Bell Partners

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Bell Partners Reviews

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
38 Reviews
3.4
38 Reviews
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  1.  

    Wonderful

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bell Partners full-time

    Pros

    Great Training Program. Mentorship program

    Cons

    Work life Balance but, this is typical for property management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the progress

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good Company if you join the clique!

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    Former Employee - Assistant Property Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Assistant Property Manager in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    The company had average benefits and many job opportunities in the area and nationwide. Quick growth within the company is obtainable. Guest suites available at many properties for employees traveling on vacation providing for an inexpensive place to stay compared to hotels. Discounted rent at properties for employees.

    Cons

    Medical benefits were very limited. Employer 401k Provider not very good and employer match was ok at 100% up to the first 3% invested. %50 for the remainder 2% invested.
    Promotions are based very much on "who you know" and not rewarded to those with experience and best fit for the position. Continually received managers with little knowledge and will let you go if you are not in their "clique". Managers come and go and often bring in their favorites pushing others out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please follow your own policies in regards to management. Regional should do surprise visits to properties and not tell their managers they are coming.This is stated in the policy for regional managers. This just provides a false impression of what really is happening at the properties, and does nothing but pad the regional butts to their upper management in reporting that their properties are performing as they should. Also regional managers need to be tested on their own knowledge. They also need to learn how to spell. Communication is important and how can you garner respect typing incomplete sentences. Its insulting. Get rid of the "cliques". The property managers and regional managers go out to drink all the time with their employees and when those not in that group complain about performance of others in that group you get kicked out. I have seen excellent employees that care nothing but performing for Bell Partners get fired, only for Bell to retain the poor performers that are there only for the paycheck.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bell Partners

    Pros

    Really great company to work for. Good work life balance. Lots of upward mobility. I was sad to have to leave the company due to an out of state move.

    Cons

    Not many cons to be said here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instituting annual reviews with employees on how their managers are doing. It would create a more open, honest, and unified team within on-site offices.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great pay and benifits

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Leasing Manager in Lewisville, TX
    Former Employee - Leasing Manager in Lewisville, TX

    I worked at Bell Partners full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good bonus structure not the best.

    Cons

    Gotta watch those politics. Stay on point and you'll be fine.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase bonuses and stay steady don't flip summer to winter.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great experience still some work to do from Leadership Team.

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    Current Employee - Community Manager
    Current Employee - Community Manager

    I have been working at Bell Partners full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great annual conference calls for managers, excellent properties,commissions are great

    Cons

    Hard to move up without brown nosing, RVP's are not accessible and show favoritism. Also, regional corporate office is very shady.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better benefits, less gossips form leadership and less favoritism

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Find your pocket - most people and opportunities are amazing!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at Bell Partners full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Appropriate challenge given to on-site teams, strong culture of values, consistent messaging with objectives and goals, great training infrastructure to teach expectations, amazing bonus potential, good benefits, generally strong employees.

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be hard to achieve, some managers no so supportive of need for balance, corporate mentality and policies sometimes trickle down to prospects or residents and can overshadow the "family owned" feel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue with the concerted efforts of listening to your "boots on the ground." Maintain the human relationships as much as the business relationships.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great experience overall

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Leasing Consultant
    Former Employee - Leasing Consultant

    I worked at Bell Partners full-time

    Pros

    Compensation is the best in the business

    Cons

    Work life balance is not the best. Expect incompetent people calling you on your day off to ask how to do something.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Like most companies, the ones that make the decisions are not on the 'front line'

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Decent pay, but employees feel like a means to an end

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bell Partners

    Pros

    Good hourly, promotion opportunities, corporate rentals nationwide, decent bonus package

    Cons

    Very corporate environment, lots of policies, open most holidays, constant seemingly useless training. Commission raises stop at a point, so if you stay with the company long-term and make them millions of dollars, there is no added benefit for the employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management often act stuck up and are unconcerned with engaging the on-site team members.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    very rewarding

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in New Bern, NC
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in New Bern, NC

    I have been working at Bell Partners full-time

    Pros

    good people ease of understanding

    Cons

    no ot and sometimes confusion reigns

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Not the worst in the industry, but definitely not the best

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager

    I worked at Bell Partners full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I worked with a fantastic manager (and had some good regionals...but not all of them were good and I had 3 in only 18 months!) The training programs were good, very helpful and extensive. (though poorly timed, when you receive training 5 months after you've been doing the job) Pay was average for the industry.

    Cons

    There was frequent turnover both at the local and regional level. They buy and sell frequently so you always have to wonder about job security. Felt very disconnected from Senior Management. Assistant Managers were placed on salary unlike all other companies in the industry and that status was abused.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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