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Yes, it is as bad as it sounds!

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at The Connor Group full-time (less than an year)

Pros

Many associates are great to work with, the work was challenging and fun. Nice location and now they're building a brand new site that will be state of the art. Also, full kitchen and work out room in the building- Larry gives his associates lots of perks when it comes to the facilities.

Cons

I supported one of the executives and have never, ever been treated so unfairly, ever. Seriously, the way I was cursed at, hung up on and all-out verbally abused would blow your mind!

Now, I know you have to take these reviews with a grain of salt, but there is total truth and validity to what I'm about to state.

There is a very loud and clear sexism issue at this office as well as a "culture" that you have to bow down to Larry Connor and the other execs as gods or they will say you don't "fit the culture" and fire you. It's actually very 1950's and the men are praised while the women are mostly looked over.

They DO NOT have a human resources dept (just "payroll" and recruiting"), so that no one will dictate what is or isn't ok to do to their associates. AND, if you do accept a position there, don't ever breathe a word that you're not happy or are looking somewhere else. Do not post your resume on any job boards because there are people there that routinely search for associate resumes and if they find out you've posted or been looking they will notify Larry Connor. If Larry finds out, you're gone, but not before they secretly hold interviews to fill job, find someone to replace you, then fire you. Nice huh? The worst part - they don't even care if you sue them. They'll just see you in court.

Also, if you have to cover phones up front be ready to be screamed at by the tenants calling the corp office b/c they're not being treated fairly by their respective property manager. You will be trained to lie and say that there is no one that can help them and send them to a voicemail where their issue complaint will die.

Bottom line, it IS as bad as what you've heard. The pay is good, but it's SO not worth it!

Advice to ManagementAdvice

LSC and JRM wouldn't care to hear any advice, I'm sure. Why bother.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Horrible Experience

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

    I worked at The Connor Group full-time

    Pros

    Working with people at the complex and actually becoming part of their "family". Giving customer service and always going the extra mile for someone.....even though it was frowned upon by upper management

    Cons

    Constant pressure of sales when they do no advertising to help! They make you post 30 ads a day on craigslist just for your property. No excuses if you do not....you could have rented 5 apartments that day and they would still be upset you did not spam craigslist. Never hit any bonuses because they make your goals insane!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize what your sales people are facing. It is not as easy as reading a book and using a script to sell these apartments!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not for everyone

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Leasing Consultant in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Leasing Consultant in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at The Connor Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good training program, but too short of duration (not enough time in training)
    Holidays off, good bonus structure, decent pay
    There are some really good people in the company that work very hard and continue to do the right things for their team.
    The company is always trying to improve from their mistakes.

    Cons

    VERY long hours (summer time is crazy)
    High stress environment (lot's of pressure to meet sales goals)
    Turnover is high
    No HR department
    Your success can all depend on which property you are placed at.
    Never enough resources (time, payroll, staff, budget) to actually do your job
    Morale seems low

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be realistic with goals.
    Get an HR department for your employees.
    Keep doing a great job with improving policies and training!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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