Associated Estates Realty

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Updated May 28, 2015
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  1. bad environment

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

    I have been working at Associated Estates Realty full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Big company a lot of properties

    Cons

    Bad corporate ladder
    Bad management


  2. Questionable Core Values

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

    I have been working at Associated Estates Realty

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Average size communites, quality clientele, well kept manicured grounds and facilities community sells itself

    Cons

    401 K benefit plan is not beneficial to new employees not worth the investment company match is very low senseless health care benefit is very expensive even just for the employee vision and dental plan is joke once you prove you do your job well they don't want to even consider advancement they feel it will be more of a hassle to train your replacment very in conciderate when it comes to raises I was given a 24 cent raise very low staring pay rate $13.50 management is carless and clueless undergoing big company changes company being sold poor use of company software Entrata Property Solutions is a joke they do not use it to it's full potential trying to reinvent the wheel unnessisarily

    Advice to Management

    NONE unless your fake or kiss butt and willing to take part in none work related fullish conversations


  3. Property Manager

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

    I worked at Associated Estates Realty full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    401 K starts early and AEC has a good training department

    Cons

    Very unorganized and unclear of current market competition. High employee turnover. Doesn't implement a work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Learn your market. Offer better pay structure and better insurance. Listen to your onsite teams.


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  5. Assistant Property Manager

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

    I worked at Associated Estates Realty

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

    Pros

    The company invests in training and development.

    Cons

    There aren't many properties in Indianapolis so if you're looking to advance the options are limited.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Just like some of the other's. Not setting themselves apart.

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

    I have been working at Associated Estates Realty full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is based on experience. Bonuses if achieved are good. Training is conducted but minimal. Access to the company reports on a quarterly basis via the CEO on a webcam. Encouraged to ask questions regarding the future of the company's portfolio and sales. Gives back to the community with fund raisers.

    Cons

    Training is conducted but very limited. You are encouraged to ask questions later on if assistance is needed but frowned upon if you do. Not fully trained in all aspects of your position but expected to know everything. Immediate supervisors are not as forthcoming with their time and instruction as led to believe. Mentor program that is set up is limited on what they will assist you with and their time. Approximately 1 hour a week is encouraged to discuss via phone any questions that you have with your mentor but more often than not your told that you should have been trained on that and to seek out the information.
    Implements new software without fully understanding its use. Relies heavily on the communities to work out the bugs. Corporate is lax at getting back to you regarding questions that are time sensitive.
    Health care cost with this company is outrageous!
    It's not so much as what you know that get's you promoted, it's who you know and who likes you. A personality game.

    Advice to Management

    When you schedule a time to be with your staff, stay off the cell phone. Give your attention to the person(s) in the room. Allow for more than 20 minutes a month.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Overall Great Company

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

    I have been working at Associated Estates Realty full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work-life balance (very little overtime), no weekends (at my property), good vacation/sick/personal time off, closed on major holidays, friendly work environment, participate in charities, some performance based bonuses

    Cons

    Health care is very expensive, tight budgets make it difficult to obtain bonuses

    Advice to Management

    more affordable health care, more realistic budgets set


  8. Helpful (1)

    Wonderful work environment!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Leasing Consultant in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Leasing Consultant in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at Associated Estates Realty full-time

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

    Pros

    Great compensation and benefits.

    Excellent properties

    Cons

    It is a sales position, so if someone comes in at 1 min. till close you suit their needs. (not really a horrible thing)

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you're training your consultants. And while social media is great, Twitter Facebook and especially Pintrest and not effective means of advertising.


  9. Helpful (1)

    I have enjoyed MANY MANY years working for Associated Estates!

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

    I have been working at Associated Estates Realty full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    I have found this to be an excellent company and have grown from leasing, to assistant Property manager and then to Property Manager. The benefits are good, the opportunities to make additional income based on performance are great, the training is very good and I love that they are keeping up with the trends and current technology. Often, employees are given extra recognition and are often rewarded when they have done something above/beyond expectations. The company puts money into the properties every year and I completely agree with the direction in which the company is expanding - selling and buying. I feel Associated Estates has very knowledgeable and talented employees that keep this company moving in the right direction.

    Cons

    Performance is always very challenging every year. The expectations are set very high but not out of reach with hard work. They do expect every employee to be willing to contribute to the success by often doing things that may be considered outside of your own job description, but that is what team work is and the entire staff is rewarded when goals are met. I have seen many different managers over the years, some better than others. Some managers do make threats and lay blame when goals are not met, but there are the good ones too that help find the solutions or will give support when unexpected circumstances cause low performance and help keep everyone motivated for success.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure to focus on rewarding and keeping the talent that you have because it is a great loss to many when those good ones leave. Also, recruiting new employees when positions are open needs more support and active looking and maybe better pay for the skills desired. The property, like any office, suffers when they are under-staffed.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Shady Company! Doesn't Care About It's Employees!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Leasing Consultant in Westlake, OH
    Former Employee - Leasing Consultant in Westlake, OH

    I worked at Associated Estates Realty full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    There are none! They could care less about you as a person! They also will do absolutely nothing to solve any work conflicts you may have with another co worker!

    Cons

    TERRIBLE Management! Management dictates to you what needs to be done, criticize your work, and will even make you do things that are not in your job description! Such as: if you're a Leasing Consultant, you will be made to go outside for AN ENTIRE DAY, picking up trash and dog feces on property, without using a bag....they will hand you gloves and expect you to pick it up with your hands! Which anyone in leasing knows that makes you miss out on sales and money in your pocket

    If you bring these issues to upper management's attention, guess what? You WILL be fired!!!!!!

    So unless you want to be miserable and have to live with working with an uneducated, unprofessional person, DO NOT work here!!!!!!

    Advice to Management

    Hire a better management that doesn't think they are still working for a Section 8 Property and someone with professionalism.

    Also, listen to the feedback from your employees and notice that you have lost two (now three) employees in the past 6 months because of the poor management skills at this location!


  11. Helpful (2)

    Doesn't care about their employees

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

    I worked at Associated Estates Realty

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -None as far as I'm concerned other than it pays the bills

    Cons

    -Doesn't listen to it's employee's suggestions about how to help make the office run more efficiently
    -None of the programs ever function properly, making your job frustrating
    -They need to update their programs and catch up with the times..in my opinion cant handle the new market they are trying to get into
    -Can't train their employee's, yet act shocked when you get a negative score on your video/phone shop, threatening to write you up and then posting it in a monthly email along with everyone else's score for the month for all to see
    -CHEAP
    -They want two person properties but only want a manager and leasing (leaving the leasing to basically: manage new prospects/tours, follow up, answer phone and emails, handle all new leases and required paperwork, filing, marketing, blogging, posting to craigslist three times a day, market surveys, account billing, renewals, managing current residents and maintenance requests, planning resident functions and the list goes on and on all for $12 an hour....can you say UNDERPAID??!!! Oh and lets go ahead and give you only $50 for every renewal and new lease and split it with everyone in the office but we will give outside relators $500 for just bringing someone in.
    -The list goes on and on

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to treat your employee's and maybe you wouldn't have so much turn over.



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