Duke Realty

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Duke Realty Reviews

Updated November 4, 2014
Updated November 4, 2014
8 Reviews
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8 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awesome Company

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

    I worked at Duke Realty full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company culture, very focused on employee enrichment. Very nice working environment. Top of the line benefits and above industry pay scale. Fast paced, energetic environment that is challenging and spirited, but excellent work/life balance encouraged by management.

    Cons

    If you work for a commercial real estate investment trust, you have to keep in mind that the business is managing, building, buying and SELLING buildings. The sale of a large package of buildings resulted in restructuring in the market I was in and a number of positions were eliminated as a result - mine included. Still, the company was exemplary in dealing with associates - both those leaving and those who remained. Duke is a fantastic company and I feel privileged to have been a part of the team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to promote and protect the company culture you have built.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    At one time, this was a great place to work. Environment has become "very stale"

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Support Role
    Current Employee - Support Role

    I have been working at Duke Realty full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    work-life balance
    not micro managed
    overall, pleasant office environment

    Cons

    lower pay
    no room, virtually no room for advancement at all.
    too many people in the same positions for too, too long. Stale teams.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in some fresh industry talent
    Provide more training to those who are not a fit for the c-suite training programs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Used to be an outstanding place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Duke Realty full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, not micro managed

    Cons

    Lack of mid level leadership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize the people that are really doing the work

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5.  

    This is one of the best places I have worked.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Duke Realty

    Pros

    Concern for employees and their families. Very friendly even the top bosses are open to talking with all employees. Very diverse and very concerned about customer service. Customer service at Duke Realty means other business and even other associates. Very good place to work.

    Cons

    Every place has its ups and downs, sometimes some of the employees do not get along with others but top personnel tries to work with keeping it to a minimum.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Would like to see some money put in the budget to allow some employees the ability to go to training conferences.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Former accountant can play the game, but will he go all in when the going gets tough?

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Vice President in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Duke Realty

    Pros

    When I was first hired at Duke, it was a breath of fresh air from my previous employer. The atmosphere was younger & I felt that Duke was going to take on the world. I also noticed that people tend to stay at Duke once they are hired. Over the past 3 years, Duke expanded into several new markets and gained a more national profile. New markets meant new challenges. We have more buildings and more opportunities.

    In my time at Duke, I have reported to many people and, for the most part, none of my bosses have micro managed my performance.

    Cons

    We can say we are all working toward the same goal, but in reality, we feel we are working for the best interests of those with the biggest titles and those on commissions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lead by example. Walk the walk. In a similar bad year, Tom Hefner put his bonus back into the bonus pool.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    DRE is a great place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager of Financial Analysis in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Manager of Financial Analysis in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Duke Realty

    Pros

    1. Strong business model - it's a reit run by accountants. They are not risk averse, but prudent in the manner in which they employ capital. Management seems to take a longer term view, than some of the other firms in the same competitive set.
    2.Senior management is talented, sincere, and equitable - from the top down, the organization is run by good people. It is a very collaborative organization. Management is open and honest.
    3.Great working environment - good work life balance. Good group of people to work with. For the most part, everyone does their job (well). Advancement, etc is predominantly distributed in a manner that rewards those that are deserving. The level of office politics is much lower than other places.

    Cons

    Many functional areas lack a definitive career path. There is room for advancement and growth, it's not as delineated as at some other firms.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue with the listed positives. Continue to address the career path issue.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good Place to Work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Duke Realty

    Pros

    Duke is really good company to work at for several reasons. 1.) Community involvement. They promote and encourage employees to get involved in the community they work or live in. Each employee gets 2 paid days off for community service and the company will match donations up to $1,000.

    Cons

    One of the downsides Duke has it seems there are employees in postions they don't deserve to be in. Need to take the good 'ol boy network down and promote based upon merrit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Doing a good job in my tenure and need to fight through the downturn in the economy.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Project Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager

    I worked at Duke Realty

    Pros

    Industry leader, will recover strongly from the recession, offices nationwide allow for a wide network of contacts, many product types due to aquisitions

    Cons

    Cold corporate culture, no 401k match (as of this writing), no company provided BBerry (as of this writing), low tech

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don’t make a PMs second-guess management's opinion of their work. Open and frequent communication, where employees are clear on where they stand, will help them feel more secure and willing to work together.

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