Lang-Nelson Associates

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Lang-Nelson Associates Reviews

Updated October 22, 2014
Updated October 22, 2014
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    There is so much more out there...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Dining Room Coordinator in Richfield, MN
    Current Employee - Dining Room Coordinator in Richfield, MN

    I have been working at Lang-Nelson Associates full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Convenient off street parking, interaction with residents of Lang-Nelson. Teamwork is present although there is a clear divide between work areas.

    Cons

    burned-out, negative management style environment. Little room for promotions. Unresolved conflict and miscommunication shows in the finished product; thus affecting both work performance and residential atmosphere negatively.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Creating a positive work environment where all count in a team community would go a long way for morale. It is paramount for the residents well- being that staff create a positive, relaxed environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Worst company I have ever worked for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lang-Nelson Associates full-time

    Pros

    Residents and families are nice to work with.

    Cons

    Corporate doesn't lead by example. They bully and threaten. They have unrealistic expectations. They make everything a million times harder then it needs to be. It is not normal to be buried in law suits and department of health reviews, inspections but they are constantly. They walk all over their employees with no appreciation. If you are given a small gift (gift card at $5.00) you have to pay taxes on it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Abusive Narcissists at the helm...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lang-Nelson Associates full-time

    Pros

    Tina in the front office. A great leader. A great trainer. Always available for questions. Always gets or has the answer.

    Cons

    Everything previously mentioned is absolute truth. (with the exception of the person that moved out of state... They're lucky) Micromanaged doesn't even begin to describe what happens. Sales team and management work their "straight eight" while the rest of us work 12 to 16 hours a day six days a week. Their expectations are ridiculous. They are cruel, ego-centric, and think they know it all in property management... Far from it. They tell their residents one thing and their managers another. They say their residents come first but truth be told... lining their pockets is. Unhealthy, toxic, abusive, dismissive, liars, smug, bullies, unlike anything I have ever seen in a work place. If you have a heart, if you genuinely care about people and their families look else where. If I hadn't had lived it I wouldn't have believed it. Turn over in staff is through the roof.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house now! Get the owner's son out of there... and his cronies.You have lost so many good, talented people that genuinely care.My advice to management: Be kind to people. Treat them with the respect and dignity they deserve. Appreciate them. And for God's sake get off your high horse.

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

    WORST company I have worked for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Life Enrichment Coordinator in Saint Anthony, MN
    Current Employee - Life Enrichment Coordinator in Saint Anthony, MN

    I have been working at Lang-Nelson Associates full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I have nothing good to say.

    Cons

    While working for Lang Nelson I have never felt so low in my life. The management does their best to belittle you. They do not live up to their mission statement. The care staff is not heard. The residents were given inadequate care because of the low number of care attendants on staff. Think twice before accepting a job with this employer. You will find something better!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You do not know how to run an assisted living. Stick to apartments.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Worst experience of my housing career.........

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Housing Specialist
    Former Employee - Housing Specialist

    I worked at Lang-Nelson Associates full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The concept of LN is good but not followed by corporate. "Above and Beyond"
    but they do not practice this in real life. They expect the staff to carry it out no matter the cost .

    The Residents are good people (who are subjected to new managers on a regular bases.)

    The employees on site work hard and are talented people,( but disrespected and unappreciated.

    Tina in the front lines is amazing and a wonderful support!

    Cons

    Corporate is full of egos.. They place themselves as "the know all be all of property management" and they chase good people off with their blindness to what managers really do. They are stuck in a thought process that disregards people. They are extreme time wasters and do not trust the talented people they hire to actually do their jobs. All they care about is 100% occupancy and then in the same breathe now build a waiting list. They have no concept of what it means to really respect and treat people with consideration. When you are told it is an "expectation" that your residents "will "recruit prospects for the building it has gone to far. They have no boundaries with resident lives. Referrals are great but they are earned not demanded.
    It is a shame a real shame. They micro manage every detail and action of the sites. I wonder why they even hire managers and housing specialists. Every time the managers and housing specialists find ways to make their work easier and process smoother corporate steps in and changes it. The 3 on top can not stand having others actually do their jobs without their fingers in it. Wow that is so dysfunctional. It is a truly dysfunctional organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change your ways or keep replacing people month after month... its not the people you hire its the unreasonable and unrealistic expectations you place on people. Stop belittling your employees, stop treating them like are incapable, Streamline your processes so the real work can get done with pride and enthusiasm. Seriously, 5 people need to sign off on a vacation request for 1 day???If your Property Manager can't make that decision maybe there is were the problem starts??At the top. Also, with the experience you have for walking people off the property you should learn how to do exit interviews and also supply a reason for letting people go. I have heard from others that the "I'm sure you know why I'm here" how unprofessional. Your desire to be exceptional needs to start at the top.. with real actions not lip service.. If you can't "walk the talk' then don't ask others to do it for you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place. I omly quit because I moved to new state.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Chef in Brooklyn Park, MN
    Former Employee - Chef in Brooklyn Park, MN

    I worked at Lang-Nelson Associates full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Pay and staff are excellent

    Cons

    Advancement. As chef only a few chef manager jobs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More positions

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    not appreciated after five years

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Designer in Phila, PA
    Former Employee - Designer in Phila, PA

    I worked at Lang-Nelson Associates full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    easy to get to from philadelphia

    Cons

    no bonus or raise after five years

    Doesn't Recommend
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lack of professional business practices and communication

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Sales Manager

    I worked at Lang-Nelson Associates full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The co-workers were all nice. There was a great support system between managers and housing specialists because the threat, intimidation and degrading communication from upper management was something a measurable percentage of us were experiencing. The interview process was fun. The position sounded very exciting and they talked up my own experience. However, after accepting the position, those same people quickly began the string of behavior mentioned above.

    Cons

    Many empty promises were made. Whether it was due to miscommunication in upper management or false promises as a motivating tool is unknown to me. The promises would be communicated to the community manager, the community managers would communicate the promises to residents and future residents. This created a lot of upset residents. After being let go, for no reason specified, I found that many of the recommendations that I had communicated several times were enacted. The most disappointing experience with professionalism with this company is that I received a voicemail at 7:30pm on a Friday night stating I was no longer needed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lack of professionalism in upper management is where I see the majority of problems to transpire from.

  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Years of dedicated service and exemplorary work was rewarded with threats and intimidation.

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

    I have been working at Lang-Nelson Associates full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I can't think of any pro to working in this type of environment, except how much I appreciate working for a company with integrity after working for Lang Nelson, They do not use good, honest business practices. If a company will abuse its customers, it makes sense that they will not treat their employees well.

    Cons

    The good review above was no doubt written by a member of the Lang Nelson corporate staff. The verbiage used is exactly what they tell you when you are hired. But, if you in fact need and ask for their help and direction you are ridiculed and threatened. You are expected to live and breathe your property, even told to stay until 11PM at night if necessary. Run, don't walk away from this company. Their are many other more reputable companies to work for.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrible place to work. All employees are disposable.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lang-Nelson Associates

    Pros

    There are no good reasons to work for this company.

    Cons

    Employees are not paid for the time they are required to work. The benefit package is small compared to other companies of their size and smaller. The medical insurance offered is too expensive for most to be able to afford and the portion paid by LN is small. The retirement plan is a joke. They charge huge rents but yet pay their employees little. They do not want employees with children. They want employees that will dedicate 24/7 to them with nothing except threats and intimidation in return. Terrible work environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Frank Lang and Gene Nelson need to take a good long look at the upper management staff they are entrusting their company to. There are many shady things that go on that they are not aware of. Any other company would of cleaned house of them long ago. If they did this they would have a much more successful company for everyone.

    Doesn't Recommend

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