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American Campus Communities Reviews

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William C. Bayless Jr.
61 Ratings

    A company that makes its Community Assistants feel special so they can make residents feel special.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Community Assistant  in  Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Community Assistant in Irvine, CA

    I worked at American Campus Communities part-time for more than a year


    - They invest an entire week ~40 hours to training you
    - Teaches you how to be a professional
    - Meet with management regularly for one on ones
    - company values their residents and is willing to give you large budgets for programing if you have a good idea
    - when I worked here there my housing was paid for
    - They feed you well during training and parties
    - Flexible
    - CEO personally visits
    - Fun vibe


    - Easy for other workers to get away with slacking.
    - Can't work additional hours when you need more cash.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No matter how great our programs are, most residents would rather have cheaper rent even if it means having less frequent or less elaborate programs.

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American Campus Communities Interviews

Updated Sep 12, 2014
Updated Sep 12, 2014

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Interview Experience


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Getting an Interview


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Interview Difficulty




    Community Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Buffalo, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Buffalo, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at American Campus Communities.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and then received an email stating that they wanted me to come in for a group interview. It was really easy because you worked with everyone in the group interview to come up with a solution to a problem. I think they were just trying to see who was wiling to speak out loud and voice their opinions amongst the group and who was taking the leadership role. After the group interview I was contacted the next day to schedule for a individual interview. I went to the interview and they had cancelled it (I should have known then and there that this was not the company I wanted to work for). I rescheduled a week later and had my individual interview with the assistant managers. A week later I was contacted for another individual interview with the property manager. A week later I was hired.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you sell our apartments to future residents   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

American Campus Communities Awards & Accolades

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Best Companies to Work For in Texas (Large), Best Companies Group, 2012
Best Companies to Work for in Texas (Large), Best Companies Group, 2009

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Headquarters Austin, TX
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 2004
Type Company - Public (ACC)
Industry Real Estate
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year

American Campus Communities (ACC) actually does most of its business off campus. The self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT) owns and operates student housing properties located at or near colleges and universities in more than 25 states. The company leases the ground for on-campus properties from the schools, which in turn receive half of the net cash flow from these properties. ACC also works with schools to develop new properties and renovate existing housing, and provides third-party leasing and management services for other student housing owners. In all, the... More

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