Ambling Companies

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Ambling Companies Reviews

Updated September 2, 2014
Updated September 2, 2014
8 Reviews
2.7
8 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great Company!

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    Former Employee - Analyst  in  Valdosta, GA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Valdosta, GA

    I worked at Ambling Companies part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Family Environment. Great Pay. Great Leadership.

    Cons

    Work can seem repetitive at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    This company is shady.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Leasing Agent
    Current Employee - Leasing Agent

    I have been working at Ambling Companies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They have a online database that holds all of the documents anyone would ever need to do there job.

    They know how to please investors.

    Cons

    This company is cut throat. The regional managers do not appreciate or care about anyone below them on the corporate ladder. They will hire someone for your position, while you currently hold the position, and then fire you. So please always check the internet job sites daily because you never know. I'm not joking. I've been working for them under a year, and there have already been five property managers.

    The work load is usually so heavy that leasing agents usually do the majority of the work, and can not focus on leasing at all. The percentages, therefore drop, and once again they're firing and rehiring. No one is ever employed long enough to make a true difference.

    The people who do bust their butts, and care about the property are usually overlooked, and under paid. They are the people who know the residents backwards and forwards. The people who know the apt numbers of the residents without having to look it up. The people who could probably fix the majority of the property if given the opportunity. But who are we kidding they will most likely fire me before that happens.

    Trust no one.

    Best wishes,
    Current Employee

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote the right people.

    Give people a chance to make a difference.

    Let leasing agents lease.

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

    Property Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ambling Companies

    Pros

    Family atmosphere, caring environment, open door policy.

    Cons

    Not sure if salaries are fair.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay positive. Love yearly conferences.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good experience for tax credit

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Leasing Agent  in  Palmetto, GA
    Former Employee - Leasing Agent in Palmetto, GA

    I worked at Ambling Companies part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good experience to learn the in's and out's of the tax credit industry.

    Cons

    Managers are allowed to get away with murder! Coming to work late, taking 2 hour lunch breaks, leaving early, stealing Pedi cash money, forging signatures, having relationships with current residents, bringing children to work, piling leasing agents up with all of the work, and I've even seen the Marshalls come to the job to serve papers to the property manager for property damage and the manager faked sick for work that day! The managers have no appreciation for their staff what's so ever. Managers can be manipulative. Pay is extremely low for the hard work put in. Also, managers will work on all recertification's to get the commission.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Corporate needs to monitor the property managers and be more involved with the properties hands on. They also need to treat each employee the same and show the employees appreciation....a card or something! This company is all about the $$$$. The vendors don't get paid and the apartments are getting worse and worse.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Eye opening.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Courtyard Assistant  in  Youngstown, OH
    Current Employee - Courtyard Assistant in Youngstown, OH

    I have been working at Ambling Companies

    Pros

    Good learning experience for anyone interested in leading a group.

    Cons

    No pay. Rounds are hard to take sometimes, especially during testing times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We are more cohesive as a group when we have a strong leader.

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Ambling Companies...not all that they want you to think they are.

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    Current Employee - Office Staff  in  Valdosta, GA
    Current Employee - Office Staff in Valdosta, GA

    I have been working at Ambling Companies

    Pros

    Dress down day is Friday. Jeans are allowed. All divisions of the company except the Construction company are allowed to get off at 1 pm on Fridays year round.

    Cons

    The construction company employees are required to work extended hours, without additional compensation, and field staff and project managers are required to be away from their families for long periods of time on construction projects, due to promises of earlier completion deadlines, and / or errors and lack of planning by the other company divisions that shared responsibilities to the projects and that were essential to the timely completion of the projects.
    The Construction Division, which is solely responsible for the highest income for the total company, includes numerous accolades that are rarely recognized by the company corporate executives, and other department heads.
    No raises have been issued to Construction employees in the past 2 years, however the other divisions have been issued raises and bonuses to several employees.
    Vacations for designated field staff and their respective project managers, who are assigned to specific projects, are discouraged and seldom approved when construction projects are underway. When project managers take a few days off they are required to stay in contact with their projects daily during their allowed time off. Accrued hours for vacation not taken are lost at the end of the fiscal year and do not roll over.
    When there are financial disputes between the construction Company and the other divisions heads, the construction company is forced to concede due to favoritism extended by owner/executives to the disputing divisions. This is primarily due to the less fortunate financial status of the other divisions.
    During the recession period, the Construction company has cut the majority of its operating staff, leaving skeleton crews to run the projects...deeply affecting the quality of the product. The other divisions have made very few cuts of personnel that were essential for the survival of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is a recession. Get rid of the yachts, jets, vacation homes, hunting ranches, luxurious expensive vacations and start making cuts to highly compensated and key leadership personnel working on the non-productive divisions such as the Student Housing and Development teams. Start listening to the key personnel that produced the most income for your company...The Ambling Construction Co.

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

    Experience as asistant manager

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    Current Employee - Assistant Property Manager  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Assistant Property Manager in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Ambling Companies

    Pros

    Excellent company with several viable business ventures. Appears to be an inviting place a first. opportunity to meet bmany nice people

    Cons

    no clear way to move up the ladder. employees are often treated unfairly with little to no paid vacation time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    to hire more competent people that are more people friendly. for management to work with lower employees would also be a plus

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    leasing professional

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ambling Companies for more than 3 years

    Pros

    great company was good at the doing things for the employees

    Cons

    pay was not as great as the most but do able

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    help the employee to get higher in there positions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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