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    Incredible

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsWork independently and with freedom to make decisions

    ConsTop down management could be overbearing at times

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Quick promotions! Worth gaining experience and adding to resume.

    Community Manager (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsFriendly co-workers, staff, and vendors. Understanding direct managers and upper management of an employees personal and family issues thus allowing a flexible work schedule when needed. Also, great opportunity for growth within company. Many employees are recognized and get promoted and raises quickly.

    ConsDon't make yourself at home and don't get cozy with your coworkers. There seems to be an inconsistency of policies within upper management. It could be due to the lack of proper training provided when someone is promoted to a different position. Although people are promoted quickly because they have excelled in their current role or position it does not neccesarily mean they have the skills, knowledge, or experience to be able to handle or properly perform in their new role. This results in the inconsistencies with policies and also contributes to high employee turnover.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt's great to promote internally but make sure they are getting properly trained before throwing them into a new position. Also, make sure you are consistent with everyone in regards to training and directives given regarding policies. For example, some individuals are sent to a two week training off site and even another one week peer coaching at their property while some never recieved ANY training at all. This is not allowing those without training a fair chance. Also, although many are promoted within the company, those upper management roles such as community managers or district managers, and so on seem to be mostly new hires. Don't overlook current employees who are far more capable of a higher role with the company due to previous experience, knowledge, and skills and on top of that are already well aware of company procedures and standards.

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    Not a job for the weak.

    Community Manager (Current Employee) Englewood, CO

    ProsGreat communication between upper management and the field and a complete willingness to consider almost any suggestion for improvement. Recent changes have made the company more progressive and have given alot of room to grow. There is a definate standard to which you are held and it is made clear from the get-go if you stick to these you will get the back up you need. There is plenty of one on one time with the higher ups (I have met almost everyone) and feel that I can call any one of them if need be. they have also implemented some new practices and programs in the past year that have made our jobs much easier and have cut out much of the paperwork associated with the job. Good bonus structure and benefits.

    ConsLong hours(sometimes up to 12 hrs a day) and fairly low salaries (less than 30K) compared to other property management companies. Minimal staff causes community managers to spend more time on mowers in the summer than watching the budget. Annual fourth quarter cut-backs brings business to a near halt at the end of the year. Annual rent increases cause dissatisfaction among residents even though many communitys have indaicated that they are unable to offer any new services and are from time to time unable to maintain their locations to standard even though they are consiterable higher than the competition.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe residents here are not rich people, it is important to keep in mind that they are the first to be laid off and struggle during hard times. Maybe we can go one year without increasing rents and actually complete some of the projects we have promised them year after year.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    arc is awesome

    Property Management (Former Employee)

    Prossolid place to work,great management

    Conspay is weak,but decent benefits

    Advice to Senior Managementlittle more incentives!!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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