Highwoods Properties

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Highwoods Properties Reviews

Updated February 15, 2015
Updated February 15, 2015
6 Reviews
3.5
6 Reviews
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  1.  

    Strong Financials

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

    I have been working at Highwoods Properties full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits (company pays your portion of health insurance), solid company performance, strong financials. Good group of diverse individuals from all age ranges so it's easy to find people you can relate to. Executive management has very nice, approachable, intelligent people which helps you feel confident and integrated.

    Cons

    Corporate headquarters are not in a particularly exciting location. Only location to step away and take a break from work is downstairs in the cafe. Difficult to transition to a different position as the company is relatively small, have to wait for someone to leave to have the opportunity to move.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Low Stress Interview

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

    I have been working at Highwoods Properties full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Appreciative of their employees. Great place to work and everything is friendly.

    Cons

    Things can get very busy and projects can often be pushed to the side.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Promising.

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

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

    Pros

    CEO is very personal and makes an effort to know people's names when he makes regional visits.

    Cons

    Compensation is very low, below market.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company, not so great environment in Orlando office

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, great upper management, treat employees well

    Cons

    Orlando office environment is very stressful and management overlooks the hard work and dedication of many employees

    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Excellent Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Property Manager in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Property Manager in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Highwoods Properties full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Highest quality of financial reporting and understanding of needs of a qualified property manager.

    Cons

    Lack of adequate support staffing. Director's unability to recognize the strengths of their managers and deligate without micromanaging.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    An admin assistant is not a perk, it's a necessity to allow the manager to manage, conduct tenant meetings and provide above average tenant services.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Wonderful people to work; however, a very strong "good-old-boy" approach to leadership

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at Highwoods Properties

    Pros

    The benefits are excellent, the salary a little bit higher than competitive. For those who like hard work and challenge, it's there. Highwoods is a great "people place" with some of the best in the business on staff.

    Cons

    Question whether Highwoods' future is as rosy and bright as Management would convey. Massive layoffs (with a large percentage of older employees with tenure benefits) strongly suggest that this company may be in trouble. Be aware that there is risk involved with hitching your star to this company -- not all things are truly the way they are told..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Honest open communication from managment will result in honest, open, and loyal support from the staff level. Time to crawl out of the 1900s.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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