Flagstar Bank Reviews

Updated 25 March, 2015
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Flagstar Bank President & CEO Alessandro P. DiNello
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  1. Flagstar has the potential to be the best.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Personal Banker
    Current Employee - Personal Banker

    I have been working at Flagstar Bank full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    As I said great customer service good work life balance decent benefits except maybe the 401k. Good PTO flexibility and alot of good people working in retail banking.

    Cons

    The salary pay for bankers is down right criminal. Lots and lots of turnover and I assume its due to the low pay wages in retail banking. Recruiting system is horrible.

    Advice to Management

    If Flagstar could atleast become competitive in its pay rate for banking employees. They rank at the bottom compared to others. Senior management wanted to know why they can't retain people. My advice to senior management is stop avoiding the questions you already know the answers to.

  2. The work life balance is nice but the overall atmosphere is one of protecting the bottom line and saving face.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Flagstar Bank full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The ability to leave work and work and enjoy a family has been nice. Work-life balance is not something you are required to sacrifice.

    Cons

    With the continued changing senior leadership in the company it has been difficult for mid-level managers to establish a consistent management method and to engage employees.

    Advice to Management

    The need for internal growth potential and employee investment is overwhelming and costing the bank in skilled hardworking employees that must leave to achieve a more promising career.

  3. Good company to work for during a difficult period for banks.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Flagstar Bank

    Pros

    Exceptional work/life balance and culture.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for upward progression.

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  5. Part Time FSR

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Flagstar Bank

    Pros

    Great people, good job while in school

    Cons

    Some customers can be rude.

  6. Senior Loan Officer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Home Loan Advisor
    Current Employee - Senior Home Loan Advisor

    I have been working at Flagstar Bank full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    clean work environment, no clock punch, managers are nice

    Cons

    very little coorporate support, no direction,

  7. Helpful (1)

    Fun for the most part

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Flagstar Bank full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I have definitely lucked out working here. My team is a good one. The managers I have had, have been great mentors and are always finding ways to help you grow and succeed. There is opportunity to grow. Sometimes close by an somtimes moving might be required. Upper Management can be alright but sometimes can be a bit unreasonable in their exexpectations. All in all, it is good place to work.

    Cons

    Lending is horrible. Process is drug out.
    Pay could be much better for the responsibility that some personal bankers carry.
    Goals for assistant managers should be changed to branch goals.

    Advice to Management

    If a banker has more than one responsibility, e.g. personal banker plus certified lender be sure they are making a base pay especially if they are performing well.
    Please change assistant manager goals to a branch focused goal.

  8. Company was once cutting edge - the changes in the market appear to have caught Flagstar wrong-footed

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Troy, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Troy, MI (US)

    I have been working at Flagstar Bank full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It was once a culture of growth and improvement

    Cons

    Very poor culture - discouraging place to work. Its suffocating

    Advice to Management

    The attitude at corporate is horrendous...and that negativity spreads to all corners of the company

  9. Decent company, little to no advancement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Troy, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Troy, MI (US)

    I have been working at Flagstar Bank full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Training is very well run, the expertise of the staff provides exceptional insight to new hires. Bank Holidays are a very nice perk. Compensation is average with industry.

    Cons

    This company has legacy issues that have stunted its growth. This causes the working environment to have a lot of conflict due to lack of advancement. Additionally, a struggling housing market is causing multiple staff reductions.

    Advice to Management

    Management should encourage innovation within the company without fear of retaliation. This company is hurting itself by not letting its employees share ideas and encourage their creativity. A key concept of change is innovation and it is not rewarded, instead successes go unrecognized and feedback is discouraged.

  10. Management unorganized and lacked professionalism in the department.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Loss Mitigation Speciaist in Troy, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Loss Mitigation Speciaist in Troy, MI (US)

    I worked at Flagstar Bank full-time (More than 3 years)

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Overtime available, bank holidays, and flexibility with schedule. Opportunities to move into different roles within department.

    Cons

    Lack of training and lack of leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest with your employees.

  11. I learned the difference between wholesale mortgage banking and retail mortgage banking

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Flagstar Bank (Less than a year)

    Pros

    i was exposed to a lot of avenues to originate loans with real estate agents and I learned a lot of ways to originate loans from cold calls.

    Cons

    I was told when I was hired that Flagstar sent loans to other banks for service if they didn't have a program available for a customer but found out this was untrue...also at the time of my employment processing was very slow...may have improved by now...

    Advice to Management

    Be honest, assist new loan officers regarding mortgage products and dealing with clients...

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