Invitation Homes

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Invitation Homes Reviews

Updated September 22, 2014
Updated September 22, 2014
35 Reviews
3.2
35 Reviews
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  1.  

    Wonderful

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Portfolio Manager  in  East Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Portfolio Manager in East Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Invitation Homes full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great Company to Work for

    Cons

    Still New Company so they are working out the kinks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider the team in your decision process

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Growing pains evident

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Invitation Homes full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    My coworkers were great - management less so. Work-life balance was encouraged, although no tele-commuting. Pay was above average, and 401k was matched and 100% vested. Management has lots of industry experience.

    Cons

    A culture of "it's not my fault, it's theirs" was created - rather than encourage employees to take action to remedy problems, and to ensure long-term tenant relationships, management only seemed concerned about problems if tenants complained to Yelp or other review sites. This was the only office that I've ever worked in where it was implied that departments should not hang out after work - it was almost discouraged to go to lunch with someone in another department. Lack of real morale event planning from management/HR.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend the money to keep tenants happy - renewals will not grow and tenants will not stay if shoddy fixes and poor portfolio management continues. Don't allow management to bully employees into changing departments or quitting. Be more up front with employees about future direction of the company - not everything has to be a secret. Empower your employees to give great service, rather than coerce and belittle them by giving arbitrary direction and goals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fast paced with plenty of growth opportunities

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Invitation Homes full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Growing company, great co-workers and strong work/life balance. Downtown Dallas location is easily commutable. Management team is seasoned in the industry.

    Cons

    Fast paced environment is not for everyone. Growth results in change on a regular basis. If you like a slow pace, this is not the environment for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do your best to manage change effectively and efficiently. Develop professional learning opportunities for employees. Celebrate milestones, learning achievements and overall success.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Overall strong company with growth opportunity for those willing to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Invitation Homes full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are very good. Strong financial backing, good growth trajectory, experienced senior management who understand property management and will be able to take this company to the next level.

    Cons

    Lack of communication on the part of senior management about company direction. The only constant here is change, which isn't all bad, but when combined with the lack of communication can be frustrating at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication will allow everyone on the team to feel like they are part of moving this company forward. When you don't communicate, people assume the worst. We are doing amazing things. Let's not keep them a secret.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    No structure or support

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Portfolio Manager  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Portfolio Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Invitation Homes full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fellow team members is what makes coming to work worthwhile. The benefit package is nice as it's what led me to apply.

    Cons

    Poor managers and disorganized processes. Change is good, but they change the rules daily you never know what is right.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share the vision, not just the fear

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Everyone afraid of losing their job

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

    I worked at Invitation Homes full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice people in the office, decent health insurance, okay 401k

    Cons

    No work life balance, modern day slave ship and then you get fired because they need to downsize. Everyone always afraid of getting fired

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do more to keep employees happy. Little things go a long way. Don't have crazy CEO from England try to scare employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    The environment is chaotic and ever changing.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Portfolio Manager  in  Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Assistant Portfolio Manager in Jacksonville, FL

    I worked at Invitation Homes full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The Heath care benefits were good if you were able to afford them. Some members of management seemed to know what they were doing.

    Cons

    A completely chaotic and ever changing environment. The policies changed at the Corporate office and the employees in the regional offices didn't know about the changes till weeks or months later.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the empoyees know what is going on, they already suspect something.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Room for a lot of improvement

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

    I have been working at Invitation Homes for more than a year

    Pros

    Most of my co-workers are great to work with

    Cons

    Lack of organization structure. Favoritism is the only way to get ahead in this company. People aren't hired or promoted based upon their skill level and work ethic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication with your employees about the companies direction and intentions with staff!! Stop making everything such a secret. It creates a very uncomfortable work environment. Hire people that are actually qualified for their positions instead of a relative or family friend. There needs to be mandatory training for senior level management. They are seriously lacking in a lot of areas.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Unfair and Unorganized

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Leasing Coordinator  in  Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Leasing Coordinator in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at Invitation Homes full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    co-workers are amazing, work is amazing.

    Cons

    not one pay raise in two years, after having great reviews. they tripled our responsibilities out in the field, again with no pay raise. Ever changing policies which cost employes more money.......with no pay raises!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your employes who take care of you!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    What a joke!

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

    I worked at Invitation Homes

    Pros

    None. You are expected to have ZERO life outside of IH.

    Cons

    Poor management.They will call you a part timer if you work less than 60 hours a week and talk to you horribly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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