Douglas Emmett

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Douglas Emmett Reviews

Updated December 12, 2014
Updated December 12, 2014
26 Reviews
2.5
26 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company I love my job!

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant

    I have been working at Douglas Emmett full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Room for growth, solid management and building team a lot of patience with training.

    Cons

    so far I have none!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue caring and wanting to see your staff succeed we see and appreciate it.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    A safe and friendly work environment, with good benefits and lots of room for growth for committed employees.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Douglas Emmett full-time

    Pros

    Douglas Emmett is a very fair, equal opportunity company. I feel very comfortable working here, and managers are always open to answer any questions.

    Cons

    Employee training can use some improvement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    my home

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    Current Employee - Accounting Manager in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Accounting Manager in Santa Monica, CA

    I have been working at Douglas Emmett full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Freedom! I love the freedom I have working in DE. It makes me feel like I am working at home. It makes me wanting to go to work, I have a huge smile on Monday morning, what else can we ask for? No one tells me how to do my work, I schedule and plan my projects, as long as I meet deadlines, it is that simple. I am with DE for 14 years and plan to retire at DE.

    Cons

    I do not have any cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Unique Approach to Commercial Real Estate and Probably the Best Company for the Uninitiated to Learn the Profession

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    Former Employee - Property Management in West Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Property Management in West Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Property Managers have purview over financial reporting, leasing, project management, customer relations, team-building -- very interdisciplinary approach that will always well serve one who accepts the associated challenges. Lots of mentors for the Commercial RE uninitiated.

    Cons

    Occasional bouts of CYA from the Corporate office, as I recall. Otherwise, superb company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No real advice -- Senior Leadership operates a company at which I was very pleased to work. Left due to permanent relocation.

    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Solid Growing company

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Douglas Emmett full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Stable and consistence company. You are able to learn so much and grow within the company as well as in your building with all tenants. You really become apart of the DE family. I have learned so much and grew so much in the short time that I have been working for Douglas Emmett.

    Cons

    Very challenging and high expectations. You must be strong to make it at Douglas Emmett. If you do your job the company will take care of you!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Constant training and coaching to all staff it makes us stronger and give opportunities to advance within the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Training

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Douglas Emmett

    Pros

    It is a good breeding ground for training. It is an established firm with years of experience in the industry.

    Cons

    It is an established firm which is great although it can lead to over management.

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good but not Great Stable Company with Reasonable Benefits, 3 and a 1/2 Stars

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Leasing Agent in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Leasing Agent in Santa Monica, CA

    I have been working at Douglas Emmett as an intern (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some nice workers and reasonable pay, also a few nice perks. I think a lot of your experience there depends on whether you work at one of the properties or the corporate office.

    Cons

    It feels cold there at times, and they have become progressively distrusting of their employees in the corporate office, to the point where there are going to be cameras installed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    D.E will always succeed, but eventually the quality and longevity of it's employees is going to go down unless it returns it's roots of it being like a family style company and less like working for the "man."

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great learning experience.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Douglas Emmett

    Pros

    Networking; Gainful experience that you can take with you when you leave.

    Cons

    Inconsistency of Management; very low pay for the job that's being done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To the owners- Learn to appreciate your employees and pay according to experience. To Management-Be more of a mentor; lead by example.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    If you hard work you will succeed for the company.

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    Current Employee - Cash Accountant in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Cash Accountant in Santa Monica, CA

    I have been working at Douglas Emmett full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice and friendly people makes the day go by faster.

    Cons

    Low pay and too much work is a common thing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really listen to your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    it's been good working for douglas emmett

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Douglas Emmett full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    the best reason to work for is that you always learning something. they also give you on line class.

    Cons

    the down side of douglas emmett is that when you try to repair something for a tenant they take months to appove it. also they try not to pay you over time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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