BRE Properties Reviews

Updated March 9, 2015
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  1. Last leadership team cared

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BRE Properties

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

    Pros

    Made friends easily, the managers/VPs were easy to talk to, mostly approachable especially the former CEO - she is extremely likable and truly cared about the employees.

    Cons

    Some adhered to the policy to a T which specific individuals made it a bit uneasy for the staff there so the employees try to be in their best behavior when these individuals were at a employee functions/events.

    Advice to Management

    Take it easy ... it made it easier for the employees to relax and be more productive when the bosses weren't micromanagers. The camaraderie amongst the team/department was apparent ... employees were happier when not feeling the eyes were until them.


  2. Leasing Professional

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Leasing Professional in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Leasing Professional in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at BRE Properties

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

    Pros

    Leadership, highly competitive compensation, assets, location, diversity, customer service, company values were genuine, provided work/life balance, and tenure bonuses.

    Cons

    I don't have any comments.


  3. Great Place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BRE Properties

    Pros

    Overall, it was a great place to work. Good leadership that really listened and was approachable, including CEO. The created a good work life and home life balance. Very well organized and efficient.

    Cons

    Not many, every company has some issues, major or minor, BRE had very minor issues at most.

    Advice to Management

    Good luck with Essex merger!


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  5. Worked at BRE for 7 years and had a very good experience.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in San Ramon, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in San Ramon, CA

    I worked at BRE Properties full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Very flexible, great training, great incentive.

    Cons

    Sold rights to ESSEX Properties

    Advice to Management

    They dont listen


  6. Rewarding, challenging, great team environment - great culture and organization

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Irvine, CA

    I worked at BRE Properties full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    training and development, company listening to employees ideas and utilizing them, company culture was evolving, overall a great environment and fun place to work at.

    Cons

    financial reporting, when things go wrong - having to explain over and over again why it didn't work rather than fix and resolve it quickly and efficiently, sometimes procedures and processes got in the way


  7. Great Place

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BRE Properties

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

    Pros

    This was a fantastic company. Great team atmosphere. Competitive pay. Good culture. It wasn't perfect, but definitely a nice place to work. Management was very straightforward and they had an open door policy. Super approachable all the way up to the CEO.

    Cons

    That it was sold to Essex. Essex is pretty much the opposite of BRE in many ways. I would recommend working for BRE and I hope Essex adopts the good qualities of this company.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you. I wish you the best of luck.


  8. Very fun and rewarding time at Bre

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

    I worked at BRE Properties

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

    Pros

    Management acknowledges every employee's hard work.

    Cons

    A lot of internal upper management strife.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent.


  9. Great Corporate Culture

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

    I worked at BRE Properties

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Everyone matters at BRE and the actions back up the slogans. There were so many good aspects to this company. The mission - "to be passionate about enhancing lives through exceptional customer service, together we create home" was lived out daily from the sales, maintenance and corporate staff. Everyone was focused on making this company better. I liked the internal promise , "from your point of view," the $7500 for 10 yrs of service and polite nature of the Senior Leadership. Really good company to work for!

    Cons

    There weren't any that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Thanks for doing a great job!


  10. Nice Company To Work For

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at BRE Properties full-time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You felt like you could make an impact on the organization. Management listened to concerns. You really got to know your coworkers and everyone felt like they made a difference.

    Cons

    They were bought by another Property Management company that does not have the same leadership style.


  11. BRE Properties was a great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Property Manager in Orange, CA
    Former Employee - Property Manager in Orange, CA

    I worked at BRE Properties full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Leadership demonstrated that it cared about their employees and provided a stimulating work environment. BRE paid very competitive salaries and had very good benefits. The company offered opportunites for growth for motivated employees. Training programs were informative and helpful.

    Cons

    Despite numerous attempts by the company to create unity amongst the departments, the atmosphere often felt divisive at the corporate level. At the communities, people felt valued and gave high ratings to the executive team.



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