Cassidy Turley Reviews

Updated July 22, 2015
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Cassidy Turley CEO Joseph Stettinius Jr.
Joseph Stettinius Jr.
38 Ratings

Pros
  • Good people trying to do a good job (in 5 reviews)

  • Market leader, largest privately held commercial real estate firm in the country (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management is out of touch with the St (in 6 reviews)

  • CT seems to grow by acquisition but then fire all the good people they acquire which leaves sattelite office understaffed and underperforming (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    In a word: DYSFUNCTIONAL.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graphic Specialist in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Graphic Specialist in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Pros- nice office space, with a great location.

    Cons

    Cons- management is CLUELESS, have no formal training or experience to be in the leadership roles they possess, favoritism is rampant, people- particularly women- in support roles are overlooked and opportunity for advancement is rare.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on developing the talent you have internally rather than continuing to acquire firms and grow outside- without a strong foundation, there is no way to support the expansion and no sense of unity and consistency throughout. Offer training and development across the board, and create a structure that actually allows employees to be promoted from within for all practice groups and skill sets. Work harder on transparency and displaying value of employees.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Miserable

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Property Administrator in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Property Administrator in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Opportunities to transition into multiple positions and sites A lot of young professionals work for CT - networking Decent compensation Maintenance teams are great to work with

    Cons

    Insensitive, overbearing, egotistical management. I felt unwelcome from day one, with little to no effort made to make me feel welcome or a part of the team. Training and appreciation were woefully insufficient Many bosses all with requests for support but little to no coordination among themselves to prioritize requests Unreasonable expectations - given more than 40 hours of work but refused overtime hours because paid on an hourly basis Quitting the happiest day of my life.

    Advice to Management

    If you are going to recruit young professionals, management should be trained and invested in staff development and coaching. I was provided with a woefully small amount of training.


  3. Helpful (3)

    Lacking in vision

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graphic Design/Office Management in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Graphic Design/Office Management in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cassidy Turley full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - you have some opprotunities to learn new skills - some people care, you're very fortunate if you happen to work for a manager that does - it's a job for a down economy i suppose. - OK benefits - a lot of young people - nice location

    Cons

    - a very short glass ceiling. once you've hit it, get comfortable or get moving out the door because there is absolutely no room for growth professionally. it gets boring FAST. and don't even think about growing into other areas, they will have none of that even if you can see the need - they push out innovative and good people. my manager was pushed out, as were several others around me. it was sad to see good people go and the "networked" people stay - i remember dreading every day in that office. i dreaded every meeting i had to have with my manager when my original one was pushed out. it was a negative environment with no positive reinforcements. i constantly felt like i was watching over my shoulder, and i'm glad i did. i documented everything i did at work and when it came push to shove, i could retort all the Cassidy fables. - they don't value professional development. when i saw no opportunity for development at cassidy, i obtained approval to go back to grad school part time. it overlapped once a week with my work schedule for an hour. when my manager was pushed out, the new manager did her best to stop me from pursing my masters. she even told me that my education was "worthless." - that's different. - challenging industry with no support to be competitive. - underpaid.

    Advice to Management

    - learn to recognize talent. keep that talent. - be open to growth in areas you didn't originally have in mind for someone. - positive reinforcement is a good thing. you should try it sometime. - respect people's work-life balance. - transparency and honesty - train all management positions. it's obvious they're not equipped to manage effectively


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Horrible Management / No Opportunity / Favoritism Over Quality

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cassidy Turley full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Nice office space. Some very talented people.

    Cons

    Disorganized and mediocre management, lack of opportunity, culture where everyone can say no. Management is only interested in maintaining their own position and status. Increasing layers of middle management without effectiveness. No innovation or entrepreneurial spirit. Good people are being forced out and being replaced by mediocre talent. The marketing effort tries to convey growth and vision but in reality the strategy is tired and "me-too". The former companies before the merger were great. The Cassidy Turley merger ruined the culture. Employees are not treated well.

    Advice to Management

    Revisit your strategy and try to promote a culture of innovation. Be honest and do not believe your own marketing.


  6. If you value work life balance, this isn't the place for you. Too focused on growing & not much on existing organization

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cassidy Turley full-time

    Pros

    Good people trying to do a good job.

    Cons

    Disorganized, incredible work load, not enough resources and significant lack of training resources. Too focused on growth, but no focus on current employees ability to absorb more work - no value placed on work/life balance. Not team oriented. Many employees stay only because they need a job, but are looking to move on as soon as an opportunity presents itself.

    Advice to Management

    Get in touch with what employees are experiencing. Make sure to conduct exit interviews and implement some changes that will retain good, experienced staff.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Out of Touch with What Clients Expect and Dont Live Up to Their Advertisements

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cassidy Turley full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Management is hands off but mostly because they dont know how to manage the staff they are supposed to be managing

    Cons

    Each city is run by a select few who have all of the say and do not want or ask for anyone else's input, where they sell that they are collaborative and innovative, they desire only those that follow without questioning the so called procedures like robots with no thought no matter how much experience they have had before. There is absolutely no growth potential in any city for mid level staff, desire young cheap talent, and the firm has been in transition for three years and now can not grow any further without a new partner.

    Advice to Management

    Understand it is not you or the marketing why you have or win clients, its the talent.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Inefficient & ineffective.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cassidy Turley full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It was a great place to work until we recently sold out to corporate. They talk about a great culture but it is all talk, no action.

    Cons

    Low under market pay. Extremely inefficient procedures and systems. Antiquated at best. No focus on servicing clients and brokers. Only filling out forms and checklists. Communications are ineffective. Too many people involved in every decision. Left hand has no idea what right hand is doing. Growth too fast for infrastructure and the incompetent middle management in place. High level executives are not focused on the people. Tons of turnover when ownership changed hands.

    Advice to Management

    Empower your people to make decisions and treat them with respect. Work to keep talent, not promote mediocrity.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Boys Locker Room

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cassidy Turley full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Located in the heart of Downtown

    Cons

    Sexist people and a locker room environment. No teamwork. Very low pay that is not comparable to the rest of the market. Brokers having affairs with assistants. Brokers taking clients to strip clubs. Fighting among team members. Management has no control.

    Advice to Management

    Promoting an alcoholic who sleeps in his office all day is disgusting.


  10. Helpful (2)

    From the outside it looks great

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Walnut Creek, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Walnut Creek, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cassidy Turley full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fancy office environment, outward looking view of the company looks good, lots of PTO but no time to take advantage of it.

    Cons

    No training and they expect you to know their internal systems. Watch out, management will set you up for failure. A lot of back stabbing.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Horrible Management

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cassidy Turley full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice office space. If you are incompetent but yet know how to be political, it is the perfect place. Perfect landing spot for former Grubb & Ellis employees

    Cons

    No management. Arbitrary policies and procedures. No substance. Talented people are leaving the organization. Management does not deal fairly and honestly with its employees.

    Advice to Management

    Sell



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