Archstone Reviews

Updated March 5, 2015
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Archstone Chairman and CEO R. Scot Sellers
R. Scot Sellers
66 Ratings

Pros
  • Training, Customer Service for both employees and residents, Work/life balance/ benefits, compensation (in 7 reviews)

  • Benefits are great, location of office, growing industry (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • As always, politics in upper management (in 5 reviews)

  • Its a real estate company and sometimes the community you work in gets sold to another property management company (in 4 reviews)

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  1. One of the best companies I've worked for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Archstone full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Autonomy in my work, excellent benefit package, dedicated senior staff, wonderful work environment. The company really cared about their employees.

    Cons

    It was unfortunate that it all had to come to an end through a hostile takeover. However, once the acquisition happened, the employees were treated with respect and fairly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I hope you all are doing well in whatever adventure you found after Archstone.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Community

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    Former Employee - Leasing Consultant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Leasing Consultant in Washington, DC

    I worked at Archstone

    Pros

    Great team's, cared about the residents.

    Cons

    Not too many, promotion's could have been better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great company! It was good!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Not employee friendly

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Archstone full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Archstone offered significantly discounted rent, access to less expensive maintenance, painters, etc., 401k, benefits, nice peers, fun events, great residents.

    Cons

    Unrealistic expectations based on salary

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. My Experience

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    Current Employee - Leasing Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Leasing Consultant in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Archstone

    Pros

    good culture, great customer service, cares about their employees and customers

    Cons

    The company was acquired by Equity Residential thus the culture of the company changed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    na

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. great job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Archstone

    Pros

    paid time to go do events like play volley ball on the beach against other communities employees, paid business meals, lots of incentive to make sales

    Cons

    we had to take gold carts out to close the "model" apartments in winter and it was freezing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Great company, sad to see it go.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Archstone

    Pros

    Great pay
    Staff was very friendly and upbeat
    Management training was above the standard
    Innovation
    Structure
    Fast growth potential to those that excel

    Cons

    None as my time with them was pleasant

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Come back! Staff and residents loved you

  8. Great Training. Valuable experience. Tough work life balance

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    Former Employee - Leasing Consultant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Leasing Consultant in Boston, MA

    I worked at Archstone full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Overall Good experience. Learned great customer service skills and sale skills.Fun Co-workers.

    Cons

    Tough work life balance because leasing agents work weekends. Demanding company, undervalued employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better pay

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Best company i've ever worked for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Community Manager in Pembroke Pines, FL
    Former Employee - Assistant Community Manager in Pembroke Pines, FL

    I worked at Archstone full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Training, Customer Service for both employees and residents, Work/life balance/ benefits, compensation.

    Cons

    Instability, the company sold all of its assets

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please open up a new company and bring all employees back!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. An educational and rewarding experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Archstone

    Pros

    Training was readily available for any situation, upper management was accessible and made the time to get to know the employees at all the properties, advancement was possible and the team was one big family.

    Cons

    The company was bought out so it no longer exists. The only other con was the required corporate apparel - black suit and white shirt everyday gets old and our customers and residents felt it was stuffy.

  11. Great

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    Current Employee - Service Technician in Silver Spring, MD
    Current Employee - Service Technician in Silver Spring, MD

    I have been working at Archstone full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    it's a good company to work for.

    Cons

    their nothing bad i notice about the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep doing the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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