Cassidy Turley

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Cassidy Turley Reviews

Updated October 3, 2014
Updated October 3, 2014
73 Reviews
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Cassidy Turley CEO Joseph Stettinius Jr.
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Benefits are good and compensation satisfactory (in 4 reviews)

  • Fun atmosphere, good people, decent pay (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Unless you are one of the "chosen ones" from upper management, don't expect your career to go anywhere (in 6 reviews)

  • Good people are being forced out and being replaced by mediocre talent (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Always promoting the wrong people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Manager in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Cassidy Turley full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay is fair, work is fair.

    Cons

    It is amazing to me how upper management fails to recognize the best talent and seems to promote people based on their salary requirements rather than their abilities. Simply put, the wrong people are continually promoted to management positions and then fail to receive the proper training to make them effective managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize that subject matter experts do not automatically make great decision makers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    All Show, No Go

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

    I have been working at Cassidy Turley (more than an year)

    Pros

    Pleasant people, Fair compensation and benefits. Money spent on employee extras (Ice cream socials, cocktails, . . . ) Generous paid time off policy. Determination to achieve spot on "Best Place to Work" lists

    Cons

    Mass exodus of top talent in a recently-acquired office. People promoted for sales skills have no management or leadership skills. Ineffective managers, support functions perform like they don't know what they are doing. Over promising and under delivering to both employees and clients, bordering on deception. Kool-Aid culture - "'No' is not in our vocabulary" even when it's the right answer. Trying to provide too many services instead of sticking to what they do best.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees deeply resent being "bought out", and being lied to as an inducement to stay around. If you are going to provide outsourced services, be sensitive to the culture that your new employees come from, instead of demeaning them for being different. Consider promoting "acquired" staff to build buy-in from their former peers. You need stronger management at the ground level before you branch into new areas - account leads that know nothing about the functions they support are regarded as "empty suits" by the client. You need to be MUCH pickier about hiring payroll and benefits staff - nothing undermines a newly acquired employee's shaky optimism like repeated payroll mishaps.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    A fledgling company with a confused internal structure and no direction.

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

    I worked at Cassidy Turley full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent compensation with good benefits packages. The majority of management will trust you to do your job and let you do so. Friendly and comfortable work environment.

    Cons

    Being a newly formed company management is lost. Seems to be no unified direction. Power hungry type A's are allowed to run amok. No communication. No opportunities for advancement. Pay raises have disappeared. Talent replaced with drones and 3rd party software.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value the human beings that do the work. Unify on a direction that benefits the entire company. Management should be made up of people experienced in the field for which they are responsible not just well connected.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Classic over-worked and under-paid situation

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

    I have been working at Cassidy Turley full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The PTO is awesome. You start at 18 days and work up from there.

    Cons

    The compensation is laughable compared to other firms in St. Louis. I was consistently a top producer on my team and I had to beg management to get a 4% raise annually. They don't value their employees and their mindset seems to be that they are willing to let anyone walk over money. They will just replace you with the next college graduate for much cheaper

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hang on to good people. The turnover has to be a red flag!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    No support, no local talent management, property management assignments on the decline.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cassidy Turley

    Pros

    -Excellent PTO but when you are understaffed, it is very hard to manage staff's abundant time-off under company policy.
    -Regional management tries with their training initiatives (which are planned by other PM's), volunteer work and occasional company functions but it seems more of a "to-do" no one is excited by these initiatives. Among the property management division, employee morale very low.
    -Ability to work independently with no supervision (other than from client) but this is not good when you need the support or are new to the business.

    Cons

    -Property management assignments on the decline, appears we are becoming a leasing company where former focus of company (prior to CT buying) was property management assignments and landlord representation.
    -Employees are leaving and not being replaced, assignments are being schlepped off on existing managers that already have full work loads. There is no focus on talent management.
    -Upper management is out of touch with the St. Louis "initiatives" managers are being charged with. Most are for the sake of CT's compliance requirements and have nothing to do with our client's needs or methods of operation. The company is inflexible when it comes to these initiatives that our clients could give a crap about. It creates unnecessary work and doubling up of responsibilities. Much of the workload is placed on the PM's (i.e., entering leases, inability to delegate to other staff while on vacation, assistant managers have no approval authority, etc.). It appears that CT was formerly an industrial management company and has not taken into account our portfolio of office. A lot of assignments and client demands are complicated, they do not always fit into your easy property "mold."
    -Communication from upper management is deplorable. PM's are left to "figure it out" when it comes to transitions or staffing but we have no decision making rights when it comes to staffing, has to be handled by the out-of-touch upper management.
    -No salary structure-compensation is VERY inconsistent among employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start paying attention to your people and what is actually going on in the field so you can better make decisions when it comes to staffing, development of employees and the demands of CT's initiatives.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Disappointing experience with coworkers that will gladly throw anyone under the bus.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer

    I worked at Cassidy Turley full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Forces you to think on your feet and take initiative. There were other pros to working here before budget cuts occurred. After that, the office morale suffered a bit.

    Cons

    Personal and professional growth is of no importance to management. Before budget cuts, I was approved to return to school for continuing my education. I decided to continue despite their refusual to continue their financial commitment, but was absolutely floored when my manager actually told me that "education was useless" to them. SERIOUSLY??!! I left shortly after that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Education IS important. Thankfully I realized that and I'm making more money now, have a much happier work-life balance and I'm a very productive and integral part of the organization I am with now.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not good for Property Managers

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

    I have been working at Cassidy Turley full-time

    Pros

    The benefits are great! Time off, medical, etc.

    Cons

    Unless you are one of the "chosen ones" from upper management, don't expect your career to go anywhere. Property Managers are overworked and not recognized unless they are in the upper management "clique". Very disappointing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try working on career development for ALL employees, not just the ones that are your favorites.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    The Little Fish in a Big Pond

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Cassidy Turley full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    If they need you (i.e. to fill a position) they'll hire very quickly. Ability to work almost completely autonomously.

    Cons

    Very few methods for advancement. Little to no crossover for line of business training. Management seems decentralized with middle management being disorganized. Seems to be no strategic vision passed down to employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mimicking your closest competitors at the expense of your current employees is not necessarily a solid business plan. Try to diversify the company and do what your competitors aren't doing. Invest in technology and alternate lines of business with your existing people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good PTO, Low Pay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Transaction Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Transaction Manager in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Cassidy Turley full-time

    Pros

    Offer 18 days PTO each year

    Cons

    low pay, non-existent upper management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overworked and underpaid

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cassidy Turley

    Pros

    The people and culture here are great. However, there is definitely a look to the place and not much diversity. The environment is mostly people in their 20's, but managers and higher are late 20's and up.

    Cons

    Everyone is made salaried pretty quickly because the higher ups know that you will be working a lot of hours. No overtime pay since you're salaried. You're expected to do the work of three people in one day and the goals that are set for you are unreasonable. Very few discount programs and major perks offered. Don't believe the hype of this being one of the best places to work. You get bombarded with the e-mail to vote constantly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people in each department to lower turnover. People are getting burned out really quickly. Before negotiating each client contract talk to those on the account and see what needs to happen. Quit focusing solely on client happiness while neglecting your own employees.

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