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Academy Mortgage Reviews

Updated 19 June 2018
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Pros
  • "I love that they value my work/life balance" (in 28 reviews)

  • "It's a VERY nice work environment, with positive people" (in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • "No Cons - Wonderful place to work" (in 22 reviews)

  • "As I know we have done over and over again here at Academy, proven by with loan officers in the top 200 for mortgage originators" (in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Full Time Employee"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Academy Mortgage full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Leadership
    Huge on Transparency
    Benefits are great for Family
    Opportunity to grow
    Support from Management
    Colleagues are great to work with

    Cons

    No Cons at this time

    Advice to Management

    None- Love working here


  2. "Academy Review"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Academy Mortgage full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    401k plan and a match program
    Friendly team environment
    Flexibility to work from home when it is really needed or come in late/leave early for appts. or other
    Volunteer paid time off was added this year, I think that is fantastic not only for the company but for the community.
    If you work for a smaller branch, it becomes more of a family and friends than just simply coworkers - much better than a big corporate atmosphere
    Closing dept, closing manager and uw manager are all great to work with. Most of processing and underwriting work well together, so important.
    Great compensation.
    Understanding of family emergencies.

    Cons

    Insurance is expensive and does not cover much
    Lack of coverage for days off
    Not really any team morale building done, no special events or anything unless your at corporate, assuming corporate has some. I think this would help, since mortgage field is such a stressful field to be in anywhere you go.
    Questions can go unanswered by upper management or they say they will get back to you and do not.
    I feel like processors are held accountable for more than their share of the process.

  3. "Great While It Lasts"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Academy Mortgage full-time

    Pros

    Great gym, great company events, supportive of community projects

    Cons

    Strategy is to pay workers the least amount possible, dishonest managers, continual revolving door


  4. "Good place to work..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Database Administrator in Draper, UT (US)
    Former Employee - Database Administrator in Draper, UT (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Academy Mortgage full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Stable company, amazing culture, great management...

    Cons

    None that I could think of...

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work...

    Academy Mortgage Response

    5 Jun 2018 – Senior Manager, Integrated Marketing

    Thank you for taking the time to leave this review. We appreciate your feedback as a former employee.


  5. "Academy is Family"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Riverside, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Riverside, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Academy Mortgage full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    This company is all about supporting each other and that shows from day 1! The management team worked to build a culture of that is unmatched anywhere in the mortgage industry.

    Cons

    None, these guys as they say "walk the walk".


  6. "Loan Officer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Loan Officer in San Antonio, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Loan Officer in San Antonio, TX (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Academy Mortgage full-time

    Pros

    Operational Support!!
    They help their LO's get stuff done. Moving companies is chaotic, it's just a fact you gotta deal with anywhere you go. It takes a wild amount of support for an LO to continue their production uninterrupted, so hats off to these guys. Academy put me on their back and carried me through these Chaos of transitioning.

    My deals closed wicked fast. My license moved 3 weeks ago, and walking into Academy the only thing familiar to me operationally was their LOS system. Somehow I've already been able to close 2 deals, and have 2 more in escrow closing before the end of the month. That's Bananas.

    Transparency

    Cons

    Marketing Support: It's on you to move your Database of contacts, which isn't the case everywhere you go. If you have an extremely large database I can see this being a huge time sink

    Cyber-security systems take some getting used to

    Academy Mortgage Response

    21 May 2018 – Senior Manager, Integrated Marketing

    Thank you for your review. We value your feedback and we appreciate all you do at Academy.


  7. "Awesome Place To Work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Academy Mortgage full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere! Encouragement to find your strengths and where you would fit best within the company. Values employees - their input and ideas. Works with your schedules in many different departments.

    Cons

    I can not think of anything.

    Advice to Management

    Thanks for providing a wonderful place to work!

  8. "Incredible team environment!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Draper, UT (US)
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Draper, UT (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Academy Mortgage full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The culture at Academy is very different from other companies that I've worked for. It's a positive environment where I feel like my own growth is cared about as much as the work that I get done. It has been a wonderful experience thus far.

    Cons

    I can honestly say that I can't think of any cons at this moment.


  9. "Why I chose to work at Academy"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Loan Officer in Anchorage, AK (US)
    Current Employee - Loan Officer in Anchorage, AK (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Academy Mortgage full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Instead of pushing the same message every other lender pushes (we close loans quickly), Academy provides tools to help realtors build their business. In doing so, it helps me build my relationships with them providing real value which translates into more business.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons.

    Academy Mortgage Response

    1 May 2018 – Senior Manager, Integrated Marketing

    We appreciate you taking the time to leave this review. Thank you for all you do at Academy.


  10. "Full Time Employee"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Academy Mortgage full-time

    Pros

    Full Time Employee - plus.

    Cons

    Not flexible with schedule or working hours.


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