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best property management company in Chicago

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

I have been working at The Building Group full-time

Pros

Very supportive fellow staff and management. Interesting work, every day is unique.

Cons

Lots of training and educational meetings.

Recommends
Positive Outlook

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    Work load is overwhelming, little support from management

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    Current Employee - Property Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Property Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at The Building Group

    Pros

    The work environment and other employees are great.

    Cons

    Low pay, high work load, high stress, little support from high ups

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Either hire new staff or balance out the work load

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Not the best property management company in Chicago or a good company to work for

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    Current Employee - Property Manager
    Current Employee - Property Manager

    I have been working at The Building Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Colleagues are friendly and there are some employees in senior management positions that do truly care about the employees, but they are powerless when it comes to helping those employees with the Executive in charge of making decisions

    Cons

    The head of the company is inconsistent making decisions, he promises the world to his employees and forgets about those promises instantaneously. He can not admit he is wrong and shoots from the hip when making decisions. There is no management plan in place. The workload placed on some employees is extreme compared to employees hired to do similar functions. Turnover is ridiculously high and quality of employees suffers as a result.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider a different management structure. Instead of leaving your managers hang out to dry with their board of directors, establish some consistent ways of making sure progress is being made with the boards requests and manager's abilities. Add some managers between you and your property managers and you can get more done. Maybe have a district manager oversee several property managers to buffer issues and solve them for you instead of trying to take on every issue. Call your employees back when they have questions instead of only calling them when there is an issue that only effects you.

    I also advise writing things down and following up with your employees. Admit when you are wrong and don't sugar coat things. Be honest and instead of telling your employees what they want to hear, tell them the truth. Handle tough situations instead of brushing them off. Stand up for your employees.

    Stop the monthly meetings with your employees as they do not add value. Many of the people who attend the meetings receive irrelevant information.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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