American Campus Communities

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Updated July 6, 2015
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Pros
  • Great teamwork, fun work environment, great people (in 6 reviews)

  • its great for students that want free housing and gain job experience (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management is pretty bad but what can you do (in 7 reviews)

  • This company sells a product to very rich college students (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Great work experience while in college

    Former Employee - Community Assistant in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Community Assistant in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at American Campus Communities part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great job to have while in school because of the discount in rent and flexibility

    Cons

    Mix of personal and professional life because you tend to work in the same building you live in


  2. Rewarding and Learning experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Campus Communities part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    As a community assistant you get wear many hats, no day is the same. Definitely helps to learn new skills and gain experience

    Cons

    Management will micromanage you

    Advice to Management

    Give your employees space to make mistakes and learn from them rather than micromanage


  3. Community Assistant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Community Assistant in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Community Assistant in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at American Campus Communities part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You'll get to meet a lot of people in your community. Also, relatively a low stress job for the most part. Good management in my property and very flexible about working with your schedule.

    Cons

    A lot of unexpected stuff that you got to do. Turn is rough, this is when current residents move out and the new ones move in.

    Advice to Management

    Have a more clear job description about everything that is involved within the job. It's not fair when these kids also have a life and they sell you a job as a part time when you're actually working a full time.


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  5. Office Assistant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Richardson, TX

    I worked at American Campus Communities full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great interaction with customers/residents. Open and spacious work environment. Good variety of daily tasks to keep work interesting.

    Cons

    Upper management sometimes seems to have a short fuse. Not open to much suggestion as far as process and execution of tasks. Sometimes there's not much to do. Days are a little slow.

    Advice to Management

    Ask more questions. See that what you're doing is having a positive affect on not only the customers but also those that work for you.


  6. Community Assistant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Campus Communities

    Pros

    You get to work with like minded, driven professionals

    Cons

    You are forced to partake in late night marketing for the property.


  7. Community Assistant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Campus Communities part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Discounted rent to live on-site

    Cons

    They can't give CA's more than a specific number of hours which barely covers rent. Second job definitely needed.


  8. Advancement yes pay below area rates

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Maintenance Manager in Marietta, GA
    Former Employee - Maintenance Manager in Marietta, GA

    I worked at American Campus Communities full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great for students wanting to work their way up in the company

    Cons

    Pay rate for maintenance techs too low for area couldn't keep good help and hold them accountable to do their job.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to middle management at the property level.


  9. Good Company To Work For

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Community Assistant in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Community Assistant in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at American Campus Communities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Living in any of the incredible properties owned by ACC
    -Excellent Management (at my property)
    -Opportunity for Advancement
    -Training is thorough
    -Great co-workers

    It is clear to me from reading all of these reviews that management at the property level is the single greatest factor that contributes to whether or not working for American Campus Communities will be an enjoyable experience for you. I would encourage any potential applicants to do their research about the property they are thinking of applying at. I am very fortunate to have incredible management at the property where I work which makes for a very satisfying work experience.

    Cons

    -Compensation is not excellent, but you should also consider this when you are applying. For me, the rent discount and hourly wage is enough that I can afford my rent and have a little bit of spending money. The rent is definitely worth every dollar for what you get living in an ACC property.

    Advice to Management

    Be consistent. My property has great managers but it sounds like this is not the case everywhere.


  10. Community Assistant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Campus Communities part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    They pay great, they work around your college schedule. They hire good people to work there and train you sufficiently

    Cons

    The on call requirement sucks, but it is necessary. Additionally, turn sucks and requires physical labor. Some of the procedures are outdated

    Advice to Management

    Revamp your BOSS standards and requirements to reflect each property's diverse needs. Not every building should have the same exact checklist and phone tour script


  11. Community Assistant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Campus Communities part-time

    Pros

    Understanding and friendly co-workers
    Build character and confidence

    Cons

    Pay is quite less for the amount of work done



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