Heitman Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
7 Reviews
3.4
7 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great culture, great employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Portfolio Accountant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Portfolio Accountant in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Heitman full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Heitman is a great company to start or continue your real estate investment career. Good work/life balance, although at times you are asked to work late hours as expected with any investment company. Management cares about their employees and makes sure everyone is happy. There is the ability to move around to different departments once you gain experience.

    Cons

    Sometime the work can be repetitive. Smaller company so you are unable to move up unless some leaves or the company grows.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give employees better direction on their career path

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    No growth for career or salary

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Junior Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Junior Engineer in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Heitman full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are decent. People are mostly nice. They have a mentor system which is nice to meet people when you start. Annual bonus. CEO supposedly rose from the mail room all the way to the top.

    Cons

    If you're not an accountant, you are mostly ostracized socially. 3 years, no raise, no promotion even after being promised. Promotion from junior role was blocked with made up excuses despite high praise from managers. Some management has no business being in an IT department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand that with increased responsibility should come an increase in pay or title at some point. Neglecting employee's career ambitions forces people to leave.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good experience.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Heitman

    Pros

    Get paid decent and travel.

    Cons

    Often required to work late nights and on the weekends.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    inbreeding

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Senior Portfolio Accountant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Portfolio Accountant in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Heitman full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    access to resources, quality assets, commitment to clients

    Cons

    its all gossip all the time, structure leads to unfair compensation, unbalanced work delegation/responsibilities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need to start structuring the firm so work balances are reasonably equitable among the same positions within departments and similarly for compensation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Family oriented company. Great employees, great management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Heitman full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedules, work from home options. Excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Not many opportunities for advancement within your department

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Good company to work for

    Current Employee - Senior Portfolio Accountant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Portfolio Accountant in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Heitman full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work environment, good company

    Cons

    I think a little underpaid, slightly limited upward movement

  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Hard to get fairly recognized unless you're included the gossiping "in" crowd, like going to High School all over again.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Portfolio Accountant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Portfolio Accountant in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Heitman

    Pros

    Among Industry leaders, company has depth of talented individuals to utilize, good firm infrastructure, good exposure to real estate industry, office is in a great location

    Cons

    Positions within my department are very heterogeneous. The department has many different funds which leads to a lot of variation as far as work load expectations, responsibilities given, who you interact with, etc. which leads to a lot of unfairness with promotions and compensation. The bonus structure should be improved to more justly reward hard working employees instead of company performance vs. benchmarks that are totally out of most employee’s control. No salary increases given at year end 2008 into 2009 or into 2010 and very small increases (avg around 1%) for 2011.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix the bonus structure so people in Accounting are given just compensation for their hard work and not based on factors out of their control. Address the varying work demands within the different funds in the investor accounting department. Start giving realistic salary increases that at least match increases in cost of living.

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