Village Green

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Village Green Reviews

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Jonathan Holtzman
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    A nightmare you cannot wake up from.

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    Former Employee - Sales Consultant
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant

    I worked at Village Green

    Pros

    Decent health insurance. Nifty ensemble.

    Cons

    Abusive, Nazi-like tactics. Non-supportive management team. Rogue, low talent managers selected from thin talent pool allowed to run amok and abuse their site staffs without corporate office intervention or assistance. I cared more about the site and the residents than the manager, i.e., residents secretly and sometimes openly complained about blatantly uncaring property manager. Property manager routinely said she had no motivation. If you go to corporate she would make you pay. Entire site staff turned over due to this manager save one employee. Who knows now? Property management is a very inhospitable business and Village Green is the most inhospitable work environment I have ever worked in. Strong-arming tactics such as threatening to write you up for anything and everything was a daily reality. Thuggery on the part of management seemed to be the order of the day at Village Green. Expect to pay out of pocket for office supplies and never get reimbursed. Sales Trainers show up at sites and actually throw files on the ground for affect as they as they try to intimidate and threaten site staff. The overall experience was like having a stress test every day. Your reward was getting a chance to be abused the next day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just like Dorothy and her pals, seek out the Wizard and do what is necessary to be granted a brain (redundant processes, outdated computer software) some courage to do do right by your employees and most of all, a heart so that you can actually care about your employees and residents alike. And perhaps a pair of eyeglasses so you can really see what is going on with your employees, especially those working at the site level where most of the abuse takes place.

    Doesn't Recommend
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Village Green Interviews

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    Sales Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Village Green.

    Interview Details

    Very short process in my case. I was contacted by the property manager who would be my direct supervisor. Had an interview with her that lasted 2 hours, then had an interview with a Regional Manager that lasted 1 hour, the final step was a phone interview with a Marketing Director. From forst contact to job offer was a week or less.

    Interview Questions
    • The usual questions for a sales position. Just stay very positive and friendly. The company REALLY focuses on first impressions so be sure to dress accordingly for the interview. Dress is slightly different for each location some more business professional some more urban/fashionable. Even my nails were commented on I found out later.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Starting salaries are pretty cemented.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

Village Green Awards & Accolades

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National Customer Service Award for Excellence, CEL & Associates, Inc., 2012

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Website www.villagegreen.com
Headquarters Farmington Hills, MI
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1919
Type Company - Private
Industry Real Estate
Revenue $25 to $50 million (USD) per year

Village Green develops and manages luxury, middle-market, and senior apartment communities in about a dozen states. Its portfolio includes some 40,000 units in more than 140 properties branded as City Apartments, Regents Park, Village Green, Village Park, and Leading Furnished Suites brand. The company also provides consulting to, and manages multifamily communities for, other... More

Mission: We are passionate about providing an exceptional rental experience and developing extraordinary apartment communities with complete devotion to pleasing our customers.

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