Lewis Group of Companies

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Lewis Group of Companies Reviews

Updated September 14, 2014
Updated September 14, 2014
10 Reviews
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Richard & Robert Lewis
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  1.  

    I am very satisfied and can not wait to see what opportunity comes next for me here.

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    Current Employee - Leasing Consultant in Upland, CA
    Current Employee - Leasing Consultant in Upland, CA

    I have been working at Lewis Group of Companies

    Pros

    Work life balance is great, very happy with co workers, open communication between employees and supervisors, team atmosphere and very flexible.

    Cons

    There is a high turnover of employees.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    I hope you like to suck up to your boss...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Upland, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Upland, CA

    I worked at Lewis Group of Companies full-time

    Pros

    You get a $150/month employee discount on your rent if you live at one of their properties; 20% if you happen to work at the same property in which you live.

    You will hopefully make real, long-lasting friendships with your co-workers.

    Cons

    They claim they're a promote from within company, but after working here I found that they would deny interested employees the chance to even apply for some open positions.

    This is an at-will company so your job could end on any given day for any given reason(s). Just better hope your manager or supervisor likes you enough otherwise they'll gun for you.

    A fellow co-worker asked one of the owners at the annual employee breakfast if they would consider giving corporate employees a gym discount or membership or even building an on-site gym at corporate for their employees' health and well-being. That particular owner's answer? "Would we consider it? No."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The pay is too low. The owners would rather be "competitive" with other companies' pay and benefits instead of setting the bar. Could be why there is such high turnover.

    Require your managers and supervisors more training and possibly even a degree in a related field so they know how a real leader is supposed to act and treat their employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    One of the best companies I have work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Manager in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Current Employee - Business Manager in Rancho Cucamonga, CA

    I have been working at Lewis Group of Companies

    Pros

    I started with working for Lewis Apartment Communities October 2007 as a Leasing Consultant. I starting at a small property and shortly after was promoted to leasing consultant to one of Lewis’s largest properties, Homecoming. I worked at Homecoming for about 2 years under the supervision of some of the greatest roll models . On August 31st 2012, I left the company to pursue a career advancement as assistant community director for another property management company. I enjoyed working for that property management company, but I always knew that I wanted to return to my Lewis family one day. Lewis to me has been like a family, the staff is very friendly always there to listen to any suggestions that we have to improve the company or community. I was recently hired back to Lewis on January 31st 2012 as a Business Manager. I am so happy and excited to be working for Lewis again. It is truly a great company that encourages growth with in the company and a friendly environment.

    Cons

    If there is anything I would change about the company it would be their commission structure for leasing consultants. Other companies I have worked for offer a larger commission rate depending on the lease term. This encourages leasing consulates to offer longer lease terms rather then short lease terms.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent Culture, Excellent Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Upland, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Upland, CA

    I have been working at Lewis Group of Companies

    Pros

    The culture at Lewis is great. The management is cohesive and the business knowledge and leadership is great! I give a big thumbs up!

    Cons

    Lewis also needs to be careful not to micromanage too much and be sure to give enough free reigns in order to appropriately carry out performance.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Lewis is all around the best company I have worked for!

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    Current Employee - Manager in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Rancho Cucamonga, CA

    I have been working at Lewis Group of Companies

    Pros

    I started with Lewis with a desire for an opportunity to grow and advance with a company, Lewis has provided that for me and much more. The quality of employees hired with Lewis is outstanding and the supervisors are always teaching and guiding their employees so we can better ourselves and our communities. I have been fortunate enough to work for with three amazing supervisors with Lewis. The supervisors have very different management styles and that has been a benefit for me to learn and grow as a manager myself. The overarching theme I have personally found working for Lewis is that the company and its supervisors care about their employees and want to make sure there their employees are happy.

    I have found that Lewis rewards employees who are hard working, motivated, and are eager to learn. The company also acknowledges and recognizes employees throughout the year with "Credo" lunches and awards to those who go above and beyond the call of duty and through annual company award ceremonies.

    Lewis listens to their employees by having new employee company breakfasts with the owners, a yearly update on what is happening within the company, and by utilizing a survey system after training to improve on the current processes. Lewis provides extensive training programs for all employees, buddy training (so you have someone to call when you have a question), and fantastic benefits (including amazing tickets to events that are going on the in the greater Los Angeles area). Some companies are making cuts to staff and their products, but Lewis is continually developing new positions and properties which is a good sign for continual job security.

    Cons

    For some it may be a downfall that the company is so structured and policy/procedure oriented, but for me I see it as a benefit that we know what is expected.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    RUN!!!!!RUN FAST!!!!!!!!

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Upland, CA
    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Upland, CA

    I worked at Lewis Group of Companies

    Pros

    I guess the very minimal camaraderie that can be found with very selected few employees.The internal training on appliance repair is very beneficial if that is still offered.

    Cons

    Improve on Senior management,Improve on Senior management,Improve on Senior management.

    Very High employee turnover.

    Expectations are unrealistic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Way too many Chiefs & not enough Indians!!!!

    Senior Management needs to embrace this old saying,.......

    You can catch a lot more Flies with Honey than Vinegar.

    Also,Stop Lying.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    If you have a property manager the job is great, if not good luck!

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Leasing Consultant in Upland, CA
    Former Employee - Leasing Consultant in Upland, CA

    I worked at Lewis Group of Companies

    Pros

    The training is very straight forward, easy to learn. The procedures are outline clearly and other leasing consultants are very helpful. The residents also make for great customers and it is easy to build working relationships with the residents. Nice hours and partially commission paid. If you find a good property to work at and a good community director then this can be great.

    Cons

    There is a lot of "drama" with management, and this can make the change the working environment into a negative one. Some management delegate too much so you end up doing their job and yours. Getting time off when necessary is also very very hard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers are meant to be leaders, if they don't do their job right, the whole team suffers.

  9.  

    Glad This Is Over With.

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Rancho Cucamonga, CA

    I have been working at Lewis Group of Companies

    Pros

    It's in the city of Rancho Cucamonga.There's lots to do out here.The company does offer tickets to various events,NasCar,Ball Games & other stuff.Mainly location is the best.

    Cons

    Too many Supervisors.Not a Team based Company.The pay is low.I myself witnessed many violations where you will be found responsible for should you make them surface.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower your site managers to make most decisions.You can't run a company from a Corporate office.

    Doesn't Recommend
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Outstanding Company with many opportunities for growth

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lewis Group of Companies

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Their "promote from within" culture allows for growth in the company. They also treat their employees very well and recognize those employees that work hard. I have worked for this company for almost 8 years and have nothing but good things to say about Lewis.

    Cons

    Can't really think of anything that would be a con with this company. The only thing I can think of, is some of the positions require you to work weekends. But this is true for a lot of jobs out there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't really have anything to say to management other than, keep up the good work. Everything is ran smoothly throughout the company.

    Recommends
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    misleading

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    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

    I have been working at Lewis Group of Companies

    Pros

    nice sales employees to work with

    Cons

    general management lies to your face

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    your employees are your bread and butter-treat better for retention

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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