Douglas Emmett
2.5 of 5 19 reviews
www.douglasemmett.com Santa Monica, CA 500 to 999 Employees

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Updated Jun 4, 2014

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Jordan L. Kaplan

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20% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    "Recent positive reviews are most likely fake, beware!"

    Accountant (Former Employee)
    Santa Monica, CA

    ProsIf you need a first job, you can start here and get some experience, but there is high turnover for a reason - they don't pay market rates and any position. In fact, you are grossly underpaid and what's worse is they know it too.

    ConsPay is way under market - way way under market. It's always about the bottom line, company will not spend money to invest in aging buildings or there own office equipment. "Fear" is a tactic used in a variety of different ways to spur job performance. Definitely steer clear of this place. Best of luck to you.

    Advice to Senior Managementnone - you wont consider it anyway.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Company I love my job!

    Administrative Assistant (Current Employee)

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

    Consso far I have none!

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue caring and wanting to see your staff succeed we see and appreciate it.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    One of the most micro-managed real estate companies

    Assistant Property Manager (Former Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    ProsI cannot think of any.

    ConsUnhealthy culture, very outdated systems, very rigid in operating procedures, no career advancement opportunities

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease do not look down on your employees

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

    ConsEmployee training can use some improvement.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    my home

    Accounting Manager (Current Employee)
    Santa Monica, CA

    ProsFreedom! 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.

    ConsI do not have any cons.

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Been here too long....

    Property Management (Current Employee)
    Santa Monica, CA

    ProsNice coworkers. Pretty Stable company.

    ConsLack of training, obsession with leasing but won't put money into their properties, low pay, couldn't care less about their hardworking, loyal employees, very low moral, no one is happy, too old fashioned. Employees are treated as if they are disposable. Company was much better before going public.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRealize that your employees are smart, hardworking, and loyal. The company has a very high turnover and you really need to figure out why.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    If you hard work you will succeed for the company.

    Cash Accountant (Current Employee)
    Santa Monica, CA

    ProsNice and friendly people makes the day go by faster.

    ConsLow pay and too much work is a common thing.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReally listen to your employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Time to leave

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Santa Monica, CA

    ProsFriendly co-workers and off-site staff.

    ConsEmployee advancement is not encouraged. Promotions rarely come from within. There is an air of secrecy about personnel changes. We don't find out about it until it has happened

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat employees as if they are your most valuable asset and not as if everyone is expendable.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Rotten at the top

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsRelatively stable and successful company.

    ConsRuled by fear. Officer level staffed by veterans who have long since lost touch with their employees and are bereft of compassion. They no longer recognize that their employees are what make the company successful. Below average pay, ethical and even moral lapses by CEO and COO.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt's time to move on.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Look For Something Else

    Staff Accountant (Current Employee)
    Santa Monica, CA

    ProsThere are good people here, however what they all share in common is the frustration for the low pay. Santa Monica is nice in the summer. That is really the only perk.

    Cons- very very very low pay in the accounting department.
    - fear based culture
    - top down culture, 5 execs and 2 VP's make all the money, the rest of the staff is paid with peanuts and m&m's

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you pay your people as if they are desperate for a job, you will be left with people who are desperate for a job.. Update your computers, your technology is seriously outdated.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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