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Home Properties is an OK place to work, but I was not overly satisfied with my time there.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Lesaing Consultant
Current Employee - Lesaing Consultant

I have been working at Home Properties

Pros

Easy field to get into
Recession proof
Easy to move around/relocate
Apartment Discount
Company Functions: Holiday Parties, Summer Picnics in some regions
The company is working to make improvements
Some regions are starting new development
The company improves the communities that they purchase by upping the credit requirement, not allowing illegals, and not allowing criminals

Cons

Low Salary for the Industry
Horrible Training Program
No structured programs for advancement (mentor programs are popular in this industry as well as organized cross training, of which HP has NONE of)
The company is disorganized in its policies
Promotion structure is not professional
In general, you are overworked and under appreciated in this industry
It seems that many of the Property Managers/Regionals/Assistants are not the most educated and competent people
The apartment discount is lower than other property management companies
I think people will generally be disappointed with the overall organization of the company, they are just out to make money and keep the share holders happy

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Develop a better training program or offer tuition reimbursement. This will really make the company a better place with more knowledgeable and education employees. Provide a more structured advancement process and bring HR to the regional locations.

Recommends
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for Home Properties

  1.  

    Great experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Property Manager  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Property Manager in Washington, DC

    I worked at Home Properties full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Company is public so there are set policies and they are ethical. I was with the company for 7 years and would not have left if not for relocating out of state.
    They do spend money to improve apartment communities and not just for curb appeal.
    Training department is wonderful and they really try to make your job easier.
    They do promote from within for career advancement if you earn the job with performance.
    There is a good work life balance

    Cons

    Approving invoices with signatures is outdated and takes too much time. They use OPS for national vendor suppliers and should incorporate all invoices into OPS to save time.
    Compensation is based on location so sometimes it can be lower than it should.
    Provide more resources during snow removal to reduce work load on the maintenance team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your ethics as that sets you apart and builds great teams and apartment communities.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Definitely a learning experience!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Leasing Consultant
    Former Employee - Leasing Consultant

    I worked at Home Properties part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The company is open to employees suggesting new ideas.

    Cons

    Training was way off target as to what the job entailed. Leasing consultants are mystery shopped and are required to hit numerous criteria in order to get a good rating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-evaluate training; make sure systems being trained on work and mirror that which is available on the job. Ease up on the criteria for the mystery shopping--a leasing consultant can still be effective and provide a client with a good experience without making sure they ask them a hundred questions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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