The Connor Group

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The Connor Group Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
142 Reviews
4.2
142 Reviews
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The Connor Group Managing Partner Larry Connor
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Pros
  • The company invests in its associates through training, benefits and reward and recognition (in 20 reviews)

  • The Connor Group is an amazing place to work and not hard work ever goes unnoticed (in 21 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance can be an issue - especially if you're a person driven to succeed (in 13 reviews)

  • Hard work and dedication is expected and can sometimes mean long hours (in 14 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a good company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Property Manager  in  Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Property Manager in Plano, TX

    I worked at The Connor Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Enjoyed the co-workers and rewards were very nice

    Cons

    There is no quality of life. Your life is the job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Balance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Nightmarish and unethical

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Sales Manager

    I worked at The Connor Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Sleeing late because hours are 930 to 7

    Cons

    Racial profiling, ripping off residents by charging 90 for cable while the company pays 24. Water is 29 yet the city only charges a couple bucks avg.per unit. Raising rent in different amounts for different people. Mold, junk appliances, keeping deposits. They pay bonuses months after you earn them and if you resign before the check goes out..they void it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Run an ethical business and stop paying your employees to post this nonsense about your great company when you are being sued by so many people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Stay Away If You Can

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at The Connor Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I really can't think of anything good about working here.

    Cons

    They really don't care about the people or the residents. They just do things unethical and try to make you believe in it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Residents do not matter.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

    I worked at The Connor Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There are some hard working co-workers who are secretly complaining with you.

    Cons

    Budget is so tight they won't fix things when they need repaired. Selectively charge different people different fees and rent. Terrible hours. Bonuses paid months after they are earned. Intimidating practices are used and enlisting people to post reviews on here and apartment ratings sites by offering gift cards. Unethical practices in credit reviews.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The list is too long.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Good place to learn the industry

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pcm  in  Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Pcm in Columbus, OH

    I worked at The Connor Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Diversity of responsibilities
    Above average pay

    Cons

    No life balance
    No development of coaching
    Always looking for profit and not what is good for the property or residents

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let manager hire and train their own people, this is who a good team develops. Also stay professional.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Immoral company with high turnover rate

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    Former Employee - Leasing Agent  in  Centerville, OH
    Former Employee - Leasing Agent in Centerville, OH

    I worked at The Connor Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Paid training, bonuses if hit sales goals

    Cons

    Company is dishonest with potential lessors
    Have to deal with high number of complaints from angry renters
    Very high pressure job, upper management verbal harassment for not hitting sales numbers
    Very high turnover, many employees including sales and maintenance staff were miserable and looking for other jobs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put effort into physically improving properties instead of pressuring staff and potential lessors

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    I can't believe this company made the top 50,

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    Former Employee - Property Manager  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Property Manager in Dallas, TX

    I worked at The Connor Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Working with residents, making their homes as welcoming as possible (within Connor Group limits which did not allow for much)

    Cons

    Do your research before taking a job with this company look up what they do to their residents, (or don't do) The leadership fills these opinion surveys out to pad the public opinion of them. They are unethical in so many ways. Thus very very high turnover.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 5 people found this helpful  

    Just say NO!

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    Former Employee - Property Manager
    Former Employee - Property Manager

    I worked at The Connor Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Some really great people work there.
    Pay is competitive.

    Cons

    It's all about making money, that is the number one priority of the company.
    Some upper management is unethical.
    NO work-life balance.
    You work 2 Saturdays a month - property managers do not get another day off those 6-day weeks.
    If your property is doing poorly, you will be expected to work Sundays as well (is that supposed to motivate me?)
    Sales consultants are always working off the clock.
    Property managers work very long days - some will be at the office until 10pm at night. (No thank you)
    You have to do a lot of cleaning - I have had to clean toilets, clean up spiders, roaches, dust, mold, poop, etc. DISGUSTING.
    There is no Human Resources Department, so there is no one on the side of the employee.
    Residents are very unhappy with First Billing, so you are always having to deal with that.
    Properties are highly understaffed, both in technicians and sales consultants.
    The sales pressure is unreal! You must meet your goals, no exceptions - and the goals are unrealistic.
    Some upper management (I won't say names) talked down to employees - I mean using curse words, calling them names, etc. - but there is no Human Resources Department
    Doesn't feel like you have job security - the turnover is high all around for all levels.
    Training program is a hot mess - you are definitely not prepared for your role.
    Some of their systems are so antiquated that your forget it's 2013.
    The marketing strategy is cheap and ineffective.
    If you work for the company, don't post your resume on other job boards because they are looking!
    I think the CEO and other executives are just out of touch with what's going on with their properties.

    Just read the reviews from actual tenants of The Connor Group Properties. This is what you will have to deal with every day.
    I know this review sounds harsh, but I am not some disgruntled employee. This is the truth, and I just advise you to really think it through before accepting a position with this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a Human Resources Department.
    Ensure goals are realistic.
    Do something about your turnover, or you are going to keep losing talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Don't make the mistake I did!

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    Current Employee - Leasing Consultant  in  Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Leasing Consultant in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at The Connor Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Paid holidays, closed early on Sundays

    Cons

    The Connor group is probably thee worst company to work for. They hire employees after video conference interviews, regardless of your experience. They make the leasing sales consultant job seem like a regular customer service job, however, it is far from. Employees are required to clean bug and mice infested apartments that wreak of animal urine and smoke. All of the advertising is done on Craigslist staying the apartments are luxury but they are disgusting. The office is completely disorganized, the tenants always complain that the people in the office are new and the Connor group is always hiring which = a great deal of turnover. The tenants are tricked into believing they are getting something good and the office staff is nice until tenants were moved in and had problems with mice the same day they moved in and managment could careless. The benefits suck! And if you read reviews from their properties all over the country they are always horrifying .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't rent or work for them

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 5 people found this helpful  

    Yes, it is as bad as it sounds!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Connor Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Many associates are great to work with, the work was challenging and fun. Nice location and now they're building a brand new site that will be state of the art. Also, full kitchen and work out room in the building- Larry gives his associates lots of perks when it comes to the facilities.

    Cons

    I supported one of the executives and have never, ever been treated so unfairly, ever. Seriously, the way I was cursed at, hung up on and all-out verbally abused would blow your mind!

    Now, I know you have to take these reviews with a grain of salt, but there is total truth and validity to what I'm about to state.

    There is a very loud and clear sexism issue at this office as well as a "culture" that you have to bow down to Larry Connor and the other execs as gods or they will say you don't "fit the culture" and fire you. It's actually very 1950's and the men are praised while the women are mostly looked over.

    They DO NOT have a human resources dept (just "payroll" and recruiting"), so that no one will dictate what is or isn't ok to do to their associates. AND, if you do accept a position there, don't ever breathe a word that you're not happy or are looking somewhere else. Do not post your resume on any job boards because there are people there that routinely search for associate resumes and if they find out you've posted or been looking they will notify Larry Connor. If Larry finds out, you're gone, but not before they secretly hold interviews to fill job, find someone to replace you, then fire you. Nice huh? The worst part - they don't even care if you sue them. They'll just see you in court.

    Also, if you have to cover phones up front be ready to be screamed at by the tenants calling the corp office b/c they're not being treated fairly by their respective property manager. You will be trained to lie and say that there is no one that can help them and send them to a voicemail where their issue complaint will die.

    Bottom line, it IS as bad as what you've heard. The pay is good, but it's SO not worth it!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    LSC and JRM wouldn't care to hear any advice, I'm sure. Why bother.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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