Camden Property

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Camden Property Reviews

Updated Jun 13, 2014
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3.3 34 reviews

80% Approve of the CEO

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Richard J. Campo

(25 ratings)

54% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Micro Managed

    Leasing Consultant (Former Employee) Raleigh, NC

    ProsGood beneifts. Base pay, plus comission

    ConsMicro managed. Not being able to help unhappy residents

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Must be a people's person

    Leasing Consultant (Former Employee) Tampa, FL

    Pros-Good 1st office job if you have no office experience;
    -Office working hours + every other weekend;
    -Good benefits

    Cons-You must be a very patient person to deal with residents. You will get paid hourly+ commission on the apartments that you lease, however; most of the time you will be dealing with not-polite, picky, screaming residents;
    -There is not much opportunity for growth- I know people who have been in the same job position for years- and they were good employees;
    -Commissions are not that good- it's better to just get a job at a bank- better hours and better pay

    Advice to Senior ManagementEach property had a different manager and a managing style. I worked for three different managers: two out of the three were not good managers. It really comes down to personality. My only advice would be that managers treat all employees the same.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Decent company, decent pay, upper management clueless to what really goes on

    Leasing Consultant (Current Employee)

    ProsThe company provides uniforms for their employees at the time of hire and twice annually. Employees are provided with training which some companies do not provide. The company has a strong brand with the hummingbird and various items that are branded. Camden has a vision for a strong presence on social media sites via facebook, twitter and blogs. They provide annual and holiday bonuses. The health benefits are better than most companies. They provide modern amenities for residents and have online leasing, online rental payments etc. The company recognizes employees but how they get the formula for these awards does not always make sense.

    ConsVacation takes six months to accrue. Training can take months depending on when you are hired. The trainers are sometimes outdated in their teaching methods. At mandatory training you have to pay for your own food for lunch. Some of the site managers are questionable in their ethical and moral actions. Site visits are schefuled allowing employees to prep an unrealistic impression of what the community looks like. People who get promoted seem to be political promotions. There are various cliques and if you're not in you are left out of social events. The "hugging" culture is semi unprofessional when you first meet someone. Sometimes it seems like a competition from upper management to see who can show the most team spirit when other things could have more importance placed on then. There are various inconsistencies in policy management from community to community. It doesn't seem like corporate really listens to residents surveys. Maintenance are paid fairly low for what is required of them.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWatch your communities closely and listen to the employees on site. Managers often disguise areas of opportunities for their own self preservation. If the majority of managers were living the Camden values it could be a great company.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    One of the better property management companies but still a corporate structure.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Proscontinual training, possible advancement, casual environment, charity-oriented, a "hugging" culture

    Consthorough training may not occur for months after start date, company functions are 'voluntarily' mandatory, can be clique-sh

    Advice to Senior ManagementUse the many different talents of employees to further the company.

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    Upper Management is pretty clueless

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Orlando, FL

    ProsGood benefits, bonuses if the company is doing well, fair commissions. Owners concept and attitude are great.

    ConsThe Regional Manager in Central Florida lacks integrity. The owners would be heartsick if they knew who was representing them.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to someone other than the property manager so that you are aware of what really goes on. Your "leaders" are often horrible people and care very little about the Camden Values.

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    Interesting job, not impressed with upper managment

    Assistant Property Manager (Former Employee) Raleigh, NC

    Pros-Job was never boring and there was something different everyday
    -Decent benefits
    -Company encourages employees to have fun and have a 'family' atmosphere on the properties
    -Great mentoring program
    -Ability to make commissions and bonuses

    Cons-Upper management does not listen or does not appear to listen to anyone on the properties except the property manager.
    -Upper management does not stand by their employees or enforce their own rules when it comes to the leases or the eviction process. It makes it difficult to manage a property when residents are allowed to violate their lease because upper management did not back the property staff and took the path of least resistence. This makes the property staff into the 'bad guys' and harms relations with the residents.
    -Work can be very stressful
    -Have to be able/willing to many changes

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the rest of the employees at your properties and not just the property managers.

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    it's okay

    Leasing Consultant (Current Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsIt's a friendly place to work.

    ConsThe pay isn't good, and you don't get vacation until you have been there a year.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe company needs to pay their employees more.

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