Engineer (Former Employee) – Austin, TX – January 2, 2019
I worked for the company 30 years ago and my review is not worth posting. At the time the company was a good one to work for but they kept sending me to test chemical plants which were too dangerous for my taste.
A typical work day with Radian entailed making engineering calculations, writing and/or reviewing reports and going out into the field to sample (varied media). A matrix management style was incorporated and it worked better for some than others. The workplace culture was overall good with staff working together and learning from each other. The hardest part of this job was writing reports. Often these reports were to be written by certain people but sometimes micro-management would give way which I believe hurt the developing writer. The most enjoyable part of this job was the "learning" environment that was implemented.
Unknown (Current Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – October 15, 2018
It is a great time to be at the company with all the positive changes and introduction to new technologies to keep our stakeholders, clients and business happy. Nice to work for a company that keeps up with the trends in the marketplace. I enjoy coming to work each day because I believe in our mission and values.
Work life balance, Culture, Collaborative, Rewarding Work
Sales (Current Employee) – Dallas, TX – October 12, 2018
Leadership within this company is entirely oppressive and, in my opinion, very controlling. There was little praise and a lot of fear around job security and goals always moving. Commission sales people goals would change without explanation and the concern over competition was fearful at best. Not a healthy environment knowing you are never off of work and asked to get things done in 30 min on a day off.
QC Analyst-Reviewer / Closing Specialist (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – July 6, 2018
a typical day can change daily or hourly. Management skill set was underdeveloped for the industry and was inconsistent in procedures and decision making issues. Employee development was based on a personal level and not a professional level. Management lacked the ability to train team members efficiently and internal advancement was non existent.
developed team members based on personal relationship-hired their friends frequently
Co-Op (Former Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – December 9, 2018
I was an intern at the company. I had a great experience because my managers were always willing to help and provided great career guidance. I took away a great deal of experience from my six months working here.
Analyst (Current Employee) – Tampa, FL – August 19, 2018
One day you work, the next day you dont... there is no guarantee to earn money. And no training for personal development or advancement. Managment is very buddy buddy, so if you dont know the right person, you are overlooked for just about everything
Manager (Current Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – May 29, 2018
Radian was a tremendous place to work at one time with only advancement being an issue. Now all leadership has changed in past 18 months and new leadership is unclear on direction of company. The best people are leaving and moral is low.
anonymous (Former Employee) – Philadephia, PA – May 22, 2018
Upper management has had so many changes within the past several years that it's unclear what direction Radian is heading in as a company. So many good people have left leaving it an unstable place to work.
Sr. Analyst (Former Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – May 1, 2012
Radian values technical people. Radian was a great place to work until some of the executive team moved on.
My executive was great at managing up, but managing across and down was definitely not the strong suit. Projects were interesting and varied, but if all was not perfect you were subjected to a lot of bad behavior.
Radian pays very well, not sure why they are so much higher than other organizations, but always paid more than what they needed to pay.
If you had a special talent, you could hold the organization hostage demanding more money than anyone else would be willing to pay.
work life balance, co-workers were awesome, highly compensated
benefits were diminished year over year, culture became hostile and competitive
Director of Internal Audit (Former Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – September 25, 2017
Excellent workplace culture. Management support for all employees and helping keep the company competitive in the marketplace. The most enjoyable part of the job was interaction with senior management and implementing changes to existing operations.
Work schedule. Balanced approach to meeting needs for remote login from home.
Many changes in leadership over the past few years.
Recent changes in org structure have decremented the workplace quality. Otherwise, pretty easy going. Best part is that you have exposure to a number of technologies. Not stuck in a department doing the same thing repeatedly.
Mortgage Underwriter (Former Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – August 31, 2017
eview and evaluate borrower profile including all income documentation, tax returns, credit reports, preliminary title report, judgments, bankruptcy documents and appraisals. Analyze and calculate income using documentation such as personal and business income statements; ensure all necessary documentation is requested to support final loan decisions. Exercise good judgment, conduct reasonableness tests and issue quality decisions Determine accuracy and completeness of files; ensure consistent processes Demonstrate proficiency in automated underwriting systems Maintain established service level standard of decisions within a 48-hour time frameCommunicate regularly with sales team, processing department and managementFamiliar with multiple investor and agency guidelines and overlays DE Mortgage Underwriter Required Skills and Qualifications:
Mortgage Underwriter III (Former Employee) – Remote – December 12, 2017
I enjoyed my time at Radian as an Underwriter. The technology was great, the management team is supportive, the pay was decent not the best but good. My issues were constant fear of layoffs due to lack of loans.
Anomymous (Former Employee) – Austin, Texas – November 4, 2014
Radian was absorbed into a larger corporation at the expense of it's collaborative and team oriented culture. Work was almost like family life. You enjoyed working together with some of the brightest minds in the business
Collaborative and congenial work atmosphere, Bright technical minds and high quality science and enginering.
Privately held company often led to a country club approach to joining management.