- Work/Life Balance
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
- Comp & Benefits
- Senior Management
I have been working at Corporate Office Properties Trust full-timeRecommendsNeutral OutlookApproves of CEORecommendsNeutral OutlookApproves of CEO
Benefits, lunches, employee appreciation events, and team atmosphere (depending on location)
Some communication gaps here and there, salary
Advice to Management
Pay people for what they are worth and cut costs elsewhere. Management should do bottom-top review as well as top-bottom during annual reviews. Senior level management has shifted in the last year or so and the connection from the senior level to the operational level feels distant these days. COPT, in its earlier years, felt more "family" oriented, but as the company grew and newer faces emerged, the "family" feel is not as prevalent. Still a good company, but the intimacy is lacking. Senior leadership is pushing more on operations to do more with less and it is frustrating some days when you have to sit and read report after report and respond to various requests from upper management. Sooner or later it will take its toll on the number one reason COPT has been so successful... it's tenants relationships.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- No OfferNegative ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 5+ months – interviewed at Corporate Office Properties Trust.
The interview process was unbelievably disrespectful and beyond ridiculous. The company strung me along for 5 months. Yes, that's not a mistake, 5 months. There were two points in the 5 month process where I had completely written them off and forgotten about the job, only to get a call a month later asking me to come in again. I had two phone interviews, and then they required I come into their offices twice during that 5 month period and set aside half of my day to interview with a total of 7 people. In the end, I got another offer and decided to take it, and so took myself out of the running for this position. I decided I wouldn't want to work for a company who clearly didn't have its act together, and treated people so poorly. I figured that was pretty representative of the way they must do business. I sent them a very respectful email, telling them I had decided to go another way, and then oddly got a call from them 4 days later saying they had decided to hire someone else (umm, I couldn't care less, I already told you I had accepted another job), but the real ringer was that they said my salary requirements are too high. Well, if that is the case, then they were clearly and purposefully wasting all my time over the 5 months. Not only did their job application require I put in my salary requirements (which I did), but the person doing the hiring asked me again the first time I met him in person. So in the end, it appears they wasted 5 months of my time, requiring me to take multiple days off work to accommodate their multiple interviews etc, even though they knew from day one what my compensation requirements were. Tread carefully with this company and keep your expectations exceptionally low if you want to apply to a job there.
Let us know if we're missing any workplace or industry recognition –
The name says "corporate" but it's really about the government. A real estate investment trust (REIT), Corporate Office Properties Trust owns and manages approximately 240 properties totaling some 21 million sq. ft. of leasable space. The REIT focuses on large suburban business parks near federal government hubs and military installations. More than 80% of its office space is located in in the Greater DC/Baltimore regions; other major markets include Colorado Springs, Colorado; Philadelphia; and San Antonio. The company has interests in about 20 additional ...