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Review averages

  • 12 employees say

    Excellent (3)
    25%
    Good (2)
    16.666666666667%
    Satisfactory (3)
    25%
    Subpar (4)
    33.333333333333%
    2.77
  • 1 applicant says

    Excellent (1)
    100%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    4.67

Reviews for Cottonwood Financial

Reviews - What employees say

2.77 Employees say
4.67 Applicants say
  • 07.Apr 2018
  • Employee

Company Culture

When I interviewed I asked about the company culture and was told that they have a Christmas potluck. After accepting the position, I quickly found out why she said this as it became apparent that there was little to no company culture present.

Support from management

There is support from the department head, but individuals are not encouraged to ask when the head of the department is always busy.

Teamwork

Almost none. The head of the department treated everyone like children. Everything had to go through the head of the department for cleadance. People were discouraged from asking colleagues for help who had been there for years. There did not seem to be a lot of faith or trust in the individual's work.

Freedom to work independently

A lot of the work is done indepently.

Internal Communication

There is a lot of communication about issues, priorities, but not always helpful communication.

Career Development

One way up and no other options.

Overall compensation for your work

The pay was the only thing desireable about the position. It is soul-killing work.

Office / Work Environment

Gray cubicles and no team collaboration.

Environmental Friendliness

Waste a lot of paper printing mundane items.

Work-Life Balance

Work life balance is fine when you are in the office, but goes out the door when you get an assignment and are scrambling and skipping lunch to book flights, prepare reports, and do your normal daily tasks. Some assignments had me working 11 hour days.

Company Image

Loan company. I think that sums up how people perceive an individual working there.

Challenging Work

The work is only challenging in the sense of volume, not difficulty.

Inclusive / Diverse

I feel that the department I worked in was not very diverse or inclusive. The receptionist was very kind and had a unique personality, but everyone else blended in with the crowd. Creative input or insight is not encouraged. You are told to find the answer with the tools available.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Having a company culture can be a positive. Trust the employees you hire to make educated decisions. Allow more collaboration.

What I like about the company

The pay is good, some of the employees are very sweet, kind, and helpful.

What I dislike about the company

Volume of work, lack of collaboration, lack of trust in tenure employees.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
3.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00

The following benefits were offered to me

is offered is offered
  • Company
    Cottonwood Financial
  • City
    Dallas
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others
  • 07.Nov 2017
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • PTO structure is a little outdated

What I like about the company

Great employees - smart, ambitious, fun, and team oriented
Career advancement opportunities - company promotes from within a lot
No politics
Stable, profitable and growing

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered
  • Company
    Cottonwood Financial Administrative Services, LLC
  • City
    Irving
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

is offered is offered
  • 07.Nov 2017
  • Employee
Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered
  • Company
    Cottonwood Financial Administrative Services, LLC
  • City
    Irving
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

is offered is offered

Review averages

  • 12 employees say

    Excellent (3)
    25%
    Good (2)
    16.666666666667%
    Satisfactory (3)
    25%
    Subpar (4)
    33.333333333333%
    2.77
  • 1 applicant says

    Excellent (1)
    100%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    4.67

kununu score comparisons

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