Guardian Management

  www.guardianmanagementllc.com
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Amateurish.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Leasing Agent, Assistant Manager  in  Portland, OR
Current Employee - Leasing Agent, Assistant Manager in Portland, OR

I have been working at Guardian Management

Pros

I worked at several different properties over several years. At the community level, managers and other employees are usually very friendly and understanding-- like when you have unexpected disruptions to your schedule. Generally, the team is good and cares about the community. And if you want to move to another community, they are pretty good about letting you transfer.

Cons

They do a pretty good job in the field of property management where the bar is relatively low compared to other industries. But as a business, they are very amateurish. Nepotism is rampant and there are no checks and balances. There is nobody to turn to with your grievances. They are keen at leading you on with bigger and better opportunities that never fully manifest.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

None. It is a private family business and management is not going to change, even as they claim to be "changing" or "cleaning house". I've gone through many periods of "cleaning". If they really want to change, or at least make a good show of it, they should start by hiring an impartial, non-family human resources professional.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    In THIS field, they are on the right track.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Property Manager  in  Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Property Manager in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Guardian Management

    Pros

    Decisions are based on what's best for the owners and properties. Available management and upper management; getting an answer is never an opposition and everything is a priority. Needs are always meet. Opportunity for development and training is readily available and encouraged. Guardian is a well known company which builds the resume and breeds pride. A unique portfolio is maintained by Guardian Management which offers a variety of staffing needs and opportunities for growth. Corporate office is continually helpful and available! This is uncommon in other experiences I've had. They are responsive, professional and you feel that you are on the same team. Guardian is a ship built on a firm foundation.

    Cons

    Senior leadership is more like dictatorship and we are only privileged with the Presidents attendance at Manager meetings a small fraction of the time. Even then it is only for a small part of the meeting. A true leader would show the interest, make the time to lead his people. Long term employees (15+ years) are giving notice or being let go in a "time of change" at a seemingly rapid pace. There is so much variety in upper management it is like working for a different company if/when a change is made as "policy" is not clear/communicated/interpreted the same way. Training is provided, but not functionally complete. Compared to similar positions, Guardian provides the least benefits, least salary and smallest on site staff coverage which is compounded with the greatest amount of responsibility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you ask and don't listen it is worse than asking in the first place. Personality profiling/training could be beneficial to correctly train and then manage staff for long term interest. There is a fine line between micromanaging and being too laid back. This line has yet to be found across the board. On-site staff work often at 24 hour on-call basis and get very little recognition. Thank you for taking the time to ask - now we wait for proof that the answers made a difference.

    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    High employee turnover rate, little opportunity for growth and advancement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Property Manager
    Current Employee - Property Manager

    I have been working at Guardian Management

    Pros

    Large portfolio with ample opportunity to gain property management experience. Some great leadership at the portfolio manager position, and some less than great.

    Cons

    High employee turnover rate with often impossible expectations. Generally a culture of all work, no ballance with life. Limited opportunity for advancement for well qualified employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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