good thing about First Investors is you have a chance to get into their credit department with no experience. I recommend using FIFS to teach you the credit/underwriting side for at least a year, then get out! Go to a different lender. Even their credit department is under paid. $40k when the company I’m currently at pays their underwriters $60k+. They will do anything to low ball you and pay you as little as possible. The turn over rate here is out of this world. Good luck to anyone whose brave enough to apply and stay here.

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The company required you to work an extra two hours of your shift and you have to work that last of the month from 8am to 9pm or until they feel the quota was met. The company was like a high school and its all about who they like. If your not in the in crowd you can forget about moving up. The insurance is the worst its expensive. You are over worked and not aappreciated.

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Please be honest about everything on your resume because you will be questioned on it. Be able to think on your feet and dress appropriately for your interview regardless of position applied for. Be on time and have multiple copies of your resume because you may be interviewed by more than one person. Lastly, make sure your cell phone isn't visible in the reception area, unless you need info as you're completing the application. The receptionist will be observing you.

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