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USAA Real Estate Reviews

Updated 17 Oct 2019

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3.6
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USAA Real Estate CEO Len O'Donnell  (no image)
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9 Ratings
  1. "Great organization, terrible job!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mortgage Loan Processor 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at USAA Real Estate full-time

    Pros

    The benefits and culture of most of the organization is great.

    Cons

    Real Estate is the worst. Be prepared for an overly stressful environment, where workloads can go from 15 loans a month, to 50, due to high attrition rates, and overall bad management. In just a year, leadership changed more than short military deployments did. Real Estate area, was like being in high school again. It was basically a toxic environment, where tenured employees had their under cover clicks, and would... use each other to get information about other employees for their personal career advancement. There were some really great people there, but the few out numbered the many in real estate. It is no wonder that real estate was, and still is, unprofitable. Employees are overworked, underpaid, expendable, working in a toxic environment. Anytime I would go to any other area away from real estate, employees were so happy, nice and willing to help. Glad I left on good terms, but would never go back to that area. Members are always angry due to bad customer service, and they cannot understand why other areas have great customer service, but real estate does not. Well, when people are pushing 50 loans a month, and have no time to provide even marginal service, this irritates leadership, employees, and ultimately the member suffers for it. What a great way to repay service members for their sacrifices and loyalty. If you value your personal health, sanity, and truly care about the military community, stay away from USAA's Real Estate. Go anywhere else there and you will be happy you did.

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    Advice to Management

    Fresh, rested eyes see more than tired eyes. New employees offer valuable perspectives that many organizations pay third party orgs to research.

    USAA Real Estate2019-10-18
  2. "Honest review"

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    Current Employee - Mortgage Loan Processor 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at USAA Real Estate full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great benefits and work culture

    Cons

    Over worked, no room for advancement, pay is lower then industry average

    USAA Real Estate2019-10-16
  3. "Great company, great people great culture"

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    Former Employee - Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at USAA Real Estate full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    People there are really down to earth, all great people. Benefits are good. the senior managements are very approachable.

    Cons

    Salary is a bit lower than the market but I heard they changed the base and the bonus structure so now it must be better...

    Advice to Management

    Keep it real

    USAA Real Estate2019-09-20
  4. "Great place"

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    Current Employee - Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at USAA Real Estate full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    People are all very nice and there are smart people.

    Cons

    Sometimes, it is hard to figure out the right strategy.

    USAA Real Estate2019-09-17
  5. Helpful (4)

    "Good company but not for middle of career roles"

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    Former Employee - Associate in San Antonio, TX
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at USAA Real Estate full-time

    Pros

    - Some of the best and brightest in the industry work for USAA Real Estate - Amazing opportunity to work on high-quality assets - Employees exhibit honor and integrity in their work. Doing "the right thing" is the best thing. - Higher than industry average bonuses, but often lower than industry average base pay to offset.(San Antonio cost of living is used as justification) - Amazing compensation potential... depending on title. Senior Director and above is where this is realized. - Majority of employees have a great work/life balance

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    Cons

    - Very top heavy organization. Depending on department typical employees have 8-10 "bosses". - Minimal difference in responsibility between Analyst and Director. Tenure at the company is more a differentiator. -Slow moving organization reflected in promotions. 2-4 years in a role before moving up with few exceptions. - Culture more focused on process than performance. - Employees, including veterans, do not have... Veterans Day off. Puzzling for an organization centered around service members.

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    Advice to Management

    Find ways to retain mid-level employees Open more positions in satellite offices outside of San Antonio Offer more flexible work schedules

    USAA Real Estate2019-02-05
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent Experience"

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    Former Employee - Rotational Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at USAA Real Estate full-time

    Pros

    Rotational program gives you insights into many different sides of business and allows for a learning environment. Great people and San Antonio is a great town to make your life.

    Cons

    program is short-term in nature and the order of departments you go through can be luck of the draw.

    USAA Real Estate2019-01-04
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great place with awesome people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at USAA Real Estate part-time

    Pros

    The pay is amazing. All holidays off. 10 days of paid time off

    Cons

    No gym to workout in. No place to watch children (no daycare).

    USAA Real Estate2018-08-14
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great place for starting, middle, and end career in commercial real estate."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at USAA Real Estate full-time

    Pros

    Excellent Sense of purpose; great people. Upper management is not too remote (if you are polite and understand the right setting you can ask most folks questions); Excellent benefits and compensation, particularly for San Antonio

    Cons

    its growing fast, can be clique-ish. Annual review depends heavily on how your managers and peers "feel". For example, if they have low expectations of you, it is easier to exceed expectations. These expectations change based on manager.

    USAA Real Estate2017-12-27
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Loan Officer"

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    Current Employee - Loan in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at USAA Real Estate full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Amazing benefits and good pay

    Cons

    favoritism, outdated software, system freezes often, many in management are not mortgage professionals

    Advice to Management

    Make management go through loan officer training and take calls, practice what you preach

    USAA Real Estate2017-11-08
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing"

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    Current Employee - Mortgage Processor in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at USAA Real Estate full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    USAA is an amazing place to work for. Our CEO really cares about the overall status of his employees health, financial and education. The benefits are amazing

    Cons

    We have a metrics that worth about 70 percent of your score card and it based on your member feelings.

    Advice to Management

    Remove KDS from the metric because it not fair to any employee that closed between 8 and 16 loans a month because KDS based on feeling does not empaled what a processor does for the member because we deal with a lot before a file receive final approval .

    USAA Real Estate2017-02-02
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