Federal Realty Investment
3.6 of 5 7 reviews
www.federalrealty.com Rockville, MD 150 to 499 Employees

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Updated Jun 6, 2014

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Don Wood

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67% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Friendly, low-stress environment

    Marketing (Former Employee)

    ProsFriendly co-workers, opportunity to make meaningful contributions, variety of day-day-tasks. My supervisor was very open and understanding and took time to get to know me.

    ConsTraining program and pay for interns is not that great

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Collaborative Work Environment

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Rockville, MD

    ProsPlenty of work in the pipeline. Great relationships with retailers. High standards. Interesting array of work across many states.

    ConsMany cooks in the kitchen. Difficult to get a sense for who's responsibility it is to get things done. Work with lots of consultants criss crossing and blurring lines.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Wonderful company to work for. Flat organizational structure.

    Financial Analyst (Former Employee)
    Rockville, MD

    ProsFantastic mentorship of younger staff members and future stars.

    ConsCompensation a bit below market, but opportunities for growth outweigh this con.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Rockville, MD

    Prosdirect supervisor is family oriented and caring, people are friendly, great benefits, free soda and coffee

    Consnot much upward mobility, questionable compensation (some people overpaid, some underpaid)

    Advice to Senior Managementpush for internal hiring more

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The company does excellent work but demands a lot from its employees and rewards high achievers.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsPays well, smart management, good benefits, good growth opportunities. It's a good place to work for ambitious, hard-working individuals, who are team players and are prepared to work a lot.

    ConsThis is not specific to this company, but it has a sink or swim mentality. If you're not excellent you might be summarily terminated - but that's not surprising.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI think the company has been well managed and has done a very good job of prospering despite the difficult economic environment.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Solid performance, but horrible employee retention and moral.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsREIT understands its bottom line and is focused on results. Could be a fantastic company to work for if the firm intelligently communicated and invested in its employees. Unfortunately, this is its achilles heel.

    ConsDisfunctional interoffice communication. Poor training. Horrendous employee retention rate. While sr. mgt. is great at attaining company directives, little effort is invested in cultivating or motivating performing talent. Many talented individuals leave due to the firm's inability to communicate honestly in a forthright manner. Although senior mgt is for the most part talented, certain key roles are currently posted by "pretenders". A solid firm should be able to recognize such liabilities and root them out.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFor the current darling of the reit world, management's blind eye to employee retention, moral and poor communication will continue to fuel its high turnover rate and negative perception in the industry. Firm needs a basic course is Employee Retention 101. It can balance its excellent FFO performance as well as being a great place to work if it earnestly invested in improving employee retention and communication.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A well run Retail REIT

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat opportunity to really understand a well run Retail REIT. Employees and colleagues are professional and respectful of one another.

    ConsThe management style from the top down is one that is focused on results more than people. In this economy, the company is less of a risk taker than it has been in the past, which is good for shareholders and probably good for long term stability, but hard on the people who are working there.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFederal Realty would be a stronger work environment if staff were encouraged by senior management to share knowledge throughout the company.

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