Lyon Apartment Companies

  www.lyonapartments.com
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Human Resources Representative

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Human Resources Representative in Newport Beach, CA
Former Employee - Human Resources Representative in Newport Beach, CA

I worked at Lyon Apartment Companies full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Lyon Management Group has a great brand in Orange County, and the leadership at Lyon is very professional and well respected. Positions range from leasing agents to property managers on the property level, and the full spectrum of employees required at a corporate level. They do appreciate their employees, and make a strong effort to make them feel valued at all levels.

Cons

Salary opportunities are somewhat limited and there are not a lot of positions for career Lyon people to break into the corporate office.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

None at this time.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good place to start a career in Property Management

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    Current Employee - Leasing Administrator in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Leasing Administrator in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Lyon Apartment Companies

    Pros

    Lyon Apartments is a great place to start a career in property management. They have a very thorough training program that will teach you the ends and outs of leasing, renewals, customer relations, etc. For just about every aspect of property management from Senior Management to Sales, they have a training program, both live and online. Everything you do performance wise is tracked and calculated and can be used to help with feedback during progress reports. Micromanaging is big here, and be ready to be secret shopped on the phone and in person to ensure you are emplementing the closing techniques you learned in training. Senior level management has an open door, and the VP is very visible and personable. They hold annual rec meetings to recognize publicly good work. You can walk away from the meetings with pride, a plaque, and extra money in your pocket.

    Cons

    Can be political. Alot of times, promotions can be given on a "friendly" basis- meaning if you're really cool with a property manager, your guranteed a promotion from the door, although they will still interview others to be fair. PAPER-PUSHERS! This company wastes TONS of paper. Paper that can be recycled never is, and lease and report paperwork is always like a book. Everything is typed up and put in a file, which is good for paper-trailing, but most of the forms that residents have to fill out are never looked at again once they're signed on move in. Hard to balance work and life here. Alot of time you have to bargain for a weekend off, and even then you may not get it. Also, most of the properties in Atlanta are older, and this comes with problems from residents. Be prepared with thick skin, as residents will not expect some of the maintenance issues that come with older properties, ie leaks and HVAC issues. The company holds tight purse strings and will often skimp on supplies for repairs. Summers and winters when the HVAC systems go will yield high work orders. The maintenance staff will be overwhelmed and it'll be a nightmare.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Spend more money on supplies and upgrading the HVAC and plumbing on older properties. The residents and on-site staff won't get burned out so easily.

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    Working at Lyon as a Cash Manager and Accounting Assistant was wonderful.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accounting Assistant/Cash Manager in Newport Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Accounting Assistant/Cash Manager in Newport Beach, CA

    I worked at Lyon Apartment Companies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    As an entry level employee, I was given a lot of responsibility and was able to directly contribute to the Accounting Department's objectives. There was a lot of opportunities for upward mobility and professional development. Access to supervisors was great.

    Cons

    Lack of collaboration between departments, segmented business policies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to increase company wide collaboration by engagine in collaborative activities. Maybe hold interdepartmental trainings so each members of each department truly understand what the other departments do and how all the departments' efforts are part of Lyon's goals.

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    Neutral Outlook
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