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Home Properties Reviews

Updated August 16, 2014
Updated August 16, 2014
14 Reviews

2.4
14 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Property Manager  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Property Manager in Washington, DC

    Pros

    Company is public so there are set policies and they are ethical. I was with the company for 7 years and would not have left if not for relocating out of state.
    They do spend money to improve apartment communities and not just for curb appeal.
    Training department is wonderful and they really try to make your job easier.
    They do promote from within for career advancement if you earn the job with performance.
    There is a good work life balance

    Cons

    Approving invoices with signatures is outdated and takes too much time. They use OPS for national vendor suppliers and should incorporate all invoices into OPS to save time.
    Compensation is based on location so sometimes it can be lower than it should.
    Provide more resources during snow removal to reduce work load on the maintenance team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your ethics as that sets you apart and builds great teams and apartment communities.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Definitely a learning experience!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Leasing Consultant
    Former Employee - Leasing Consultant

    Pros

    The company is open to employees suggesting new ideas.

    Cons

    Training was way off target as to what the job entailed. Leasing consultants are mystery shopped and are required to hit numerous criteria in order to get a good rating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-evaluate training; make sure systems being trained on work and mirror that which is available on the job. Ease up on the criteria for the mystery shopping--a leasing consultant can still be effective and provide a client with a good experience without making sure they ask them a hundred questions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Pay way too low for large amount of time spent on call during nights and weekends plus doing all snow removal.

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Maintenance Tech
    Current Employee - Maintenance Tech

    Pros

    Dental plan is pretty good.

    Cons

    You are on call frequently for an entire week during which you have no life and can't attend to your family and the pay is way to low to compensate for that. Even if maintenance were not on call, the pay is too low. Also making the maintenance staff do the snow and ice removal on top of everything else we do for the same low pay is wrong. During this past winter some of my older coworkers got sick and hurt from the long hours working on snow removal. A decent company would have landscaping vendor do snow removal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay the workers more, especially the maintenance staff. Why do you think you have constant maintenance worker turnover...because the pay is too low and too often we have to be on call plus we have to do all the snow work. Have landscaper or other vendor do snow and ice removal.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Over Worked, Under Paid & UNAPPRECIATED!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Leasing Consultant  in  Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Leasing Consultant in Alexandria, VA

    Pros

    Great Maintenance Staff, good benefits.

    Cons

    OVER WORKED, under paid, lack of leadership, VERY low employee moral, lack of good leadership, schedules and training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on employee retention, require management to go to employee relations training, have a more open door environment without retaliation from management. Respect your employees and pay them for hours worked.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Accounting

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good company with good benefits, treated there employees well. I enjoyed my time there and wold define lay work there again if available.

    Cons

    Not enough opportunity for advancement, can be hard to get ahead. This is due to how long people stay with the compan.

    Home Properties Response

    Oct 24, 2013HR Manager

    Thank you for sharing your response. Employees do tend to stay so it can pose one of those "this is a good problem to have" scenarios. As a result we try to help employees grow within their role ... More

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Leasing Consultant

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

    Pros

    The company is very flexible, take care of their employees. I would recommend them to any and everyone

    Cons

    I really loved working with this company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Challenging Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Leasing Consultant  in  Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Leasing Consultant in Fairfax, VA

    Pros

    Great benefits without a long waiting period

    Cons

    Not enough opportunities for training only one formal class in almost two years
    Management of property does not seem to be prepared to manage the property.
    Too many voices and conflicting demands which make things disruptive.
    Micromanagement of employees with verbal meetings with multiple demands.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve training program for all Home Properties employees.
    Improve management training programs for all managers of the property.
    Micromanagement of employees stifles creativity do not be afraid to let employees speak out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    One of thee worst companies I have ever work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Maintenance Tech  in  Owings Mills, MD
    Former Employee - Maintenance Tech in Owings Mills, MD

    Pros

    they give some tools that you need,

    Cons

    properties are very run down and need major work but they don't put the money in the things that really need it, a lot supervisors will not help u , property managers have really no open door policy the on call call center will drive you crazy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    start over cause people that are in the key positions aren't doing there jobs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Leasing Consultant  in  Malvern, PA
    Former Employee - Leasing Consultant in Malvern, PA

    Pros

    Pay was ok, but the organization lacked. Needs to organize its regional offices better. Pay more commision and have a standirized rent for employees

    Cons

    Not alot of upward movement avalilable at the company. Regional office doesnt have a lot of resources.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a good company to work for. The Regional Property Manager in North NJ is very unprofessional.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Leasing Consultant  in  Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Leasing Consultant in Newark, NJ

    Pros

    Working with the residents is a pleasant experience. Meeting and helping people is the best part of working as a leasing consultant.

    Cons

    The lack of respect that the regional people and the property managers show the staff is NJ area is appalling. There is no continuous training and the company does NOT value it's employees. Home Properties cares only about pleasing its shareholders and the bottom line - its earnings. To earn a promotion in the Northern NJ area, you have to be the Reg. Property Mgr.'s drinking buddy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire a better class of managers, both at the property level and especially the regional level. Value your employees - not only your RPMs and RVPs! Do exit interviews to know the true reason employees leave this company.

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